Moreton Island National Park - QLD

National Parks,Reserves 

Position

DEG: -27.147421 153.406113
DMS: 27º 08' 50.72" S 153º 24' 22.01" E
UTM: 56 J 6997171mN 540240mE
Altitude: 119.51m

Description

Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves

Location

52.1kms NorthEast of Brisbane - Driving 71.1 km (2 hours 46 mins)
773.66kms North of Sydney - Driving 975 km (12 hours 31 mins)

Address & Contact

Moreton Island National Park
Queensland
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Information

Moreton Island is 40km offshore from Brisbane. The island can be reached by barge or boat. Barges for vehicles and passengers run daily. If you are not taking a vehicle, choose your island destination point and book the barge from the corresponding mainland departure point. Moreton Island features crystal clear creeks and lagoons, coastal heath, rocky headlands, abundant wildflowers, tall sand dunes, an historic lighthouse, ruins of coastal forts and miles of sandy beaches. Most of Moreton Island is both national park and recreation area, which covers the national park and beaches to low water mark. Tidal wetlands and waters around the island are protected as part of Moreton Bay Marine Park. The sheltered bay waters are home to various marine animals. Dugong feed on its seagrass communities while migratory and resident shorebirds feed and roost on the island's beaches. Humpback whales can be seen from Cape Moreton during their migration from June to November. Indigenous cultural heritage includes shell middens that are evidence of thousands of years of Aboriginal occupation. Ruins of coastal defence bases from World War II are a reminder of Australia's involvement in world conflict.

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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Cape Moreton at 22/11:30am EST
Distance from Moreton Island National Park 14.19km NE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
18.5°C13.2°C33%1.9°C1015.5hPa0.0mmW19km/hr
10knots
26km/hr
14knots

Closest Climatic Station

Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Distance from Moreton Island National Park 14.19km NE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C26.926.826.024.221.719.618.919.721.423.024.726.0
Mean Min. °C21.922.021.219.116.414.113.213.915.917.819.521.0
Mean Rain mm149.5156.3177.6146.4169.4136.3114.676.565.179.694.1126.3

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