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Bribie Island - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located about 100 km north-east of Brisbane within the Moreton Bay region, Bribie Island is a low sand island about 100 sq km in area and is separated from the mainland by the narrow Pumicestone Passage. With the main population based around the three areas of Bellara and Bongaree on the passage side, and Woorim on the ocean side.

On the eastern side is a 40 km surf beach. You can also purchase a permit and drive the 30 km up towards Caloundra, taking in the view of the lagoons, the wildlife and the wartime forts, that were used to protect Brisbane from Japanese submarine attacks. As well as the many picnic spots, there is also the Bribie Island National Park.

During the early stages of World War II coastal fortifications were built at the northern end of Bribie Island (Fort Bribie), and at Skirmish Point (Skirmish Battery) at the southern end near the seaside village of Woorim, as part of the defence of the port of Brisbane. Check out the Fort Bribie link and the Indicator Loops of the Royal Australian Navy at Bribie Island site. What are Indicator Loops? Indicator Loops were developed by the Royal Navy in the early 1900s to detect enemy submarines in their ports.

Source: Indicator Loops of the Royal Australian Navy At Bribie Island

Location: an hour’s drive north of Brisbane.
Access: via the bridge.

NB: Campsites at Bribie Island can book out well in advance. Please ensure you have a confirmed booking with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service  before entering the national park. All bookings and payment by telephone or online and must be done prior to entering the national park. Click here for more information.

Check out our listing of Bribie Island accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Bribie Island Visitor Information Centre
Benabrow Avenue
Ph: 07 3408 9026
Mon to Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
Indicator Loops of the Royal Australian Navy At Bribie Island
Richard Walding
Head of Science Department, Moreton Bay College
PO Box 84, WYNNUM QLD 4178
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