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

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

Campground 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 Moreton Island safely and camp with care.