Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

The camp sites are spread along the eastern beach. Photo credit: Leanne Siebuhr © Queensland Government

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

Gallagher Point camping area

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

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Camping area facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Plan ahead to stay at this camping area, with limited sites. You'll love getting back to nature in such a beautiful setting. Swap yarns around the camp fire by night and wake to stunning scenery each morning.

If you tire of the serenity of your camp site, throw a line to catch a yellowfin bream, flathead, whiting, tailor and mangrove jack or launch your kayak to paddle or swim in the sheltered waters of Pumicestone Passage.

In the summer months, stroll along the shoreline at low tide and look for migratory shorebirds visiting from China, Alaska and Siberia as they recuperate ahead of their long flight home in April.

Getting there and getting around

Gallagher Point camping area is in Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area, 65km north of Brisbane.

  • The camping area is on the western side of the island, on the shores of Pumicestone Passage and can be accessed by high-clearance 4WD with low range capability. There are no launching or recovery facilities for boats.
  • From the bridge, drive north along Sunderland Drive and continue along White Patch Esplanade.
  • From the northern end of White Patch Esplanade, follow the Poverty Creek access track for 180m before turning left onto the camping area access track.
  • Drive 3km down this track to the camping area.
  • The speed limit on inland tracks is 30km/hr.
  • 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:
  • Two-wheel-drive (2WD) vehicles, trail bikes and motorbikes are prohibited from obtaining a vehicle access permit and entering the Bribie Island Recreation Area.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.

Getting to Bribie Island

The island can be reached via a road bridge from the Caboolture turn-off on the Bruce Highway, or by boat from the nearby mainland.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Gallagher Point camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

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

Camping area features: this small, level, low-key camping area is on the western side of the island, with views over the Pumicestone Passage towards the Glass House Mountains and Toorbul. Note that camp sites here may be closed for bookings at times, due to flooding on very high tides.

Location: 2km north of White Patch.

Access: the camping area can be reached by 4WD only. (The sandy roads are not suitable for 2WD vehicles). There are no launching or recovery facilities for boats.

Number of sites: 6 numbered sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: small campervans, caravans and camper trailers; sites are more suitable for tent camping beside your car. Sites accommodate a maximum of six people per site.

Camp site surface: sand, dirt, and grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed in provided fire rings only (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply) but fuel stoves recommended.

Generators: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: water for drinking and cooking; gas stoves (preferable) or firewood (such as untreated mill off-cuts not bush wood); rubbish bags; insect repellent. Visitors are encouraged to bring portable toilets to help reduce bush toileting. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online or learn about our camping booking options.

Mobile phone coverage: poor.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Bribie safely and camp with care.