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.

Yellow Patch camping zone

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 vary in size and range from secluded sites to close, social camping areas. Many sites have sea views and shade. This camping zone offers surf beaches.

Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Campground facilities

  • Campfires allowed (conditions apply)
  • Generators allowed (conditions apply)
  • Walking
  • Scenic drive
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Tent camping
  • Camper trailer camping
  • Tent camping beside car
  • Short walk to tent

Location: on the western side of island between North Point and Heath Island.

Access: the camping zone can be reached by 4WD only. Parking is available beside camp sites. Avoid parking or driving over dunes and vegetation as these areas are prone to erosion and may have shorebirds and turtle nests. It is accessible for camper trailers.

Number of sites: a maximum of 14 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, camper trailers and large groups.

Camp site surface: sand.

Facilities: none. The camping zone offers surf beaches. For hygiene purposes, campers who are planning an extended stay should bring a portable toilet. Please do not place contents into toilets on the island—it destroys the bacteria in the systems. All portable toilet waste must be removed from the island. North Point campground is a short drive offering hybrid toilets and a cold water shower.

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: permitted. Be considerate; use them between 8am and 7pm only.

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, shovel, portable toilet 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.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.