Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area features sand dunes, heaths, paperbark wetlands, open forests, woodlands, freshwater creeks and lagoons.
Tidal wetlands and waters around Bribie Island are protected as part of Moreton Bay Marine Park. Fish, crabs and prawns breed in Pumicestone Passage and dugong feed on its seagrass communities. Thousands of shorebirds feed and roost here.
Cultural heritage includes shell middens and other evidence of Aboriginal people's traditional use of the area, and weathered structures remaining from the World War II coastal defence system.
- Read more about the nature, culture and history of Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area.
Looking after the park
Wherever you explore, minimise your impact. Terrestrial and marine plants and animals depend on us to keep land, ocean and estuarine areas clean.
- Take your rubbish with you when you leave.
- Don't use shampoos and soaps in or near waterways.
- In areas where toilets are not provided, bring a portable enclosed toilet. Please do not empty the contents of chemical toilets in the toilet facilities as is stops the systems from functioning. Portable toilet waste disposal points are located at Poverty Creek camping area and on access ‘P’ near the toilets in the Ocean Beach camping area. If bush toileting, go at least 50m from creeks and bury human waste and toilet paper 30cm deep. Bag all personal hygiene products including disposable nappies and take them home for appropriate disposal in rubbish bins
- When boating, go slowly over seagrass beds—dugongs feed here. Observe the go slow areas for natural values in Tripcony Bight – Long Island (MNP02) and Westaways Creek (MNP01) marine national park zones.
- When driving, stay on tracks and off the dunes. Fore dunes are important habitat for wildlife. Shorebirds lay their eggs on the sand and marine turtles bury eggs in the sand.
- Obey signs and regulations—they are in place to protect this area for conservation and nature-based recreation.
See caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.
Bribie Island Recreation Area, which was gazetted in 2005, includes Bribie Island National Park, the beach area to low-water mark and some state government and Moreton Bay Regional Council owned land. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service manages this area under the Recreation Areas Management Act 2006 and Nature Conservation Act 1992 for the purposes of nature conservation and nature-based recreation.
A management plan for Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area will be prepared in the future.
Tourism information links
For more information about Bribie Island accommodation, activities and tours contact:
Bribie Island Visitor Information Centre
Benabrow Avenue, Bongaree, Bribie Island
Phone: (07) 3408 9026
For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.
Bribie Island World War II structures
The natural, cultural and historical significance of Bribie
- Gallagher Point camping area temporarily closed for roadworks 5–16 June 2023
- Poverty Creek camping area closed from 10 July for toilet facility upgrade 11 May to 31 August 2023
- Northern Access Track remains closed to vehicles pending major roadworks 5 January to 30 June 2023
- Planned burn operations for Moreton Bay 17 March to 1 September 2023