As we prepare for the Integrity Rendezvous to Moreton Bay, we thought we would whet your appetite with Days Gutter. Located on the south eastern side of Moreton Island, it is paradise known only to locals and oysters.
Accessing Days Gutter is an art form. Best approached from the south east, it is really only accessible during a high tide in the middle of the day. To locals, they get to know the shifting sands of the banks and it is best to follow someone in who has done it before.
Once inside the lee of Moreton and Crab Islands, you will find the anchorage of Days Gutter. Days Gutter is peaceful with a sandy bottom and crystal-clear water. The sandy bank protecting the anchorage is a great place for children to play and swim. Due to its proximity to the South Passage Bar, which drains Moreton Bay into the Coral Sea, the current can run through Days Gutter quite quickly.
Day Gutters sits off the township of Kooringal, home to 297 people (yes, they counted them all in the 2011 census) most of whom work on The Toulkerrie Oyster Farm. In Kooringal you will find the Gutter Bay. Don’t expect butler service but do expect the freshest oysters, cold beer and amazing sunsets knowing you have found a slice of local paradise.
Where: Days Gutter at Kooringal, Moreton Island, 27°21’15.5″S 153°24’58.6″E
Why: Because you will feel like a real local
Conditions: North-westerly but really it is the tides which will dictate accessibility.