Karragarra Island, between Russell and Macleay islands, is a great day-trip destination with a family-safe beach and netted enclosure. This is the smallest of the southern islands, approximately 500m wide and 2km long and is a top spot for picnics.
The island has sandy beaches and a protected swimming area near the jetty, with barbecues, picnic tables and shady trees as well as public amenities and a playground.
Everything here is within easy walking distance, which means there is virtually no traffic. This is a great place to chill and escape the rat race.
The shopping facilities and eateries on the larger islands of Macleay and Russell are a short – and free – ferry ride away.
Schools and colleges
There are primary schools on Russell and Macleay islands. Secondary students attend school on the mainland.
Passenger ferries and vehicle barges leave from Weinam Creek Marina, Banana Street, Redland Bay:
- Southern Moreton Bay Island Ferry – 07 3206 8033 – passenger ferry
- Stradbroke Ferries – 07 3488 5300 – vehicle ferry
Inter-island transport is free.
Mainland bus services connect with island transport services.
Karragarra is the only Southern Island to retain its indigenous name. Read more about the history of the Southern Islands.
Karragarra Island is in Division 5 (Cr Mark Edwards).
Visit the popular parks on Karragarra Island.