Sunday, January 15, 2012

Exploring Bribie Island

We spent our Christmas/New Year break over at the beautiful Bribie Island. A relatively small sand island of only 34 kms long and 8 kms wide. Although it is an island it is actually easily accessible via a bridge that crosses Pumiceston Passage from the Caboolture area.

It's always exciting arriving at a new holiday destination for the first time.

Pelicans love to sit atop the light poles that run all down one side of the bridge. Every time we crossed the bridge we would play a guessing game of  'how many pelicans'.

This was a great destination for a quiet family holiday within an easy drive from Brisbane.

With protected beaches this is a fabulous spot for small children and for those that aren't particularly fond of surf.

The opportunity to four wheel drive through the bush and then out along the kilometres of white sandy beaches was loads of fun.

Being a family holiday destination there are several playgrounds over the island and within short driving distances of the surrounding area.

Walking paths that run all along the foreshore are a great place for a stroll or for some more rigid exercise. That's my mum and great aunt heading to meet us at the beach on Christmas Day.

It's only a short drive to the other side of the island to catch some larger waves.

There is quite a large amount of War Hisotry scattered around the island also, which Lego Lover was very intrigued by.

With museums scattered around the place, I love being able to combine the relaxed nature of a beachside holiday with some fun educational content.

Some of the accomodation on the island have pools, we were lucky enough to have a small swimming pool perfect for late afternoon dips.

It's easy to find a spot for beginning anglers to throw in a line and catch a fish or two.

We were pleasantly surprised at how varied but yet relaxing our holiday was on Bribie. With near perfect weather we really had a great time. I want to record some of our memories so will be posting more indepth about our adventures over the coming week or so.


The Homeschool Den said...

Funny enough, we had some really close friends that lived on Bribie Island for a few years. We went to visit them on the island when my son was a baby. Glad to hear you had a good holiday. ~Liesl

Anonymous said...

It looks like a lovely place!

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