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Luxurious and happening Bribie Island; a sleepy isle no more

Have you heard? Bribie Island is no longer the quiet coastal strip of South East Queensland. If you’re the lucky winner of Mater Prize Home Lottery No. 274 a lifestyle of luxury and entertainment awaits. Buy a ticket today to win a stunning new home.

Once only popular with retirees, and their families who visited on weekends and holidays, ‘Bribie’ is now seeing a move from a broader demographic to the unique island paradise. This hidden gem is becoming an increasingly attractive option for families looking for a sea change.
It is a wonder that Bribie’s progress has remained a secret for so long. With its mix of pristine white sandy beaches, rolling surf, National Park walks, the playground of Pumicestone Passage and the nightlife on the Island’s south, this naturally beautiful island is a true showpiece of the Moreton Bay Region.
Being connected to the mainland by a bridge means residents of Bribie have the convenience to travel less than an hour north to Caloundra to enjoy more of the Sunshine Coast’s sun, surf and sand, or the same distance south to metropolitan Brisbane.  But while its nice to know you have the option, if you win Mater Prize Home Lottery No. 274 there are so many reasons why you will want to spend every moment you can relishing your new island living.
Island play
If boating, fishing, jet skiing, kayaking or even just lazing by the pool watching others get active is a favourite pastime than this resort-style home, which overlooks the canal, will be your ultimate haven. This five bedroom, five ensuite, exclusive Mater Prize Home not only has a spa alongside the sparkling pool, but also a private pontoon where you can adventure out to the waterways of Pumicestone Passage and its marine park which divides Bribie from the mainland.
Don’t worry if you don’t own a boat, if you’re the winner you will also receive a $5,000 VISA gift card to go towards your favourite craft. In the meantime you can always grab a group of your closest friends and hire out a barbeque boat for the day. BBQ Boat Hire is Bribie’s only barbeque boat hire company and provides a range of vessel sizes to cater for those wanting to throw in a line or crab pot and cook up their day’s achievement. No licence is required and they provide everything you need for a comfortable day on the water.
If relaxing on land is more your thing Pumicestone Passage has safe family beaches with calm water so young families can splash about in the shallows – and if you’re lucky you may even spot a dolphin or turtle.
Calm beaches are lovely for the little ones but there’s nothing like hearing the hum of rolling waves. Woorim Beach on the eastern side of Bribie typically has clear mild waves perfect for the budding surfer and the beautiful white sand provides a stunning setting for a day of relaxation and escape under an umbrella with a good book. If you have a furry friend along for the day head to the south of the island to the white sands of Red Beach which is dog friendly.
Island exploration
So you’ve experienced Bribie Island via boat, jet ski, kayak and surf board, but don’t forget the thrill seekers out there can also take the plunge and go sky diving, four wheel driving along National Parks and beaches and if that’s not enough you can also check out Bribie’s natural beauty via an Oceanview Helicopter.
For land lovers another way to explore Bribie and its abundance of native fauna and flora is to take one of the breathtaking Bicentennial Bushwalks, which are easy-grade one hour walks where you will admire eucalypt forests, wallum heathlands, paperbark wetlands and over 350 species of birds . There are also a number of gorgeous beach walks where sand dunes line kilometres of secluded beach. Given that most of Bribie Island is uninhabited, consisting of lush National Park covering 55.8 square kilometres, the amazing wildlife is primed to thrive.
For the creatives amongst you days can be filled with artistic workshops such as calligraphy and illuminations, macramé bunting, felting and embroidery, and if you’re a market browser there are five regular community weekend markets operating in the region selling arts and crafts, fresh, handmade and packaged produce, new and used merchandise, and plants. And whilst Mater Prize Home Lottery No. 274 is immaculately designed and decked out with gorgeous furniture and dressings, there will be ample space to display any new creative wares and collections.
Island eats 
All that activity is sure to make you hungry. Of course you could cook up a gastronomic storm in the Mater Prize Home’s brand new state-of-the-art kitchen, but everyone needs a night off on occasion and there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and takeaway food outlets to experience all the flavours of Bribie Island.
Like any well-regarded beachside location the beautiful Bribie has a Surf Lifesaving Club with a relaxed dining atmosphere, award winning meals and daily specials. There is also a grassed outdoor area for children to let off some steam while you sit back with a cold beverage and enjoy the glistening ocean views.
Whilst there are a number of hotels, bars and clubs the pièce de résistance of eating and entertainment for locals is the Sandstone Point Hotel. Located on the mainland just next to the Bribie Bridge this new
$50 million development has sprawling unobstructed water frontage across the Pumicestone Passage. This amazing venue draws crowds of up to 12,000 for their music events which have seen the likes of Keith Urban, Mariah Carey, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes and Billy Ray Cyrus just to name a few. Adults will be well entertained with the multiple bars and dining spaces serving delicious fresh local produce and you won’t see the kids as they’ll be off climbing through the kid’s playground and petting the farmyard animals.
This hugely popular venue also features The Oyster Festival. Being held this year on Saturday 18th November you will salivate over the freshly shucked oyster bars, seafood and wine stalls, celebrity chef and oyster shucking demonstrations, kids rides and entertainment and of course the hotel’s signature entertainment - live music.
No matter the time of day or year there is always something happening at the Sandstone Point Hotel. Annual events such as Halloween, Melbourne Cup, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Easter are all celebrated, and keep in mind this fabulous venue for a night of trivia, tribute shows, the occasional fundraiser and of course their annual Strawberry Festival – yum!
So don’t hesitate; if you visualise yourself living a new island life surrounded by warm sun, rolling surf, glistening sand and enjoying sensational entertainment purchase a ticket today for your chance to win your next home and a $5,000 VISA gift card in this $1.8 million prize draw.

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