Camping on Mulgumpin

Rubbish

There are no bins on the eastern side of the island. Rangers do not collect rubbish from camp sites and can issue on-the-spot fines for littering. When planning your trip, pack to minimise rubbish. Rubbish bins are located near The Wrecks and Comboyuro Point campgrounds.

Secure all rubbish bags inside your vehicle when driving. Do not carry rubbish bags on your bull bar as these tend to break and spread rubbish across the island’s tracks.

Camp sites

Use existing camp sites marked with a totem. Use only existing entry tracks to reach the beach camping zones.

Portable toilets

Large groups staying away from facilities should bring a portable toilet. Waste from portable toilets can be emptied at designated waste facilities located at Ben-Ewa and Comboyuro Point camping areas. Do not pour your portable toilet waste into any toilets on the island, as it destroys the bacteria in the composting systems used by the QPWS.

Bush toileting

Use toilet facilities or portable toilet whenever possible. If they are not available, bury waste and toilet paper 50 cm deep and at least 10 m from lakes, watercourses, camp sites and walking tracks. Always bag and bin sanitary products and disposable nappies.

Generators

Generators are not permitted in developed campgrounds, however they can be used in the five camping zones across the island. Only low decibel (dB) generators, up to 2.0 KVa, with a maximum noise level output of 60 dB at 7 m are allowed. Be considerate and only use them between the hours of 8.00 am and 7.00 pm. Note: the use of generators may be totally prohibited from time to time in some camping zones for safety reasons (e.g. local fire bans). Also refer to camping information for details on where generators are permitted.

Keep it clean

Soaps, sunscreens, insect repellents, shampoos and bodily wastes pollute the water and harm the wildlife. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a hat and shirt in the water.

Feral pests

Avoid exotic introductions by checking that your camping gear and supplies are not contaminated with soil, cane toads, ants, insects or plant seeds.

Take care around shorebirds

Drive slowly and go around flocks of resting shorebirds. Watch out for their unexpected movement.

See caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

Pets

Domestic animals are not permitted in the national park or recreation area.

Climate and weather

Moreton Island has a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range is 22–30°C in summer and 12–22°C in winter. For more information see the tourism information links.

Fuel and supplies

Castaways sells recovery equipment and unleaded fuel, available in 20 L drums only. Contact Castaways prior to commencing your trip to ensure supplies are available. Visitors will need to ensure they carry adequate supplies of fuel from Brisbane. Please note that vehicle access permits are issued with a condition that restricts the amount of fuel that may be kept within a developed camping area to 50 L.

General supplies are available at a few locations on Moreton Island. Not all shops are open every day. Contact the individual store for opening times and days.

Bulwer township

  • Castaways stocks basic groceries, ice, firewood, recovery equipment and gas bottle exchange (9kg only). Pre-ordering recommended for bread and newspapers. Unleaded fuel is available in 20L drums only. Contact the store prior to commencing your trip to ensure fuel supplies are available.
  • Bait and tackle store sells camping and fishing supplies.
  • Mi Café offers an assortment of drinks, cakes and hamburgers.
  • 4WD taxi and tour servicesare also available.

Contact the individual store for opening times and days.