Getting to Moreton Island

Located 58km north east of Brisbane and as the map below shows, Moreton Island is made up of the three main townships of Bulwer, Kooringal and Cowan. Bulwer is a small township off the coast and is a hub for the general store and garage, helipad and first-aid station. Cowan on the other hand is the heart and soul of the island's history, once home to WWII soldiers and with many artefacts still remaining. The oldest working lighthouse in Queensland can also be found on Cape Moreton to the island's north while Mount Tempest is the highest point of the island and is close to one of the world's highest coastal sand hills.

Location Map

Getting to Moreton Island

Departs Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba. Ph: 1300 652 250.
Transfer Time: 75 minutes each way
Note: Launch times are subject to change. All bookings should be reconfirmed 24hrs prior to departure.


TUESDAY7.00am10.00am* 5.00pm+
WEDNESDAY7.00am10.00am* 5.00pm+
THURSDAY7.00am10.00am* 5.00pm+
FRIDAY7.00am10.00am* 5.00pm+


TUESDAY8.30am++ 4.00pm**7.00pm#
WEDNESDAY8.30am++ 4.00pm**7.00pm#
THURSDAY8.30am++ 4.00pm**7.00pm#
FRIDAY8.30am++ 4.00pm**7.00pm#


* From Airport, City Hotels, Transit Centre & Gold Coast to Wharf.
+ From Airport to Wharf.
++ To Airport, City Hotels and Transit Centre from Wharf.
** To Airport, City Hotels, Transit Centre and Gold Coast from Wharf.
# Denotes approximate departure time only.


Departing from Holt Street Wharf at Pinkenba in Brisbane, the transfer to Moreton Island takes approximately 75 minutes with an arrival time 30 minutes prior to your departure recommended.

Situated approximately 2km downstream from the Gateway Bridge, Holt Street Wharf features open air car parking from $10 per car per day or from $40 per week.

Coach transfers from Brisbane hotels, City, Southbank, Kangaroo Point and the Brisbane Transit Centre are available from approximately 7.30am. Transfers will depart the Brisbane Transit Centre, Level 3, Bus Bay 22 at 8.45am and will connect with the launch transfer at 10.00 am.

Coach transfers are also available from the Gold Coast, departing hotels from 6.30 am and connecting with the launch transfer at 10.00 am. For those flying into Brisbane, coach transfers from the Brisbane Airport International and Domestic terminals are available between 9.00 am and 9.30 am to connect with the 10.00 am launch transfer and 4.15 pm and 4.30 pm to connect with the 5.00 pm launch transfer.


The launch transfer departs Tangalooma Island Resort at different times throughout the day (see above for times) to drop off at Pinkenba, Brisbane Airports, City Hotels and Gold Coast Hotels.