Bribie Island

Many of your will know the recognizable road over water that is Bribie Island Bridge.

At 831 metres long, it took two years to build and was considered an engineering marvel at the time of its construction back in 1963 because it was the first pre-stressed, pre-cast concrete bridge in Australia.

Today it’s what makes Bribie Island so easily accessible so there’s no excuse not to hop in the car and drive over!

A great way to explore any area is with a tour, and when it comes to Bribie Island, they don’t come more knowledgeable than Jason Brown of G’Day Adventure Tours.

Able to accommodate anywhere from two to eight tour-goers, they can choose from a number of lesser-known Bribie locations.

One such location is Norfolk Lagoon, one of four semi-tidal lagoons located on the island. This picturesque spot is ideal for a swim in the warmer months, but even in winter you can take the tour from land to water aboard a kayak. One of the first things you’ll notice is the golden-tinge of the water from all the tea-tree that’s in the area.

Roughly thirty minutes further surfside is Fort Bribie, a naval site built at the outbreak of the second World War. Amazingly, 150 personnel served here and on one of the walls within the main fort, you can even see the roster and names of those who were on duty when the war was declared over.

Another hour turning off the beach inland is Poverty Creek and despite its name, it’s rich with wildlife. Here you’re likely to spot kangaroo, wallabies and goannas not to mention the magnificent sea eagles that regularly inhabit the island. Poverty Creek used to be a cattle farm, but in 1988 when the National Parks Act came in, it became the National Park and camping ground that is now popular with visitors.