Ferry to Moreton Island
How to get to Moreton Island by ferry
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
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
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.
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