Bribie Island is the smallest and most northerly of three major sand islands forming the coastline sheltering the northern part of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. The others are Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island. Bribie Island is 34 kilometres (21 miles) long, and 8 kilometres (5.0 miles) at its widest. Archibald Meston believed that the name of the island came from a corruption of a mainland word for it, Boorabee. meaning ‘koala bear’.
Bribie Island hugs the coastline and tapers to a long spit at its most northern point near Caloundra, and is separated from the mainland by Pumicestone Passage. The ocean side of the island is somewhat sheltered from prevailing winds by Moreton Island and associated sand banks and has only a small surf break. The lee side is calm, with white sandy beaches in the south.
Most of the island is uninhabited national park (55.8 square kilometres or 21.5 square miles) and forestry plantations. The southern end of the island has been intensively urbanised as part of the Moreton Bay Region, the main suburbs being Bongaree, Woorim, Bellara and Banksia Beach. A bridge from Sandstone Point on the mainland was completed in 1963.
Buckley’s Hole, at the southern tip of the island, is an important bird habitat and refuge.
Moreton Bay Able Anglers utilise several public and private fishing platforms in the Bribie Island areas (including Bongaree, Woorim, White Patch) for our fishing groups. Most of these platforms are wheelchair friendly and all are safe for mobility and stability. When booking our session for this area, the exact location of the session is provided to our participants the day before the session to ensure all aspects are taken into account such as;
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