Where is Redland Bay?
Redland Bay is a wonderful piece of paradise in South East Queensland offering a unique lifestyle surrounded by beautiful parks, conservation areas, and is the gateway to the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. Being part of the broader region known as Redlands City, this amazing location is named for its proximity and connection to Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.
Centrally located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Redland Bay offers access to the picturesque chain of islands that makes up the Southern Moreton Bay Island Group and includes three of our most popular tourist destinations – Moreton Island, North Stradbroke Island and South Stradbroke Island.
For those who are lucky enough to call Redland Bay home, they are within an easy commute to Brisbane with train services available from Cleveland which is just 12 kilometres to the North and a regular bus service to surrounding suburbs.
Redland Bay is also the pivotal access point to Moreton Bay and the Southern Moreton Bay Islands. Offering a number of boat ramps, a Marina and the Redland Bay Ferry Terminal where there is access to regular ferry services, running from the port to the north and south and transporting people and vehicles for business and pleasure.
This area has a wonderful local tourist economy due to its Bayside location. For boat lovers a short boat ride will allow you access to enjoy Jumpin Pin and the tip of South Stradbroke Island – gateway to the Gold Coast along with many camping and fishing locations.
There are so many things to see and do in and around Redland Bay.
Living in Redland Bay
Lifestyle is the key drawcard for those considering a home life in Redland Bay. The rich fertile landscape and pleasant sub-tropical climate makes this area an enjoyable place to live all year round for a vibrant local population of approximately 15,000 people.
Redland Bay offers a great choice of schools in the local area as well as nearby Victoria Point. There are many wonderful and varied shopping facilities, as well as a lively dining precinct. Farm fresh produce is available at many local markets held in the area with Redland Bay’s local markets being held on the 2nd Sunday of each month on Broadwater Terrace and Stradbroke Street.
Redland Bay’s friendly community spirit and relaxed lifestyle maximises this great location. There are a number of well maintained community parks and local sporting facilities which include tennis, cricket, rugby and the highly regarded Redland Bay Golf Club to ensure that there is something for everyone. The other advantage of living in this amazing location is the freedom to drop a line in, drop in a crab pot or two, and enjoy simple pleasures such as kite surfing, paddle boarding, jet skiing or boating on the Bay.
Things to see and do in Redland Bay
The range of things to see and do in Redland Bay is limitless. From relaxing on the beautiful beaches and islands, to wandering along the picturesque foreshore or exploring the world class Sirromet Winery. The region has so much to offer, with great facilities, fantastic local food and a rich and diverse history to be discovered.
Why not take an Aboriginal cultural tour to learn about Redland Bay’s Indigenous history? There are numerous tours of the local islands, or if you have the means, locals make great use of the boat ramp to launch themselves off into the bay and settle in for the day on their own secret beach.
Redland Bay Accommodation
The best of coastal living is yours for the taking in Redland Bay. Local homes range from post war Australian classics to architecturally designed elevated homes where you can enjoy the fantastic bay views and gentle tropical breezes. The wide expanse of shoreline means there are numerous waterfront properties as well as many, just a hundred or some metres away from the water. While sea change offerings are aplenty, prime acreage properties offer the tree change so sought after by many. With such a great climate and lifestyle and a variety of interesting and unique houses, Redland Bay certainly has something for everyone.