The 3.8km circuit of Bribie Island Bicentennial Trails begin at the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on Sunderland Drive Bribie Island. The sandy track features Banksia, Palm Grove, and Melaleuca Bribie Island walks which branch-off the main circuit giving visitors the chance to enjoy strolls through eucalypt forests, paperbark wetlands, and even wallum heathlands.
Don’t forget to bring along a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle.
There’s a range of birdlife to see, so take your phone/camera along too. You may catch a glimpse of rainbow bee-eaters, red-backed wrens, and eastern yellow robins, as well as a host of other beautiful and well-camouflaged birds
Please Note: Dogs and horses are not allowed on the trails.
As you come off the bridge onto Bribie Island continue straight. At the second roundabout turn left up Sunderland Drive. You will see the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre on your right – this is where the walk leaves from.
Park and have a look around inside, use the facilities, or enjoy a picnic in the beautiful gardens before or after your walk. Before heading off on Bribie Island walks along the Bicentennial Trails visit the picnic area. The picnic area is a good spot to look out for less common bird species. If you sit a moment you will likely enjoy the company of white cheeked honey-eaters and several wattle-birds.
Beyond the Bribie Arts Centre’s garden you’ll find a waterhole, this is where the 3.8km circuit Bicentennial Bribie Island walks begin. The walkway is made-up of different sections each called after the type of dominant vegetation found in each vicinity.
You can walk the entire circuit or branch-off, down the various trails. The Bicentennial Trails are all classed as ‘easy’.
The Banksia Trail is 700m each way, at its far end you can access the 600m one way Palm Grove Circuit, and the 1km one way Melaleuca Circuit. The return journey back to the Bribie Arts Centre travels along the Banksia Trail.
Allow about 1 hour to complete the full circuit at a leisurely pace.