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Moreton Bay

A stunning wide expanse of sheltered blue waters, Moreton Bay is Brisbane's own aquatic playground and marine sanctuary. Dotted with unspoilt islands - including on of the world's largest sand islands - you will discover it is one of Brisbane's favourite getaway spots. Brimming with natural wonders, Moreton Bay is ideal for spotting dolphins, whales, turtles and manta rays, as well as a vast array of birdlife. Tours and activities cater for all types, including adventure and ecotours. Here you can throw yourself into adventure sports such as sailing, surfing, quad biking and sand tobogganing, or you can take things a little easier, with a wide range of more relaxing activities, like fishing, feeding the dolphins or lazing by a blue lagoon admiring the birdlife and wildflowers. North Stradbroke Island is one of the world's largest sand islands. North Stradbroke is a spectacular destination, popular with families, couples, nature lovers and adventure seekers. Moreton Island has an emphasis on fun. Moreton Island is a natural paradise that leaves adventure seekers spellbound. Only a high-speed ferry ride away from Brisbane, Moreton Island offers sand tobogganing on the world's tallest stabilised sand-dune, quad biking, scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, surfing, fishing and four wheel drive adventures. Bribie Island is the northernmost of the Moreton Bay Islands, Bribie Island is the only island connected to the mainland by bridge. This makes a day visit by car extremely easy and fast. Bribie is more developed than most other islands, and offers a wide range of of activities, dining and accommodation. Southern Moreton Bay Islands are a cluster of four special islands in a sheltered haven featuring the best of Moreton Bay. Excellent fishing, swimming, boating, windsurfing and kayaking, and marine life can be found at Southern Moreton Island.

Moreton Bay: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Manly War Memorial

A Brisbane bayside soldier statue memorial has had a harsh life in serving to remind its community of the 16 local men who died in WWI. The original Carrara marble soldier statue above a plinth was unveiled by state parliamentarian WH Barnes MLA in March 1921. The designer and stonemason are unrecorded.

Names on the front of the plinth are those of men from Manly who died in WWI. The western face bears the names of locals who died in WWII.

Years of vandalism culminated in the marble statue being pulled from the pedestal and the head broken off in 1992.

A concrete replica replaced the statue in 2007.

184 Carlton Terrace
Manly, QLD, 4179

Located 7.7K from Moreton Bay

Manly Harbour Village

Manly Harbour Village is the nearest point from the Brisbane Central Business District to access Moreton Bay and included in the Southern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive.

Nestled beside the Manly Boat Harbour, it is Brisbane's gateway to the Moreton Bay Marine Park with its pristine waterways and fascinating islands. Manly Harbour Village still displays glimpses of her fishing village past and has maintained a friendly village atmosphere while providing an eclectic mix of shopping experiences.

With a wide variety of eating venues, Manly Harbour Village can delight every palate. Choices range from great coffee shops to ethnic sensations of Irish, Indian, Chinese and Thai dishes, along with modern Australian cuisine and outstanding seafood restaurants. At almost every bar, cafe and restaurant, the gourmet delight is complemented with glorious views of the harbour.

Cambridge Parade,
Corner of The Esplanade
Manly, QLD, 4179

Located 7.7K from Moreton Bay

Brisbane Bayside

Escape to Brisbane's bayside and experience the region on two legs, two wheels or in a boat. Enjoy alfresco dining overlooking the Bay, hand feed wild dolphins on Moreton Island or cycle along the foreshore...the area is yours to discover.

There are many things to do and see including the following: Explore Brisbane's foreshore by driving the Moreton Bay Tourist Drive. Follow the brown and white dugong signs. Discover the Ramsar protected Boondall Wetlands Bicentennial Road at Boondall. Visit Moreton Island and swim, snorkel, sand toboggan, camp, surf, fish or feed the dolphins. Pick your esplanade along any of the foreshore villages to walk or cycle. Sail or cruise Moreton Bay and board one of the boats leaving daily from Manly Harbour.

For more information visit Wynnum Manly Tourism and Visitor Information Centre.

43a Cambridge Parade
Manly, QLD, 4179

Located 7.8K from Moreton Bay

Ormiston House

Historic Ormiston House was built in the 1860s by Captain Louis Hope, who was to become known as the Father of the Australian Sugar Industry. The house is surrounded by 14 acres of equally historic grounds and gardens overlooking Moreton Bay, a beautiful setting for one of the finest examples of colonial architecture in Queensland. Ormiston House is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.

The house and its grounds have been carefully restored over the past 44 years, funded by the fundraising activities of a volunteer committee and a team of dedicated volunteers. Throughout the year, Ormiston House has a busy and varied calendar of open days and special events that attract many visitors and tourists to sample the delights of the house and its surrounds. There are occasions that celebrate the house's strong Scottish connection, its history and its beautiful gardens; several Concours d'Elegance, Mother's Day High Tea and elegant Edwardian Tea Parties on the verandah.

277 Wellington Street
Ormiston, QLD, 4160

Located 8.0K from Moreton Bay

Redland Art Gallery

Redland Art Gallery is a vibrant award winning regional gallery showcasing innovative and culturally diverse exhibitions. Redland Art Gallery features six exhibition spaces over two locations at Cleveland and Capalaba.

The gallery's policy is to present a balanced and varied exhibition program of innovative and traditional works that provide opportunities for residents and visitors to engage with the visual arts, craft and design and support representation of the Redlands diverse culture and heritage.

Corner of Middle and Bloomfield Streets
Cleveland, QLD, 4163

Located 8.2K from Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay: Events

Christmas in Cleveland Craft Fair

The Christmas in Cleveland Craft Fair is a craft show featuring the handmade work of 45 local and South East Queensland craft persons with all the work for sale at reasonable prices. The Show will be held at the Cleveland Assembly Hall.

The Craft Fair will have a Christmas theme with Christmas decorations and other Christmas items such as table runners, wall hangings, Santas, Saint Nicholas, reindeer and snowmen. In addition, there will be a large variety of other handmade crafts on display including country rag dolls, country woodwork, stitchery, country baskets, hand bags, jewellery, lavender products, gift cards and much more. This presents a wonderful opportunity to purchase that special Christmas gift.

The Craft Fair will raise funds for Kim Walters Choices Program for Breast Cancer Wesley Hospital.

Admission is free although a donation to Kim Walters Choices Program is greatly appreciated.

Event Dates
      21st Oct

Smith Street
Cleveland, QLD, 4163

Located 7.5K from Moreton Bay


The GreazeFest is the one of the ultimate lifestyle events in Australia, where thousands of 1950s aficionados gather together for a weekend celebration of cool culture.

At GreazeFest you will witness the world's best Australian and International roots and rockabilly bands performing on stage, as well as cool car displays and pin-up parades. You can take part in many of the festival's attractions including rock'n'roll dancing, art workshops and personal style make-overs, or just enjoy the spectacle. The weekend also features vintage bicycle displays, art competitions, specialised markets and more.

Now approaching it's eighteenth year, the GreazeFest is in the beautiful bayside suburb of Cleveland, in the heart of the Redlands in South East Queensland.

Tickets can be obtained in advance, or at the event. Check the web site for the latest program.

Event Dates
      4th Aug
      5th Aug
      6th Aug

Corner Long Street and Smith Street
Cleveland, QLD, 4103

Located 7.5K from Moreton Bay

Jan Power's Farmers Markets Manly

Almost 30 years ago an idea was born that was to change Brisbane. Foodie, commentator and city doyenne Jan Power decided to forge the first Farmers Markets, putting pay to her passion for fresh produce, and her commitment supporting farmers and their livelihoods.

The first Jan Powers Farmers Markets came to colourful and loud life at the Brisbane Powerhouse site; and today, almost a full generation later, Brisbane is a city indelibly inked with love for Farmers Markets.

Jan singularly pushed City regulations again and again to sow the seed of Farmers Markets, and educate Brisbane of the provenance of their food. Now, there is a Jan Powers Farmers Markets every single Saturday somewhere in Brisbane, a market on Sundays in Mitchelton, and a weekly City Markets in Reddacliff Place that attracts some 5,000 city workers and residents!

Event Dates
      1st Apr
      15th Apr
      6th May
      20th May
      3rd Jun
      17th Jun
      1st Jul
      15th Jul

Cambridge Parade,
PO Box 208
Manly, QLD, 4179

Located 7.7K from Moreton Bay

Moreton Bay: Travel Tips

Redlands Visitor Information Centre

The Redlands Visitor Information Centre, co-located at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, provides a diverse range of information and assistance to visitors travelling throughout the area. The precinct has a small cafe and gift shop with parking available onsite.

Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Redlands Visitor Information Centre is a one-stop-shop for travel information including maps, brochures, accommodation options, restaurants and tours.

17 Runnymede Road
Capalaba, QLD, 4157

Located 4.1K from Moreton Bay

Wynnum Manly Tourism and Visitor Information Centre

The Wynnum Manly Tourism Visitor Information Centre is located on the William Gunn Jetty at Manly. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures, and itineraries. Staffed by skilled and knowledgeable locals, the Wynnum Manly Tourism Visitor Information Centre can provide advice on the things to see, things to do and where to eat. Discuss with the friendly staff your travel plans or make a booking.

William Gunn Jetty,
1 Wyvernleigh Close
Manly, QLD, 4179

Located 7.9K from Moreton Bay

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