What a spot! Most people still call Southern Pumicestone a hidden paradise, but over the past few years the waterways have come alive. It’s gone from a few tinnies running around to a plethora of water activities attracting visitors from all across the state. The main recreation is still fishing, because it’s heaven for most species.
Situated just over 60 minutes, or 67km north, from Brisbane CBD. You can take the Bribie Island exit (Exit 85) off the Bruce Highway and head east through the township of Ningi where you will spot the water briefly on the left through the trees. This is Ningi Creek, the closest creek to Bribie but on the main land side of the Island.
Flathead are a popular target for the youngsters while fishing the Southern Pumicestone Passage area.
Ningi Creek is one of the most accessible creeks on the passage with tidal influence causing no problems and channel markers leading you through the mouth and beyond. As you explore the mouth of this creek on a low tide you will soon realise why anglers love this area so much.
I strongly recommend exploring most areas on a low tide, take a mental note and don’t be scared to ask a local a few questions. You may be surprised some of the locals around here may teach you in 10 minutes what your can’t learn in a week on the water my yourself.
As you hit the Bribie Bridge I guarantee all your life worries will be left behind. Take a quick look to the right you will see the Military Jetty, a haven for fish and anglers, or maybe just a lazy afternoon at a cafe or restaurant with a coldie contemplating the days ahead on the water.
To get there, as you hit Bribie Island keep going through to the first round-about continue around it as though you want to head back to the bridge and turn left just before you hit the bridge, and then follow the Esplanade.