Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park Brisbane | Gold Coast

Cobby Cobby Island, Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park. Photo: Kerry-Anne Hurren, Queensland Government

Visiting Southern Moreton Bay safely

    Getting there and getting around

    The islands of Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park start 40 km south of Brisbane, and lie between one and 10 km offshore from Redland Bay south to Coomera on the Gold Coast.

    The islands are accessible only by private boat and watercraft. Boat ramps are located in coastal towns neighbouring the islands. There are no public moorings adjacent to any of the national park islands. See boating and fishing information for further details.

    Access to the islands is subject to weather and sea conditions. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Maps

    Wheelchair accessibility

    There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities or tracks in Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park.

    Staying safe

    When visiting the islands:

    • check tide times and weather forecasts, available from the Bureau of Meteorology
    • know the risks, know your equipment, know your responsibilities and know your boat
    • seek local advice about strong currents and tidal influences.

    For more information, please read the guidelines on safety in parks and forests.

    Before you visit

    Essentials to bring

    Preparation is the key to a safe and enjoyable visit. Make sure that you bring:

    • Moreton Bay Marine Park User Guide
    • Moreton Bay Marine Park zone map
    • Moreton Bay tide chart
    • navigational chart
    • first-aid kit
    • sufficient fuel
    • drinking water—fresh water is not available at any of the islands
    • insect repellent
    • sun protection
    • rubbish bags.

    Opening hours

    The park is open 24 hours a day.

    Pets

    Domestic animals are prohibited in the national park.

    Climate and weather

    Southern Moreton Bay Islands National Park has a mild, subtropical climate. The average daily temperature range is 22–30 °C in summer and 12–22 °C in winter. Weather forecasts are available from the Bureau of Meteorology.

    Fuel and supplies

    Fuel and supplies are available in coastal towns from Redland Bay to the Gold Coast. For more information see the tourism information links.

    • There are currently no park alerts for this park.