Macleay Island

Macleay Island is an island located in the Brisbane region of Queensland. Perulpa Island is a small island attached to Macleay Island by a causeway.

For some time in the 1800s the Macleay Island was called Tim Shea's Island after a convict who lived there. The current name was given by Surveyor Warner who named Macleay Island after Alexander Macleay who was the Colonial Secretary of New South Wales.

Macleay Island has a rich history of the Aboriginal/indigenous peoples presence with middens and stone fish traps still found on the island.

With a population of around 2000 people Macleay Island has sandy beaches and mangrove foreshores. These are popular spots for fishing, swimming, sailing, picnicking and barbecues.Other recreational facilities include boat, bowling and golfing clubs. The population on the Macleay Island continues to increase with many residents commuting to the mainland for work daily.

Macleay Island is also home to a growing community of artists and boasts much natural beauty, including untouched rainforest, rocky shores, sandy beaches, mangrove areas and wonderful vistas to the mainland.

Pet friendly accommodation on Macleay Island includes pet friendly cottages, pet friendly beach houses, pet friendly caravan parks and pet friendly motels, whereas pet related services on Macleay Island include pet food and pet supplies outlets, dog grooming and washing businesses, vets, horse riding, farriers, vets, pet friendly dining venues, pet insurance agents, and pet transport operators.

The people of Macleay Island are awaiting your appearance and can't wait to treat you to a lovely relaxed break so why not plan your Macleay Island holiday today.

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