Bush Walks on Bribie Island

Natural Attractions

The following walks cover fairly gentle terrain, with a variety of flora. August to October is the main flowering time for wildflowers, although many flower at other times. On many of the walks you will see a variety of bird-life, (245 species recorded in 1997). If planning a longer walk, take drinking water as it can be very hot in summer. Also take sunscreen, insect repellent & binoculars. The times given for the walks are approximate, depending on what interests you along the way.

#1. White Patch Tracks

Tracks begin from the sealed road, (past the Ranger's Station), as an all-weather 4WD sand track.

Walk 1.

Leads eventually to the beach on Pumicestone Passage at Gallagher's Point, from which you have a fine view of the Glasshouse Mountains. On the way, you pass through stands of Wallum, Banksia, Grass Trees & Boronia. Eastern Grey Kangaroos are often seen early evening. Mosquitoes are prevalent. Many birds can be seen around this area, including a sea-eagle. Return journey, approx 2hrs 30 mins.

Walk 2.

The right-hand branch of Walk 1, takes you near the edge of the pine plantation.

DO NOT enter the plantation & keep a lookout for vehicles connected with the pine forests. This track leads to the northern part of the island & can take many hours to cover. Approx. 20 kilometres.

#2. Bicentennial Gardens

Starting about 200 metres from the main entrance at the Community Arts Centre, there are a number of short but very interesting walks, including a walk for the sight-impaired people. The area is "wheel-chair accessible", although the terrain is a little rough. A map detailing the walks is available from the Community Arts Centre. There have been sightings of 90 species of birds in this small area, which is maintained by volunteers.

#3. Buckley's Hole Environmental Park

This park can be accessed by a track leading from The Boulevard, near the park sign, which is about 100 metres from the corner of The Boulevard & McDonald St. Over 170 bird species have been recorded in this area, including Black Swans, Egrets, Cormorants, Moorhens & Spoonbills. Enjoy a pleasant walk along the beach around South Point to Red Beach, returning via Red Beach Track & Tully St. Roundtrip, approx 1hr 30 mins.

Red Beach Dog Friendly Entry Bribie

#4. Southern Beach - Red Beach Track

Walk around the metal gate in Kendall St. & take the track, which leads to the east. After about 25 mins. you will reach Red Beach. A round trip can be made by walking west along the beach to Red Beach track, to Kendall St. Dolphins & the occasional Dugong can be seen. Rainbow Bee-Eaters maybe seen nesting in the sand dunes. Roundtrip, approx 1hr 30mins.

Other bush walks in the region include:

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Looking for more things to do and see? Pop into one of the region's Accredited Visitor Information Centres, the volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge.



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