I started the tours 3 years ago. It was an idea I had as I thought something was missing from Bribie Island. I applied for the permit and started operating. We believed there was a gap in the market – no one was doing 4WD and kayak tours on Bribie and it was definitely not something visitors could do any time of the year.
We offer a range of tours now. We have 4 tours for Bribie alone.
We also now offer tours up the Sunshine Coast, offering options for interstate and international guests who do not have access to vehicles. We are also teamed up with SC Surf Schools to start offering Surf Lessons as an add-on extra for day trippers to Sunshine Coast.
We have also recently introduced tours to Moreton Island and Fraser Island!
We have a host of WW2 forts up the top end of Bribie, also some down the bottom end of Bribie. We don’t often explore the ones on the southern end but I always tell people they are there and if they are really interested they can go and have a look at it themselves.
So the ones up the top end are known as Fort Bribie and they had a number of gun emplacements. Basically, that was the first line of defence for Brisbane had we ever been attacked by the Japanese.
I could go into such depth about the history of Bribie but maybe that’s for another day.
An array of birds and I guess more than anything you will see more of the natural Australian landscape. We will paddle right up into Norfolk Lagoon and see massive 100 or 200 year old grass trees. We do pass a European Honey Bee hive up there which you wouldn’t normally see on a 4WD tour. Also if you get a really still day the tea tree in the water helps to make the perfect mirror effect, reflecting all the trees off the water.
I would say, they are not out to hurt you but if you frighten them or threaten them in any way that's when they can become dangerous. So do not touch, feed or approach the wildlife. Always keep your distance from the wildlife and of course never feed them. At the end of the day, they are a wild animal and we don’t want them relying on humans for their food.
Ocean Beach, the main beach on the Island.
Yes, if it safe to do so. If the kangaroos are on the beach we will get out and have a look around, but of course, keep our distance. I always make sure the guests grab a good photo with them.