As one of only two islands in Queensland connected to the mainland by bridge, Bribie Island projects a carefree community feel with a combination of calm bay beaches and surf beaches ideal for either a leisurely swim or surfing safari. Bribie Island makes for a gorgeous island escape and is popular with nature lovers, water sport enthusiasts and families alike.
Here are a few favourite things to do and see:
Pumicestone Passage is a protected marine park and safe haven for wildlife, running as a 35km channel between Bribie Island and the Caboolture coastline. A popular location for water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers, visitors can take a guided kayak tour, wind or kitesurf, go bird watching, pump for yabbies or simply watch the magic of a sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains.
Boasting both a long stretch of surf shoreline and a calm protected coastline, Bribie offers the best of both worlds for the beach lover. For surfside fun and access to long, white sandy stretches of four-wheel driving areas, head to the popular Woorim Beach on the eastern side of the island. On the protected western side of the island, the beaches at Bongaree and Bellara are both favoured spots for families. With barbecues, picnic facilities, play areas for the kids and calm swimming spots, they make the ideal destination for a day out with family and friends.
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology
See the past unfold before you as you discover a collection of priceless antiques and fine arts from around the world at the Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology. Explore the exciting history of Western Europe over the past half-million years all the way through to modern times. Experience scenes from Rome’s iron legions, fierce Saxon and Viking invaders, plague-ridden towns, knights and manors, Europe’s golden age of exploration and the Industrial Revolution. Or join in the Abbey Medieval Festival, held in July every year and featuring banquets, tournaments and other activities.
Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Learn about the stories of Bribie and the people who shaped, lived and loved it at the Seaside Museum. Become acquainted with Matthew Flinders and his encounter at Skirmish Point. Reflect on the brilliant reclusive artist Ian Fairweather. Learn about the American troop occupation during World War II and get up close to the local bounty of the sea in the incredible fish collection of the Amateur Fishing Association of Queensland.
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