8.7 out of 10

Lamb Island

Ranked 91st best suburb in Brisbane
-27.6232118998899 153.382215824636
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighbourly Spirit
  • Parking
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  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Jul 25, 2020

"Brisbane's best kept secret"

As a busy professional, I am delighted to have purchased a block of land on Lamb island with a view to building a week-ender to get away from the craziness of inner city living during the week. The locals are incredibly helpful and friendly. Once on the ferry (a fully integrated transport system is in place simply requiring a GO CARD to get onto the ferry) one starts to immediately relax on the water to this little island paradise. As I disembark from the ferry and walk along Lucas street, I am overwhelmed by the bird life and stunning fauna and flora. The SMBI Little Bus Service is also on hand to drive you anywhere (although we walk as the island is only 2 km by 1 km). There is a little corner shop, local bistro, Lamb Island Horticultural Group, library, recreational group, new tennis court/ netball field, huge parklands, swings, swimming enclosure, BBQ facilities and public toilest, park overlooking North Stradbroke island, and many beautiful walks along the foreshore. The island also boasts a fabulous rural fire brigade, medivac helicopter service (if required ) and has a paramedic and ambulance on the island. I was amazed to learn that there is NBN on the island, fast connectivity, a daily mail service and Woolies even deliver to your door (although there is a SPAR on Macleay or an IGA on Russel island which are free inter-island short trips by ferry).The perfect place to experience nature, to be more 'still' and develop lasting friendships. All inter-island trips are free and we cycle on Lamb island and pop across to Karragarra island to cycle or take a swim on a different beach...Macleay island is so close as well for a good coffee, to visit the chemist/doctor and/or pub and restaurants - the bowls club even picks you up at the ferry for free on Friday and Saturday evenings if you want dinner overlooking the sea and Victoria Point. Many local artists and tradies on hand as well to support you to build and furnish a gorgeous getaway on the island xx
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
coast2
coast2 Do you get paid for selling Lamb Island to the world, Renee, or just couldn't help yourself from breaching the privacy of residents who would prefer the island to retain its charm without being inundated by a major influx of migrants in these COVID times. Let's hope the ego boost you achieved by writing this was worth losing that.
3 days ago
renees27
renees27 I have met delightful locals and have sjared a positive reviews
3 days ago
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Jul 08, 2020

"Our paradise"

For flexible people. Most the old timers here can help with free advice on the best way to get things over here or do things. Little Bus service, now available on all 4 islands. Drivers very friendly and obliging, the service meets most ferries, $5 each way for each passenger or you can get one of their discount cards and will cost you $4 each way for each passenger. OR walk or bike ride, Lamb is only 2klm long x 1klm wide, a few little hills but lots of flat areas also. We love it
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
Aug 11, 2019

"Quiet Island Community"

Very affordable, beautiful water views, lots of trees and bird life. Good for people who appreciate nature, fishing, boating, work from home or retired. Still very accessible to Brisbane and Gold Coast via fast ferry to Redland bay. As most areas near water/bush mozzies can be a pain in summer. If needing to commute parking on the mainland can be a hassle, council plans to redevelop parking/waterfront/ferry area at Redland bay should hopefully solve this.
NBN to be connected by early 2020.
Overall great little hidden gem
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
Aug 11, 2019

"Peaceful and natural yet close to everything"

Lamb Island is small and peaceful with about 400 residents. Safe enough to get around by bicycle and small enough to get from one end to the other. There is abundant bird life and it is surrounded by the waters of Moreton Bay, so great for kayaking, fishing, and sailing. Houses and land are affordable, and there are a variety of people who live here, retirees, organic gardeners, artists, nature lovers, and those who have online businesses and can work from home. Australia Post delivers parcels and letters daily and there is no delay. There is a regular barge for transporting cars and building materials etc. It’s a small community so you get to know the people who live on the island. The ferry services to Redland Bay are regular and are included in the Qld TransLink Go card system giving you cheaper fares. The ferry to Redland Bay is 20 mins and from there you can be in Brisbane City or the Gold Coast in 40 mins.
There is a small kiosk selling food essentials and takeaways and a Supa IGA on the neighbouring Russell Island which has a good selection and prices comparable to the mainland. The ferry between Lamb and Russell, Macleay and Karragarra Islands is free. Ideally suited to active people who want to escape the hustle and bustle.
mjo mjo
5/5
2yrs+

Best Streets in Lamb Island

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Perulpa Drive

4.5/5
"Perulpa Drive near the reserve is a very quiet and and private part of Lamb Island."
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Nectar Street

4.5/5
"Quiet street centrally located"
-27.62667 153.37648

Unranked Streets in Lamb Island

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Belair St

4/5
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