Bribie Island, a 34 kilometre long sand island in the northern part of Moreton Bay, Queensland Australia. Surrounded by natural beauty, Bribie Island is blessed with white sandy beaches and the Pumicestone Passage, a Marine Park.
Most of Bribie Island is uninhabited, consisting of National Park covering 55.8 square kilometres. Bribie Island is separated from the mainland by the Pumicestone Passage Marine Park which has 24 islands and is bounded by 240 kilometres of shoreline.
The Pumicestone Passage has safe family beaches and calm water. Hire a boat and drop anchor for a quick fish, or enjoy a cruise up the passage to take in all the beauty. Dugongs frequent these waters seasonally to feed on the seagrass while dolphins and turtles also make the passage home as do over 350 species of birds.
Bribie Island remains the only Moreton Bay Island to be connected to the mainland by a bridge. The building of the 831m Bribie Island Bridge half a century ago took two years of work and was considered an engineering marvel at the time, being the longest pre-stressed, pre-cast concrete bridge in Australia.
If you fancy a play in the surf, then head to the eastern side of Bribie Island. Woorim is a must-see on Bribie Island. The stunning waters and white sand stretch for over 30 kilometres and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape.
There’s lots to see and do here on Bribie Island, the hardest part is choosing how to fit it all in.
Bribie Island is one of the rare few Australian islands that you don’t need a boat to reach. The Island has retained its small seaside village charm, while offering some of the most stunning scenery on the east coast of Queensland, Australia.
Towering white sand dunes, miles of unspoilt beach stretching as far as the eye can see, rolling surf, a protected tidal waterway teeming with marine life and views of the majestic Glass House Mountains in the far distance are just some of the attributes that make Bribie Island worth more than just a pit stop at the beach for a quick dip and an ice-cream.
On Bribie Island, you can just as easily take a long walk along a vast, empty stretch of beach with only the swooping kites, seagulls and lapping tide to keep you company as you can rub shoulders with dozens of beachgoers in the family friendly Woorim Beach surf. Woorim Beach is popular for its milder waves compared to surf beaches on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
Thrill seeking adventures are also not far away. Parachute onto the beach or hire a jet ski and check out parts of the Pumicestone Passage. Slightly less adrenalin pumping activities include line fishing or simply kicking back at Brennan Park watching the sun sink beneath the bridge over the gleaming waters of the Pumicestone Passage.
Scattered along the sand dunes facing Moreton Bay are a series of WWII-built forts and gun emplacements. They add an exciting element to the Island for history buffs, or for those wanting a glimpse into life during the war. The forts take us back in time to when Australia was under threat from a foreign enemy and places like Bribie Island were suddenly of key strategic importance to our national security. The first bunker (a Skirmish six-inch battery), found just south of Woorim Beach, can be reached on foot. The remainder of the defence installations can be reached by 4WD.