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Published June 15th 2018
Fun things to buy for all at Bribie Markets
There are markets at Bribie Island almost every weekend. On the first, second and third Sundays there are great markets at Brennan Park, Toorbul Street, Bongaree. They are easy to find – just drive along the esplanade on the mainland side of the island – the park is right near the jetty. Just check out the map.
Train Rides at Bribie Markets
On the first Sunday of the month, the Cancer Council runs the markets from 7 am to 12 noon. On the second Sunday of each month, it is the Bribie Island Rotarians market from 6.30 am to 12 noon. On the third Sunday of the month it is the Bribie Island and District Community Appeal group that run the market from 6 am to 12 noon.
It doesn't matter which Sunday you go – there are plenty of stalls with a wide range of products to sell.
On the last Sunday of the month, you will have to head along Sunderland Drive to Banksia Beach, to the Bribie Island Community Arts Centre. If coming over the bridge drive straight ahead along Benabrow St, and turn left at the second roundabout, and you will see all the action at 191 Sunderland Drive. Here you will find an emphasis on arts and crafts, and the Arts Centre will be open too. The markets are on from 8.30 am to 1 pm and the Arts Centre is open until 4 pm.
Arts Centre Sunderland Drive
If you plan to visit Bribie for the day, you can "do" the markets in the morning, have a picnic in one of the many parks or on the beach. Of course, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to dine in too. Why not spend the afternoon discovering the World War II bunkers and other memorabilia at Woorim Beach or visit the wonderful Butterfly House on First Avenue (there is an entry fee for the Butterfly House)?
The Seaside Museum is full of wonderful exhibitions and features the history of the island. It is open on Sundays between 10 am and 3 pm and is free to visit.
Train at Bribie Markets
NOTE: Just watch out for those months which have 5 Sundays as there will be markets on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, (not 4th) and last Sunday. (Check months of July and September)