Moreton Bay is a vast Marine Park with some 365 islands dotted throughout. The principal residential islands in southern Moreton Bay lie between Brisbane and the Gold Coast and are collectively known as the Bay Islands; ranking in size from Russell Island, Macleay Island, Lamb Island down to the smallest, Karragarra Island.

The four Bay Islands are connected to the mainland by fast passenger ferries and barges, which also serve as inter-island transport. So today we decided to visit Karragarra island, which can be reached from Russell Island in 10-15 minutes.

Fewer than 200 people live on Karragarra and there are no shops or major facilities on the island.  Bear in mind that these are sub-tropical islands with the undeveloped areas having mangroves and totally unspoilt beaches.  In fact where we were walking, there wasn’t one footprint other than ours on the sand.  It truly is breath-taking!

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