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Flinders Day 2017

Flinders Day 2017 on Coochie has much to offer
Moreton Bay was explored in July 1799 by Matthew Flinders, in command of the sloop Norfolk. Flinders sought to find large rivers which might give access to the interior. On 19 July he landed on Coochiemudlo Island which he referred to as the Sixth Island. He also visited Bribie Island and the Glasshouse Mountains, and entered Wide Bay to the north, but failed to find the mouths of any rivers. 
To celebrate we have a re-enactment & markets with the many local artists and musicians. 

 FLINDERS DAY MARKETS are on on July 23, 2017 8 am till 4 pm. 
It is going to be big! Here are some images of previous years: https://www.facebook.com/Flinders-Day-844766338910034

In 2017 we have (see program below for links and times): 
  • Markets, music & all sorts of interesting stalls
  • Parade and prize for best float
  • Re-enactment of Flinders landing, 
  • Best costume prize, 
  • Welcome to country and the Quandamooka dancers http://quandamookafestival.com.au/ 
  • Our Councillor Lance and Deputy Mayor Wendy will be speaking
  • Period of Flinders' dancing by DancingKaleidoscope
  • Joy flights
  • The Band, 12.30pm then be entertained by Coochies own "Wishbone" with Sasha, Osker, Shane & Brian. Sound is courtesy of Dave Nolans. A wonderful day of home grown entertainment.
  • Art show and a shuttle bus to it, 
and of course all the attractions as outlined on https://www.visitcoochiemudlo.com/
Redland City Council has been extraordinary helpful in bringing all aspects of this day to fruition and we thank them as our sponsor.

Flinders Day 2017 has an Interactive map that shows the many locations and activities. It has a link to Ferry timetables. 
ExtraTransport arrangements.
Leave  your car in Cleveland or at the VP shopping centre:
  • a ferry will run from Raby Bay, leaving 9.30 am from behind the Cleveland Train station, on the public Jetty and leaving Coochie at 1.15 pm $ 20 return. Call Amity traders to book: ph 38206557 
  • The normal bus services will run double time, every half hour. and connect with the Coochie ferry & barge $ 10 return
  • Parking at Victoria Point will be crowded. Leave you car near a bus stop a few stops back! 
  • A shuttle bus will go between the Coochie Ferry and the ART show. https://www.facebook.com/The-Art-Show-Coochiemudlo-Island-1573650609565919/
  • Already be on the Island the day before. See Visitcoochiemudlo.com for details.

Save yourself a lot of searching and park your car at Cleveland or Victoria Point Shopping Centre and Take the bus. EVERY half hour!
The pattern repeats throughout the day. See Translink for details.