Cycling on Macleay Island

Macleay Island is a small island off the coast of Redland Bay.

There are no major tourist attractions, although it’s a fantastic area to take a day trip and explore. Most of the roads are designated as cycle friendly, and there is an off-road cycleway that runs most of the length of the island, so it’s a great place to get around by bike.

There is a rather steep hill to climb to get out of the ferry terminal, but don’t let that discourage you; most of the island is flat and quite easy to cycle.


The island is highly cycle friendly, and most destinations have racks to lock up your bike. Water is a scarce commodity however, so you will need to bring a few bottles yourself or be prepared to pay for it.

Somewhat surprisingly for a cycle destination there doesn’t seem to be any bicycle rental or repair services, so bring a spare tube if you’re planning on heading off-road.

There’s a number of supermarkets including Foodworks and Spar.

Dining on Macleay Island

Getting to Macleay Island

Passenger services to the island generally run every half hour from Redland Bay, and there’s also a car ferry if you’re planning on taking your vehicle. A return passenger ticket will cost just shy of $15.00.

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