10 free things to do this summer in Bribie

Published 8:00am 24 December 2023

10 free things to do this summer in Bribie
Words by Nadia Chapman

There are plenty of free activities and places to enjoy in Moreton Bay this summer.

Bribie Island has an impressive line-up of free activities to enjoy and places to discover, from crystal clear beaches to community markets.

Here's a list of 10 free things to do in Bribie Island this summer.

1. Bribie Island Seaside Museum

Bribie Island Seaside Museum overlooks the iconic Pumicestone Passage and celebrates the fascinating history of Bribie Island. There are contemporary exhibitions and historical displays alongside a museum shop and other accessible facilities.

Where:1 South Espl, Bongaree

When: Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm I Saturday-Sunday, 10am-3pm

2. Woorim Beach

Woorim Beach is a picturesque location on Bribie Island that is home to amazing fishing, swimming and surfing spots. The soft white sand and crystal-clear water will brighten your summer.

Where: 1 North St, Woorim

When: Open 24 hours | lifeguards operate from 7.30am-5pm

3. Bribie Island Community Arts Centre

The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre focuses on bringing the community together through creativity and social connectivity. The centre offers workshops, art groups, galleries and other special events.

Where: 191 Sunderland Dve, Banksia Beach

When: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-4pm I Sunday, 9am-1pm

4. Pumicestone Passage

Pumicestone Passage is a 35km channel that stretches from the tip of Bribie Island near Caloundra to Deception Bay. The channel is filled with pristine water, incredible sea life and more than 20 different species of migratory shorebirds.

Where: Kakadu Beach I Solander Espl, Banksia Beach

When: Open 24 hours

5. Bribie Island Heritage Trails

Bribie Island has two heritage trails, including the Plaques waterfront walk along the Bongaree foreshore and the Bongaree walkabout. The plaques trail is a one-hour walk featuring 16 heritage plaques over 200 years of local history. The Bongaree trail is a two-hour walk that captures the Bribie Island landscape history.

Where: Plaques trail | 95 Welsby Pde, Bongaree

Bongaree trail | First Ave, Bongaree

When: Open 24 hours

6. Lions Park

Lions Park is a great place to take the family for a lively weekend in Bribie. Lions Park has two fully fenced playgrounds, suitable for older children (four and over), with lots of amenities, including toilets, electric barbecues and sheltered picnic areas.

Where: 1 Boyd St, Woorim

When: Open 24 hours

7. Bribie Island District Community Markets

Held on the third Sunday of every month, the Bribie Island District Community Markets (BIDCA) have it all, from local handmade crafts and fresh fruit and veg to handmade soaps, clothing and fishing items. There is also the iconic BIDCA sausage sizzle stall that locals love.

Where: 1 South Espl, Bongaree (Brennan Park)

When: Third Sunday of the month | 6am-noon

8. Rotary Markets

Held on the second Sunday of each month, locals can browse up to 80 market stalls with wares ranging from coffee and plants to clothing and crafts. The Bribie Island Rotary Club is at every market selling sausage sandwiches, egg and bacon rolls and drinks. There’s also a jumping castle for children to enjoy.

Where: 1 South Espl, Bongaree (Brennan Park)

When: Second Sunday of the month | 6.30am-noon

9. Buckley’s Hole Conservation Park

Buckley’s Hole Conservation Park is a family-friendly lookout that has a freshwater lagoon, woodland, open forest and beach. The park is a birdwatcher’s wonderland, with more than 190 species of birdlife to spot.

Where: The Blvd, Bongaree

When: Open 24 hours

10. Mermaid Lagoon

Mermaid Lagoon is a popular spot on Bribie Island for kayaking and water fun, especially for families. There’s mangroves, birdlife and sealife surrounding Mermaid Lagoon, which is only accessible by four-wheel drive and a vehicle access permit from Queensland National Parks is required.

Where: Near Banksia Beach, Bribie Island

When: Open 24 hours

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