I love Coochiemudlo Island, AKA Coochie, a small island off the south east of Brisbane’s Moreton Bay.
It’s a funky little place full of eclectic people, great walks and fun things to do.
It’s how you would “want your kids to grow up” if you could give them a mix of Guilligan’s Island and suburbia.
You can get here via the ferry, which leaves from Victoria Point or you can bring your car over on the barge (which you have to book). It is about $50 AUD return.
You can come over by your own boat or jet ski leaving Victoria Point. It’s not far at all.
I love the beaches that mostly seem deserted.
I normally stay at my friend’s place but there are other accommodation options. Tonight we are staying at Katandra which are groovy style units not far on foot from the ferry.
Decked out in cheeky 1950s-60s Hollywood inspired deco Katandra, is really cool. It is modern inside and has everything one could need. BBQ outside, loads of Australian fauna and close to the islands circular walk, Melaleuca Track.
Get over to Coochie if you can. It is worth it and is a place that will keep you coming back.