Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

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Lions Park day-use area

Venture to the northern-most tip of the island by boat and enjoy a fun-filled family day of sun, sand and sea.

Accessible by

  • Boat

Attraction facilities

  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets (non-flush)

Set out in your boat, canoe or kayak from the mainland and head to North Spit to this shady day-use area on the shore of Pumicestone Passage. It's a perfect location to swim, picnic, relax and soak up the scenery.

At this protected anchorage you'll feel completely immersed in nature as vehicles can't access this part of the island. Throw in a line to catch a flathead or mangrove jack and, in summer, try your luck with sand and mud crabs.

After a picnic or barbeque, explore the spit and watch for sea eagles and brahminy kites gliding along the coastline. See if you can recognise the 'flap-flap-flap-glide' motion of the graceful osprey.

Getting there and getting around

Lions Park day-use area is in Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area, 65km north of Brisbane. This day-use area is on North Spit on the islands northern most tip and is accessible only by boat. You can't take vehicles onto this part of Bribie Island.

  • The closest boat ramps are on the mainland at Golden Beach, Bells Creek and Coochin Creek.
  • You can also launch your boat from the island at Bellara and Bongaree boat ramps.
  • When boating over seagrass beds in Pumicestone Passage, do your best to minimise impacts on dugongs. Take it easy and observe the go slow areas (PDF, 793.2KB) .
  • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Lions Park 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.