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.

Ben-Ewa camping area

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 school groups.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD
  • Boat

Campground facilities

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

Location: on the western side of the island, a short distance north of the main barge landing point for Moreton Island Ferries.

Access: the campground can be reached by 4WD. Parking is available near or beside camp sites. It is accessible for camper trailers.

Number of sites: a maximum of 12 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 beside your car, walk-in camping, camper trailers and large groups.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: water (treat before drinking), hybrid toilets, portable toilet waste disposal and cold showers. A QldParks-Wifi hotspot is available in the campground.

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. Better reception may be possible near Tangalooma Resort on the island.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Moreton Island safely and camp with care.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.