Affectionately known as Coochie, this small sub-tropical island fringed by bushland is just a short passenger ferry or vehicle ferry ride from Victoria Point. The island is only 5sq km, so there is no need for visitors to take a car – just pack a picnic and go for a walk. This predominantly residential island also boasts significant natural areas and wildlife.
Coochiemudlo's peaceful atmosphere and stunning views have inspired many artists and a range of arts and crafts are on offer at the regular Coochie Markets.
Being so close to the mainland, the island has protected waters and shallow beaches, making the beautiful white sandy Main Beach a great place for the kids to swim.
You can throw in a line or stroll through the melaleuca wetlands. Or, if you’re looking for fun on the water, you can hire an aqua bike, canoe, kayak or tinnie.
There’s also the scenic and compact Isle of Coochie Golf Course which offers a unique nine-hole playing course.
The island’s big event is Matthew Flinders Day every July, which includes free entertainment, live music, markets, sailing and an outrigger canoe race.
The island has a range of accommodation including a resort, cottages and holiday homes. More information is available at the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre.
There is no camping on Coochiemudlo Island.
There’s a general store and a café on the island. The nearest major shopping precincts are Victoria Point Shopping Centre and Town Centre Victoria Point, which straddle Cleveland-Redland Bay Road.
Schools and colleges
Victoria Point State High School and Victoria Point State School service this area, which is also home to St Rita’s Catholic Primary School and Faith Lutheran College. Carmel College, a Catholic high school, is a little further down the road at Thornlands.
The water taxi between the island and Victoria Point runs regularly from 5am-11.30pm on weekdays, 6.15am-11.15pm on Saturdays and 6.15am-10.45pm on Sundays. The nearest train station is Cleveland. Transdev Queensland operates regular bus services from Victoria Point. A vehicle ferry also operates to the island.
Coochie’s history records a visit by explorer Matthew Flinders on 19 July 1799 during his search for a river in southern Moreton Bay. Read more about the history of Southern Moreton Bay Islands.
Coochiemudlo Island is in Division 4 (Cr Lance Hewlett).
Visit the popular parks on Coochiemudlo Island.