We caught the passenger ferry once again to the mainland at Redlands Bay for a look around the nearby village of Cleveland.  The streets of this pretty coastal village are lined with Royal Poinciana trees, also known as the Flamboyant Tree….for obvious reasons!

The vibrant coastal village of Cleveland is a warm, friendly, cosmopolitan area brimming with plenty to see and do. There is an elegant marina, great places to eat and excellent facilities throughout the precinct. Once in Cleveland, that relaxed bayside feel is infectious.  Here is the commercial hub of the Redland Bay region, and the launch point to North Stradbroke Island via the ferry transport system.

An important port for the Moreton Bay Settlement, Cleveland has many links to its colonial past preserved for visitors to enjoy today. History buffs will be keen to visit sites along Cleveland’s local Heritage Trail throughout the area. There are a number of historical landmarks to visit which date back to the 1850s and 1860s.

We visited the beautiful marina at Raby Bay where many of the huge houses have their own private access to the water from the bottom of their gardens.  Raby Bay was the perfect venue to visit the Noci Italian coffee shop for a latte and cake!  Well, we ARE on holiday!  LOL