Redlands Coast, a stunning natural beauty, is hosting a huge weekend in October. The rest of Greater Brisbane are invited, a report said.
Redland City Council has launched a tourism campaign to highlight great Redlands Coast getaway options that are “just up and yet a world away” from neighboring communities. This is because the Ekka long weekend was not completed in time.
Mayor Karen Williams stated that Redlands Coast was the ideal spot for Greater Brisbane residents to take a big break starting Friday 29 October. Council is working with local businesses and tourism operators to provide exceptional COVID-safe experiences.
She stated that islands and coastal escapes in the middle of Quandamooka’s traditional country were a specialty.
“We have 335km of coastline. With fast ferry services to all our islands, it takes only a few minutes to get immersed in a new world.
“It is well worth taking an Aboriginal Cultural Walk with a Quandamooka guide while you are in Minjerribah to hear sacred stories that date back over 21,000 years.”
Water sports enthusiasts will find a variety of pontoons for canoe and kayak launches. If you don’t have your own boat, you can rent a kayak, canoe, or standup paddleboard from a local business. You can also join a guided tour, or sign up to sail on an adventure.
To help you discover our tourist treasures, there’s also a 3-day-long weekend visitor itinerary.
Redlands Coast’s vibrant food scene features on-trend bars and micro-breweries, as well as outstanding dining options.
Cr Williams stated, “There is no doubt that you will find something to please everyone’s palate. The Redlands Coast online food trails directory is a great place for starting,”
Visitors looking to reconnect with nature will be delighted with the many great experiences offered by Ranger Stacey, Redland City Council’s IndigiScapes Center, as well as guided eco-education tours, bayside and hinterland wildlife spotting and Point Lookout (Mooloomba), a boardwalk on Minjerribah, from which you can view an amazing array of marine animals.
October is also a great month for divers to view the Manta ray Bommies at Minjerribah, while humpbacks continue their annual migration past Point Lookout. (Mulumba), which is one of Australia‘s most popular land-based whale-watching locations.
Redlands Coast offers more active land-based pursuits for those who are looking for more physical activity. There are more than 60kms trails in the Bayview Conservation Area, where you will find koalas and goannas. Redlands Track Park has almost 240ha of conservation bushland, as well as many kilometers of offroad cycling routes along the Redlands Coast.
Redlands Coast offers many accommodation options, including camping and island-front cottages as well as beachfront resorts on Minjerribah. Glamping is also available at Mount Cotton’s Sirromet Winery or in the hinterland.