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

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
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Cold showers
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Fishing

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.