Moreton Island Full Circuit
Big Day Sunrover Adventure
4WD Wilderness Tour
Depart Brisbane 6:30am for Tangalooma Flyer.
Cruise Moreton Bay Marine Park.
Arrive Tangalooma Beach Tangalooma Resort.
4WD Wilderness Tour with Sunrover Expeditions.
Drive south along Tangalooma Beach to Tangalooma Point onto the steamship wrecks & Shark Spit. Walk-Wade-About- Look out for stingrays & soldier crab armies.
Drive or walk the Big Sandhills (visible from Brisbane).
Stay on the beach or experience the climb.
4WD into the Southern Mangrove Wilderness over the Little Sandhills (also visible from Brisbane) and arrive at Toulkerrie Oyster Farm, Isolated, but the largest farm in Moreton Bay. Sample a few freshly shucked oysters (best in Qld) with a cold Sunrover drink.
Continue 4WD adventure through mangrove system before arriving at southern tip at Moreton Island – Kooringal remote township. Visit the famous Gutter Bar for a photo.
Wade through the sea grass beds – rich in diversity – eco habitat waders – curlews, godwits, spoonbills, ibis, & many more – sea cucumbers, soldier crabs – mud crabs, etc. - habitat for dugong.
See Crab Island – walk the beach to Days Gutter, Reeders Point – Look over the passage to North Stradbroke Island – Amity Point & Point Lookout.
4WD across the southern end of Moreton Island to the East Coast. Explore the Mirrapool Lake region – migratory seabirds, fish habitat.
Commence 4WD along eastern beach – superb 39km to the Rock-Cape Moreton. Pass the Little and Big Sandhills which run in a north-west direction across the island. No people here but petrified forests exposed and aboriginal past habitat exposed to the elements.
Further on to Rous Battery – the only east coast fortifications built with the big 3 metre cannon to stop Japanese boats coming near during WWII.
Pass Elephant Rock now eroded by sea action and exposed sand cliff midden sites. Witness and record these historical sites with care and reverence.
Pass the entrance to Middle Road – (connects to west coast) and 2km further north is Eagers Creek campsite. Limited facilities but one of the two campsites on the east coast.
Blue Lagoon campsite – a window lake is a further 11km north. Stop here for a fresh water swim along the deserted white sandy beach and invigorating clear water. Use the National Park facilities and enjoy Sunrover's wilderness campsite, relax or stroll along the Eastern beach.
Cruise along the beach a further five km and arrive at Harper's Rock - the beginning of this volcano heartland formed from the Glasshouse Mountain eruption many years ago and the only true rock outcrop on this world famous sand island. Hike the cliff from the shoreline, photographing the ancient sand peaks.
4WD the sand ridge to Cape Morton Lighthouse – Queensland's first lighthouse built in 1867, by convicts from sandstone quarried on site. Look through the museum and over the 250m cliff for the sea turtles (green & loggerhead), dolphin, stingray, shark, and humpback whale. Do the short cliff walk overlooking Flinders Reef and Boulder Beach.
4WD to the Northern end of the Cape.
Enjoy Honeymoon Bay, North Point, Champagne Pools – swim, surf, beach walk, explore by foot.
Cape Moreton lighthouse
Yellow Patch beach – coloured sand cliffs
Heath Island and lagoon – high protected region, fish nursery, variety of birds
Depart the northern end of the island by 4WD along Wallum Heath Road, past the Five Hills with views to the Glasshouse Mountains, Caloundra and Bribie Island through Comboyuro Point and into the Northern settlement- Bulwer Township on the west coast. Pull up and have a look at Castaway's store and Bulwer Shipwrecks. Swim in the calm water of Moreton Bay.
Travel South along West Coast to Cowan Fortifications- gun emplacements and bunkers past Ben Ewa camp ground (Sunrover's bay side camp site with facilities) and Morton Island Ranger base.
Utilise the Tangalooma Resort- facilities and food/drink voucher can be used before departing Morton Island on the Tangalooma Flyer at 4:30pm and arriving in Brisbane 6:00pm. (Add Tangalooma Wild Dolphin feeding experience at night. Arrive Brisbane approx. 9:00pm. +$100.00 per person. Must be booked before departure)
Sunrover Expeditions operating on Moreton Island for over 30 years.
A big day Sunrover adventure exploring Moreton Island National Park.
Itinerary reversible depending on tides and weather conditions.
Itinerary may be changed by Experienced Island Guide for any reason deemed necessary on this Wilderness tour.
- Queensland Transport licensed Toyota Landcruiser tested by Sunrover Expeditions for Moreton Island Full Circuit 4WD Wilderness tour
- Morning and afternoon tea
- Drinks/snacks/fruit available all day
- picnic style lunch
- Tangalooma Resort food and drink voucher
- All 4WD touring and transport Brisbane /return
- Catamaran cruise Moreton Bay Marine Park
Big Day Sunrover Adventure – Moreton Island Full Circuit
Depart Brisbane 6:15am - Bus Stop 125, Roma Street
Return Brisbane 6pm
Bring – Comfortable footwear, swimmers, towel, sun protection, repellent, pillow & camera
Sole Use vehicle and guide- $2,000
$350 per person (minimum 4 maximum 8) - Phone 07 3203 4241 for Bookings