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Moreton Bay Region - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Bribie Island
• Caboolture
• Manly
• Moreton Bay NP
• Redcliffe
Other towns, villages and localities in Moreton Bay Region include:
• Deception Bay • Scarborough

Located in the South East Queensland area and with Brisbane just over 30 km to the south, the scenic Moreton Bay provides visitors with a choice of aquatic, coastal beach and bush environments that encompass Bribie Island to the north, Moreton Bay Marine Park and Moreton Island National Park to the south. The mainland areas to be explored include Caboolture district, Pine Rivers district and Redcliffe district.

There is something for everyone in this beautiful region, whether it is beaches and a swim, or a cruise on the bay, and a spot of whale watching. For the more adventurous, there are joy flights, skydiving, and gliding. There are cycleways and waterways for those wanting to do some canoeing,  or just take a country drive and a scenic bush walk.

For something more laid back, browse the local markets with their fresh produce, take in the many boutique style shops offering everything from local country wares, antiques, arts and craft. Then when you need a break, a relaxing morning and afternoon tea in the local cafes and then stay for lunch and dinner at any one of the many restaurants and eateries.

Considered to be the most northern suburb area of the greater Brisbane metropolitan region, Caboolture and Caboolture Shire offers the visitor a region of contrasts from the wonderful beaches of Bribie Island through to the picturesque D'Aguilar Ranges. Whether it is water sports or rainforest walks, as well as the number of friendly country towns and villages, Caboolture is a great region to visit.

Pine Rivers
With its history of farming and timber, Pine Rivers encompasses a landscape of gentle peaks

Check out our listing of Moreton Bay Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Redlands on Moreton Bay Visitor Centre

Bribie Island Visitor Information Centre

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Moreton Bay Region Attractions

Coochiemudlo Island
• The sub-tropical island known locally as ‘Coochie’,  is just a short 10 minute ferry ride leaving from Victoria Point. Boasting great beaches, calm waters, and magnificent view across Moreton Bay, the island offers a number of activities from bird-watching, enjoying the flora, catching a glimpse of dolphins and dugongs (from some of the high vantage points), fishing, enjoying the beaches, swimming and also learning about the island’s history.

The name ‘Coochiemudlo’ comes from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘red rock’, after a steep bank of red cliffs on the south western corner of the island that is uncharacteristic feature of the island.

There is an easy graded 4 km track around the island. You can to Melaleuca wetlands 500 m along Elizabeth St or 1 km along the coastline.

The explorer Matthew Flinders landed on Coochiemudlo Island, and this historic event is celebrated with an re-enactment of the landing on the island.

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Moreton Bay Region Suburbs / Localities

The Moreton Bay Region is spread around the coastal region of Moreton Bay, encompassing Bribie Island to the north, Moreton Bay Marine Park and Moreton Island National Park to the south. The mainland areas to be explored include Caboolture district, Pine Rivers district and Redcliffe district. Following are suburbs, islands and other localities in the region:

— following islands all south of Caloundra, just offshore from Brisbane and Redlands and the Moreton Bay region:
• Bribie Island
(offshore from Caboolture)

— between mainland and North Stradbroke Island:
• Coochiemudlo Island
• Peel Island

— offshore from Redcliffe:
• Moreton Island

— offshore Port of Brisbane:
• Pannikin Island
• St Helena Island

— Southern Moreton Bay Islands:
• Brown Island
• Cobby Cobby Island
• Coomera Island
• Crusoe Island
• Eden Island
• Hope Island
• Kangaroo Island
• Karragarra Island
• Lamb Island
• Lagoon Island
• Macleay Island
• North Stradbroke Is
• Perulpa Island
• Russell Island
• Shelter Island
• Short Island
• Snipe Island
• Sovereign Islands
• South Stradbroke Is
• Tabby Tabby Island
• Willes Island
• Woogoompah Island

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Moreton Bay Region Distance

Distance to Deception Bay in the Moreton Bay Region
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Deception Bay:
• Bribie Island 38.3
• Brisbane 33.6
• Caboolture 17.9
• Dayboro 28.9
• Gold Coast 115.6
• Hervey Bay 259.2
• Noosa Heads 105.5
• Redcliffe 10.0
• Samford 34.3
• Strathpine 17.3
• Surfers Paradise 115.6
• Woodford 42.8
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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Redcliffe Transport

Transport: National • QLD
Stradbroke Ferries
• Ph: 07 3286 2666 (Booking office/Enquiries) • Ph: 07 3281 1964 (Admin) • Email
• The Stradbroke Island vehicle ferry and water taxi service depart from Cleveland.

The Bay Islands vehicle ferry departs from Redland Bay and services Russell, Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra islands.
Combie Trader
• Thurecht Parade, SCARBOROUGH QLD 4020 Ph: 07 3203 6399 Fax: 07 3880 1725 • Email
• The Combie Trader II is a modern 35 metre ferry carrying 22 long wheel based 4WD vehicles and 240 passengers. The Combie Trader II ferry departs from Thurecht Parade, Scarborough Harbour and lands at Bulwer on Moreton Island. Scarborough is located on the Redcliffe Peninsula just north of Brisbane. The ferry operates 6 days a week, carrying both vehicles and passengers. Click to view timetable and prices.

Passengers are able to relax during the 2 hour journey and enjoy a drink from the licensed canteen on the middle deck. The views of Moreton Bay from the upper bridge deck are spectacular.

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