Personal 4WD Vehicle Access & Parking

Personal Four Wheel Drive Vehicle Access & Parking at Tangalooma Island resort

Looking to bring your own 4WD to Tangalooma so you can explore Moreton Island? Here's some handy info:


Can you drive to Tangalooma from Brisbane?

No. Tangalooma is located on Moreton Island, off the coast of Brisbane. There are no bridges to Moreton Island, there are no sealed roads on the Island, and the only access to the island is by boat.

To save on time, convenience and cost we recommend all our guests take the passenger ferry to Tangalooma that departs from Holt St Pinkenba (brisbane), 4 times daily. You can even hire one of our own 4WD's at the resort if you'd prefer.

We strongly recommend that only experienced 4WD drivers bring their vehicles to Moreton Island to ensure the protection & safety of you and your vehicle in our remote location.

However, if you are an experienced at driving 4WD vehicles on the beach, and want to bring your car over to the resort for your upcoming stay, we are happy to accommodate you. You will need to make your own arrangements to bring the car over on the Moreton Island Vehicle Barge


Moreton Island 4WD Vehicle Barge

The MICAT vehicle barge provides 4WD vehicle access to the residents and communities of Moreton Island on set days and times. Departing from the Port of Brisbane, the MiCat embarks at the Tangalooma Wrecks; approximately 30 minutes north of the resort reception on foot, and a 5 minute 4WD drive to the resort's Northern carpark (official resort guests only).

Note that this Vehicle Barge is not operated by Tangalooma Island Resort. If you plan to arrive by Micat on foot (official guests only) please note that the resort is approximately 2km away and that there is no pick-up service available to/from the barge landing point to the resort. If arriving by 4WD please note that the resort parking lots could be located some distance from your accommodation. Tangalooma Island resort takes no responsibility for the transportation of persons or luggage to your property from either MiCat or Resort Parking lots (even in poor weather). For timetable and charges information, bookings and enquires please use the contact details below.

Phone: +61 7 3909 3333
MiCat Website: Visit Website


Amity Trader 4WD Vehicle Barge

Amity Trader operates a vehicle barge service from Victoria Point on the mainland to Reeders Point at Kooringal, Moreton Island. A one-way trip takes just over 2 hours depending on the tides. Barges mostly run once-a-month to and from Moreton Island, primarily serving the local community. Services run more frequently during school holidays.

Note that this Vehicle Barge is not operated by Tangalooma Island Resort. Please note that the resort is too far to walk by foot and there is no pick-up service available to/from the barge landing point to the resort. If arriving by 4WD please note that the resort parking lots could be located some distance from your accommodation. Tangalooma Island resort takes no responsibility for the transportation of persons or luggage to your property from either Amity Trader or Resort Parking lots (even in poor weather). For timetable and charges information, bookings and enquires please use the contact details below.

Phone: 0400 332 577
Amity Trader Website: Visit Website


Where can official guests park their 4WD vehicles upon arrival?

Upon check-in, pre-booked authorised visitors arriving to the resort in a 4WD vehicle will be asked to use the northern or southern car parks at the entries to the resort. Some accommodation such as holiday house rentals may have parking on-site, and we will provide details on how to access such properties after check-in.

Please be aware that the location of the car parks can be some distance from your accommodation. As a 3½ star resort, we are unable to offer a transfer service between the car park and your accommodation. There is a limited supply of luggage trolleys that we place around the resort, but these trolleys cannot be guaranteed to be readily at the time of your arrival.

Please also note that Tangalooma Island Resort takes no responsibility for vehicles parked in the island car parks. Car owners are advised to ensure that you have travel insurance before traveling to Moreton Island.


I have not pre-booked my visit to Tangalooma. Can I still park my 4WD here to access the resort?

No. If you are not staying in Tangalooma Island Resort accommodation you must have a pre-booked Casual Visitor Pass before entering.

Please note that a Casual Visitor Day Pass can only be booked over 24 hours before arrival. You cannot book a Casual Visitor Day Pass on the same day that you visit. This ensures the resort can adequately cater for all guests and casual visitors alike in various parts of the resort such as food and beverage, cleaning and security.

Tangalooma is a Private Resort - Official Guests Only

Only official authorised visitors to Tangalooma Island Resort are allowed to access the food & beverage outlets, Retail or general guest facilities of Tangalooma. Unauthorised casual visitors to Moreton Island are not permitted to use these facilities. See our Casual Visitor Policy for further information.

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