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Visiting Osprey House in Groups
It would be appreciated if you wish to bring large groups, or groups of people needing assistance please contact Osprey House to make arrangements or ring (07) 3886 4463.
From June to October each year, depart Redcliffe Jetty with Brisbane Whale Watching and see the magical humpback giants in action. Cruise around the bay for four hours, enjoy lunch and commentary from skipper Kerry and her team of experts.
CREEC - Caboolture Region Environmental Education Centre
Located on Rowley Road, Burpengary. This 18Ha site contains three regional ecosystems, and is home to an array of wildlife and plant species. Nestled in the heart of the site, is an Interpretive Environmental Centre, with displays depicting the natural surrounds, and a Community Nursery with Native Plants, and great local knowledge. The Grounds are accessible all year round, dawn to dusk. https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Services/Environment/Environment-Centres/CREEC
A Sanctuary for Wildlife and Plants. Many animals may be observed here because of the variety of plant communities, the permanent water of the lagoon, and the nearby South Pine River, which serves as an important wildlife corridor.
The channel runs 35km between Bribie Island and the Caboolture coastline, acting as a protected marine park and safe haven for wildlife. It’s popular with water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers – take a guided kayak tour, wind or kitesurf, go bird watching, pump for yabbies, hire a barbecue boat, float along on the Bribie Island Gondola or simply watch the magic of a sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains.
Drive over to Bribie Island
The only Queensland island connected to the mainland by bridge, Bribie Island is easy to access yet feels like a world away. An escape to the island is ideal for nature lovers, water sport enthusiasts and families alike.
Take an eco-cruise with Ferryman Cruises
Join the search to spot dugongs, dolphins, turtles, dingoes, jabiru, sea eagles, osprey and 360 other types of birds on an eco-cruise through the passage. With more bird species than the Kakadu, it will be a tour to remember. Ferryman Cruises
Bribie Island Butterfly House
Butterflies bring a smile to everyone’s face so come along and enjoy the excitement of the world of the butterfly. Bribie Island Butterfly House is a wheelchair friendly facility. Butterfly House
Visit the Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Learn about the stories of Bribie and the people who shaped, lived and loved it at the Seaside Museum. Become acquainted with Matthew Flinders and his encounter at Skirmish Point. Reflect on the brilliant reclusive artist Ian Fairweather. Learn about the American troop occupation during World War II and get up close to the local bounty of the sea in the incredible fish collection of the Amateur Fishing Association of Queensland. Bribie Island Seaside Museum
Hire a kayak
Pumicestone Passage is gorgeous to look at, and even better to be out on. Hire a kayak from Bribie Hire Hut (they also rent stand up paddle boards, paddle boats, electric bikes and 'zegways') to enjoy the scenery from the water. Kayak
a tandem skydive with Skydive Bribie Island
Take the leap and book a tandem skydive on Bribie Island. If you've ever wanted to feel the wind rush through your hair from such a height - then there's no time like the present. Skydive Bribie Island
Explore the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre
This gallery is the heart of creativity and the arts on Bribie Island. Drop by the Banksia Beach building to see contemporary art, woodwork, pottery, fabric and glass work. Look out for market day at the centre. Bribie Island Community Arts Centre
Taste local wines at Ocean View Estates
Head into the hills and experience locally grown and produced wine and craft beer at Ocean View Estates. Drop by the cellar door for a tasting, linger over lunch or even make a weekend of it by staying at the on-site cottages. https://www.facebook.com/oceanviewestates/
This mammoth annual music and cultural festival is one of the biggest of its type in Australia. Running for six days over the new year, Woodford is a magical award-winning event that features more than 2000 performers and 438 events with local, national and international talent fitting the bill.
Celebrate the bayside across three massive weekends each August and September with a huge program of free and ticketed events. Keep a keen eye out for the Redcliffe KiteFest, Bee Gees Way Dinner, Scarborough Sounds, JettyFiesta and Redcliffe Remembers events. Redcliffe Festival
The Abbey Festival
Every July, the Abbey Medieval Festival springs up a village of street performers, craftsmen, banquets and entertainment. History comes alive before your eyes with jousting tournaments, knighting ceremonies and dance and combat displays. It’s held on the site of the Abbey Museum, an excellent art and archaeology attraction open year-round that covers 500,000 years of human history.
Ride a horse to the pub
Saddle up to Slickers Horse Riding for the ride of a lifetime. Besides the regular style of trail rides around its Ocean View Road property (it’s called Ocean View for a reason), the family business also runs scenic trail rides to the local Crown Hotel pub in Dayboro, or the nearby winery Ocean View Estates. Giddy up!
Escape, experience and connect with nature, family and friends. Expansive views overlooking the western McPherson Ranges, Get amongst daily family-friendly activities such as guided bird walks, animal shows and the famed Tree Top Walk. O’Reilly’s