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Best Of Bribie Island
 
bribie islandBribie Island is just one of those islands that you simply cannot resisit. A relaxed atmosphere makes this haven of unouched beaches and pristine landscapes all that more appealing, reeling you in so that you never want to return to the mainland, making it easily accessible with car hire Brisbane . It also enjoys quite a hub of activity in a commerical sense, ensuring all the neccessary facilities for your stay here are close by. With so much to see and do, Bribie will dazzle and delight you in endless ways!

Bribie Island can be found off-shore, seventy kilometres north of Brisbane, just off the Bruce Highway. Possibly one of Queensland’s best kept secrets, the climate here is perfect almost all year round, with the sun shining in the sky almost every day. It boasts a unique connection to the mainland in the form of an extremely long bridge, that stretches across the Pumicestone Passage. Even while you are on this bridge you will feel like you are already a million miles away from civilisation. The bridge is more like a jetty in that it is frequented by locals and keen fishermen from all over Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, enjoying the beautiful wide, blue waters.

Bribie is an island of amazing diversity and pleasant contrasts. On one side of the island you will find a pleasant river system, that is a popular spot for fishing and boating, while the adjoining parklands are great for bike riding among the kids. Journey to the opposite sid of the island and you will come across the island's most famous sretch of beach, along with a wild, practically untouched national park. The National Park has some truly fantastic walking tracks, giving you the perfect opportunity to get in touch with nature. You may also be able to spot some of the migrating whales that frequent the waters around here.

The central hub of Bribie can be found in Bongaree, where you will come across café’s, restaurants and some great shops. There is a fantastic grassy spot near the shops to sit and eat fish and chips while watching the fishing boats or kids playing by the water’s edge. The playground here is popular with the kids but keep an eye out for bike riders, who love exploring the many cycle tracks that are all over the island.

Woorim is another hot spot on the island and is located on the opposite side to Bongaree. It is right near thirty kilometres of white beaches, with an abundance of café’s and restaurants not far away. There are lots of delightful spots to stay on the island, and many more that are great to simply get out and take a look around. A visit here is the perfect way to unwind and do the things in life that you have ever dreamed of before!

If you do decide to stay overnight or a little longer on the island, settle into the Bribie Island Caravan Park. This tourist park enjoys a great position just up a bit from Woorim Beach, and an ideal distance away from the tourist crowds. This park is ideal for those on family holidays because it offers a wide range of activities including mini golf, a tennis court, swimming pool and games room. It is also a great place to take some time out to relax. Trees and shrub can be viewed in every direction and you are close enough to the beach to hear the waves crashing in. The weekends are characterised by movie nights so pack some extra popcorn and snacks for some great family memories.

The Bongaree Caravan Park is anoher popular option as it is a little closer to the Pumicestone Passage, ensuring it offers a completely different appeal. This park is somewhat more open and the waters here are frequented by dolphins and dugongs, which are often spotted frolicking around here. This ideal location makes you central to everything on the island, including some of the best shops and cafes.

Christine Barton




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