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QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL

DIRECT FERRIES TO QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL OPENING Saturday June 2 and

BLUE LAKE VISIT and MACLEAY EVENT FESTIVAL DANCERS Saturday June 23

There will be two Direct Ferry services to North Stradbroke Island in June to fit in with the Quandamooka Festival.

The next Direct Ferry service to North Stradbroke Island and return from the Bay Islands will be on Saturday, June 2 for the official opening of the Quandamooka Festival.

It will be a great opportunity to visit Straddie for the start of the biggest festival on the islands and a great cultural event.

There will also be a Direct Ferry service to Straddie and return on Saturday, June 23.

A special tour bus will be provided for this trip to visit the Blue Lakes thanks to Dave Thalender of Kingfisher Tours.

This will be at an additional cost of $20 per person for the return trip to the Blue Lake access point; and it will then require a return walk of around 5km. Only those with the right walking shoes and accessories and the strength for the walk should contemplate this visit.

Dave Thalender recommends those who wish to go on this Blue lake tour should take a water bottle and snacks, and a ‘bird identifier’ book would be handy.

However, it will be a wonderful opportunity to visit a truly special place on North Stradbroke Island.

Straddie Islanders and guests can also plan to come and visit the Bay Islands, particularly for the June 23 Quandamooka event at the Organic Markets on Macleay Island.

This trip will bring the dancers over from North Stradbroke Island for this special event of island inclusion.

Bay Islanders can get to visit all the popular Straddie spots including Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout, with the Direct Ferry connecting with the Straddie Bus Service.

You can start out at Dunwich first and check out the Most Amazing Shop, Straddie Super Sports and the Straddie Sharks Club before catching a bus over to Point Lookout or Amity and visit Kev the Chef at the Amity Community Club.

Straddie visitors can take the opportunity to come over to the Bay Islands and enjoy the Organic Markets on Macleay, or take in lunch at the many Island clubs on Russell, Lamb and Macleay Islands, all of whom offer free transport to their clubs.

SATURDAY JUNE 2, BAY ISLANDERS FOR THE OPENING OF THE QUANDAMOOKA FESTIVAL, Dunwich.

• DIRECT FERRY will leave Bay Islands from 8.15 departing Russell then pickups at Karragarra 8.30, Macleay 8.35 and Lamb 8.40. Returning Ferry will depart Dunwich at 4.15 pm.

STRADDIE LUNCH AT ISLAND FRUIT BARN or STRADDIE SHARKS ALLSPORTS.

NORTH STRADBROKE ISLANDERS COME TO THE MACLEAY ISLAND ORGANIC MARKETS or visit the NEW LOOK RUSSELL ISLAND RSL CLUB or BOWLS CLUB. RETURN JOURNEY FOR NORTH STRADBROKE ISLANDERS to BAY ISLANDS will depart 9.30am and return from 3.20pm

BOOKINGS: • Russell Island Post Office • Macleay Island Auto Marine • Dunwich News Casket and Gifts

SATURDAY JUNE 23, BAY ISLANDERS SPECIAL BLUE LAKE TOUR (+$20pp) VIST Dunwich, Amity and Point Lookout.

• DIRECT FERRY will leave Bay Islands from 8.15 departing Russell then pickups at Karragarra 8.30, Macleay 8.35 and Lamb 8.40. Returning Ferry will depart Dunwich at 4.15 pm.

STRADDIE LUNCH AT ISLAND FRUIT BARN or STRADDIE SHARKS ALLSPORTS.

NORTH STRADBROKE ISLANDERS COME TO THE MACLEAY ISLAND ORGANIC MARKETS FOR THE QUANDAMOOKA DANCERS or visit the NEW LOOK RUSSELL ISLAND RSL CLUB or Macleay Golf Club and Club Macleay (Bowls). RETURN JOURNEY FOR NORTH STRADBROKE ISLANDERS to BAY ISLANDS will depart 9.30am and return from 3.20pm

TICKETS: • Russell Island Post Office • Macleay Island Auto Marine • Dunwich News Casket and Gifts

COST: Return Trip ADULT $35 and SENIORS $25 (BLUE LAKE VISIT June 23, additional $20pp)

FURTHER INFORMATION: 0400004373

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