BEACH ACTIVITIES (Water based)
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)
BEACH ACTIVITIES (Land Based)
Load up with games and take the 6 minute stroll to your own beach paradise. Relax on the sand and read a book, or for the more energetic, throw a Frisbee, fly a kite or develop some teamwork (and healthy competition) with a game of ‘Tug of War’, Flags Run, Beach Volleyball, Cricket, Touch Football or Soccer.
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 or around 10 – 15 minute Bus / Bike Ride). 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 (6 minute drive or around 15 – 20 minute Bus / Bike Ride). 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.
BRIBIE ISLAND SEASIDE MUSEUM
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 (6 minute drive or 15 – 25 minute Bus / Ride) 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
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, 13 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 (6 minute drive or 15 – 25 minute Bus / Ride) 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 or around 10 – 15 minute Bus / Bike Ride).
If you would like to undertake a kayak tour, or just have a play around in the calm waters of the Pumicestone Passage on a kayak, we can assist with arranging this activity with local providers on the Island.
If you would like to hire a bike and explore the Island, which just happens to be very well set up with bike paths, we can also assist in this endeavour.
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). 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.
CABOOLTURE HISTORICAL VILLAGE
It is the largest tourist attraction in the region, with over 70 buildings, and more than 110,000 museum pieces. Visitors walk through the visitors centre and step out into a Village of yesteryear. The street with the old post office, barber, butcher and general store will bring back memories for many, however there is much more including an exhibition from the Queensland Prison’s Museum, the old Caboolture Hospital, several cottages that were moved from various sites around Caboolture, the old Caboolture Railway Station, and a popular exhibit with models of ships from the First Fleet to arrive in Sydney in 1788.