Moreton Island National Park

Moreton Island National Park and Recreation Area

Moreton Island National Park covers approximately 98% of Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia. Moreton Island is 40 km northeast of Brisbane and has three main townships, Bulwer, Cowan Cowan and Kooringal.

Located in Moreton Island National Park is Queensland’s first lighthouse at Cape Moreton, built from sandstone in 1857. Cape Moreton is also a popular spot for watching humpback whales as they migrate past in the surrounding waters between May to November.

The region and indigenous people of Moreton Bay and its islands are referred to as Quandamooka and Moorgumpin (meaning 'place of sandhills') is the Aboriginal name for Moreton Island. The indigenous people of Quandamooka include the Ngugi (Moreton Island), and the Gorenpul and Nunukal clans (North Stradbroke Island).

Access to Moreton Island National Park

Access to the island is via the daily Tangalooma Passenger Ferries that launch from Pinkenba, just a few minutes drive from Brisbane CBD. There is also a vehicle barge that departs from the Port of Brisbane.

If you are looking to drive around on Moreton Island then a 4x4 (4WD) is essential as there are no sealed roads, but you do not have to have one to enjoy a holiday here.

Camping at Moreton Island National Park

Camping is permitted in specified campsites as well as within zones along eastern and western beaches. There are also a range of Glamping options available. Please refer to the Department of National Parks for further information. A Casual Visitor Day Pass is required for any campers wishing to enter Tangalooma Island Resort.

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