Bribie Island provides the perfect base to enjoy the ultimate in boating and fishing. From the sheltered waters of Pumicestone Passage, ocean access is safe and quick, with no treacherous bars to navigate. One of the best game fishing grounds in the world can be reached in less than an hour from Bribie Island. Most of Australia’s game fishing grounds are remote and isolated. Venture a short way from the island tranquility and the sheer adventure of ocean fishing takes over.
Pacific Harbour Marina on Bribie Island is an easy 1 hour north of Brisbane and only 45 minutes from the domestic and international airports. We're an hour south of the Sunshine Coast.
Getting Here By Boat
Latitude 27° 03’ 1” South - Longitude 153° 08’ 34” East.Pacific Harbour Marina is on Bribie Island, at the northern end of Moreton Bay. Map number 67 in the 2008 Beacon to Beacon.
- Enter the southern end of Pumicestone Passage. The bridge has a height restriction, so please prepare carefully.
(Access from the north involves negotiating Pumicestone Passage. This is best done on higher tides only, and with detailed maps.
- From the south is the simple option).From the southern end of Bribie, travel north under the Bribie Island bridge (4.8m clearance at highest astronomical tide).
- Further north approx 1.0nm turn to starboard into Skippers Canal. Pacific Harbour Marina will be to starboard.
Getting Here By Car
- 40 minutes north of Brisbane, turn off the Bruce Highway onto Bribie Island Road heading east.
- Follow Bribie Island Road until you are on the Bribie Island Bridge.
- Take the sharp left right at the end of the bridge. This is Sylvan Beach Esplanade; stay on this until the end.
- Turn right at the round about (the only option) onto Marina Boulevard.
- Follow this until you reach the entrance to the Marina on your left (second round about).
Access to Airports
Bribie is 45 minutes drive from Brisbane domestic and international airports and is serviced by all major airlines. Hire car, and all the typical services are available. Brisbane's City Rail services the airport - see below. The airport website has more information here.
Col's Airport Shuffle offers a service for a fee - a particularly good option for single travellers. See his website for details here. For groups there is a limosine service - at $120 for up to 4 people, this is a convenient choice, too. Bribie Limo Service can be reached on 07 3408 7892 and have bigger car options also.
Caboolture Train Station is part of the Brisbane City rail network. Located 22km west of Bribie it is about a 20min drive/taxi. If you are travelling from the airport the above options are certainly faster and only a few dollars more. See the Queensland Rail website for details here.
Play a Game of Golf
Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club was rated the very best public access course in Queensland recently because of its risk and reward style design and lush sub-tropical landscaping. To book a game call (07) 3410 4011
Hire a dingy for a few hours or take your own boat up the Marine National Park - Pumicestone Passage. Banned from commercial fishing, the main passage and all the nooks are a great place for flathead, whiting, bream and many other species.
Day Trip to Tangalooma Wrecks
A short trip across Moreton Bay to the wrecks of Tangalooma is a great day for the famly. Climb the dunes or anchor up inside the wrecks for a snorkle. The resort offers dolphin feeding, quad bike tours and a host of other fun activities. Check out their website.
Snorkle or Dive World Class Flinders Reef
Located at the northern tip of Moreton Island is Brisbane's only true coral reef and fully protected marine sanctuary. On snorkle or tank you can explore dive walls, gutters, caves and pinnacles. There are at least 112 hard and soft coral species, sponges and sea whips. 175 species of reef fish, invertebrates, turtles, stingrays, wobbegong sharks and the occasional manta ray are found at the reef. More info
Cafe's and Restaraunts
Hiding in the seaside village of Bribie Island are a few entertainment gems for every mood: restaurants, cafe's and bars. Top of the fine dining list is Pacific Harbour Golf Club (bookings 07 3410 4001). For a more relaxed atmosphere try the Surf Club on the surf-side at Woorim ( 07 3408 2141) - they have a great deck overlooking the ocean!
At Blue Anchorage Restaurant, located near the jetty at Bongaree, award winning chef Peter Stephens serves up unforgettably good meals ( 07 3408 1676). There are plenty of other options to choose from: Thai and Indian restaurants, or even just good old fish and chips on the jetty.
Cold liquid refreshments and club style meals are available at the 2 pubs, 3 bowls clubs or the award winning RSL Club.
Deep Sea Fishing is Just an Hour Away
Just off the cape of Moreton Island is some of the world's best regarded game fishing grounds, not to mention the great reefs serving up a constant supply of fish. What ever you're after, there's no treacherous bar to cross, it's only an hour - but you'll feel a million miles away.
30km of 4WD Beach and More
Bribie Island is a camper's and picnicer's paradise. Both sides of the island offer camp sites managed by the rangers. Arrive to most by boat and/or 4WD, they are uncrowded and spectacularly serene. Our Marina Manager has a map and can point you in the right direction. To book a spot see the DERM website.