Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) National Park and Moreton Island Recreation Area Brisbane

National park management with traditional owners

Mulgumpin’s national park and recreation area is jointly managed between the island’s traditional owners and native title holders, the Quandamooka People, and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Photo credit: © Bianca Holderness

Gheebulum Kunungai – ‘lightnings’ playground’

Mulgumpin’s national park was renamed in 2021 to Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) National Park to reflect its strong cultural and historical significance. Gheebulum Kunungai means ‘lightnings’ playground’ in the language of the Quandamooka people. Photo credit: istock

Review of protected area management plan

The long-term plan for managing and conserving the natural and cultural values of Mulgumpin’s protected areas, including the national park and recreation area, is currently under review. Read more about this process and how you can keep informed. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Native title on Mulgumpin

Find out more information and background about native title on Mulgumpin held by the Quandamooka People, the island’s traditional owners and custodians.

Bookings and permits

Permits to drive or camp in Mulgumpin’s recreation area are booked and managed through Mulgumpin Camping. Photo credit: © Bianca Holderness

Blue Lagoon camping area

Blue Lagoon campground offers beach style camping with medium to large sites, many with shade. All sites are marked with totems. Campground is within easy access to ocean surf beach and within walking distance to Blue Lagoon.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Camping area facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Cold showers
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Location: on the eastern side of island, between Middle Road and Cape Moreton.

Access: the campground can be reached by 4WD and on foot by experienced bushwalkers only. Parking is available next to camp sites. It is accessible for camper trailers. If towing a trailer it is recommended to use Bulwer–Blue Lagoon Road instead of Middle Road as this track is one-way and narrow. The soft sand of Middle Road makes it easy for heavy vehicles to get bogged, which can block the track for several hours.

Number of sites: a maximum of 25 sites are available, all marked with totems. Seasonal closures mean that not all sites will be full all year round.

Camp sites are suitable for: tent camping and camper trailers.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: water (treat before drinking), septic toilets and cold showers.

Open fires: allowed (in existing fire sites only), except when fire bans or prohibitions apply. Fuel or gas stoves, rather than open fires, are recommended.

Generator use: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water and containers, water sterilisation tablets, rubbish bags, sunscreen, insect repellent, firewood (untreated mill off-cuts), axe, sealable containers for rubbish, first-aid kit and sand pegs. Read more about before you visit.

Bookings: book online. Bookings can be made no more than six months in advance.

Mobile phone coverage: poor and unreliable.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Gheebulum Kunungai (Moreton Island) safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.