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Published November 28th 2017
War on Woorim
During World War II, Bribie Island was the front line in the effort to save Queensland/Australia from the enemy. A number of fortresses and other buildings from Woorim to the northern tip of Bribie, were built. Some remain to this day and are heritage listed and well worth spending time exploring. You can read more about the island's history here.
You will need 4WD to get to the northern tip of the island. If you don't have access to a 4WD, you can still explore some of the history around Woorim. You can take a walk north from Woorim, or drive to a park on North Street, opposite Eighth Ave to explore some of the buildings and history around activities during World War II.
The park has the remnants of Lookout Towers that were in the sand dunes. Signs explain the buildings and their uses. Nearby is the building which was part of the submarine search program during the war. There were also fortresses at Caloundra, on Moreton Island and at Fort Lytton, and other places along the coast.
It's a lovely white sandy beach to visit, and there is a BBQ in the park. To learn more about the history of the buildings and the activity during World War II, a visit to the Seaside Museum on the other side of the island, at Bongaree, is well worth a visit. There you will learn the stories of the early settlement of the island, and much more.