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Ferry to Moreton Island

How to get to Moreton Island by ferry


Australia ⇔ Tangalooma Island
1h 18 mins.
Up to 5 times per day
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Getting to Moreton Island

There are two different ferries to Moreton Island. A passenger ferry goes from Brisbane to the Tangalooma resort and another ferry lands on the beach near Tangalooma Shipwrecks. You can take your 4WD on this ferry and drive it straight onto the beach.

There used to be a connection from Amity Point (North Stradbroke Island) to Kooringal (Moreton Island) but this connection is inactive at the moment. If you want to travel from North Stradbroke to Moreton Island, you can call a local water taxi.

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Map with crossings to Moreton Island

The map shows two routes arriving at different locations on the island. The northern arrival is the car ferry from Micat. The Tangalooma Resort ferry moors 800 meters south.

Micat Ferry Brisbane-Moreton Island

Micat ferry Brisbane-Moreton Island

The Micat arrives at the shipwrecks with both cars and foot passengers on board. At the top left of the photo you can see the resort where the other ferry is sailing to.

The Micat is the only ferry for cars that sails to Moreton Island. It costs around $120 for a one-way trip when you bring a car. Make sure this is a 4WD since Moreton Island is a sand island. This ferry arrives at 15 minutes walking distance from the Tangalooma resort. If you want to travel as a foot passenger to the resort, the Tangalooma service might be a better option.

If you want to go to the island with your own 4WD, book in advance! 

Tangalooma Resorts Ferry to Moreton Island

Ferry Brisbane-Moreton island Tangalooma Resort

The fast ferry for passengers approaches the resort on Moreton Island.

This ferry departs near the airport in Brisbane. Seek the ‘Holt Street Wharf' in Pinkenba. From here you can get to the island in 75 minutes. This is also the fastest ferry connection. You'll sail with Tangalooma's fleet.

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Parking at the ferry docks

Yes, there is an open-air car park available for Tangalooma guests at Holt St Wharf. The costs are $20 per vehicle per day or $80 per week. The car park is fenced and locked each evening.

Micat also got paid parking possibilities, however, on the weekends, this parking is quite full. If the parking is full it's not that easy to find a good parking spot nearby. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We are unsure, but we think it's possible. On the website of Tangalooma, we haven't found any information regarding this.

  • Traveltime Tangalooma Resort ferry: 70 minutes.
  • Traveltime Micat ferry: 90 minutes

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  1. I know this site is specifically for ferries, however I have heard they do water taxis? Is this true?

    • Hi Ruhaul,

      I honestly think that these 3 ferries are the best way for reaching this island. There are ‘excursion based' trips available however but we are unsure about water taxi's.

  2. Hi
    Pricing for a couple with a 4wd ,my son’s Christmas present.

    Do t want a specific date to use

    Wanting a voucher he can use with in a year please

    Can you tell me how to receive ?

    Looking forward to your response

    Damien Vickery

  3. Is this return per person

  4. Except micat,any other farry can bring my car go in , micat already full booking

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