REDLANDS COAST, MORETON BAY
OR DO NOTHING AT ALL.
Do nothing on the beach, keep the kids busy, get sportive, explore or get out on the Bay!
Matthew Flinders landed on this beach in 1799. You can explore it by taking a leisurely walk all the way from the rocky corner at the end of Main Beach up to the 'tree cemetery', where century-old trees were felled by heavy weather and sand erosion. Their bleached and bizarre shapes are a perfect backdrop for your best beach selfie.
get out on the bay!
Fishing is great around Coochie!
Book a tinnie with COOCHIE BOAT HIRE and bring your rods, or get a bigger group together for a BBQ boat! If that snapper, bream or flathead gets away, just throw some snags on the barbie and enjoy the views while you cruise around the island. No boat licence required.
Boat hire are available any day of the year, but bookings are essential - just contact Martin at 0419 983 801 to book or check out more info at
active fun for young & old
For maximum fun at the beach,
COOCHIE BOAT HIRE has StandUp Boards, AquaBikes, Beach Kayaks and Pedal Boats - or take a ride around the island on a comfy cruiser bike.
Hire right off Main Beach, every weekend and during Queensland school holidays, always weather permitting.
Check out more info online.
Between the boat ramp and the jetty, lifesavers set up their flags to keep beach-goers safe. For kids, there's a playground to the east of the jetty, next to Pioneer Park.
You don't need to go far to find your spot on Main Beach, with plenty of free public barbecues and restrooms with showers.
Halfway along Norfolk Beach is another shaded barbecue area with restrooms and showers.
Armies of resident volunteers keep an eye on dune conservation and bush care on Coochie. The island's protected Melaleuca Wetlands can be accessed from Norfolk Beach. Stick to the pathways and you'll find your way through the bird-filled paperbark forest.
When you arrive at Coochiemudlo Island jetty or the boat ramp, you're on Main Beach, running along the southern side of the island.
A short walk west of the boat ramp is the iconic red cliff that gives the island its name, from the Aboriginal words 'kutchi' and 'mudlo', meaning 'red' and 'rock' or 'stone'.
Well-behaved dogs with responsible owners are welcome on Coochie.
There is a leash-free area or "dog beach" on Western Main Beach, west of the barge/boat ramp, but please make sure you understand the restrictions of the seasonal 'shared hours' for the protection of migratory birds on Coochiemudlo's shores. They are on the signs on the beach and on the Redland City Council website
for kids young & old
Take a walk up to Hayley's QUIRKY TRAIN FARM on the island - anyone on the island will be able to direct you to the purple trains! Kids will love to see a whimsical, fun place, and if Hayley is around, they might get to play with the animals at the train farm. Don't miss this magical place!
The Aboriginal scarred trees and middens at Morwong Beach are evidence of the Quandamooka people's long association with Moreton Bay, their traditional lands.
On clear days, watch the big ferries cross from Toondah Harbour in Cleveland to Stradbroke|Minjerribah while you enjoy this quiet little corner on the island's northern side. Barbecue, public toilets and showers are on site.
At high tide, you'll be tempted by a dip in the lagoon-like waters of Morwong Beach; while low tide is the ideal time to observe wildlife. Look for the armies of little soldier crabs marching over the mudflats. Please remember to tread carefully!