Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Delve into a slice of paradise along this bushwalk. Photo credit: Leanne Siebuhr © Queensland Government

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Palm Grove Bicentennial bushwalk

Walk among foxtail ferns and native palms and watch native birds feasting on the fruits and flowers of blueberry ash.

Journey type
1.3km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 1hr walking time.
Easy (walk)

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Discover a slice of heaven along this walk that starts from Sunderland Drive, near the bridge, and you don't need a 4WD to get here.

Take a leisurely stroll through native palms and fox tail ferns and find blueberry ash adorned with seasonal fruits and flowers that attract scarlet honeyeaters and scaly breasted lorikeets. Watch them feasting on the nectar and flitting about the trees.

Tread quietly and you might be lucky to spot an eastern grey kangaroo grazing or a lace monitor basking in a sunny spot along the track. Look up into canopy to spot koalas resting in the fork of a tree.

Getting there and getting around

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

  • This bushwalk begins near the community arts centre.
  • 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.
  • Walk the 500m of the Banksia Bicentennial bushwalk before joining the Palm Grove Bicentennial bushwalk.

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.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Palm Grove 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.