Mudjimba Island (Old woman Island)
Mudjimba locals are blessed with easy access to Old Woman Island, an uninhabited rock sitting 1.2 km from nearby Mudjimba Beach. You can see the iconic island from many of our other beaches, or even the summit of Mount Coolum, but have you ever visited it? For most people, reaching the island may seem impossible. Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) treasurer Narelle Robertson explains how to get to and make the most of Old Woman Island.
“It’s a really nice paddle,” she says. “Surfers will be out in the surf breaks, scuba divers will be underneath, as well as people on the island just walking around and having a look.”The island can be accessed by anyone, but for those without much experience, it may be difficult. It’s a good idea to have a local show you around before attempting the trip alone.“People go all the time, and definitely for leisure, but it depends on the conditions of the ocean,” Robertson says. “If it’s a really flat morning, you’ll find there will be a big group of people that will congregate and paddle over together.”