Moreton Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane

Aerial view of the southern end of Moreton Island National Park. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Bookings and permits

From February 2020, permits to drive or camp in the Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) Recreation Area are booked and managed through Mulgumpin Camping. Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Camping in Moreton Island

Permit bookings

Permits to drive or camp in the Moreton Island Recreation Area are now booked and managed through Mulgumpin Camping.

View Camping and vehicle access permits for more information.

Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) provides a variety of coastal camping experiences, some accessible by 4WD, others accessible by boat or close to barge landing points. A vehicle access permit is required to drive on Mulgumpin (Moreton Island).

Camping permits are required and fees apply. A camping tag with your booking number must be displayed at your camp site at all times. All camping permits must be obtained before you arrive on the island (there is no self-registration on site). A QldParks-Wifi hotspot is available at The Wrecks camping area to explore Queensland's national parks online, plan your visit, or check road conditions and local weather. All users are obliged to read terms and conditions first and follow them.

You can camp in the five campgrounds and five camping zones along the beach. All camp sites are marked with a totem. Camping is permitted at a number of sites behind the foredunes. Protect the dunes by using existing camp sites and access tracks.

Before setting up your camp ensure:

  • you are in the correct camping zone or campground that you have booked.
  • you camp only within the campsite footprint near the camping totem. Do not place tents or other equipment outside of fenced campsites or existing cleared areas.
  • you are camping in a designated site. Camping is not permitted on the beach.

Maps and FAQ

Park-specific conditions

All camp sites are marked with totems. Camping is prohibited in all other areas. Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) is remote and facilities are limited. There is no resident doctor on the island and medical assistance is hours away. All campers need to be self-sufficient and plan ahead for any contingency.

Campfires

Fires are permitted in pre-existing fireplaces or fire pits at designated camp sites marked with a totem in the Comboyuro Point, Ben-Ewa and Blue Lagoon campgrounds and the five camping zones. Fire is prohibited in all other areas of the Moreton Island National Park and Recreation Area including The Wrecks and North Point campgrounds and on all beaches.

You should:

  • always check if local fire bans are in place before lighting a fire
  • never leave a campfire unattended
  • extinguish fires when unattended with a bucket of water, never use sand or dirt which retains heat for hours and can cause severe burns
  • keep campfires small and clear of vegetation.
Firewood

Collecting firewood on the island is prohibited. Bring your own firewood or purchase it at barge departure points or the Bulwer General Store. Chainsaws are prohibited in the national park, but an axe may be brought to split your own wood. Cut kindling from your firewood; do not collect twigs and branches from the bush.

Gas and fuel stoves

Use a gas or fuel stove whenever possible. This will allow efficient cooking during poor weather conditions or during fire bans, which can be declared at short notice. Test the stove before leaving home. Never operate it in confined spaces, such as inside tents.

Portable toilets

Large groups staying away from facilities should bring a portable toilet. Waste from portable toilets can be emptied at designated waste facilities located at Ben-Ewa and Comboyuro Point camping areas. Do not pour your portable toilet waste into any toilets on the island, as it destroys the bacteria in the composting systems used by the QPWS.

Drinking water

Treat all water collected on the island before drinking. Water is available at:

  • Big Sandhills on the western beach
  • Rous Battery on the eastern beach
  • the road to North Point beach
  • all established campgrounds.

Read more about staying safe and looking after the park.

  • Ben-Ewa campground is in a valley providing shady sites and protection from strong winds. Sites are medium-sized and well-defined. Sheltered bay waters make this campground popular for young families and…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • 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…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Comboyuro Point is a large campground providing shady sites of various sizes. All sites are marked with totems. The area offers sheltered bay waters.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • North Point campground offers large, grassy, defined sites, many with shade. All sites are marked with totems. Campground is close to surf beach and within walking distance to Honeymoon Bay.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • North Point camping area offers large, grassy, defined sites, many with shade. Campground is close to surf beach and within walking distance to Honeymoon Bay.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • North-west camping zone covers beach camp sites between Ben-Ewa and Comboyuro Point campgrounds. Sites vary in size and range from secluded sites to close, social camping areas. Many sites have…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • North-east camping zone covers all eastern beach camp sites between Middle Road, heading north to Spitfire Creek, excluding sites in the campground. Sites vary in size and range from secluded…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • South-west camping zone covers all western camp sites from Tangalooma Bypass to Toulkerrie. Sites vary in size and range from secluded sites to close, social camping areas. Many sites have…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • South-east camping zone covers all eastern beach camp sites between Middle Road, heading south to Rous Battery. Sites vary in size and range from secluded sites to close social camping…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted
  • The Wrecks campground is set next to a sheltered bay. Sites are well defined and surrounded by native trees and shrubs.

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • No camper trailer camping
    • No campfires
    • Toilets
    • Showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • No generators allowed
    • No dogs permitted
  • Yellow Patch camping zone covers all western beach camp sites in the Yellow Patch area, between North Point and Heath Island. There are no camp sites at Heath Island. Sites…

    • Tent camping
    • No caravan camping
    • Camper trailer camping
    • Campfires allowed
    • No toilets
    • No showers
    • No barbecue
    • No picnic tables
    • No wheelchair access
    • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
    • No dogs permitted

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.