Just 40 minutes from downtown Brisbane you'll find the Redlands region. In Redlands, all roads lead to the Bay. The landscape is diverse, ranging from glistening beaches to mountain tops. The area offers a range of activities ranging from bay cruises and island hopping, to guided heritage tours and cultural walks. World class surf beaches, pristine national parks, walking trails and historic buildings can all be found in Redlands.
Every Sunday Bayside markets bring the town centre alive as local artists and craftspeople display and sell their wares. You'll also find one of the largest sand islands in the world. North Stradbroke Island along with smaller islands in Moreton Bay offering tranquillity, secluded beaches and great fishing.
Over the years the region has grown a diverse mix of fruit and vegetables and today, visitors and locals still enjoy purchasing farm fresh fruit and vegetables from roadside stalls. Redland Bay is the gateway to the Bay Islands with regular ferry and barge services departing for Russell, Lamb, Macleay and Karragarra. One of the first areas in Queensland to be settled, the Shire hosts a wealth of history and a selection of contrasts, and is classified as excellent sightseeing.