Water views without the price tag

That’s how we’d describe the camping at Ocean Beach on Bribie Island. At just $6pp (or $25 per family) per night it’s another one that won’t blow the budget. Choose between individual beachfront sites (no amenities) or a larger camp area with toilets and outdoor (cold) showers that host multiple, individually numbered sites. There is additional camping at Poverty Point which also has amenities. Pre booking is essential for any of the sites and can be done via the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services online booking system. You won’t be able to bring your furry best friend along on this adventure as it’s a National Park so no dogs allowed.

Whether you’re camping or just visiting for a day trip you will definitely need a 4WD to hit the beach. You’ll also require a vehicle access permit. As regular visitors to Bribie we find an annual pass ($150) the best value but you can also purchase weekly passes ($48). The other thing to remember of course, is to let your tyre pressures down before hitting the sand!

Kangaroos, goannas and even a bandicoot. Some days you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins off the shore too.

You could take a drive up the beach and check out the remnants of the WW2 bunkers (nice photo opportunity) or tackle the inland track which makes for a nice drive through the pine plantation. The lagoons are also a popular option and it’s great to pull up, pop out the awning and relax. Otherwise there’s always the possibility of throwing a line in off the beach as well.

A little camping 101 but it’s worth mentioning…ensure you keep your rubbish secured away from the wildlife unless you want it strewn across your campsite. There are no bins at the campsites, however there are large dumpsters available for rubbish disposal at the entrance to the access track where you air down/up.