The Gums Anchorage

Relax and unwind at The Gums Anchorage, the ideal Bribie Island resort accommodation option for families and friends wanting self-contained apartments right on the picturesque waterfront.

This tranquil apartment-style Bribie Island resort is conveniently set in a quiet area, not far from Bribie’s bustling waterfront precinct. Families with smaller children will discover several children's playgrounds and BBQ areas across the road back from the sandy shoreline.

Overlooking Sylvan Beach and the Pumicestone Passage, the convenient waterfront location lets you enjoy all Bribie Island things to do with ease and is just a 5-minute walk from restaurants and shops at Bellara. The on-site managers will help you make the most of Bribie’s best fishing, boating, four wheel driving and water sport activities, and the tour desk can book all your local day trips including tickets to nearby Australia Zoo.

Your Bribie Island resort facilities:

The saltwater, lagoon-style pool is surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens and lawns boasting views across the channel, making it perfect for a lazy dip. You’ll find a tennis court, sauna, change-rooms and public showers nearby.

  • Salt water pool
  • Sauna
  • Full-size tennis court
  • Free wifi in public spaces
  • Tour desk
  • Manicured gardens and lawns
  • Friendly, on-site managers
  • Secure car and boat parking

Bribie Island Accommodation Options:

The Gums Anchorage offers two and three bedroom apartments and studio apartments that have been uniquely designed to ensure spectacular ocean views from the privacy of your own balcony or patio.

Studio Apartment - sleeps 2 people
Queen bedroom with ensuite, fully equipped kitchen, spacious dining and lounge area, private shaded patio overlooking the water, flat screen TV and DVD player, private laundry facilities, lock-up garage, secure boat parking.

Two Bedroom Apartments - sleeps 4 people
Queen bedroom with ensuite, 2 single beds, fully equipped kitchen, shaded patio with water views, flat screen TV and DVD player, separate bathroom, private laundry facilities, lock-up garage, secure boat parking.

Three Bedroom Apartments - sleeps 6 people
Queen bedroom with ensuite, 4 king singles, fully equipped kitchen, balcony with water views, flat screen TV and DVD player, separate bathroom, private laundry facilities, lock-up garage, secure boat parking.

Nearby Activities and Attractions

  • Explore Bribie Island National Park’s by four wheel drive
  • Hire a kayak, SUP or watercraft along the Pumicestone Passage
  • Enjoy the island’s walking tracks and spot local marine and bird life
  • Head out fishing or boating around the island
  • Tee off at Bribie Island Golf Club
  • Take a day trip to nearby Australia Zoo

Guests with boats in tow can launch from any of the 3 public boat ramps along Sylvan Beach Esplanade.

Simply sit back and watch the spectacular sunsets from your apartment, spot local marine life and enjoy Bribie’s relaxing beachside community. Your hosts at The Gums Anchorage look forward to welcoming you during your next holiday on Bribie Island.

More Bribie Island Things to Do

Relaxation, romance, adventure and fun for the whole family await on Bribie Island. This water-rimmed paradise offers so much to do by the shore and on the water.

Pumicestone Passage

Opposite this Bribie Island resort lies the tranquil Pumicestone Passage, a popular area for fishing and water sporting including water-skiing, kite surfing, jet-skiing and kayaking. Contact Bribie Hire Hut & Tours, one of Bribie Island’s best hire services to get yourself out on the water.

Pumicestone Passage Foreshore

Located along Pumicestone Passage foreshore are a number of BBQs, picnic tables and playgrounds perfect for kicking-back, or enjoying a romantic sunset. The best way to explore the channel is aboard a cruise, or your very own hire boat.

Contact Ferryman Cruises for a scenic tour complete with commentary and delicious dining, or hire out your own boat for the day (or half day) from Bribie Island Boat Charters (don’t worry, you don’t need to hold a boating license for their BBQ and fishing boats).

Bongaree Beach

Feel the soft sand between your toes at Bongaree Beach and surrounding passage beaches. This beach is a popular spot for families with young children as the waters are often very calm and shallow.

Bongaree Jetty

Located along the beach, Bongaree Jetty is a popular spot to cast a line in, or bomb dive into the passage waters.

Bribie Island National Park

Covering a significant portion of the island is the Bribie Island National Park, a beautiful forested area perfect for exploring both from Pumicestone Passage, inland and on the beach side. The park is only suitable for 4WD vehicles. If you do intend to drive on the beach, ensure you have purchased the correct permits before starting your journey.

Group Travel Peace of Mind

Are you planning a big family holiday, a getaway with a bunch of friends, group business conference travel, a wedding party trip, a school/university class or whole year level educational trip, or any other type of group travel? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you need to book a group holiday, group day trip, group tour, or simply a group transfer give yourself peace of mind and take the worry out of traveling with a crowd by letting the experts handle the nitty-gritty details on your behalf.

All sorts of group holiday, work travel, tour and transfer needs can be catered to and accommodated, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Booking Notes

Check in time: 2:00pm

Check out time: 10:00am

Additional fold out bed available on request for 2 and 3 bedroom apartments only (fees apply).

All bookings must be reconfirmed 2 days before your scheduled start.

Service Provider Cancellation Fees: cancellations within 2 days of the start date incur a 100.00% fee. Between 2 days and 365 days incur a 0.00% fee.

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Find Us

The Gums Anchorage, Sylvan Beach Esplanade, Bellara QLD, Australia

Contact Us

(07) 3408 6834


Please note due to the COVID-19 outbreak operating hours may be affected. See operator website for up to date information

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Important COVID-19 Update

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Please do the right thing and follow the directions of the Queensland Government.

From 15 May 2020 - you may travel a maximum of 150km from your home for non-contact activity such as exploring national parks, hiking, visiting dog parks, dining-in at restaurants (10 patrons at a time) and more.

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