Bribie Island’s Ocean Beach. Pic:

Bribie’s the easy island getaway option for the lazy Brisbanite, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad one!

Right on the doorstep of Queensland’s capital, Bribie offers visitors some great 4WD access campsites, as well as a network of offroad tracks at the northern end of the island.

Bribie is a just a quick hop and a skip from Brisbane, access is via the Bruce Highway and the Bribie Island exit near Caboolture.

There’s some really good fishing from Bribie’s beaches, as well as a couple of sneaky surf breaks that can fire from time to time.

The sand flies can be a killer out here on still summer evenings, so don’t forget the bugspray!


4WDING is available on the sandy beaches fringing the island – keep an eye on the depth of the freshwater lagoons that occasionally spill out over the beach to avoid getting stuck.

There are several inland tracks that can be accessed at the northern end of the island, these are sometimes closed but are worth a look if you have the time.

FISHING is popular out here for all the usual warm water foraging species including sand whiting, bream and dart. Try fresh beach worm and pippi baits for great results!

SURFING is more popular at the northern end of the island, out of Moreton Island’s swell shadow.


LOCATION: 70km to the north of Brisbane. Take the Bribie Island exit from the Bruce Highway.

CAMPING: Bush camping is available at Gallagher Point camping area. There are no facilities and campers must be fully self-sufficient.

Ocean Beach camping area is located 16km up the beach from the access point and has toilet facilities.

Poverty Creek camping area has large grassy sites and has toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces provided.

Camping permits are required and cost $6.85 per person per night or $27.40 per family per night and must be acquired prior to arrival.

FUEL is available at Brisbane and Caboolture.


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