"BEAUTIFUL BRIBIE!" Top 5 Page for this destination Bribie Island by balhannah

Bribie Island Travel Guide: 42 reviews and 108 photos

A popular destination for Brisbaner's

Bribie Island, a 34km sand island, is located in the north-western area of Moreton Bay.
From the mainland cross over the tranquil waters of the Pumicestone Passage.
Bribie has quite a few retiree's living there, and who could blame them, I wouldn't mind retiring there either!
Major areas are Bellara (where the majority of shops are),as well as Bongaree and Woorim.

The island is a popular destination for a daytrip from Brisbane and for longer holidays.

We have our own Caravan, so stay at the waterfront, Bongaree Caravan Park.
There is a huge variety of accommodation from holiday units, motels, b&bs, guesthouses, tourist parks and camping areas to choose from, book during holiday times.


The Pumicestone Passage is a great spot for windsurfing, sailing and boating. Usually the waters are quiet, as they are protected from the stronger winds.

Bribie Island is a great spot for marine animal viewing, cycling, scuba diving, has safe family swimming and surf beaches.

Fort Bribie lies at the northern tip of Bribie Island, about 25km along the beach from Woorim. It was constructed at the outbreak of World War 2 as a part of the defence of Moreton Bay

The Pumicestone National Park has all the conveniences for picnickers and overnight campers at Mission Point which is located on a white sandy beach

Sandstone Point – Spinnaker Sound Marina - The marina has a boat ramp, and boat and jet ski hire


•Woorim Ocean Beach for.......... Surfing, swimming and fishing.

Woorim is patrolled by Bribie Island Surf Life Saving Club. The beach has wheelchair access. 4WD access to beach but a permit is required.
Watch for dolphins

•White Patch - Safe swimming, fishing, walking, BBQ and sheltered picnic area.
Dogs permitted on a leash

•Sylvan Beach - The beach provides safe swimming, a boat ramp, and good fishing.
There is boat hire, a BBQ area, a picnic area, a playground, and toilets, the is also disabled facilities provided

•Red Beach - Great Fishing and scenic walking tracks.
Dogs allowed on leash; dogs off leash from car park to Woody Point

•Bongaree Beach - Safe swimming, jetty and boat ramp and playground, sheltered picnic areas walking and toilets

Bribie is one of my favorites, it may be one of yours if you pay it a visit!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice beaches close to Brisbane
  • Cons:very busy in holiday times
  • In a nutshell:Close to Brisbane, yet feels miles & miles away!
  • Last visit to Bribie Island: Nov 2014
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Oleg_D.'s Profile Photo

    Thanks for virtual trip to sea shore.

  • lmkluque's Profile Photo
    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Hi Dee, sorry it took so long to finish reading your page. The electrician was here and shut down the juice. Thanks for the tour of Bribie and surrounds! It looks really nice. Your Orchid Show photos are lovely. I've gone to a few orchid shows here and love to see them. My ex-daughter-in-law love orchids. Hers live, mine die. Bummer. Do you grow them too?

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Apr 11, 2015 at 10:09 PM

      Yes, I have about ten. They grow in the open, some I have attached to a gum tree, seems to be just enough filtered light to keep them happy and flowering. Sorry yours have died. They seem to be touchy plants to grow!

    • lmkluque's Profile Photo
      Apr 12, 2015 at 10:05 AM

      Well touchy plants for me.

  • blueskyjohn's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Very nice page Dee. This looks like it is very popular as you state.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 28, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    This is a very enjoyable little page! The beach area at Bongaree looks like a real "keeper" and I also enjoyed viewing those kangaroos that were brave enough to ignore your nearby presence. Gorgeous flower photos at the Bribie Island Orchid Show - well done!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Feb 28, 2014 at 2:16 PM

      Thanks Glenn! Never tire of Bribie Island. Thinking of heading there for a break soon.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jun 7, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Dee, lovely little page here. Pineapples for 10 Cents sounds indeed like quite a good deal. Oh and strawberries aren't too bad either.

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Jun 9, 2013 at 1:17 AM

      It's a very good deal and they are really sweet, as they come picked ripe direct from the farm. It's a lovely island where Brisbanites love to come for the weekend or a holiday.

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    pineapples for 10 cents!! a nice clean beach without a zillion people there.
    oh the photos of the orchids. lovely indeed:)

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    I would love to see the kangaroos.

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Jul 4, 2010 at 10:25 PM

    Wow, You have a caravan?? D

  • amsor's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Thats a beautiful place !

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Apr 23, 2010 at 7:48 AM

    Beautiful Bribie indeed! I love your pictures of the orchids.

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