February 2023 Meeting — 2nd February 2023
Russell Island — 3rd February 2023
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Russell Island

                                   Russell Island 

                           3-5th February 2023

Getting there:

Car barge:

Sealink Bay Islands Vehicle Ferry,

Banana Street, Redland Bay.

Website: Sealinkseq.com.au

Phone 07 3488 5300

Approx cost $120 return including as many passengers as your car can legally carry. If you cancel due to rain etc a credit for another time is given less a $20 admin fee.

Book a minimum of a month beforehand

Notice BOLD, underline, italic!!!

Friday afternoon/Sunday return can be hard to get.

Walk on Water taxi:

Translink Redland Bay Terminal,

Banana Street,

Redland Bay.

South of car barge.

(Yes your gocard works).

Google “Translink Russell island timetable”.

Booking not required.

Depart approx every half hour.

Approx cost $3-8 depending on concession, time, gocard or credit card.

Luggage: whatever you can carry OR on a trolley which standing fits in a 600x600mm square eg furniture trolley.

One push bike, scooter, mobility scooter.

Parking at terminal:

In dirt car park next to terminal, Moore Street carpark (sealed), carpark near barge.

Give yourself plenty of time to find one. Make sure you are in a long term park if you’re on the street.

On Island taxi:

Phone 04 0878 5555

Approx cost $5 to anywhere on the island. Shared van.


Sandy Beach Lions Boulevard Park


Drop toilet

Outside cold shower

Tents only

I have booked the whole site.


Campervans/utes. Not caravans sorry.

Not permitted at campground so can camp at my place.


Holiday house.

Trying to organise holiday houses for other people is not working.

If you would like to share a house and can’t get a group together please let me know asap and I will co-ordinate a group but then the group will have to book themselves. Ring me.

Suggested roads Wahine Drive or Caniapa Road area.

Facilities on Russell: Large IGA, petrol station, bowls club, RSL, takeaway, cafes, doctor, ambulance.

Inter-island water taxi is free. So if you wish to explore Macleay, Lamb or Karragarra Islands they are on the route.

The barge and ferry are lovely trips.

Contact: Marion 0401770751   Email: marionbeeby@gmail.com



  • Date and Time
    Friday, 3rd Feb 2023
    to Sunday, 5th Feb 2023
  • Location
    Russell Island
  • Leader
    • Marion Beeby

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