Our Redlands Story Competition runner-up: Warning – Once you visit, you won’t want to leave (Emily Brown)

From the mountains to the bays, the wineries and the cafés, the Redlands is an entertainer’s dream. From the wildlife to the shores, the night-life and the outdoors, the Redlands has something for all.

If you love sun, sea and sand, then the Redlands is for you! Whether you enjoy wining and dining at award winning restaurants, bushwalking, experiencing beautiful wildlife, visiting the Twilight markets, eating fresh Prawns straight from the Trawler, live music, walks along the Gorge at Straddie, grabbing an ice-cream at Raby Bay Marina, walking to King Island from Wellington Point at low tide, drinks overlooking Coochiemudlo Island from the iconic Redland Bay Hotel, playing barefoot cricket on the beach, Island Hopping through the Bay Islands, camping or feeding ducks at the Mount Cotton park, there is truly something for all ages!

The Redlands will always hold a special place in my heart. Meeting my High school sweetheart at 16 years of age, my now husband and I are born-and-bred Redlanders. We reminisced  often about our picturesque and adventurous childhoods which consisted mainly of fishing, building cubby houses, picking wild Mulberries and climbing trees; so much so that we decided to settle in the Redlands permanently when we purchased our first house here, became engaged and got married, all within the Redlands! We have travelled the world and have experienced the many wonders of life, however are still yet to find somewhere as special as this wonderful place we call  home.

I am a Guidance Counsellor at a local High school, as well as a volunteer at a local community organisation, and am very passionate about making the Redlands a better place for all! I feel so lucky to wake up each day knowing that I am making a positive change within my own community, and for future generations to come.

The Redlands is more than just a place to live; it is a lifestyle full of rich heritage, with an abundance of community spirit and a laid back feel.

Warning: Once you visit, you will not want to leave!

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