Permits must be sought prior to landing on Moreton Island. All vehicles must have a current Moreton Island RAM (Recreation Areas Management) vehicle access permit, purchased before entering the island and fixed to the lower left side of the windscreen. Unregistered vehicles are not permitted on Moreton Island.
Fees valid from 1 July 2009
Ensure you obtain your permit before entering a recreation area. Permits may be purchased online.
Moreton Island Recreation Area
- 1 month - $38.25
- 1 year - $191.50
They can be purchased from most Qld National Parks Office or on-line or by phone (see above). If you book by phone or on-line, you will be given a reference number and you will still need to call in to a National Parks office to actually pick up your Permit.
For Moreton Island, Vehicle Entry Permits can also be purchased from the barge operators, which is probably the simplest method.
Before camping in a park, forest or similar reserve, you must obtain a camping permit and pay your camping fees.
Camping fees are $5.00 per person per night or $20.00 per family per night. A family group is up to two adults and accompanying children under 18, up to a total of eight people. Children under five are free.
School children on approved excursions are charged $2.75 each.
You can purchase permits for Moreton Island on the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service website or click here
to go there directly.
Fuel Supplies & Usage
There is no longer any fuel available on Moreton Island
. If you are bringing your 4WD over you will need to bring fuel with you. You can buy fuel at Kooringal and limited amounts from the MiCat barge.
|4cyl 16 litres||4cyl 18 litres||4cyl 22 litres|
|6cyl 17 litres||6cyl 20 litres||6cyl 20 litres|
|8cyl 17 litres||8cyl 19 litres|
Usage is averaged from recorded data (* specific to this trek) and calculated based on trek distance.
Best Time To Visit
Closest Climatic Station
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
Distance from Trek Mid Point 16.35km NE
Best time to travel Ok time to travel Travel NOT recommended
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|Mean Rain mm||149.5||156.3||177.6||146.4||169.4||136.3||114.6||76.5||65.1||79.6||94.1||126.3|
Services & Supplies
The following locations have various services And supplies:Bulwer
There is also supplies available at Kooringal.