Moreton Island Frequently Asked Questions, Getting to Moreton Island, Driving on Moreton Island

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  I have never driven on sand before, is it difficult?

A:  So long as you ensure your vehicle is on four wheel drive mode and you reduce your tyre pressure to manufacturers specifications prior to driving off the ferry, you will be fine.  If you are a beginner, take it slow and have a look at the map provided to you in your ticket pack so you know where you are going.

Q:  Do I need a permit to drive on Moreton island?

A:  Yes. You will need to purchase a Vehicle Access Permit from Micat or directly from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife website.  You cannot use a vehicle permit purchased for travel on one of the other Moreton Bay Islands.  You have a choice of purchasing a monthly permit or a yearly permit for Moreton Island and can travel as many times as you like during this time frame.  The permit will be provided to you as a sticker, please ensure the sticker is affixed to your windscreen for the duration of your stay on the island.

Q: Can I use wood from the island for my camp fire?

A: No.  Moreton Island is 97% National Park and it is an offence to remove or burn any wood from Moreton Island.  Ironbark firewood bags are available for sales from the Micat ticket office or the Bulwer Convenience Store.

Q: How long does the trip take to get to Moreton Island?

A: It takes just 1 hour and 15minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes to travel to Moreton Island aboard the Micat.

Emergency  000
Redcliffe Police 32830555
Water Police 33646184
SES 34084015
National Park Raingers 34082710
Moreton Island Real Estate 34080099
Bait and Tackle 34082855
Tangalooma Resort - Brisbane 32686333
Tangalooma Resort 34106000
MICAT – office  39093333
MICAT – boat 0408885405
Bulwer store 34082202
Bulwer taxi    34082661
Bulwer Fire Station  34082932
Cowan Cowan Fire Station 34082932
Big Cat Reality 32035800
Gutter Bar, Kooringal 34090170
Get Wet Sports –snorkel tours  0488669964

Q:    Are pets allowed to be taken to Moreton Island?

A:    As Moreton Island is a National Park the Environmental Protection Agency have restricted any pets to be taken to the island.  Only residents of the island are allowed to take pets to Moreton Island.

Q:    Are the Tangalooma Wrecks walking distance to the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort?

A:    Yes, the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort is within walking distance from where we land at Tangalooma Wrecks.  The walk from Tangalooma Wrecks to Tangalooma Holiday Resort is approximately a 20 minutes. However, if you find that you have quite a lot of luggage with you and do not want to carry all the luggage down the beach there is a taxi service on the island run by Keith Wilson. He is contactable on 3408 2661.

Moreton Island Real Estate
Lizzie Rainger & Phill Watt
Phone: (07) 3408 0099
Tangalooma Villas Availability