National Parks


QLD Brisbane - Moreton Island National Park

Moreton Island is the most natural of the large sand islands protecting Moreton Bay’s sheltered waters. Most of the island is national park and a recreation area managed for nature-based recreation.

The park contains freshwater creeks and lakes, coastal heath, rocky headlands, paperbark swamps, an historic lighthouse and the ruins of coastal forts. Mt Tempest, the highest sand dune on the island, is the highest stable coastal sand dune in the southern hemisphere.

Migrating wading birds flock to the island between September and April, and nesting turtles occasionally come ashore in summer. The adjacent bay waters are protected in Moreton Bay Marine Park.

Explore the island by four-wheel-drive and walking. Look for migrating humpback whales in late winter and spring. Go birdwatching. Cool off in Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the wildflowers in spring.

Camp at Blue Lagoon, Eagers Creek, Ben-Ewa, the Wrecks or Comboyuro camping areas or specific sites along the beach.

Fresh water points are provided at the Big Sandhills (western beach), Rous Battery track (eastern beach), North Point and the campgrounds at Blue Lagoon, Eagers Creek, Comboyuro Point, the Wrecks and Ben-Ewa. Boil the water before drinking.


About 10 klm east of Brisbane on Morton Island. Access to the island is by barge or launch. Catch a barge boat from Whyte Island near Lytton or Scarborough at Redcliffe - takes about two hours.

Further Information

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 15187
City East Q 4002

13 QGOV (13 74 68)