Macleay

Macleay is a popular place, with more than 3,000 people enjoying a permanent island lifestyle here. A bowls club, boat club and golf course provide focal points for residents and visitors. There are several beaches for swimming and fishing, with barbecue facilites in the foreshore parks. A bitumen all-weather road runs through the centre of Macleay from the ferry terminal in the south to Pat’s Point picnic and swimming area to the north.

There is a primary school, a local shopping centre with food shops, chemist, service station, restaurants and hotels. Services include taxi, medical and fire brigade. High school students and some workers commute to the mainland daily. A causeway connects Macleay to the quaint island of Perulpa, which in Aboriginal means ‘the island off the island’.

Macleay Island

With an emerging arts culture, Macleay Island has a range of galleries to explore. There are several beaches for swimming and fishing, with barbecue facilities in the foreshore parks. A sealed road runs through the centre of Macleay from the ferry terminal in the south to Pat’s Point picnic and swimming area in the north. A causeway connects Macleay to the quaint island of Perulpa, which in Aboriginal means “the island off the island”.