Macleay Island


With an emerging arts culture, Macleay Island has a range of art to explore within the Macleay Island Arts Complex Inc. There are several beaches for swimming and fishing, with barbecue facilities in the foreshore parks. A sealed road runs through the centre of Macleay from the ferry terminal in the south to Pat’s Point picnic and swimming area in the north. A causeway connects Macleay to the quaint island of Perulpa, which in Aboriginal means “the island off the island”.

There is a nine hole golf club, weekly organic market (Saturdays) and a well known bowls club which has spectacular bay views. Macleay Island has around 2200 permanent residents, and is a relaxed and peaceful destination for a day trip or short break.

Water taxi and vehicular barge connections leave from Weinam Street in Redland Bay.

Quick Facts

Macleay Island is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Redland  in Queensland, it is located approximately 38kms from the capital Brisbane and extends over an area of 7.23 square kilometres. Macleay Island has a recorded population of 2681 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to Macleay Island we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Macleay Island and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.