Getting to Moreton Island

Located 58km north east of Brisbane, 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.

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Getting to Moreton Island

Boat Transfers Schedule & Information
Depart Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba.
Transfer Time: 75 minutes each way.
Check-in at Holt Street Wharf is at least 1 hour prior to departure time. Pre-bookings are required.
Situated approximately 2km downstream from the Gateway Bridge, Holt Street Wharf features open air car parking from $20 per car per day or from $80 per week.


Departs daily: 8.00am, 10.00am, 12.00pm, 5.00pm


Departs daily: 10.00am, 2.00pm, 4.00pm, 7.00pm*

*Denotes approximate earliest departure time only. The 7pm boat from Tangalooma departs immediately after the conclusion of the nightly dolphin feeding program. Boat times are subject to change.

Note: Boat times are subject to change. All bookings should be reconfirmed 24hrs prior to departure Ph: 1300 652 250. Guests will be automatically booked on the 12pm boat departure from Holt Street Wharf and the returning 2pm boat from Tangalooma. If alternative times are required please let us know.