Getting to and around Redlands Coast

No matter where you’re coming from, there’s an easy way to get to and around the Redlands Coast. 

Getting to and around the mainland

By car - direct

The Redlands Coast is a 30-minute drive from Brisbane CBD and a 50-minute drive from the Gold Coast. 

You'll get direct access to the Redlands Coast via the Pacific Motorway (M1) and the Gateway Motorway (M2). The motorways provide links to Old Cleveland Road, Rickertt Road, Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road, Beenleigh-Redland Bay Road and Mt Cotton Road. 

Find out where to park once you get here. 

By car - scenic route

While you can take direct access to the Redlands Coast, there are also scenic routes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast that you may like to take.

This includes the Southern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive, which roams through the scenic hinterland of Mt Cotton, through bayside villages Victoria Point, Cleveland and Wellington Point, and onto the picturesque suburbs of Manly and Wynnum.

The Southern Moreton Bay Tourist Drive is 78km long, making it a perfect day trip.

For more information on scenic trips, contact the Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre on 1300 667 386.

By train

Trains run frequently from Brisbane’s Central Station to Cleveland Station. The journey takes about an hour.

To plan your journey visit the TransLink website or phone 13 12 30.

By bus

Regular bus services operate within Redlands Coast, and to and from the Brisbane Transit Centre. Daily buses also run from the Gold Coast to the Brisbane Transit Centre.  

To plan your journey visit the TransLink website or phone 13 12 30.

By air

Redlands Coast is 30 minutes from the Brisbane Domestic and International airports. 

Cleveland - the gateway to North Stradbroke Island - is only 35 minutes from the airports. The Gold Coast (including Coolangatta Airport) in the south is around 50 minutes in the other direction.

Other ways to get around

Getting to and around the islands

You can take passenger and vehicle ferries to the islands in Redlands Coast. Some islands also have their own bus and taxi services.
Find out where to park at ferry terminals.

To North Stradbroke Island

Passenger ferries and vehicle barges regularly depart Toondah Harbour (Emmett Drive, Cleveland) for Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island:

Stradbroke Ferries 
Vehicle barge (45 minutes) and passenger ferry (25 minutes) - 
(07) 3488 5300
Gold Cats Stradbroke Flyer
Passenger ferry (25 minutes)
(07) 3286 1964

Check directly with hire car companies about whether they allow vehicles to travel North Stradbroke Island.

Stradbroke Island Buses
Buses operate between Stradbroke Ferries at Dunwich and Gold Cats Stradbroke Flyer at the One Mile Jetty for 20 minute transfers to and from Point Lookout and Amity Point.
(07) 3415 2417
Club courtesy bus
Pre-book club courtesy buses if you plan to eat and drink at clubs.
Taxi service
A metered maxi-taxi cab on the island can take up to 10 passengers.
0408 193 685

To Coochiemudlo Island

Passenger ferries and vehicle barges depart from Masters Avenue, Victoria Point and arrive at Elizabeth Street Ferry Terminal, Coochiemudlo Island:

Coochie Island Ferry Service
Passenger ferry (10 minutes) 
Amity Trader
Vehicle barge (20 minutes) and passenger ferry (10 minutes)
(07) 3820 6557

To Southern Moreton Bay Islands (Karragarra, Lamb, Macleay, Russell)

Passenger ferries and vehicle barges depart from Weinam Creek Marina, Banana Street, Redland Bay:

Southern Moreton Bay Island Ferry
Passenger ferry
Contact Translink on 13 12 30
Stradbroke Ferries
Vehicle barge – call (07) 3488 5300

You can also the Russell Island Water Taxi – call 0408 785 218.

More information

If you have further queries, contact our Redlands Coast Visitor Information Centre.