Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Pitch your tent and spend the day fishing in the Pumicestone Passage. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

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Lime Pocket camping area

Camp on the shores of Pumicestone Passage at this secluded camping area, accessible only by boat, and enjoy some great fishing.

Accessible by

  • Boat
  • Canoe or kayak

Camping area facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Wood-fired barbecue (BYO wood)
  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Tent camping
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Lime Pocket is the perfect spot to drop anchor, pitch a tent and enjoy some excellent fishing.

On the western side of the island, on the shores of Pumicestone Passage, you'll wake to scenic views of the Glass House Mountains. At night, get cosy by the camp fire and be lulled to sleep by the sounds of water lapping.

Hook a flathead, whiting, tailor or mangrove jack on your line and enjoy fresh fish for dinner. Watch for dugongs feeding in the seagrass offshore and spot shorebirds feasting along the tide line. Look for birds of prey, including sea eagles, and brahminy and whistling kites, along the coastline.

Getting there and getting around

Lime Pocket camping area is in Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area, 65km north of Brisbane. The camping area is located on the western side of the island, on the shores of Pumicestone Passage, and can be accessed only by boat. You can't drive your vehicle to Lime Pocket.

  • The closest boat ramps are on the mainland at Donnybrook, Toorbul and Coochin Creek.
  • Boat ramps are also located at Golden Beach, Bells Creek and Sandstone Point on the mainland.
  • You can also launch your boat from the island at Bellara and Bongaree boat ramps.
  • There is a relatively sheltered anchorage off the camping area.
  • When boating over seagrass beds in Pumicestone Passage, do your best to minimise impacts on dugongs. Take it easy and observe the go slow area (PDF, 5.8MB) .
  • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Lime Pocket 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.

Seasonal closures

We need to close the camping area during very high tides.

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

Camping area features: this camping area is accessible by boat only. Note that camp sites here may be closed for bookings at times, due to flooding on very high tides.

Location: on the western side of Bribie Island overlooking the Pumicestone Passage, with views to the Glass House Mountains.

Access: the camping area can be reached only by boat.

Number of sites: 6 numbered sites.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping only.

Camp site surface: sand, dirt, grass.

Facilities: none.

Open fires: allowed (except when fire bans or prohibitions apply) in fire rings only, 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.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.