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Info Bribie & Moreton Islands

Explore Bribie Island and Moreton Island

Moreton & Bribie

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Moreton & Bribie

have beautiful beaches and can be explored by 4WD.

Hire a 4WD rental vehicle from Pelican 4WD Bookings

for your next adventure to Bribie Island or Moreton Island.

Bribie Island

 

Moreton & Bribie

Bribie Island Info

Weather Bribie Island

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Bribie Island Camping

 Is the only Queensland island connected to the mainland by bridge.

 is accessible to all and is also only a 45 minute drive from Brisbane airport.

 a protected island where 86% of it is also National Park.

 home to many varieties of wildlife and including dolphins also birds

Also kangaroos, dingoes, emus, dugong’s and turtles.

4WD Permits are also required to access the area.  

Press here for a detailed recreational map of Bribie Island.

Beautiful Bribie Island

THE ONLY MORETON BAY ISLAND THAT YOU CAN DRIVE TO

Bribie Island is also connected to the mainland

by bridge and is only 45 minutes from Brisbane Airport.

As you cross the Bribie Island bridge

you have captivating views of Pumice stone Passage.

On both sides and in the distance the majestic Glass House Mountains

Pumice stone Passage is home

to an amazing array of wildlife Dolphins also Dugong’s

Turtles cruise the passage and over 300 species of birds

visit the island each year roosting in trees and

along the foreshore and feasting along the sand flats

Bribie Island is protected by Environmental National

and Marine Parks, 86 %of Bribie Island will also remain unchanged

Ensuring the natural beauty will remain for future generations to enjoy

Bribie Island has something for every one with shopping centre’s

eat in and take away restaurants also hotels

  Furthermore clubs with a movie theatre, golf courses,

golf and bowls clubs, holiday accommodation, sports ground

Parks along the beach with BBQ areas and toilets

Finally with boat ramps, markets,

a Marina where you can moor your boat or hire BBQ or fishing boats

 Cruise the passage or just go fishing.

 

Moreton Island

4WD HIRE MORETON ISLAND

COME AND DISCOVERED

THIS AMAZING BEAUTY 

Moreton Island is just off the coast of southeastern Queensland, Australia.
The protected sand island is known for its beaches and steep dunes,
like Mount Tempest.
On the west coast, a dive site features coral and tropical fish
naround a group of sunken boats called the Tangalooma Wrecks.
A dolphin feeding spot is nearby.
Humpback whales can be viewed from Cape Moreton
the site of a 19th-century lighthouse.
 
Area170 km²
Max length44 km
Elevation280 m
LocationCoral Sea; Moreton Bay
Population298 (2011 census)

Moreton & Bribie

Lovely Moreton Island

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Moreton Island Weather

Moreton Island Tides

Queenslands most beautiful beaches,

freshwater lakes, colored sands and rugged terrain.

Moreton Island is also a natural beauty,

the perfect destination for 4WD exploring,

whale watching, fishing, surfing,

swimming and dolphin feeding.

Moreton Island is also one Queensland island worth visiting,

ideal location for a holiday and weekend getaway or one-day

adventure for all ages.

Press here for a detailed recreational map of Morton Island

Four Wheel Driving 4×4 – 4wd

Rugged sand tracks also wriggle their way through the bush
across and along Moreton Island
The beach is also the Main Road
the sand tracks the back streets
Moreton Island is the perfect destination
Also for a four wheel drive adventure
Whether you bring your own vehicle

Hire one before you leave or book a Pelican 4×4 hire

Book a 4wd vehicle from Brisbane or Sunshine Coast

You can also drive the whole way around Moreton Islands

coastal perimeter along the beach except for a few bypass tracks

around the beach in front of the few townships

and campgrounds in your 4×4.

Roads on the island are also unsealed, rough, rutted, sandy

usually one car wide but two way with boggy pull offs for passing.

exposed eastern side of Moreton Island also runs for 38 km

from rocky North Point down to sandy Reeders Point.

In between are the rocks of the cape, then a 31 km long,

slightly curving high energy east facing beach

that extends from the south side of the cape

down to the beginning of the large South Passage

beach also continues on for another 6 km

inside the passage to Reeders Point.

You can also drive the whole length of this beach

usually without an problem

N followed by the km number and S followed by the km number

for North and South of Middle Road

 At times also exposed coffee rocks

may make the area around White(camel) rock

impassable especially after rough seas or higher tides.

Beach between Kooringal and

Tangalooma is not always passable.

Fallen trees driftwood and shifting sands

can also make the beach impassable even at low tide.

Driving on the sand roads at times

can also be difficult especially during holidays

when they become extremely boggy or after long periods of no rain.

However it is easy enough to free your car

if you don’t continually spin the wheels once the car loses momentum.

best thing to do is back up and try again or let more air out of your tyres.

You can also drive around Moreton Island

and explore most of the spots in one day,

but to explore and enjoy places in depth hang around

for two or 3 days highly recommended

Fishing on Moreton Island 

Moreton Island is also Australia’s premier natural island destination

just off the coast of Brisbane.

Also untouched wilderness and listed on the Australian Heritage Register,

Moreton is also much the same today as it was when discovered

by Captain James Cook in 1770.

Just about every saltwater species can be chased

by keen anglers throughout the year

and for a fishery aquatic zone so close to a major capital city,

Moreton Island fishing locations also remain in pristine condition.

Check out some fabulous tips below for your Moreton Island fishing experience:

 

Whiting

So you also want to start easy?

Then go for whiting fishing in Moreton Island

good news is, there’s plenty of these buggers around.

They’re mainly a summer species in South East QLD,

but you can get them all year round at Reeder’s Point

on the southern tip of the Island

it’s also a whiting hot spot.

Fishing in Moreton bay in the warmer months,

is unreal with big summer whiting over 40cm move also  into the shallows

during the colder months the area is teeming with smaller diver whiting.

big sheilas also move along the shallow

Eastern Beach in the warmer months,

often in only a metre of water

(so it’s best to stand back a little from the water and fish the shallows).

also caught in good numbers on Moreton Island’s

western side of the Island,

especially from the mouth of Dog Creek and north to Yellow Patch.

 best bait are also either sand worms which can be caught on the low tide

on the Eastern Beach or blood worms.

love yabbies, which you can pump

in some of the creek flats on Moreton Island’s western foreshores

pippies that you can find on the Eastern Beach.

Whiting are bottom feeders also that rely on sight to find food

so make sure you’re rigging up so your bait is on the bottom,

with a leader that allows it to wash around and attract them.

ideal rig is a number four or six hook,

a trace 50cm to a metre long and enough lead to hold bottom,

which is usually a size 2-4 ball sinker

Dart

Great news if you’re looking to

impress someone with your fishing skills

 dart are bloody everywhere when fishing at Moreton!

out-numbered all other species,

are easy to catch and make pretty good eating too.

Basically, the entire Eastern Beach is dart central –

you’ll find they prefer surf to the sheltered waters,

so head to the edges of the sand banks here and the northern end

of the western shoreline that has breaking waves.

Tailor Bight and Yellow Patch on the western side.

rig you use isn’t that important

as long as you’ve got bait in the water,

you’re in with a good chance.

Only thing to really remember is they don’t have

a large mouth so hook size should be fairly small,

a size 2/0 – 1/0 is usually best and a sinker size between a 2-4 ball.

Dart fishing in Moreton Island is more than ideal –

biting all year and all day long but your best chance

to impress is to go after them in the early morning and late afternoon –

try to use natural baits like worms, yabbies and pippies,

but don’t stress, they’ll eat just about anything.

No pressure but I reckon you should have a few hooked

before you even finish reading this!

Tailor

Tailor are also an Aussie surf icon

 what better way to celebrate them than also hooking up

a few to show your mates right?

Well there’s plenty fishing at Moreton Island also especially

during their spawning run in the winter months.

Cruising the Eastern Beach and rock headlands at the northern end

of the Island and surf waters on the Western Beach,

feeding mainly at daylight, sunset and all through the night.

I reckon the prime time is after dark, especially just as the moon rises or sets.

You’ll want to look for deeper gutters that have an opening to the ocean,

here’s where they move into the shallows and also back again looking for a feed.

For bait, use pilchards also garfish and strips of tuna,

bonito or mullet, but these greedy buggers will

also take a lure that’s cast and retrieved quickly.

best rig also to use on a fishing trip like this is a flight of three 4/0 hooks,

a short wire trace and a sinker that allows you to cast maximum distance.

tougher flesh baits (like mullet or bonito)

are a better bait if you plan to cast out and leave the bait in one spot.

soft bait like pilchards or garfish and cast as far as you can and slowly retrieve it.

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