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

Camping in Bribie

Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area offers a variety of coastal camping experiences, some accessible by high clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle, others accessible by boat.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site.

Camping areas accessible by four-wheel drive

  • Gallagher Point —this camping area offers a limited number of bush camping sites. There are no toilets or other facilities here. Campers are encouraged to bring self-contained portable toilets to help reduce bush toileting.
  • Poverty Creek —this large camping area has open grassy sites and shady trees, and includes sites suitable for camper trailers and group camping. Toilets, portable toilet waste disposal facility, screened cold showers, water taps (not suitable for drinking), picnic tables and fireplaces are provided. Fires are permitted in the fire rings in the group trailer and camping area.
  • Ocean Beach —the designated camping area is 16km north of the beach access point on North Street, Woorim. Camp sites just behind the dunes are accessible from defined track entrances. Toilets, screened cold showers and water taps (not suitable for drinking) are provided at the camping area accessed by track 'P'*. Please use these facilities or bring your own portable enclosed toilet system. A portable toilet waste disposal point is located on access 'P'* near the toilet. * Refer to map (PDF, 164.8KB) . Fires are permitted in the fire rings in the group trailer and camping area.

Camping areas accessible only by boat

Camp sites are provided at Mission Point for campers arriving by boat. Toilets, a screened cold shower, water tap (not suitable for drinking), picnic tables and fire rings are provided. Six bush camping sites are provided at Lime Pocket camping area. Fire rings are provided. You need to bring your own portable enclosed toilet system.

Park-specific conditions

  • You must book your camp site before your visit.
  • A vehicle access permit must be obtained before driving in the national park and recreation area.
  • Campers must vacate sites by 11am on day of departure. Campers may access their sites after 2pm on day of arrival.
  • To protect fragile areas, camping is only permitted in designated camp sites. Camping is not permitted on the beach foredunes, northern spit or on nearby islands within the marine park.
  • Please camp within the open spaces provided—do not push into vegetated areas or clear new areas for camping. Remain at least 5m away from vegetation at all times.
  • Domestic animals are not permitted in the national park or recreation area.
  • Carry all your rubbish out of the national park and recreation area for appropriate disposal.
  • Generators are not permitted anywhere in the national park or recreation area.
  • In areas where toilets are not provided, please bring a portable toilet to reduce bush toileting. Bag all personal hygiene products including disposable nappies for appropriate disposal.
  • Water is not provided at Gallagher Point or Lime Pocket camping areas—bring your own water. Water taps are located at the other camping areas and day-use areas at Lighthouse Reach and Fort Bribie. Water is provided for cleaning purposes and should be treated before use. Water is not suitable for drinking.
  • Preferably bring a fuel stove. Fires are not permitted on the beach. Fires for cooking purposes are permitted only at Mission Point, Ocean Beach, Poverty Creek, Gallagher Point and Lime Pocket camping areas in fire rings provided. Bring your own clean, milled firewood as it is illegal to collect firewood in the national park or recreation area.

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  • Get back to nature at this bush camp site, with stunning views over Pumicestone Passage to the Glass House Mountains and Toorbul.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Camp behind the dunes on the Ocean Beach and enjoy fantastic opportunities to boat, fish and explore the Fort Bribie ruins.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Arrive by 4WD or by boat and camp with your friends in this spacious camping area on the shores of Pumicestone Passage.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Poverty Creek camping area is a large area that has open grassy sites and shady trees. It is situated on land that was once a cattle property.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • No picnic tables
    • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Escape the crowds at this secluded camping area with great views over Pumicestone Passage, and accessible only by boat.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • Picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Camp on the shores of Pumicestone Passage at this secluded camping area, accessible only by boat, and enjoy some great fishing.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • Barbecue (wood/fuel/coin)
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted