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Lamb Island

An aerial shot of a ferry at the terminal

Although only two kilometres long and one kilometre wide, and with a population of around 400 residents, this is a friendly island that has its own special character.

Whether you are visiting for a day trip, or staying for a few days the island is ideal for both. Day trippers can take a picnic lunch and head to Hine Lovell Park on the southeastern side of the island and only 1.5 kilometres from the jetty. There’s a swimming enclosure that’s perfect for a refreshing swim in the temperate bay waters. The park is also equipped with a BBQ, playground and toilets.

Lamb Island has a small general store and is located where you come off the ferry. They sell a range of takeaway meals and general supplies. Or if you’d prefer to join the friendly locals for a meal, the member’s run Lamb Island Recreation Club has a welcoming atmosphere and serves meals mostly on weekends.

A courtesy bus is also available. The island is also noted for its prolific bird life and each year visitors come from all around Australia and overseas to spot one of the hundreds of bird species and in particular the curlew that can be found on the island.

At the island’s northern end, you’ll find the Pioneer Hall where the library is located. It’s open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10am to 12 noon, and is well worth a visit to see the displays of local island memorabilia, which show the pride and passion the locals have for their history and community.

The displays show the island in its prime farming days when fruit and vegetables were grown and shipped by barge to the mainland, bound for the Brisbane markets. Dancing lessons are also held in the hall on Thursdays and Saturdays, and everyone is welcome.