Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane | Sunshine Coast

Explore the western part of the island on this track. Photo credit: Rose Gray © Queensland Government

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Poverty Creek access track

Set off on a 4WD adventure along this inland sandy track to explore the island's beautiful varied landscapes and fascinating wildlife.

Journey type
5km one way A path where the start point is different to the finish point

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Journey facilities

  • Scenic drive

Discover a fascinating history and experience a changing landscape as you drive along this 4WD inland track from White Patch to Poverty Creek day-use area. Drive through a sustainable timber plantation and national park and keep a lookout for eastern grey kangaroos often spotted in the surrounding bushland.

Detour into Gallagher Point and Poverty Creek camping areas along the way, and if you're keen for a spot of fishing, launch your boat from the beaches near the camping areas. Bribie's mudflats, seagrass beds, mangroves, salt marsh and claypan communities along with extensive tidal wetlands are part of Moreton Bay Marine Park.

Getting there and getting around

The Poverty Creek access track 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.

Speed limits

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.

Drinking water

  • There is no drinking water supplied along this track.
  • There are taps at the Poverty Creek camping area that supply water suitable for cooking and cleaning.
  • Treat all water before use.
  • We recommend you bring enough water for the duration of your visit.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Poverty Creek access track 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 Four-wheel drive with care.