Moreton Island National Park and Recreation Area camping

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area

Indicative Rate * AU$6.35 to AU$25.40

Discover crystal-clear creeks and lagoons, coastal heath, rocky headlands, stunning wildflowers and stunning sandy beaches at Moreton Island National Park and Recreation Area.

Visit Queensland’s first lighthouse at Cape Moreton, built in 1857 from island sandstone. Climb the southern hemisphere’s tallest vegetated sand dune, Mount Tempest, and be rewarded with panoramic views out over the bay. Wander through the ruins of Rous Battery and imagine life as a solider living among the dunes.

Cool off in Blue Lagoon, a freshwater oasis set amid flowering heathland, perfect for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. Come for the day or take your time on an extended camping adventure.

Come on foot, by ferry, boat or four wheel drive and set yourself up in one of the camping areas along the coastal fringes of the island. With so many sites on offer, there's bound to be one that suits you.

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site. Book your camp site and purchase your camping permit in advance. Bookings can be made online, over the counter or by phone.

Image credits:
North-west—Leanne Siebuhr © Queensland Government
Ben-Ewa—Peter Bull © Queensland Government

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Communal Shower
  • Open fireplace

Activities

  • Camping
  • Off Road Driving

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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