Explore beautiful Bribie Island and Moreton Island with a 4WD hire vehicle from Pelican4x4Hire.
Both Bribie Island and Moreton Island have beautiful beaches and can be explored by 4WD. Hire a 4WD rental vehicle from Pelican Bookings for your next adventure to Bribie Island or Moreton Island.
Bribie Island is the only Queensland island connected to the mainland by bridge. It is accessible to all and is only a 45 minute drive from Brisbane airport. It is a protected island where 86% of it is National Park. It is home to many varieties of wildlife – including dolphins, birds, kangaroos, dingos, emus, dugongs and turtles. 4WD Permits are 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 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 Pumicestone Passage.
On both sides and in the distance the majestic Glass House Mountains Pumicestone Passage is home to an amazing array of wildlife Dolphins, Dugong, and 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 remain unchanged, ensuring the natural beauty will remain for future generations to enjoy.
Bribie Island has something for every one with shopping centre, eat in and take away restaurants, hotels, clubs, movie theatre, golf courses, golf and bowls clubs, holiday accommodation, sports ground, parks along the beach with BBQ areas and toilets, boat ramps, markets, a Marina where you can moor your boat or hire BBQ or fishing boats, and cruise the passage or just go fishing.
Moreton Island is located north east of Brisbane, Queensland. The island is home to some of Queenslands most beautiful beaches, freshwater lakes, colored sands and rugged terrain. Moreton Island is a natural beauty, the perfect destination for 4WD exploring, whale watching, fishing, surfing, swimming and dolphin feeding. Moreton Island is one Queensland island worth visiting, it is an ideal location for a holiday, 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
You can 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 unsealed, rough, rutted, sandy and usually one car wide but two way with boggy pull offs for passing.
The exposed eastern side of Moreton Island 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. The beach continues on for another 6 km inside the passage to Reeders Point.
You can drive the whole length of this beach usually without an problem. Distance markers are located at 2 kilometre intervals. N followed by the km number and S followed by the km number for North and South of Middle Road. At times exposed coffee rocks may make the area around White(camel) rock impassable especially after rough seas or higher tides.
The Beach between Kooringal and Tangalooma is not always passable. Fallen trees driftwood and shifting sands can make the beach impassable even at low tide.
Driving on the sand roads at times can be difficult especially during holidays when they become extremely boggy or after long periods of no rain. You will probably get bogged once while trying to explore the island. However, it is easy enough to free your car if you don’t continually spin the wheels once the car loses momentum. The best thing to do is back up and try again or let more air out of your tyres.
You can drive around Moreton Island and explore most of the spots in one day, but to explore and enjoy places in depth at least two days is recommended.