A mere 40km offshore from Brisbane, Moreton Island National Park is a place that conjures up images of exotic tropical locations normally found in glossy travel brochures. Long stretches of sandy beach, crystal clear creeks and lagoons, coastal heath, rocky headlands and an abundance of wild flowers ensure this is a sight not to be missed. The island ecology sustains a fragile community of small mammals and reptiles and a massive number of local and migratory bird life. The glistening waters are home to dugongs, curious dolphins and migrating whales, and the beaches are a beachcomber’s delight with colourful starfish and sea urchins. Access around the island is by four-wheel drive vehicle only and the island is criss-crossed with swamps, fresh water creeks and a unique expanse of sand dunes, known by locals as the ‘The Desert’. Getting There: Moreton Island can be reached by boat or barge. Vehicle and passenger barges run daily. Disabled Accessibility: Some of the barge landings, boat ramps and commercially operated tours are wheelchair accessible. For more information see the information links above.
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