Rising in the middle of Moreton Bay, Bribie Island enjoys a casual ambience with sunny beaches, surfing, sailing and wildlife-infused bushwalking. It’s a favourite weekend getaway with barbecue boats, eco-excursions, a seaside museum and thriving arts community.
Thing to do
The beaches of Bribie Island draw swimmers, surfers and water sports enthusiasts to pristine protected waters and sandy shorelines. Head to Woorim Beach for surfing and four-wheel driving or take the family for picnics, barbecues and calm waters on the beaches of Bongaree and Bellara.
Spend a few hours at Pumicestone Passage, a protected marine park and wildlife haven where you can pump for yabby crayfish and spot a myriad of bird species. Stop by one of the hire huts along the passage to rent a stand-up paddleboard, kayak or personal boat or sign up for windsurfing lessons.
Hop aboard the Island Gondola for a romantic evening with dinner and cocktails or rent one of the popular BBQ Boats of Bribie. Take the kids on an eco-cruise to spot dingoes, osprey, dugongs and sea eagles while gliding down the passage.
Learn about the island’s history through interactive exhibitions and kid-friendly activities at Bribie Island Seaside Museum. Bribie Island Community Arts Centre offers Aboriginal artefacts and contemporary paintings, murals, woodwork and pottery. The nearby Bicentennial Gardens and the Bicentennial Bushwalks provide romps through paperbark wetlands and eucalypt forests.
Getting around Bribie Island
Bribie Island is a 45-minute drive from Brisbane Airport, where you can rent a car or take a bus directly to the island’s beaches. The island also has its own bus and taxi services.