Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Enjoy a picnic before exploring the WWII remnants. Photo credit: © MJL Photography

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

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

Fort Bribie day-use area

Explore Fort Bribie's weathered World War II structures on the island's most northern tip, then relax over a picnic with scenic views.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Boat

Attraction facilities

  • Picnic tables
  • Toilets (flush)

Step back in time when you visit Fort Bribie's World War II heritage site. Enjoy the search for remnants of gun emplacements, mine control huts and searchlight buildings scattered along the beach and hidden among the dunes. Look for the signs to help you find the remains of the fort and of the lighthouse that once stood here, beaming a search light across the water to uncover passing enemy ships along the coast.

After your exploration, enjoy a picnic with uninterrupted ocean views and ponder the island's war heritage. Imagine the lives of the men and women stationed here in World War II. Wade along the edge of the ocean before jumping back in your boat or exploring more of the island by 4WD.

Getting there and getting around

Fort Bribie day-use area is in Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area, 65km north of Brisbane.

  • This day-use area is at the northern end of the island and can be accessed via two routes requiring high-clearance 4WD with low range capability.
  • A vehicle access permit must be purchased. Display the permit on your windscreen before driving in the recreation area. 24hr number plate surveillance cameras in use. Please ensure vehicle registration details are correct on your permit. For more information see:
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.
  • Two-wheel-drive (2WD) vehicles, trail bikes and motorbikes are prohibited from obtaining a vehicle access permit and entering the Bribie Island Recreation Area.

Northern access track

  • From the bridge, drive north along Sunderland Drive and continue along White Patch Esplanade.
  • At White Patch, follow the main track north to the gate at the turn-off to the Poverty Creek camping area. This is the start of the Northern access track.
  • Drive 16.4km along this inland track to the northern part of the island and Fort Bribie.

Ocean Beach drive

  • From the bridge, follow the signs to Woorim township on the east side of the island.
  • The Ocean Beach drive starts at the end of North Street and continues along the beach for 23km to Fort Bribie in the north of the island.

Speed limits

Getting to Bribie Island

The island can be reached via a road bridge from the Caboolture turn-off on the Bruce Highway.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Fort Bribie day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Bribie safely.