Getting There

Barges and ferries

From Port of Brisbane (Brisbane River southside) to Tangalooma Wrecks.
Pedestrian and vehicle transport.
Ph: (07) 3909 3333

Daily passenger launch
From Pinkenba (Brisbane River northside) to Tangalooma Resort.
Pedestrian only. Note: For Tangalooma guests / day trippers only.
ph 1300 652 250 or (07) 3637 2000

Amity Trader
From Victoria Point (Mainland) to Kooringal Contact operator for details.
ph 0487 227 437

Sunday passenger launch
From Redcliffe Jetty to Bulwer Moreton Island.
Pedestrian only. Departing Redcliffe jetty at 10am and returning at 4pm. or Redcliffe Cruise and & Travel
ph 07 3284 5192

Moreton Island is 40km offshore from Brisbane. The island can be reached by ferry, barge or boat. Barges and ferries for vehicles and passengers run daily. Extra services operate in school holidays and on long weekends. Bookings are essential. See the tourism information links for details.

Private boat access

Moreton Island is in exposed waters. Large seas can be experienced between Moreton Island and the mainland. Consider your experience and the suitability of your vessel, and take into account currents and predicted weather and sea conditions when planning your trip. No public moorings are available at Moreton Island. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

Vessels, anchors and ropes should not restrict the safe thoroughfare of four-wheel drives or pedestrians between the high and low water mark on Moreton Island beaches.

Four-wheel-drive access

Four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles are essential for driving on the island. Four-wheel-drive vehicles with high clearance and low range function are strongly recommended. All-wheel drive vehicles without true 4WD function and vehicles with low clearance will have difficulty along inland tracks and in soft sand, and are therefore not suitable on Moreton Island. All vehicles should be equipped with essential recovery gear (tyre pressure gauge, shovel, snatch strap, towrope or traction pads). A private vehicle recovery service operates on Moreton Island. See Tourism information links for details.

All vehicles must be registered and have a valid Moreton Island Recreation Area vehicle access permit (VAP). Fees apply. Drivers must be licensed and all Queensland road rules apply.

VAPs will not be issued for unregistered vehicles, or for registered (including conditionally registered) including but not limited to quads, trikes and trail bikes, except to island landholders and residents satisfying police permit and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) requirements.

All vehicles are required to stay on designated roads, beaches and vehicle tracks, and must not be driven on or over vegetation including that of the foredunes. Obey all speed limits, signs and barriers.

Please read driving on sand and driving safely before you drive on Moreton Island. The driving safely section also lists driving times between major features on the island.

Wheelchair accessibility

There are no areas accessible by wheelchair in Moreton Island National Park or the Recreation Area.