10 March 2021, By Mater Lotteries

Bribie Island – what the locals love!

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Imagine waking up in this elegant Hamptons style home beside the water on beautiful Bribie Island! Bird song fills the air, and you can hear the sound of water gently lapping against your private pontoon. It’s early, but there’s so much to see and do that you don’t want to waste another minute in bed. You’re up and dressed in no time and ready to enjoy the many delights Bribie Island has to offer.

What the locals love about Bribie Island is the variety!

Whether you’re after high-adrenalin adventure or enjoy more tranquil pursuits, there’s something for absolutely everyone! To give you a taste of what your island lifestyle might be like, here are just a few of the pastimes that the locals love.

What nature lovers love!

As a nature lover, you can start the day with a spot of fishing or explore the pristine Pumicestone Passage in your very own Sea Jay 4.28M Bay Seeker boat (part of this fantastic home prize package). For an even more relaxed outing, book an eco-cruise where you’ll likely spot the dugongs, dolphins, turtles, dingoes, jabiru, sea eagles and osprey that call this protected marine park home.

This 35km passage between Bribie Island and the Caboolture coastline also provides the ideal location to enjoy the water sport package comprising a tandem kayak and paddle board included in this incredible home prize package. Guided kayak tours are also available, as are opportunities to windsurf or kitesurf.

With 360+ species of birds (that’s more bird species than Kakadu), the island is the perfect place to observe our feathered friends. At the end of a busy day, you can relax in your sumptuous outdoor pavilion and soak up the glorious scenery as the sun sets over the Glasshouse Mountains.

What the beach enthusiasts love!

You’re spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches—all in close proximity to your gorgeous Bribie Island prize home! Woorim Beach on the surfside of the island has access to spacious sandy four-wheel driving areas. Dogs delight in the off-leash area at Red Beach, while Bongaree and Bellara beaches on the calm side are perfect for swimming, barbeques and picnics with family and friends.

What the culture vultures love!

You can learn about the island’s rich history and the people who shaped it at the Seaside Museum. Pay tribute to the First Nations who inhabited the island and encounter other fascinating people such as the brilliant but reclusive artist Ian Fairweather who called the island home. Learn about the American troop occupation during World War II and marvel at the incredible fish collection of the Amateur Fishing Association of Queensland.

Combine history and nature on board a 4WD all-terrain vehicle adventure tour along the banks of mesmerising tea-tree-stained lagoons. There’s plenty of Australian wildlife to see and historical sites such as the original World War II fortifications to explore.

Art lovers need not feel left out, the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre is the creative hub of the island and displays contemporary art, woodwork, pottery, fabric and glass work done by local artists. Don’t miss their regular market days!

What the golfers love!

Incorporating the natural wetlands, watercourses and native vegetation, the Pacific Harbour golf course is considered to be one of the best in the Brisbane region. Take up the challenge of this 18-hole (par 72) championship golf course with a practice range, golf shop and course-side restaurant and bar.

What the bargain hunters love!

Sundays are market days on Bribie Island and bargain hunters delight in the variety of stalls selling delicious food and interesting products. Head over after breakfast in your spacious alfresco dining area overlooking the canal and pick up some bargains and tasty treats. When you’re done shopping, set up a picnic under the massive shade trees along the beach and make a day of it.

What the romantics love!

The exquisite island setting is perfect for romantic nights out. Enjoy the beauty of the canals in a gorgeous gondola. Ideal for a romantic date or a fun cruise, the gondola seats up to six people. You can BYO and arrange for lunch or dinner to be served as you cruise.

What the thrill seekers love!

There’s no shortage of heart-racing action for those who find all this just a little too laid back. You could hire a couple of jet-skis and spend a thrilling day jetting between islands or try something new and learn to surf at the local surf school.

Grab the gang and go 4WDing or, for the ultimate adrenalin rush, book a tandem skydive experience. If you’d rather stay in the aircraft and enjoy the view from above, there are plenty of scenic helicopter trips to choose from.

What the night owls love!

Aside from enjoying local clubs and restaurants, night owls can spread their wings and head across the passage to the conveniently located Sandstone Point Hotel where lush green lawns roll down towards the water. This is an idyllic spot for dining or enjoying some sundowners with fantastic views of the island. Occasionally, the venue hosts boutique music festivals which make for a great evening out.

Open the door to… an island lifestyle you will love!

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