Sunset Waters

Our Location

126 Western Road, Macleay Island, Queensland 4184, Australia.

Macleay Island residents know their island for its peaceful lifestyle, while visitors view it as an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is centrally located, approximately half way between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, in the waters of Redland Bay.

Redland Bay is sheltered from the rough waters of the Pacific Ocean by North Stradbroke Island and is part of the Morton Bay Marine Park, an extensive waterway stretching from the Gold Coast to Caloundra. The Marine Park is a protected aquatic environment, ideal for various recreational activities.

Macleay Island is connected to the mainland by passenger ferries and vehicular barges, which operate from Redland Bay. For service times and booking details, please click on WebPages listed below, in Redland Bay section.

Why not laze on a beach, try your luck at fishing, play a round of golf, or take a picnic lunch across to one of the other islands? Relax on Macleay.

Getting Here

Our location map: Click here to see our location on Google Maps.

From Brisbane:

Take the Old Cleveland Road then follow signs to Victoria Point and Redland Bay.

From the Gold Coast:

Take the Pacific Highway north to Exit 31, then East to Redland Bay.

From the Sunshine Coast/Brisbane Airport:

Take the Bruce Highway (from the Sunshine Coast) and the Gateway Motorway south. After the Gateway Bridge take the Old Cleveland Road, following the signs to Victoria Point and Redland Bay.

Once at Redland Bay:

Follow signs to Ferries.
Bring your car via ‘Stradbroke Ferries’ which leave from Weinam Street marina.
Timetable details can be obtained by either calling their office on: 07 3488 5300
Or visit the website using the link: Stradbroke Ferries :: Southern Bay Islands Timetable
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL for travel on the barge

Passengers leave from the ‘Bay Islands Transit Service’ terminal off Banana Street.
The ferries run on a regular timetable throughout the day, 7 days a week, servicing Macleay and the other Bay Islands on a continual basis. (Call 07 3409 8033 for timetable, bookings not required.)
Parking can be difficult especially at weekends so allow 20 minutes.
To access their web page:

Once on Macleay Island:

Both the barge and the passenger ferry arrive at jetties next to each other, on Macleay Island.
Head up the road from the jetty and turn left into to Southseas Terrace. The terrace ascends a hill, so continue to the top (LJ Hooker Real Estate is opposite). Turn right into High Central Rd, then just 200m further, take the next left turn into Scarborough Road. This leads straight on to Western Road and Sunset Waters is located at 126 Western Rd

Photo of The Bay Islander Service car ferry Photo of the Bay Islands Transit Service passenger ferry