Bribie Island National Park

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Bribie Island National Park
Queensland
IUCN category II (national park)
Bribie Island National Park is located in Queensland
Bribie Island National Park
Bribie Island National Park
Coordinates 26°52′02″S 153°07′36″E / 26.86722°S 153.12667°E / -26.86722; 153.12667Coordinates: 26°52′02″S 153°07′36″E / 26.86722°S 153.12667°E / -26.86722; 153.12667
Established 1994
Area 49 km2 (18.9 sq mi)
Managing authorities Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
Website Bribie Island National Park
See also Protected areas of Queensland

Bribie Island is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 68 km north of Brisbane. The park covers approximately one third of Bribie Island. The tidal wetlands and areas of water around the islands are protected within the Moreton Bay Marine Park.[1]

Visitors are attracted to the park for angling, boating and the views of the nearby Glass House Mountains.

Access[edit]

The beach is accessible by 4WD from Woorim on the east side of the island. However, in order to drive in the national park, one must first acquire a Vehicle Permit from either the Bongaree Caravan Park or the nation parks website. There is also an Inland Track which goes from White Patch in Banksia Beach to the top of the Ocean Beach camping area.

Camping[edit]

There are several camping grounds in the Bribie Island Nation Park. These include: Poverty Creek, which has 12 campsites as well as an open camping ground which holds 80, Gallaghers Point which has six campsites, Mission Point which has 12 campsites which are only accessible by boat, Lime Pocket which has six campsites, also only accessible by boat and Ocean Beach which has 63 campsites. Mission Point has toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces.[1]

A camping permit is requited to camp at these sites[2] which can be purchased from the Bongaree Caravan Park or the Queensland Department of Environment and Resources Management website. Generators are not permitted and visitors should bring their own firewood.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bribie Island". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 1 January 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Bribie Island Recreational Area: Camping information". Department of Environment and Resource Management. 21 June 2010. Retrieved 6 June 2011.