For a camping close to Brisbane, it is hard to go past Bribie Island, with open beaches, excellent campgrounds and the chance to engage 4wd on the sand.
There are numerous picnic areas, and tracks to explore. During summer, huge flocks of migratory birds visit the island and it is no uncommon to see turtles and dugong in the passage just off shore.
Covering 49 square kilometres of Bribie Island, the national park protects an important environment for migratory birds, which come from as far away as Siberia to feed on the Island before continuing on their journey. Much of the island can be explored by 4wd and on foot, but having access to a boat, or canoe/kayak will let you explore the Pumistone Passage providing (usually) calm water or the ocean side of the island providing the chance to get dumped by a wave. A number of the campsites can only be reached by boat, and they are easily accessed by canoe.
The Bribie Island National Park Recreation Map, provides a good overview of boat access, picnic areas and walks throughout the park.
There's plenty of opportunity for bushwalking on Bribie Island with a few marked trails, as well as many kilometres of beach to explore.
Palm Grove Bicentennial Walk:
An easy 1.3km return walk, through open woodland.
What you will see: Native palms, fox tail ferns, numerous native birds, eastern grey kangaroos goannas.
Melaleuca Bicentennial Walk:
An easy 1.5km return walk, through Melaleuca wetlands.
What you will see: Koalas, goannas, eastern grey kanagaroos, numerous native birds.
Banksia Bicentennial Walk:
An easy 500m walk, starting from Sutherland Drive through Wallum Heathland vegetation.
What you will see: Banksias, wildflowers, grass trees, waterholes, numerous native birds.
Entry Fees No Entry fees are required to access Bribie Island National Park. Camping fees are charged at the 5 campsites on the Island. See individual campsite pages for more information
More Information can be found at https://findapark.npsr.qld....
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