Moreton Island

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If you haven’t taken a 4wd trip to Moreton Island, you have been missing out. You will not believe that such an amazing place is just 40km from Brisbane. Moreton is 98% national park and can only be ...

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If you haven’t taken a 4wd trip to Moreton Island, you have been missing out. You will not believe that such an amazing place is just 40km from Brisbane. Moreton is 98% national park and can only be traversed in a 4x4 vehicle. There is so much to see and do that you will definitely be back for more. The island hosts some amazing wildlife, snorkelling and scenery. There are plenty of 4wd tracks on Moreton, including more than 40km of beach to drive on. Moreton Island is a large sand island about 30km off the coast of Queensland. It can be seen off the coast from Redland Bay all the way up to the sunshine coast. It is a magnificent island and very easily accessible by barge. There are plenty of 4wd tracks over the Island. Actually, only 4wd vehicles are allowed on the island. It is recommended that you have pretty good clearance if you want to cross over on the inland tracks. They are sandy and can get pretty soft. There are three townships on Moreton Island. All are located on the west side. Kooringal is on the southern end of the island, Bulwer is near the top, and Cowan Cowan, which is in the middle. They are all pretty small holiday villages. Tangalooma, which is probably the most well know place on the island, is really just a resort. There are plenty of passenger ferries that take people back and forth from the mainland to the wrecks, which is just near Tangalooma. The wrecks are really worth checking out. They are just off the shore and are amazing places to snorkel. There is an abundance of marine life. Other than these four places, the island is pretty much all yours to discover. Check out this map http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/moreton-island/pdf/moreton-isl-np-rec-area.pdf to find your way around. You will notice that there are a couple of parts of the beach that you can’t drive on. I would print the map out and keep it in the car with you. Here are a few of the highlights: The lighthouse on Cape Moreton; Here you will see 360deg views of the island, including looking straight down the east coast. The view is amazing. Mount Tempest, which is the biggest sand dune in the world, is a must to see. The spectacular views are well worth the climb. The Blue Lagoon is the biggest of the beautiful freshwater lakes on the island. The top of the island is absolutely incredible. The trip from Bulwer across to Cape Moreton is definitely a highlight of the trip. There are 5 campgrounds on Moreton as well as 5 camping zones on the beaches. If you are wanting to camp on the island, the Queensland government has a really helpful page on their website. http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/moreton-island/camping.html#camping_in_moreton_island_national Here you will find information about each of the 10 places to camp. There are also maps of the island and campsites. You will find that facilities differ in each campsite. Toilets are located in all five campgrounds. Additional toilets are located at Cape Moreton and near the barge landing area at Bulwer. Some have water and bins others have nothing. The 5 beach camping zones on the island are your usual beach sites. There are no facilities but are a lot more secluded. You will find all of this camping info and more on the link above. Those who want a bit more luxurious accommodation can book a unit or holiday house or even a room in a resort

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