Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Bribie Island has beautiful coastal scenery, low-key camping spots and great 4WDing, boating and fishing. Photo credit: © MJL Photography

Be inspired: Bribie Island—beautiful coastal camping close to Brisbane!

Remote empty landscapes, big skies, views to the horizon—you’d think you’d have to travel beyond the Black Stump to find a place like this, wouldn’t you? Well, not so. Photo credit: Leanne Siebuhr © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Explore the Sunshine and Fraser coasts—your go-to weekend escapes!

They’re renowned for surf and sun-drenched beaches, and deservedly-so, but take a closer look and you’ll find the Sunshine and Fraser coasts have so much more in store! Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Favourite hikes for groups of ‘besties and buddies’ around Brisbane

When it comes to bushwalking with your ‘besties’ (friends or family), in Queensland National Parks near Brisbane, you’re truly spoilt for choice! Photo credit: © Queensland Government

Be inspired: Queensland National Parks’ best-loved camping areas

We are truly a nation of coast dwellers, so when it comes to camping holidays, where do we head? To the water, of course! Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Bribie Island World War II structures

Sneak peek of Fort Bribie Story Map.

The legacy of the South-West Pacific Area of operation in the Second World War is visible through the structures, facilities and debris that remain throughout Queensland.

Along Ocean Beach foredunes on Bribie Island are weathered gun emplacements, searchlight buildings and other remnants of a defence battery used to protect Moreton Bay and the Port of Brisbane.

Fort Bribie

Bribie Island was important to the defence of Brisbane as the main north-west shipping channel runs close to the shore here. Fort Bribie was strategically located near Bribie Island's northern tip to secure the shipping passage south.

In the 21st century Fort Bribie is under threat from forces that span geological eons to powerful seasonal events that can change the shape of the coastline overnight. This historical fortification is being recorded through images, maps and 3D modelling so that it’s important role in protecting Brisbane can be appreciated now and into the future.

Explore the Fort Bribie Story Map or view the Fort Bribie Story Map document (PDF, 4.3MB) for a behind the scenes look at this WWII defence battery.

Find out more about Queensland’s other military installations preserved in our parks and forests.

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