Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

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Banksia Bicentennial bushwalk

Explore remnant wallum heathlands and spot colourful birds and other wildlife on this delightful bushwalk.

Journey type
500m one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point
Time suggested
Allow 15min walking time.
Easy (walk)

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Starting from Sunderland Drive, near the bridge, stroll through wallum heathlands featuring grass trees and banksias. In a banksia woodland scattered with white-flowering wedding bush, walk quietly and you're likely to spot scarlet honeyeaters or scaly-breasted lorikeets feasting on the nectar from the banksias.

Look for eastern grey kangaroos grazing in the distance or a lace monitor basking in the afternoon sun along the track.

Getting there and getting around

The Banksia Bicentennial bushwalk is in Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area, 65km north of Brisbane.


  • From the bridge turn north onto Sunderland Drive and continue to the community arts centre.
  • From the car park, follow the 300m walk through a rainforest to a large waterhole and the trail head of the Banksia Bicentennial bushwalk.

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

Banksia Bicentennial bushwalk 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 and Walk with care.