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

The Wrecks camping area

The Wrecks campground is set next to a sheltered bay. Sites are well defined and surrounded by native trees and shrubs.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Boat

Camping area facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • Toilets (non-flush)
  • Wifi
  • Tent camping
  • Cold showers
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Snorkelling and diving
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

Location: near the main barge landing point for Moreton Island Ferries. See details at before you visit. The campground is suitable for walkers, boaties and campers without vehicles.

Access: the campground can only be reached by 4WD and boats. It is not accessible for campers with camper trailers. The toilet facilities are accessible by 4WD, but campers need to park on the beach and walk a short distance to each camp site.

Number of sites: a maximum of 21 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: walk-in camping only. Vehicles must be parked on the beach a short distance from the campground. School groups without vehicles are encouraged to use this campground.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: water (treat before drinking), hybrid toilets, cold showers and rubbish bins.

Open fires: prohibited.

Generator use: not permitted.

Essentials to bring: drinking water and containers, water sterilisation tablets, rubbish bags, sunscreen, insect repellent, 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. Better reception may be possible near Tangalooma Resort on the island. A QldParks-Wifi hotspot is available at The Wrecks camping area.

Visiting safely

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