Discover Bribie Island
Bribie Island is the most northerly and smallest of three major islands. These sandy islands form the coastline of northern Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. At the widest point, the island is eight kilometres with a length of 34 kilometres. Bribie is a fifty-minute drive from Brisbane Airport and just two-hours by car from the Gold Coast and is situated just south of the Sunshine Coast.
The island offers both man-made and natural attractions for a sensational visit. There are nature walks, a day spa, sky diving, outdoor markets, guided tours and cruises of the magnificent Pumicestone Passage, historical museums, secluded beaches, paddle-boating with the dolphins, surfing, sea kayaking and boats for hire. This is the perfect road trip complete with sun, sand and surf. There are also amazing hikes through the national park. The park encompasses 55.8 square kilometres offering everything from sand dunes to bush trails.
The Best Things to Do on Bribie Island
Five community marketplaces operate within the island region and you can explore the waterside at Bongaree, Banksia Beach or Bellara. There are plenty of shops for browsing handmade and fresh produce, plant life, clothing, used and new merchandise. The Art Gallery at Banksia Beach is very impressive with a range of arts and crafts and so much more.
You have several options to be on the water on Pumicestone Passage to venture either near the Bribie Bridge, the amazing Canals or up through the passage and marine park. The passage is between the mainland and the island and heading towards Caloundra offers breathtaking views of the Glasshouse Mountains, the SS Avon Shipwreck, the historic channel founded by Mathew Flinders more than 200 years ago and the township of Toorbul.
This area is a Marine Park and you may be lucky to see spectacular sea life including sea turtles, dugongs and playful dolphins.
A Gondola on Bribie
Just Imagine floating relaxed on calm waters with someone very special. Some Gondola Packages include a complimentary bottle of wine, delicious chocolates or amazing desserts or a seasonal fruit platter. There is nothing more romantic than an island cruise. Enjoy the romance and simply let the gondola team make everything perfect. The gondola has even been refurbished with elegant wood detail, white lounge suites, mood lighting in the cabins and the ultimate in privacy and comfort.
More To Do
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.
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.
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 other top Bands have put on incredible performances.
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.