The first view of
Bribie Island lets you know about the lifestyle we enjoy here.
the bridge you are captivated by the views of the
Pumicestone Passage on both sides.
An array of activity is usually
happening in these waters, from the relaxation of sailing,
fishing and kayaking to the excitement of jet skis or water skiing, you can
do and see
it all on the passage. You can hire the equipment to
enjoy most of these activities or
explore the different beaches of
Sylvan Beach features
safe swimming in the passage, picnic areas, BBQs,
toilets. A boat ramp is located here as well as the Volunteer Marine
Rescue, beside which you will find a Talking Monument where you can
hear the history
of Bribie Island. You can hire a boat or fish
easily on this beach. A variety of cafes and
shops are found in
Bongaree is where
you will find the Bongaree Jetty which attracts many families.
There is safe passage swimming, boat ramps, playgrounds and many
sheltered picnic and BBQ areas with toilets along this stretch of
beach from the bridge
to the jetty. Around this area you can see
historical plaques where you can stop and
read about the history of
the area. There is also a variety of places to eat and shop.
Red Beach is
located at the end of Bribie overlooking Moreton Island. Dogs are
allowed off leash from the car park at Red Beach toward the surf side of the
Woody Point. This is a great natural beach to explore with
or without your four legged
Banksia Beach is located
on the passage side so is another great place for swimming,
and fishing. There is a sand boat ramp located here, suitable for
4WDs and/or small boats. BBQ, picnic and toilet facilities
and there's also playgrounds for the kids. Dogs are allowed on leash
on the walking track which runs from the Kakadu Bird
Habitat at one
end to White Patch Esplanade at the other. A talking monument is
located at the White Patch end which tells of the
landing of Matthew
at Woorim is Brisbane's
closest patrolled surf beach, the venue for regular surf carnivals
and a popular spot for swimmers and board riders. There are
playgrounds and many BBQ and picnic areas at Woorim. A playground
and skate park is located on Jacana Avenue.
A variety of shops and cafes to explore and a lookout on Boyd Street
are also features of the Woorim area.
Point is located on the surf side
of Bribie and is popular for fishing and walking and just enjoying the natural landscape.
Spinnaker Sound Marina is adjacent to
the mainland approach of the Bribie Bridge and features a protected
marina harbour and public boat ramp. The marina provides
facilities such as a boat lift, workshop and chandlery. Boat hire
and BBQ boat hire
is available here as well as fresh seafood or
tempt your tastebuds.
Sandstone Point features a boat ramp
with boat trailer parking.
It has BBQ, picnic and toilet facilities
with views across the passage to Bribie Island,
a unique way to view
An alternative to the beaches is the Bribie
Island Aquatic Centre, on Goodwin Drive. It is open all year
round with heated swimming pools, playground, BBQ areas and kiosk.
Bribie Island is perfect for the fisherman as
there are many different ways and places to make that catch. Mud
sands crabs are also there for the taking. The
Pumicestone Passage is great for beach fishing or hire a boat and
fish the passage
especially around the bridge pylons. All types of
bait and tackle are available on the island.
Surf fishing is popular at Skirmish Point and
along the wide expanse of the ocean beach.
Try the jetty for a
picturesque spot to throw
in a line. Red Beach can be great for
winter whiting. Banksia Beach can have tailor, bream and flathead,
while Woorim has summer
and winter whiting, dart and bream.
At dusk listen to the chorus of thousands of
lorikeets all over the
island or visit the bird hide at Buckley's
Hole south Bongaree where you may sight
some of the 350 species of
bird life in this environmental park.
Visit the bird viewing areas at Kakadu Beach Bird Roost at Banksia Beach.
find this area at the end of Solander Esplanade towards the canal.
Take a boat trip up the passage waterways to see spoonbills, ibis, blue crane,
and many other species. Feed the pelicans with fish scraps on the beach.
At White Patch, walk up the tracks to see the wild flowers in season, July
the best time. Observe the flora and fauna from the many beach and
bush tracks on
Walk into Pumicestone National Park - Tracks into the park start at the
end of White
Patch Esplanade. This track is also for 4WDs. Continue the walk
along this track, it
comes out on Pumicestone Passage at Gallagher's Point.
Mosquitos are prevalent,
so be prepared with good protection. In reaching this
point the walk has taken a path
through stands of Wallum, Banksia, Boronia,
Acacias and Grass Trees. Careful
observation may bring a Sea Eagle's nest into
view. The bird will usually be seen
Bicentennial Gardens - Located near the Community Arts Centre, Sunderland
About 200 metres south of the main entrance to the Arts Centre, there is
showing the many short walks in the Gardens. Access is nearby, or
from the Car Park at the Centre. The area is "wheel-chair"
the terrain is a little rough. A map of the walks is available from the Arts
Centre at a small charge.
For the interest of bird watchers about 90 species of
birds have been sighted in this small area. The whole area is watered and
maintained by volunteers.
Walk into Buckley's Hole Environment Park - This Park may be accessed via
a track from the Boulevard. There is a park sign about 100 metres from the
corner of the Boulevard and McDonald Street. Over 190 bird species have been
recorded in this area, including Egrets, Cormorants, Moorhens, Spoonbills and
even Black Swans. It is possible to make a pleasant round trip by walking along
the beach around South Point to Red Beach.
PLEASE NOTE: If walking and leaving a
parked vehicle at Red Beach, it is recommended
cover contents in vehicle and
Red Beach Tracks - Enter this area past the gate in Kendall Street. Walk
eastward (toward Pacific Ocean) for about 25 minutes to meet Red Beach. Dolphins
and the occasional Dugong may be seen here. A round trip along Red Beach back to
Kendall Street may take about 1.5 hours. Rainbow Bee-Eaters may be nesting in
the sand dunes.
- Hire a bike and experience
the island on the network of bike tracks taking you from the calm water of the
beautiful Pumicestone Passage across to the ocean and surf beach.
Bribie Island Access
The Bribie Island Access Guide has been compiled to assist Bribie residents and
visitors who may have difficulty accessing facilities and services needed for
day to day living because of
age, health or disability.
For tourists with special needs, the guide also provides a listing of places
they may wish to visit whilst on the island. The guide
identifies and locates
key access services such as disabled parking, disabled toilets, home deliveries,
hearing loops, home visits,
ramps, ramps (assistance needed), steps (assistance
needed) and accessible telephones.
The Bribie Island Access Guide is free and is available from the following:
Bribie Island Tourist Information Centre Bribie Island Library
Benabrow Avenue, Bellara Cnr First Avenue and Welsby Parade
Phone (07) 3408 9026
Fax (07) 3408 9684
Phone (07) 3408 1388