4WDing on Bribie Island (in style!)

Bribie Island, is a four-wheel-drive playground just over an hour north of Brisbane.

The Island offers beautiful coastal scenery, low-key bush camping spots, popular boating and fishing areas in Pumicestone Passage, excellent birdwatching opportunities and spring wildflowers.

Bribie caters to those after a back-to-basics four-wheel-drive camping adventure, or at the end of the scale, a luxury off-road glamping holiday.

For those enjoy the finer things with their four-wheel-driving, The Village Deli at Bongaree is a great place to start. They have a great selection of gourmet cheeses and cured meats – perfect provisions to stock a picnic basket.

Surfside News at Woorim, where you can get a permit to drive in the national park.

Though Bribie isn’t as big as the more well-known four-wheel-drive islands – Moreton or Straddie – on its day the scenery can be every bit as spectacular.

Mermaid Lagoon is a kilometre-long, tea-tree stained swimming hole, ideal for a luxurious lunch down by the water.

Back across the bridge, on the mainland side of the Pumicestone Passage, is the Big 4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort.

This newly-built park has campsites, cabins, villas – but for something different you can’t go past the luxury safari tents.

There are family tents too and a state-of-the-art waterpark to tire out the little ones.

And what better way to top off a terrific day, than a wander next door to Sandstone Point Hotel, where you’ll find the Oyster Shed.

The story behind the Oyster shed is that one of the largest oyster farms in Australia operated in the Pumicestone Passage from 1875, the fellow that owned it was called James king and he was aptly called, the oyster king.

Bribie Island has all the ingredients for a four-wheel drive adventure – with a few of the finer things in life.

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