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Explore the aquatic playground and marine sanctuary that is Moreton Bay and Islands, encompassing 125 kilometres of stunning blue waters from Bribie Island in the North to the Southern Bay Islands of the Redlands.

Brimming with natural wonders and home to two of the world's largest sand islands - Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island - this diverse paradise is famous for its white sandy beaches, rugged coastlines and array of outdoor activities.

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Nature lovers will be inspired to explore the assortment of habitats from the playful ocean life to the soaring sand dunes and abundant wetlands. These surroundings provide the perfect environment for all sorts of activities including sailing and cruising, snorkelling, sand tobogganing, four-wheel driving, bushwalking and much more.

The many bayside villages in the area are a mere 25 kilometres from Brisbane Central Business District and provide a charming community of restaurants, cafes, a winery commanding expansive bay views, independent art galleries, museums and bayside picnic spots.

For a special and unique treat, visit between June and October to see pods of whales putting on a show. This region provides the best land-based vantage points along the entire coast and is a base for the many cruises that get up close and personal with the whales.

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  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Water Skiing
    Water Skiing
  • Surfing
  • Walking

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How To Get There:
Incredibly, this natural utopia exists only 25 kilometres east or 30 minutes from Brisbane's city centre and can be explored on two legs, four wheels or by boat.
Bayside destinations on the mainland are well-served by public transport. Visit Translink for timetables and ticketing information.
Train Catch the Cleveland line to Manly or the Shorncliffe line to Sandgate/Shorncliffe and further public transport to Redcliffe peninsula. The Caboolture line also provides access for the Redcliffe peninsula
Bribie Island Bribie Island is connected to the mainland by a bridge. Travelling time is 60 minutes from the city along the Bruce Highway.
Moreton Island Moreton Island Adventures Micat departs from the Port of Brisbane at 8:30am daily with additional services at 1:30pm and 3:30 Thursday to Sunday. Travelling time is 75 minutes.
North Stradbroke Island Ferry Ferries to North Stradbroke Island depart from Toondah Harbour, Cleveland.
Train Catch a Cleveland line train to Cleveland. Then catch the bus to the ferry terminal. The bus transfer is included in your train ticket.
Car Travel east from the city on the Expressway and Old Cleveland Road to Cleveland and then follow the signs to Toondah Harbour.

Must See and Do:
1 Tangalooma Island Resort Hand feed wild dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort
2 Brisbane Whale Watching Go whale watching in Moreton Bay from June to November
3 Moreton Bay Escapes Discover the beauty of Moreton Island on a 4WD tour with Moreton Bay Escapes.
4 Sirromet Winery Taste award-winning wines, enjoy a cheese platter and tour Sirromet Winery.
5 Dolphin Wild Eco Tours Spot dolphins, turtles and dugongs in Moreton Bay with Dolphin Wild Eco Tours.
6 St Helena Island Explore the aquatic playground and marine sanctuary that is Moreton Bay and Islands, encompassing 125 kilometres of stunning blue waters from Bribie Island in the North to the Southern Bay Islands of the Redlands.
7 North Gorge Headland Walk North Gorge Headland Walk at Point Lookout on North Stradbroke Island is one of the best land-based vantage points for whale watching on the east coast.
8 Bay and Island Tours Discover the beauty of Moreton Bay aboard a customised boat on a half or full day tour, sunset cruise or private charter.
9 Moreton Bay Galleries Browse through Australian artworks from local and emerging artists at galleries across Moreton Bay like Redcliffe City Art Gallery.
10 Boondall Wetlands Enjoy a self-guided walk exploring the natural ecosystem of the Boondall Wetlands.

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