Destination guide

Bribie Island is a stepping stone to Queensland's wilds

From south to north, Bribie Island changes from well-to-do urban outpost to wild natural enclave of the Queensland coast. Moving from the waterfront condos of Banksia Beach to the conifer woods and wide sand stretches that fringe the Pacific, you'll go from pleasant suburban Australia to untamed, oceanside Australia. You can opt for Bribie Island vacation rentals on whichever side you'd like, whether that's an ocean-view flat above Woorim Beach or an off-beat hideaway between the walking trails of the protected state forest.


Get active on Bribie Island

Bribie Island is all about exploring the famous coastal stretches of Queensland without the gnarly surfers and multitudes of sunbathers. Days can be spent beachcombing, splashing in the Pacific Ocean, 4X4 riding along the shores and undulating dunes, or simply watching the swells roll in from those waterfront Bribie Island vacation rentals. SUP boarding, gondola rides across Moreton Bay, and boating tours are also on the menu, while others will prefer to look to Brisbane city and the endless sightseeing and gastronomy there.


Four seasons of fun on Bribie Island

It's the summer months between late-November and March that see Bribie Island vacation rentals along the beaches come into their own. Brisbane locals and those in search of a quieter slice of Queensland life flock to the seaside towns then for low-key stays with the cooling breezes of the Pacific Ocean. That said, autumn and spring have their own attractions, with fewer people, a lessening of tropical storms come April, and cool evenings for those al fresco enjoyments. Crisp, biting winters make for a unique time to hit the coastal forests and beaches.

Natural features

Bribie Island is a barrier to the ocean

Bribie Island runs its way along the Queensland coast on the northern edge of Moreton Bay. It's a little more built up than the other isles in the region, but still has a great swathe of untouched, undeveloped sandy beach going along the Pacific on its eastern haunch. That's backed by the Bribie Island National Park, which packs in coastal wetlands, conifer forests, and some excellent birding hotspots to boot. Out between the seagrass gardens and the waterways, you'll discover all manner of marine life, too, from galumphing dugongs to dolphins and turtles.

Where to stay around Bribie Island?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 684 vacation rentals near Bribie Island. From 294 Houses to 361 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bribie Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Bribie Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bribie Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Brisbane: 832 vacation rentals
  • Sunshine Coast: 2,409 vacation rentals
  • Mooloolaba: 1,001 vacation rentals
  • Caloundra: 836 vacation rentals
  • Maroochydore: 868 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Bribie Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Bribie Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bribie Island:

  • Brisbane: 832 rentals
  • Sunshine Coast: 2,409 rentals
  • Mooloolaba: 1,001 rentals
  • Caloundra: 836 rentals
  • Maroochydore: 868 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.