Attractions land & water
so much to do - so much to see
The restful and easy-going nature of the island makes Lamb Island a perfect place to relax. This is especially true at Lamb Island B & B, with its private 6 person spa built into the northern end of the deck. The spa is enveloped by large reflective glass windows and Bali-style pavilion doors, allowing guests both privacy and interaction with nature at the same time.
Lamb Island offers an array of activities including:
Picnic and barbecue area
Swimming enclosure only 250 metres from B & B
Tennis court only 300 metres away
A kiosk for basic supplies
Regular island to mainland ferry service
Free regular inter-island ferry travel
Dugong and sea turtle breeding areas less than 200 metres away
Bird watching – Lamb Island has prolific birdlife
Water activities – fishing, crabbing, boating, etc.
Lamb Island is just a short free ferry ride from 3 other islands, Russell, Macleay and Karragarra, which have a variety of things to see and do.
Russell Island has an IGA store, which incorporates an Eagle Boys Pizza outlet and Auntie Alice’s Café, a good place to sit and look at the water while enjoying a delicious lunch. Russell also has a Chinese Restaurant, Hot Bread shop, Nursery and Tea Gardens as well as an RSL and Bowls Club, both of which provide a courtesy bus from the jetty. At the southern end of Russell at Sandy Beach is the Sandy Beach Sailing and Kayak Club which holds regular sailing and kayaking events.
Macleay Island has restaurants, cafes, a Post Office, a variety of shops and a hotel. There is a bowls club (Club Macleay) which has a highly recommended restaurant that is open for lunch and dinner 5 days a week. The Club is open 7 days a week and has regular weekend entertainment. There is also a golf club and Tingira Boat Club which opens regularly on a Friday night for a meal (pre-booked) and has regular sailing days and other special events. All 3 clubs on Macleay have courtesy buses to and from the jetty. Macleay also has SUP (Stand Up Paddle-boards).
Karragarra Island has a nice sandy beach with safe swimming and picnic areas, sheltered tables and free barbecues.
Many artists have made their home on the islands and there are galleries to view and purchase local artwork of many types.