Fresh water lagoons
On the otherside of the beach highway (as I think of it) are the fresh water lagoons. The kids had a paddle but they weren't clean enough for me although I am sure the colour is only from the plant matter rotting in it. I much prefer to look at the ocean and save the fresh water for when I am home in the bush.
- Family Travel
- National/State Park
Whilst driving along the beach we spotted what we believe was a relic from World War 2. Please correct me if I am wrong but it looked like a place where gunners hid, that had been tipped on its side. Bribie Island has a history with regard to the war as a hospital ship was sunk offshore and more
- Road Trip
- Historical Travel
4WD up the beach on the ocean side
Embarrassing I know but I made it to 30 as an Aussie without driving up a beach in a 4WD! Take care as I mention in previous tips but it was lovely to see the ocean on one side and what I believe were fresh water lagoons on the other. We set up a nice lunch stop and had a few hours relaxing there.
You need a permit that you buy online for the vehicles.
Beachmere, on Moreton Bay, is a quiet, pleasant village for holidays.
This is a great spot for families, as you can walk in shallow water for quite a way in the Ocean. When the tide is out, there is miles and miles of beach, shallow areas of water left behind for the Toddlers to play in.
Beachmere used to be a sleepy fishing village near the mouth of the Caboolture River, but has taken "off" with housing, but still isn't as far developed as Bribie Island.
The mouth of the Caboolture River flows into the bay here, there are boat ramps on the bay or the river, fishing is good. This is a prolific fishing ground, and a safe aquatic playground, as this stretch of water separates Bribie Island from the mainland.
Our children love the little soldier crabs that scurry around in the mud flats, use them for bait if you can catch them!
Next to the Beach is an excellent Park which includes a skate park. I found riding around the town with the children very easy, all flat going in this area!
Before the arrival of the white man, Beachmere was of cultural and spiritual importance to local Aboriginal tribes. A bora ring has been preserved, believed to have been used for Aboriginal initiation ceremonies.
LOCATION...Follow the Bruce Highway North from Brisbane and take the Caboolture/Bribie Island turnoff. Just over the Bridge, take the turn signposted to Beachmere
- Sailing and Boating
A WELL KEPT SECRET…..THIS IS WHERE YOU SEE WILD KANGAROO’S AMONGST THE HOMES AND IN THE STREETS!
One of our favourite spots for fishing, as here we catch Flathead, [I am not telling the location!]
Toorbul is a small village located the opposite side to Bribie Island. It is made up of mainly shacks, retiree’s and some people commute to work.
Bird life is prolific, as are the Kangaroo’s. I have never, ever been here and not seen a Kangaroo in the Town.
Australia does not usually have Kangaroo’s roaming the streets of its Towns, but this is one place that you will see them. Late afternoon, and the morning are the best times, but I see them here any time of the day.
We stopped by some that were feeding in a person’s house yard and the vacant block between houses. I started making a Kangaroo noise, and to my surprise, one came right up to the car to investigate.
Located opposite Bribie Island and not far from Brisbane, this is not very well known, and is not advertised!
Watching the ships go by
I must admit my favourite part about the trip up the beach was being close to the ships going by in the shipping channel.
- Budget Travel
- Family Travel
- National/State Park