Location, Location, Location – you are only a 5 minute walk away to a patrolled ocean Beach (note patrol of beach & times vary according to the time of year)
If you would like to take the adventure to the next level, why not learn to Surf or Stand Up Paddleboard! Local providers deliver a range of packages suitable for your group and we can help to organise this as part of your booking.
BRIBIE TWIN THEATRE
Need to take things down a little, whilst still keeping everyone entertained. The Bribie Twin Theatre is only 3.1km away from the camp, (5 minute drive). See the latest movies in Digital 3D, screened in comfortable air-conditioned cinemas. We can assist with arranging bookings, and session times for your group as required.
BRIBIE ISLAND AQUATIC AND LEISURE CENTRE
If your group has an insatiable thirst for water based activities, and you still want more, the Bribie Island Aquatic and Leisure Centre is only 4.6km away from the Retreat (5-10 minute drive). The Centre boasts a 25m heated lap and a heated indoor pool, adventure swim area, spa, children’s playground, free barbeques and covered shelters. Feel free to liaise with the Coordinator at the Retreat to finalise further details for this activity.
Ok so I think fun activities are well covered, but how about some education & history whilst still having fun. Not far from the Retreat, 5.6km (5-10 minute drive) the Bribie Island Seaside Museum is a contemporary museum of history. Nestled in a parkland setting, it enjoys scenic views over the glimmering waters of the Pumicestone Passage in Moreton Bay.
Free guided tours are available for your group
LOCAL PARKS and PLAYGROUNDS
Just a 5 minute stroll down the road, you will find the Lions Park & Tintookie Park (including playground & skate park), which also include Electric BBQ & picnic areas, toilet facilities, plenty of shade and water fountains.
Get out there on the water and see Bribie Island from a whole new perspective. The Coordinator at Bribie Retreat can help to arrange this very popular activity which can be tailored according to your needs.
BUSHWALKS (Fauna & Flora + Historical walks)
Time to get back to nature and learn about the local history and environment, then we can help with that too.
The Banksia, Palm Grove and Melaleuca Bicentennial bushwalks begin near the community arts centre on Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach (8.8km, 10-15 minute drive from Retreat). Walk through eucalypt forests, paperbark wetlands and wallum heathlands. Rainbow bee-eaters, red-backed wrens and eastern yellow robins are some of the colourful birds you may encounter.
Buckley’s Hole Conservation Park – an 87.7 hectare park home to more than 190 species of migratory and wading birds, including spoonbill, cormorant, pied oyster catcher, egret & grey-tailed tattler. Located at Tulley Street, Bongaree (6.8km, 10 minute drive from Retreat)
A fishing spot is never far away on Bribie Island. One of the popular areas to fish is from the calm side into Pumicestone Passage at Bongaree Jetty (or along the beach also). This area is only 5.6km (10 minute drive) away from the Retreat. The Jetty is also surrounded by bait & tackle shops, local eateries and ice cream vendors, children’s playground, covered seating areas, barbeque facilities and plenty of space to relax and enjoy your day.
BRIBIE ISLAND RECREATION RESERVE
For the people who just can’t get enough sport in your group, the Bribie Island Recreation Reserve includes fields and sporting associations including Rugby League, Touch Football, Cricket, Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Netball and Karate. The Reserve is only 3.1km away from the camp, (5 minute drive).
G’DAY ADVENTURE TOURS
Get up-close and personal with iconic Australian wildlife or take a swim in the tea-tree stained lagoons. With amazing weather year-round, it is easy to kick back and relax on over 30km of Bribie’s white sandy beaches! Enjoy the wind in your hair whilst your feet get wet in this picturesque island setting.
ABBEY MUSEUM OF ART & ARCHAEOLOGY
This gem can be found just off Bribie Island – a short drive or bus trip away from the Retreat (22km – 25min Drive). The Abbey Museum educates the young and old as they journey through the centuries from prehistoric hunters, the age of bronze and gold, Rome’s iron legions, fierce Saxon and Viking invaders, plague-ridden towns, knights and manors, the clash between church and state, Europe’s golden age of Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution and distant empires. And that is just Western history. See why scholars and students chase history at the Abbey.