Moreton Island National Park & Recreation Area

Moreton Island

Covering over 95% of Moreton Island, this protected natural wonderland delivers sweeping sandy beaches, vivid wildflowers, and pristine lagoons and creeks. Among these is the freshwater Blue Lagoon, a calm, popular swimming and kayaking spot. The park's impressive sand dunes include the challenging but panoramic Mt Tempest, which at 280m is the tallest vegetated sand dune in the southern hemisphere.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Moreton Island attractions

1. Cape Moreton Lighthouse

5.88 MILES

Located at the island’s northern tip, Queensland's oldest operating lighthouse is the place to come for great views when the humpback whales are passing…

2. Tangalooma Eco Centre

5.94 MILES

Aside from providing Moreton Island walking-trail maps and displays on the island's diverse marine and bird life, this centre is a launching pad for…

4. Bee Gees Way

20.44 MILES

You should be dancing, yeah! You may just get the urge as you wander through this outdoor alley installation, which honours Redcliffe's most famous…

5. Redcliffe Museum

20.73 MILES

Inside a converted church, the spick-and-span Redcliffe Museum details the peninsula’s history through information boards, a nifty short film, artefacts…

6. Cylinder Beach

23.22 MILES

Bordered by Cylinder and Home Beach Headlands, this broad, beautiful beach is patrolled by lifesavers, offers easy access from the car park, and generally…

7. North Gorge Walk

23.98 MILES

At Point Lookout, this breathtaking 1.2km walk is a must. It’s an easy 20-minute loop around the headland along boardwalks, with the thrum of cicadas as…

8. Main Beach

24.31 MILES

Below North Gorge Walk in Point Lookout, surfers and bodyboarders descend on Main Beach in search of the ultimate wave. This wild stretch of open ocean…