For almost one hundred years Bribie Island has been one of Queensland’s much-loved holiday destinations, but the secret’s out! Bribie Island is connected to the mainland by bridge and has the closest patrolled surf beach to Brisbane – only a 75 minute drive, and even less from the airport. And with one side of the island bordering the calm waters of the Pumicestone Passage and 30km of surf beaches on the other side, Bribie has the best of both worlds.
Most of Bribie Island comprises National Park and is surrounded by Marine Parks which are home to dolphin, dugong, turtles and over 350 species of birds. This pristine environment is yours to enjoy in whatever way you choose. Cruise the Pumicestone Passage, cycle the extensive network of bike paths, or enjoy the numerous bushwalking tracks. Hire a boat to fish the calm side of the Island, or throw a line in from the surf beach. Drive your 4WD up the beach (permit essential) to explore the World War II bunkers and gun emplacements. Water activities include surfing, banana boat rides, rafting tours and parasailing. At the end of the day, enjoy a meal at one of Bribie Island’s many restaurants or licensed clubs. Or take your freshly-cooked fish and chips to the jetty and watch the sun go down over the water, with the Glasshouse Mountains on the horizon.