Just 2km by 1km, it’s easy to get around this peaceful little island. The second smallest of the Southern Islands, it has a swimming enclosure and all the peace and quiet you want, particularly as it is virtually traffic-free. You can meet the locals at the recreation clubhouse. There's also a community hall, public tennis court and a first-aid facility.
If you're into boating and fishing, or enjoy solitude and the natural environment, this is the place for you. It is separated from the much larger Macleay Island by narrow Lucas Passage.
There is a general store near the jetty terminal. There's also a short – and free – passenger ferry ride to Macleay Island, where there’s a supermarket, a pharmacy, medical surgery, restaurants, hotel, sports club and a great arts and crafts centre.
B&B's and holiday cottages are available. Further information is available at the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre.
Schools and colleges
There are primary schools on Russell and Macleay islands. Secondary students attend school on the mainland.
Passenger and vehicle ferries depart from Weinam Creek Marina, Weinam Street, Redland Bay:
- Southern 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.
Lamb Island was known by the Aboriginal people of Moreton Bay as Nguderoo after its paperbark trees. Read more about the history of Southern Islands.
Lamb Island is in Division 5 (Cr Mark Edwards).
Visit the popular parks on Lamb Island.