Moreton Bay

Summary

The islands of Moreton Bay contain a great selection of bushwalks and kayaking. From whale watching off the Point Lookout headland on Stradbroke Island to traipsing up Mt Tempest (280m) on Moreton Island, Moreton Bay offers a unique walking opportunity.

Popular Walks

Parent Regions

History

Different areas have their own unique histories. From leper colonies and quarantine settlements to defensive forts built to keep invaders out who never came and whaling stations that now only shoot photos of these great mammals! 

Features

Most of the islands offer natural coastal features but St Helena Island and Fort Lytton also offer an historical experience.

National Parks include:

Access

Depends on the island. A range of barges will transport you there.

Maps

The Moreton Island Visitors and tourists Map shows all walks. 

Accommodation

Moreton Island

Tangalooma Resort and other  holiday houses are for rent

Camping

Moreton Island

There are 5 official campgrounds and bush camping on the island.

Stradbroke Island

There are both private and council caravan parks as well as beach camping available.

Walks in Moreton Bay

Easy
10.3 km one-way
3 hrs

Caboolture Rail Trail

The walk follows the old Wamuran Rail line from Beerburrum Road, Caboolture to Nasho's Park, Wamuran. There are a couple of bridges to negotiate but the fences have openings to allow walkers. There are some roads to cross with caution. Lots of tree cover and plenty of scenery.

Easy
5 km one-way
2 hrs

Coochiemudlo Trail

Starting from the jetty walk onto the island then turn right. Follow the trail markers around the island, some on street, but mostly bush tracks.

Medium
55 km
3 days

Moreton Island Traverse

A long sand walk that starts at Bulwer in the North and finishes at reeders Point south of Kooringal. walking both on beach and inland trails.

Very Easy
1.2 km
30 mins

Point Lookout Gorge Walk

A great walk which almost guarantees you'll catch a view of some marine life - dolphins, rays, turtles or even whales at the right time of year.

Medium
6.3 km one-way
90 mins

Red Beach to Woorim

This is a walk along the beach from the car park at Red Beach Bribie Island to the patrolled surf beach at Woorim. It's best to time your walk around low tide as at high tide the water comes right up to the trees in some places. Also, after significant rain there can be run-off from the island causing water courses that will need to be crossed - Not really a problem unless you don't want to get your feet wet. I've only marked the difficulty level as medium due to the un-certainty of the conditions, but generally it's a pretty easy walk if you stay on hard sand. If you're looking at a work-out, maybe walk on the soft sand and then the difficulty would definitely be harder. If you decide to do a return walk, you can pick up something to eat or drink at Woorim before heading back.