EAT WHAT YOU WANT.
TAKE AWAY or DINE IN
Families, couples, groups or anyone enjoying their own company will find a favourite spot or can try something new everytime... Coochie has some great food choices.
The COOCHIEMUDLO ISLAND KIOSK has undergone a serious makeover for the 2018/19 season, but they are still open daily for the morning paper, a hearty breakfast, coffee, fish and chips, great burgers, drinks, ice cream and candy. Salads and home made pastry and some convenience items. If you come in time, the cupcakes will still be warm!
Thoughtful of our precious environment, no plastic bags are given out and take away cups are biodegradable.
On Friday evenings, book to join the locals for al fresco dining with weekly changing meals in a casual outdoor setting.
Beautifully decorated birthday cakes or sweet and savory treats for that special party can be made to order.
Contact via Facebook
A short stroll down Victoria Parade to the east, the RED ROCK CAFÉ is a serious foodie destination that attracts groups and couples from beyond the Redlands for its island dining experience and delicious food.
Excellent seafood and fabulous steaks are staples on a changing menu that caters to all ages and even the more demanding gourmet. The Eggs Benedict at breakfast are cooked to perfection! All meals and special hampers can also be packed for take away if you stay on the island or fancy eating on the beach – or on a boat.
The restaurant is bright and modern and the atmosphere friendly and laid-back. Local artists exhibit their work for sale in the restaurant, so make sure to have a look around.
Find them on Facebook to check for opening times or phone (07) 3207 8181
Coochiemudlo inspired artsts ..
Coochiemudlo has a very active community of skilled artist and artisans - some have their work for sale, open their studio or carry out workshops on the island. Others are part of expositions on or beyond the island, or are selling regularly on the island markets. Here is just a few of them :
His best shots are available on canvas at the Red Rock Café or on selected market days. You can also follow and contact him on his Facebook page or on Instagram @rumtime. Take home a special memory of your time on Coochiemudlo Island.
Gary also supplied many of the photos on this website.
PHOTOGRAPHER 'RUMTIME' GARY SHEEHY
Gary Sheehy is a talented photographer and captures the wildlife and nature of Coochie like no one else.
JACQUI CRESWELL - CREATIVE WEAVER
Jacqui weaves baskets and sculptural pieces using local vines, declared weeds such as morning glory and cat’s claw vine, also garden prunings and other natural fibres.
"I enjoy gathering the materials and spending time in the local bush just being in nature," Jacqui says.
"The weaving itself is meditative and healing. Weaving with natural fibres takes away ideas of perfection, as the vines twist and bend in their own ways, so that each piece is unique.
"I also enjoy facilitating weaving workshops." Phone 0401 308 300.
CANDLES ON COOCHIE was established on Coochiemudlo Island in 2011 by Helen and Len Turner, who make candles, tealights and melts by hand from environmentally friendly soy wax in a very large range of colours and fragrances.
Their products can be purchased at Red Rock Café or by special order directly from Helen, the candlemaker.
Gift wrapping is free of charge.
Glass containers are also recycled with a refund offered on those returned by customers.
phone 0437 530 078 or
Contact via Facebook,
BAY ISLAND BEADS
Trish and Elissa Miller are experienced bead artists specialising in bead embroidery and beadweaving. Since moving to the island, they have been inspired by the environment to begin a collection "Gifts from the Sea". They have an exhibition space at Ferry Park Gallery, Maclean, NSW, participate in selected markets on Coochiemudlo and are available for commissions of wearable pieces as seen at the markets. Contact Trish 0401 366 440
or Elissa 0491 133 043
Catherine Bishop is a versatile artist who regularly captures the sights of Coochiemudlo and the beautiful light and colours we see on the island.
You can see and purchase her art on Coochiemudlo foreshore and handmade markets.
Millie has practised art for over 35 years. In addition to her home studio, Millie sees the landscape of Coochiemudlo Island as her ideal place to paint.
“I love to sit on the beach and watch the colour changes in the sunrise and sunset, and mentally choose the colours that would match nature,” she says. Millie has a particular interest in painting the landscape but also still lifes that reflect her personal surroundings. She likes to paint in a few different styles and her favourite mediums are oils and watercolour.
SENSUAL ISLAND AROMAS
Annie Chatting-Smith makes colourful, fragrant soy-wax candles, melts and soaps, but also chemical-free cleaning products and a DEET-free 'Mozzie-off Cocktail' that is very popular with the locals on Coochiemudlo.
Her productions are available at the Coochie Kiosk and the Red Rock Café. You can contact Annie via Facebook
or by phone at 0416 378 866
or 38 209384
off to new horizons...
Michael and Richard have left the island after being the driving force behind the Coochie Handmade Pop-Up Markets. For many years they have greatly contributed to our artist community and we wish them well for their new adventures.
unique designer jewellery and custom orders
DENISE AND VIV WRIGHT
The Wrights were living on Coochie for more than 20 years. After closing down their successful small gallery some years ago, they were still working with other galleries in South East Queensland to showcase their pottery, sculptures and paintings.
As a painter, Denise works with acrylics and coloured inks. We hope to continue to see Viv and Denise at selected Coochiemudlo markets.