Willis Island is the only permanently inhabited island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory, an external territory of Australia, located beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea. The island is located some 450 kilometres (280 mi) east of Cairns, Queensland. It is the southernmost of the Willis Islets, a group of three islands which with their associated sandy cays stretch inContinue reading “Willis Island”
To travel anywhere one must first get off the Island and you need to take the Vehicle Ferry to Redland Bay, the Mainland. I try to take the early morning ferry because I can see the sunrise, Now the days are shorter because its winter, the later ferry also meets the sunrise. You are expectedContinue reading “Russell Island Sunrise from the Jetty”
Originally subdivided in the early 1970s, a bridge was promised by the then government. This never eventuated and residents are now feeling the pressure of transport to the mainland for some shopping trips, as mainland parking has become very scarce.
The Bay Islands enjoy a quiet, relaxed lifestyle with many retirees, pensioners and more recently, an influx of younger families looking for some safety and security, away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.
http://www.queensland.com/journey/north-gorge-walk-point-lookout The North Gorge Walk is a must-do on your visit to North Stradbroke Island. Offering a spectacular outlook from the rocky outcrops to 32 kilometres of white sandy beach, the area is a haven for a variety of marine and bird life. Point Lookout, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean, is perfect for whale watchingContinue reading “My Clifftop Walk Lookout Point Stradbroke”
Every night a different sunset over the sea where I live on Russell island..
Circum-navigating Karragarra Island by Yacht….
This week there were many yachts moored at Karragarra and the other islands too… This is arriving at Karragarra Island which is the next island to Russell Island Safety from the Cyclones……. The waiting shed at Karragarra Island with a beautiful garden at the Jetty Many yachts are moored here. It isContinue reading “Marina at Karragarra Island”
Russell Island in Redland City is the biggest of the Southern Moreton Bay Islands, sandwiched between the mainland and North Stradbroke Island in the state of Queensland, Australia. The island is eight kilometres long (north-to-south) and nearly three kilometres wide. Russell had 1,779 permanent residents in 2006 up 35.9% since 2001. However, this changes dramaticallyContinue reading “Russell Island Queensland”