Welcome to Moreton Island
Moreton Island has a rich history. Shell middens and bone scatters speak of the island's original inhabitants, the Ngugi people, a clan belonging to the Quandamooka group. The island is also the site of Queensland’s first and only whaling station at Tangalooma, which operated between 1952 and 1962.
There are four small settlements, all on the west coast: Tangalooma (home to the island's only resort), Bulwer near the northwestern tip, Cowan Cowan between Bulwer and Tangalooma, and Kooringal near the southern tip.