Originally established as Tallship Cruises in 1994, McLaren’s Landing is a family owned and operated company dedicated to delivering the most memorable experiences for it’s guests. From private beach parties, corporate events and gala dinners, right through to the unique experience of Whale Watching, the customer experience is always the priority.


McLaren’s Landing has established itself a one of the most respected names in the event and boating tourism industries. MCL’s unique way of thinking “out of the box” along with extensive years of experience and passion, ensures it far exceeds industry standards.


Our Location


Located only a short and pleasant cruise away form Main Beach, South Stradbroke Island’s McLaren’s Landing is a tropical paradise. The Island is an all weather venue set in beautiful natural, bushland overlooking its own calm water private beach. Ideal for any type of event- day or night.


Once you’ve arrived, you can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, for the sake of romance, relaxation or corporate team building and connecting. South Stradbroke Island (“South Straddie” to the locals) is a largely uninhabited island covered in subtropical rainforest on the northern end of the Gold Coast. It’s home to the “Golden Swamp Wallaby” and can only be found on this island, as well as many other native species. Amongst all this natural wonder, you and your guests will feel like privileged castaways, living a life of bliss.



MCL is home to our own group of five star renowned chefs that are capable of crafting exquisite, customised menus. The perfect way to amaze and spoil groups anywhere form 10 guests through to as many as 3,000! During the day, a beach paradise that can appeal to the active and leisurely alike, with quiet beach paths, fully licensed bar and a whole host of activities.


Once the sun sets, all of this transforms into an ambient and exciting setting for drinks, dancing and astounding entertainment set amongst the natural bush setting. From the moment you depart on the calm water cruise to arriving at the magical and exclusive McLaren’s Landing, the feeling you are in another world is immediate.



Building a greener future for Gold Coast and South Stradbroke. Gold Coast Island Adventures has invested in an environmental policy that is as green and as natural as our luxurious island location. We take every measure necessary to minimise our environmental impact, while also doing our part to give back to the environment.