Bribie Island is the smallest and most northerly of three major sand islands which shelter the northern part of Moreton Bay. Most of the island is uninhabited national park and forestry plantations.
The QMS has only forayed on Bribie Island once before and that was back in 2009. That was a successful foray, with 32 species recorded. It will be interesting to see what we can find this time.
Bring: Water, lunch, hat, bug spray, snacks, closed shoes, sunscreen, basket and collecting equipment, camera etc.
Meeting Place and Time: 8.30am for 9am start in the car park at Bribie Island Community Arts Centre. There are some earthworks happening in and around the Centre so please be mindful of this. There is still plenty of car parking.
Access Road: Bitumen all the way with a large carpark adjacent to start of walk.
Drive Time from Brisbane CBD: 1hr 10 minutes traffic permitting. From GPO travel along Ann St(State route 25) Turn right onto Gipps St (State Route 15) continue onto Bowen Ridge Rd/A3, continue onto M3 (signs for Sunshine Coast/Nambour) continue onto M1, take exit 152 Lower King St for State Route 85 towards Bribie Island/Kilcoy, keep right, follow signs for Bribie Island/Kilcoy/D’Aguilar Hwy/State Route 85, keep following signs to Bribie island, Caboolture-Bribie Osland Rd, cross Bribie Bridge and at the round-a-bout, take the 3rd exit onto Benabrow Ave/State Route 85, at Round-a-bout take the 1st exit onto Sunderland Dr at the 3rd Round-a-bout, take the 3rd exit into the Bribie island Community Arts Centre car park.
Travelling South: Take the M1 (Bruce Hwy) South, look for Exit 157 towards Pumicestone Rd, turn left onto Pumicestone Rd (signs for Toorbul/Donnybrook/Pumicestone Rd), turn right onto New Toorbul Point Rd, turn left onto Bribie Island Rd/Caboolture-Bribie Island Rd/State Route 85, cross Bribie Bridge and at the round-a-bout, take the 3rd exit onto Benabrow Ave/State Route 85, at round-a-bout take the 1st exit onto Sunderland Dr at the 3rd round-a-bout, take the 3rd exit into the Bribie island Community Arts Centre car park.
Time in Field: 3 – 4 hours subject to fungi.