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View of the Tangalooma Wrecks and Moreton Bay towards
Brisbane from Moreton Island. The picture was taken by
Thorsten Engler on 2002-06-02.
The bay itself contains around 360 islands in total
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is a large bay on the eastern coast of Australia 19 km
from Brisbane, Queensland. The waters of Moreton Bay are
a popular destination for recreational anglers and are
used by commercial operators who provide seafood to
The bay extends some 160 km from Caloundra in the
north almost to Surfers Paradise in the south. The bay's
southern navigation entrance is the Gold Coast Seaway.
It is separated from the Pacific Ocean by a chain of
three sand islands - Moreton Island in the north, North
Stradbroke Island, and South Stradbroke Island in the
south. Tipplers Passage is the main channel on the
western coast of South Stradbroke Island. The Gold Coast
Seaway is at the southern extent of Moreton Bay, before
the Gold Coast Broadwater.
The bay itself contains around 360 islands in total.
This includes the populated Russell, Macleay, Lamb and
Karragarra Islands collectively known as the Southern
Moreton Bay Islands. Residential development has also
occurred on Coochiemudlo Island and Bribie Island.
Moreton Bay is generally shallow and sandy, though a
substantive channel is maintained to allow access to the
Port of Brisbane at Fisherman Islands at the mouth of
the Brisbane River, for international shipping. As well
as the Brisbane River, the Nerang River, Pimpama River,
Logan River, Pine River, Tingalpa Creek and the Schulz
Canal all empty into Moreton Bay. Within Moreton Bay are
the smaller bays of Waterloo Bay, Redland Bay, Raby Bay,
Deception Bay and Bramble Bay.
The bay contains a number of
island villages such as the settlement on the bayside of
Moreton Island, Tangalooma and on North Stradbroke,
Dunwich and Amity Point. Prominent coastal communities
and mainland suburbs situated on the bay include
Deception Bay, Scarborough, Redcliffe, Margate, Woody
Point, Brighton, Sandgate, Cleveland, Raby Bay and
Victoria Point and Redland Bay. Other attractions in the
bay include Pumicestone Passage and numerous boat ramps,
marinas and jetties, including the Shorncliffe pier.
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