Moreton Island delivers amazing scenery. massive sand dunes , lakes, rocky outcrops and wild forest, beautiful beaches and lonely lighthouses - you name it, we've got it
Moreton Island is home to a diverse range of wildlife and vegetation with approximately 98% of the island declared a National Park. Some of the most beautiful freshwater lakes, coloured sands and rugged cliffs are located arounf Moreton Island. Swimmers can enjoy a dip from any of the beaches, however Honeymoon Bay or the western beach are favourite sheltered areas to enjoy the waters. With the crystal clear waters, historical sites, the majority of the island consisting of sand and the wildlife habitat communities, the activities and attractions on offer are endless.
The heart of any Moreton Island adventure has got to be hanging at the beach. Stretches of white sandy beach line the island edge. Swimmers can enjoy a dip from any of the beaches, enjoy the waters and relax on the beach in front of crystal clear water Read more....
The sand dunes at Moreton Island are one of the more striking features with Mount Tempest considered the highest coastal sand dune in the world at 285 metres above sea level. Walk to the top for breathtaking 360 degree views of the Island Read more....
One of the most famous landmarks on Moreton Island is the Tangalooma Wrecks. Fifteen vessels were deliberately sunk to form a breakwall for small boats and a wreck dive and snorkel site. Snorkelling and scuba diving at this site is an amazing experience.
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Drive up to the Cape Moreton lighthouse, the oldest operating lighthouse in Queensland. The uninterrupted panoramic views from here are simply amazing. Dolphins, whales, manta rays, dugongs and turtles can be viewed from
The islands contains numerous shell middens, indicating Aboriginal occupation of the island for at least 2000 years. Up to 330 cultural sites have been recorded and include shell and bone scatters, large shell middens and a stone quarry.
A telegraph line was built in the 1890s to service the Cape Moreton lighthouse, relics of the old line are still visible along the Bulwer to North Point track (the backtrack) and the Telegraph Road.
Their are 2 graves of some of those who perished at sea remain on the island today near about 1km North of Bulwer just over the foredunes. These graves were established in the late 1800's. A Grave also exist at Cape Moreton of the lightkeepers wife.
World War Relics
Major coastal defence bases were located on Moreton Island during the world wars. In World War I and World War II large defence battery complexes where built at Cowan Cowan and on the east side of the island the Rous Battery.
Moreton Island has a few freshwater lakes perfect for a freshwater swim to cool off or to just sit back, relax and enjoy the people playing in the lake, also great for wild flowers and bird watching, Blue Lagoon is the largest and most popular.
Big & Little Sandhills
The Big and Little Sand Hills are awe inspiring dunes of white sand stretching right across the southern tip of the Island near Kooringal.The steep sand dunes provide excellent sand tobogganing.
Flora & Fauna
There is a wide variety of flora & fauna on Moreton Island which can be found around the Island and in the waters surrounding the Island . The Island has a rich array of plants, marine life, birds and wildlife.
North Point has the champagne pools, which is a natural foamy ocean pool hollowed out amongst the rocks. Great for relaxing in with friends as the waves lap over the rock wall and foam up around you.
There are so many more scenic places to see like yellow patch. north point, main creek (Heath Island) comprising two crenulate sand spits usually with rapid flowing Main Creek flowing out between the spits, also shark spit, honeymoon bay