Top 5 Things to Do in Bribie Island

Enjoy a luxurious escape to Bribie Island in Moreton Bay. North of Moreton and North Stradbroke Island, you can easily get there by car—offering convenience for every traveller. Pick up your Hertz rental car from our Caboolture branch and in just half an hour you’ll be relishing in the relaxed atmosphere of Bribie Island. With plenty of opportunities to unwind at your own pace or head out for a day of hiking and fishing, Bribie Island promises a blend of tranquillity and adventure.  

Scenic Island Cruising 

Take a respite from driving and step onboard the M.V Ferryman to enjoy a tranquil cruise through the Pumicestone Passage. Embrace the picturesque beauty of Bribie Island and Moreton Bay as you traverse the waters separating the island from the mainland. There are several cruise experiences to choose from, and private charters are also available for special events and occasions. The Captain’s Lunch Cruise is a two-hour lunchtime charter that sails to Little Goat Island, giving you magnificent views of Bribie Island, the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the Glass House Mountains. Ferryman Cruises also offers an evening cruise where you’ll see the sunset over the majestic Glass House Mountains. If you’re a seafood lover, upgrade your evening cruise to the Bribie Seafood Sunset Cruise which includes a share plate of Asian-inspired seafood for two guests. Indulge in fresh local prawns, Moreton Bay bug and local sand crab tartlets to complement your peaceful journey across the Pumicestone Passage. As you sail, keep an eye out for native birds and wildlife like mammals and dugongs, which are often seen here. 

Moreton Bay

Golfing Paradise: Pacific Harbour Country Club 

There’s nothing like a hit of golf against the backdrop of clear blue skies and lush greenery as far as the eye can see, and at Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club, you’ll get to experience just that. A place where weddings and functions are often held, you’ll be captivated by the stunning scenery just a ten-minute drive in your rental car from the mainland, even if golf isn’t your forte. If you are up for a game, the 18-hole course is open to the public and offers social games daily. Visitors are encouraged to join competitions, and if you require some golfing gear to get you started, there’s an onsite golf shop equipped with everything from clubs to clothing. Lessons are available for those wanting to learn to play, and the whole family can enjoy the 18-hole mini golf course. After a day out on the green, or at Pacific Harbour’s TroonFit Gym (where you can enjoy a hit on the tennis courts or a session in the steam room), settle in for a delectable meal at The Deck Bistro. Serving up chefs' classics, burgers and pizzas, bask in the sound of local singers performing live and the view of picturesque scenery as you dine. 

Pacific Harbour Golf and Country Club

Explore Locally 

Some of the best experiences and memories happen when you’re simply roaming the streets in a new place. Between the bustling township of Bongaree, the beautiful beaches of Woorim and Bellara’s quaint charm, there’s plenty to discover and explore on Bribie. The Bribie Island Seaside Museum is aptly named for its waterfront location and continues the nautical theme inside. The Museum covers everything from historical films about local steamboats to displays of preserved marine life from local waters. A variety of exhibitions are on frequent rotation, with permanent displays telling stories of First Nations elders, Bribie Island’s role in the Second World War and internationally renowned artist Ian Fairweather’s life on Bribie. Between Bongaree and Woorim, step into wonder at the Bribie Island Butterfly House. Dress up in bright colours and feel the excitement as these fascinating creatures flutter around you, and make sure to keep your camera ready to capture close encounters. Guided tours are available for those wanting to learn more about these beautifully winged creatures and perhaps pick up a souvenir on your way out to remember your time on Bribie Island. 

Bribie Butterfly House

Skybound Adventure 

Take off on an experience like no other with a journey through the skies on the Wilga 80 seaplane. Lifting off from the waters of the Maroochy River, soar high over mountains and valleys, hear stories of the past and be captivated by coastal beauty on this unique adventure. The Surf Patrol flight offers unmatched views along the Sunshine Coast, with your guides briefing you on the history of Bribie Island’s fortifications and covert operations. With options including ‘doors off’ experiences, combining your booking with a luxury or boathouse picnic, and island drop-offs, you can upgrade your flight to perfectly align with your Bribie island stay. 


Indulge in the ultimate getaway at Bribie Island, where serene cruises and captivating natural beauty await. Explore the island's rich history and vibrant townships, ensuring an unforgettable adventure for every traveller. Whether you're cruising the skies or simply strolling through charming streets, Bribie Island promises a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement.