Cleveland to Peel Island, Moreton Bay

Cleveland to Peel Island, Moreton Bay

 

The Paddle

The launch point is William Street (off Shore Street North), Cleveland Point. There is a boat ramp near the Air Sea Rescue to provide a canoe launch point.

 

From the launch point use the Beacon to Beacon directory or a relevant chart to determine your direction and bearing to Peel Island.

 

You will need to return to Cleveland Point after your activities on Peel Island.

In rough weather an alternative return trip, could be to paddle on to Dunwich on Stradbroke Island and take a ferry back.

 

How to get there

 

From Wellington Street, Cleveland turn into Shore Street West and head in an easterly direction and follow it around until it turns into Shore Street North, then turn left into William Street before the Redlands Boat Club at Cleveland Point.

 

Distance/Time to allow

This is approximately a 22 km round trip and allow about 4-5hours

 

What to expect – Wind, Tide, Hazards

It can be very rough between Peel Island and the mainland. As with all bay and sea kayaking it is important to consider your skills and experience and to ensure that you have a suitable kayak and other equipment. Paddling with a group of other paddlers is a sensible approach when venturing into bay or sea areas.

 

Camping Facilities, Accommodation

 

Camping is possible provided you are self-sufficient and ensure that you especially bring your own food and water. Be prepared for lots of mosquitoes.

 

Other attractions in the area

Peel Island used to be a Leper Colony, Good fishing around the wreck, Snorkelling is good at the northern end of Peel Island, with interesting coral and turtle sightings.

 

Useful Information

 

Maritime Safety QueenslandÕs Beacon to Beacon directory