Moreton Island National Park and Recreation Area Brisbane

Honeymoon Bay is stunning, a Moreton Island must see! Photo credit: Adam Creed © Queensland Government

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.

Honeymoon Bay track

Take a short walk to Honeymoon Bay and witness historical artefacts and spectacular views of North Point and the Cape Moreton Lighthouse.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
700m return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 20mins walking time.
Grade
Easy (walk)
Where
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Accessible by

  • High clearance 4WD

Journey facilities

  • Walking

Starting at the northern end of North Point camping area, this short and easy walk takes you to one of the island’s most picturesque and sheltered bays.

Wander through coastal woodlands decorated with casuarinas and banksias, stopping to picnic at North Point along the way. Pass a concrete magazine once used to store ammunition during World War II. Soldiers once fired a gun from here on enemy ships attempting to enter the shipping channel to Brisbane.

Plan to arrive at sunset and be bathed in orange and yellow hues reflecting over the rocky headland. As night falls watch the North Point Lighthouse shine its guiding light out to sea.

Getting there and getting around

Honeymoon Bay track is in Moreton Island National Park, 40km offshore from Brisbane. The island can be reached by ferry, barge or boat.

The track is located on the north-eastern tip of the island and extends from the North Point camping area to Honeymoon Bay.

You will need a 4WD for driving on the island. Four-wheel-drives with high clearance and low range function are strongly recommended. All-wheel-drive vehicles without true 4WD function and vehicles with low clearance will have difficulty along inland tracks and in soft sand, therefore we don't recommend them for Mulgumpin (Moreton Island)..

  • From the western beach drive via Bulwer–North Point Road and Yellow Patch Beach to the North Point camping area.
  • From the eastern beach drive via Harpers Track and North Point–Cape Moreton Road to the North Point camping area.
  • Remember all vehicles must be registered, drivers must be licensed and all Queensland road rules apply, even on beaches.
  • A vehicle access permit must be purchased. Display the permit on your windscreen before driving in the recreation area.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.

Getting to Mulgumpin (Moreton Island)

Barge and ferry access

Barges and ferries for vehicles and passengers run daily. Extra services operate in school holidays and on long weekends. Bookings are essential.

  • For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Private boat access

Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) lies in exposed waters—you may encounter large seas between Mulgumpin (Moreton Island) and the mainland. Consider your experience and the suitability of your vessel, and take into account currents and predicted weather and sea conditions when planning your trip.

  • Be aware that there are no public moorings available at Mulgumpin (Moreton Island).
  • When anchoring, make sure that your vessel, anchors and ropes don't restrict the safe movement of 4WDs or pedestrians on the beach.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Honeymoon Bay track is open 24 hours a day.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

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

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.