About Macleay Island

Explore Macleay Island in Beautiful Moreton Bay

Our popular island holiday homes, both Peppermint and Licorice Cottage, are located on Macleay Island, a relaxed and peaceful island in Queensland’s Moreton Bay.

Macleay Island offers the perfect combination of tranquility, relaxation and natural beauty in the midst of sparkling bay waters, native Australian bushland and vibrant ocean sunsets.

You can access the island from Redland Bay, just 45 minutes from Brisbane CBD (or 60 minutes from the Gold Coast), either by passenger ferry or vehicle barge.

Make the Most of Your Island Getaway

Why not take the opportunity to relax into true island life, indulging in good food, massage, a round of leisurely golf and more…

With more than 2000 permanent residents enjoying all that Macleay Island has to offer, there are a host of local businesses offering all your recreational, relaxation and entertainment needs.

Our Top Island Picks for Your Macleay Stay

  • Enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee and cake at the popular Blue Parrot Café
  • For one of the best views on the island, watch the sun set over the water from the back deck of the Bowls Club – with a drink of your choice in hand
  • Enjoy delicious fresh pizza delivered (for free!) from Mamma’s Pizzas – gluten-free options available
  • Hit the local fish and chip shop at the Emerald Isle Shopping Centre for top take-away food options
  • Pick up some fresh, organic produce at the Lemon Market Organic Farm on Saturday mornings – kids will love the farm animals and resident kangaroo!
  • Try and catch a bite down at the water with the 2 fishing rods available for guests
  • Enjoy dinner at the Golf Club or Bowls Club – you can even catch the courtesy bus back to your cottage if you’d like to have a drink or 2
  • Visit the Art Gallery between 10am and 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays
  • Walk or ride the Tim O’Shea Wetlands track or Heritage Trail
  • Appreciate the spectacular bay views from various hand-crafted seats, located around the island
  • Licorice guests, take the bikes over on the free inter-island ferry, to explore the neighbouring islands
  • Receive a wonderfully relaxing massage at Swift Naturopathic – call Sally on 0427 754 095
  • Relax, stretch and unwind at a Yoga & Meditation class contact Anna on 0431 325 887

Macleay Island Gallery