Gallagher Point has only 6 campsites, each separated by natural bush, and looking out over the Pumicestone Passage towards the Glasshouse Mountains. This west-facing location is especially beautiful at sunset.
The Glasshouse Mountains across the Pumicestone Passage at sunset
Gallagher Point looks out across a wide intertidal zone. At high tide, it is suitable for swimming, while at low tide visitors can explore the mudflats looking for crabs and other interesting creatures.
The tide going out at Gallagher Point
Dolphins pass Gallagher Point at high tide, while white-bellied sea eagles and brahminy kites are frequently seen soaring above the water in search of their next meal. On lucky days, visitors may see dugongs feeding on the seagrass, or turtles making their way along the Pumicestone Passage.
Keep an eye out for curious dolphins, especially when kayaking
Gallagher Point is a haven for terrestrial wildlife as well. Kangaroos and wallabies are frequently seen, and spotlighting with torches at night can reveal possums and other nocturnal marsupials in the trees. Bribie Island is home to dingoes, although they are very shy and tend to stick to the northern areas of the island. Goannas frequent the campground, and emus may occasionally be seen.
Goannas can be seen around the campsite, and will steal food if given the opportunity
Bribie Island is the only sand island in Moreton Bay that is connected to the mainland via a bridge. Gallagher Point Camping Area is only 2Km from the shops and bitumen road at White Patch. However, 4x4 vehicles are recommended for this last 2Km and a vehicle access permit for Bribie Island National Park is required.
Campsites can be booked here. At present, in response to Covid19, Queensland National Parks campsites can only be booked up to one month in advance.
Gallagher Point Camping Area is accessed via a sand track that requires a 4x4 vehicle
With only 6 private campsites and a semi-remote location that is not accessible to motorised boats except during very high tides, Gallagher Point Camping Area on Bribie Island provides an ideal escape on the water that is less than 90 minutes drive from Brisbane.
Remote, yet accessible, Gallagher Point provides a beautiful escape from the city