Lamb Island, the second smallest of the Southern Moreton Bay
Islands. It measures only measuring only 2km by 1km, so it is easy to
walk the whole way around the island. Its calm clear waters attracts
boaties and fishers. Birdlife is in abundance - it even has a small
rainforest. Since the late 19th century, it has been home first to a
closely-knit farming community, and more recently, residents of
Brisbane seeking a more peaceful lifestyle.
There are mangroves growing on the Point and around the island. They
are very prolific in this area, as is the Sea Grass that feeds many
dugong and other sealife.
How to get there: take a train from Roma Street Station in Brisbne to
Cleveland Station, then Bus 250 to Redland Bay Marina, and a waterbus
or ferry to Lamb Island.
About Moreton Bay
Moreton Bay, to the east of the city of Brisbane and its suburbs, is
very much the city's playground, a wide expanse of relatively calm
water dotted with many surprisingly unspoilt islands of different sizes
and varying character. The bay extends some 160 km from Caloundra in
the north almost to Surfers Paradise in the south.
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The bay's southern navigation entrance is the Gold Coast Seaway. It
is a haven for wildlife - spotting dolphins, whales, turtles and manta
rays, and its vast array of birdlife is a popular pass time. The bay's
heritage protected wetlands, mudflats, and waterways are some of the
healthiest in the region, supporting seasonally up to 25 % of
Australia's bird species. Moreton Bay is also a popular destination for
recreational anglers and is used by commercial operators who provide
seafood to market. A number of ferry and water-taxi services travel
over the bay either to and from islands or on day and half-day
sightseeing and fishing tours.