The lovely little fishing village of Donnybrook began its life as a shanty town of fisherfolk’s shacks, which have since mostly given way to more sophisticated homes.
On the shores of Pumicestone Passage, which separates the mainland from Bribie Island, Donnybrook is about 62 km north of Brisbane and 16 km north-east of Caboolture.
Yes, fishing and crabbing are the go here. You can try your luck in sheltered waters and little estuaries, or you can head out to the prolific off-shore grounds which regularly yield up the bigger fish.
It’s not far south to the bridge which links the mainland to Bribie Island. Donnybrook looks across the passage to the Pumicestone National Park which conserves much of Bribie's flora and fauna.
The passage and its shoreline provides sanctuary for a large range of fish, dolphins, dugongs, turtles and many varieties of native and migratory birds, including Australia's only member of the stork family, the jabiru.