Teerk Roo Ra National Park Quandamooka Country Brisbane

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Things to do

    Camping and accommodation

    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.

    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:

    Overview of conservation zones on Teerk Roo Ra National Park

    Peel Island conservation zonesOpen larger image

    Peel Island conservation zones

    Sandstone outcrops, Horseshoe Bay

    Sandstone outcrops, Horseshoe Bay

    • 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.