Bribie Island and Pumicestone Passage offer a rich history, beautiful scenery and a range of wildlife. This ecological waterway is one of the most important in the world. Pumicestone Passage is the body of water dividing Queensland from the island. The waterway stretches 35 kilometres for an entrancing waterway providing a sheltered area for recreation. The area is ideal for all different types of water sports. Over 250 species of dugong, turtles, birdlife and dolphins inhabit the area.
The options on the island are nearly endless with white, sandy beaches at Woorim where you can also see the World War I bunkers. Nearby sensational golf courses are at Banksia beach and Woorim. Or learn to surf on shimmering waves near the Woorim Surf Club, or enjoy some quality time with the family or indulging in live music and fresh oysters at the Sandstone Point Hotel. Other attractive options include running, cycling or long walks on the amazing walkways along the waterfront.
Exploring Bribie also means delicious food at the takeaway food outlets, restaurants and cafes. The unique flavors of the island include everything from Indian to extremely fresh seafood. There is fried food, enormous prawns, salmon, pizza, seafood marinara pasta, steak and mushroom pie, vegan dishes, sashimi, sushi curry and so much more.
The Butterfly House is a volunteer project to bring the local community together. Not only do visitors have a great time and receive an education but the Butterfly House helps needy individuals both overseas and locally. The Butterfly House was originated as a residential property in 2013 only to become one of the best tourist attractions on the island. There are hundreds of incredible butterflies flying all around.
No trip is complete without visiting the Seaside Museum at Bongaree. Visitors will learn about the military history of the island during the Second World War as well as history of the original Indigenous and the experiences of early settlers. Melsa Train Park near the Bribie RSL club is a great place to spend the day with the family. Anyone with a passion for relics of the past or miniature trains will be in heaven.
Place to Visit on Bribie Island
Everyone should have a things to do list including exploring the beaches. The choice between the patrolled Woorim ocean Beach looking out toward Moreton Island, and the quieter Red Beach is difficult to make, but the beaches spread to the north and west. Bribie beaches offer kilometres of gorgeous coastline.
Another option is to Charter a BBQ boat for a personal fishing adventure or with friends. Get on the water to fish or explore while having some fun fishing on the island, you might even catch some fish. This is an easy way to explore the beauty of Pumicestone Passage by hiring their self-drive boat.
You can also take advantage of the G’Day Tours. This day trip is an adventure to some of the biggest sand islands in the world. The white sandy beaches of both Moreton and Bribie Islands are a dream come true. This is an opportunity to see the iconic wildlife of Australia, swim in the lagoons and relax on the soft, sandy beaches. The feeling of the wind and water in this picturesque setting is where the best memories are born.
Families interested in experiencing the beauty of nature, four-wheel-drive lovers, campers and fishing enthusiasts should spend some time at the National Park. There is nothing like touring the majestic expanse of beach, feeling the refreshing salt air, trying to catch dinner in the waters or cooling down in the freshwater lagoons. Visitors may get to see the antics of the turtles as they play on the beach while exploring everything the park has to offer. Take a four-wheel-drive along the many kilometers of shimmering white sand prior to setting up camp for the night.
The camping experiences at the Moreton Bay Region are phenomenal. Some areas are only accessible by boat, others with a four-wheel-drive. Taking the time to acquire the necessary vehicle access and campsite permits to enter the park is worth every minute. This is an unforgettable adventure guaranteed to make unforgettable memories. For a little luxury after exploring nature in the park, stop by the Sandstone Point Hotel. There is an unobstructed view of 300 metres of cool water. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the concert, hotel and restaurant venue. Since the hotel first opened in 2015, John Farnham and the Beach Boys and many other top Performers and Bands have put on incredible performances at Sandstone Point Hotel.
There is nothing quite like the view of Bribie from the skies. Every thrill seeker should skydive high above the island. For those who want the view without the dive, there are helicopter rides revealing the true beauty of the island from above.
A day trip to the island is a lot of fun. The island is actually so spectacular, it is worth making a trip from Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or a much greater distance and spending some time exploring.