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Things to do
Teerk Roo Ra National Park provides limited bush camping areas along Horseshoe Bay and Platypus Bay. You need to be self-sufficient when camping here; permits are required and fees apply. There is no alternative accommodation.
- Find out more about Teerk Roo Ra National Park camping areas
- Book your campsite online.
- If you cannot book online, see camping bookings for other options.
Boating and fishing
Teerk Roo Ra is surrounded by Moreton Bay Marine Park, a multiple use marine protected area, which protects the high natural, cultural, recreational and amenity values of the bay.
Varying restrictions on fishing and recreational activities apply in different zones and designated areas of the marine park. Refer to the following documents for information about boundaries and restrictions relating to zones and designated areas:
- Moreton Bay Marine Park map
- Moreton Bay Marine Park user guide (see page 31 for Peel Island)
- Marine Parks (Moreton Bay) Zoning Plan 2008
- For more information see Moreton Bay Marine Park or contact us
Overview of conservation zones on Teerk Roo Ra National Park
Teerk Roo Ra National Park is protected by different zones in different areas, which restrict you from doing different things. Download the relevant maps and userguide for more detailed information about each zone.
Spectacular sandstone outcrops at Horseshoe Bay. Photo: Robert Ashdown
- Green zone: the area around the island zoned as marine national park under the Moreton Bay Marine Park zoning plan, prohibits all forms of collecting including fishing.
- Yellow zone: the conservation park zone allows fishing that is restricted to a maximum of two lines and two hooks per person.
- Go slow areas for turtles and dugong: these areas protect turtles and dugong from boat strike, which is a major threat. In these areas:
- all vessels must travel off-the-plane or in displacement mode
- motorised water sports are prohibited.
Note: The QPWS registered mooring in Platypus Bay is for authorised vessels only.
For more information about recreational fishing rules and regulations see the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Swimming and snorkelling
Both Horseshoe Bay and Platypus Bay provide clean, calm waters for swimming. Be aware of boats and watercraft at all times.
The shipwrecks in Platypus Bay host a variety of marine life, providing a popular place for snorkelling. Ensure you have a dive flag visible when snorkelling to warn boats of your presence; the area around the wrecks is also used for boat mooring.
Always take care in the water and never swim or snorkel alone.
Lyngbya (Lyngbya majuscula) is a naturally occurring, filamentous, blue-green algae that has occurred in bloom proportions in Moreton Bay coastal waters. Be aware of this when in the water and avoid direct contact with material that is washed onto the beach. See the algae and algae blooms page for further information on Lyngbya.