Bribie Island’s Sandstone Point Hotel Annual Christmas Carnival is Here Again!

The annual Christmas merry-making for residents of North Lakes is back and all set to rouse holiday joy as Sandstone Point Hotel once again hosts its Christmas Carnival. 

From 12:00 noon on Saturday, the 21st of Dec 2019, the waterfront site will be overrun by market stalls for your last-minute Christmas gift shopping. As you check out the items for sale, live music, Christmas carols and other entertainment will be happening on stage. 

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It won’t be a Christmas carnival without the rides and there will be some safe but exciting rides for children of all ages:

Outback monster trucks (All Ages) $6 per person
The Giant Fun Slide (All Ages)3 slides for $6 per person
LEGO Land Jumping Castle (For Little Ones)$6 per person
Bootcamp Obstacle Course Jumping Castle (All Ages)$6 per person
Walk on Water Balls (Up to 14 years or 60 kg)$10 per person
Dodgem Cars (All Ages) $8 per car, passenger rides free or 3 cars for $20

Expectedly, this is going to be a festive day since Christmas is all about spreading good cheer. So, bring everyone in the family along, especially the kids who should get to see Santa Claus! Children under three years old may enter the Christmas carnival for free. 

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The Christmas Carnival is going down until 8:00 p.m. but you’ll have all the energy to keep up with the activities as heaps of food stalls will also be on site. The night will be capped off with an astounding fireworks display. 

Sandstone Point Hotel is famous for its gorgeous sea views and spacious grounds. Located at the mainland across Bribie Island, this hotel is one of the best places to chill out and drink or enjoy great food. 

Treat Someone Special to a Bribie Island Gondola Cruise

A gondola ride can be a splurge but it could also be one of the greatest experiences you can share with someone special. Off the northern coastlines of Moreton Bay in Bribie Island, there is an amazing gondola cruise you can book if you want to treat a loved one to an unforgettable experience.

The Bribie Island Gondola Cruise by the Harbour Promenade in Banksia Beach has been in business since 2014. Managed by the husband and wife team of Quinn and Melanie, the gondola ride is a must-do if you want to get a closer look at the breathtaking panorama of Bribie Island. 

The cruise will take you to the Moreton Bay Marine Park by the Pumicestone Passage, the Pacific Harbour canals and the nearby Glasshouse Mountains. As you marvel at the natural beauty all around, you’ll be treated to a glass of wine with a generous helping of cheese, fresh strawberries or chocolates. 

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Like the famous gondola rides of Venice, Italy, the Bribie Island Gondola Cruise is the consummate gift for couples celebrating their milestones, or planning a proposal, or just simply looking for some cuddle time. Whether you take the gondola ride in morning, lunch or evening, the short trip can be the most inimitable romantic gesture for anyone looking to take someone’s breath away.

But the cruise is also ideal for groups looking for something different for a friend’s birthday or hen’s party. Whilst gondola rides are popular with couples, Quinn and Melanie have also taken squads of ladies, families with kids, or a mixed group of friends who want to enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise with the best ambience.

The Bribie Island Gondola Cruise is by reservation only but the rides can take place seven days a week, weather permitting. The gondola can accommodate up to six people.