MICAT Ferry to Moreton Island
Get me there quick!
It’s the ‘getting there’ in the ‘getting away from it all’ where so many holidays seem to go wrong. By the time you brave the crowds and the traffic, you’re more stressed than when you left. That’s where your Moreton Island adventure couldn’t be more different. Often neglected because it’s right in our own backyard, Moreton Island is quietly emerging as Brissie’s local island and, at a mere 20 minutes’ drive from Brisbane CBD, you can be on the boat and kicking back with a beer while some of those other ‘adventurers’ are still stuck in queues at roadside stops with hours of “are we there yet” ahead of them.
The Micat departs Brisbane from 14 Howard Smith Drive, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178 and Moreton Island from just north of the Wrecks.
While Moreton is perhaps not the most challenging 4WD location at all times, it definitely can trip up the most experienced of sand drivers and it pays to come prepared. Track conditions do often change and sand can get very soft and boggy – we definitely recommend having the basic recovery gear at hand and the knowledge to use it safely. We recommend reducing your tyre pressure to suit the conditions expected once onboard the MICAT. Many locals on Moreton Island lower their tyre pressure to around 18 psi, however all vehicles are different. There are air hoses on the MICAT to re-inflate them on the return to the concrete jungle and if all else fails, there are plenty of friendly faces to lend a hand if you get in trouble.
Travelling on foot
Don’t put your head in the sand too quick if you don’t have a 4WD, the MICAT ferry also transfers foot passengers and it’s the perfect place for a play in the bay! Bring your own snorkel gear and explore the amazing sealife or just kick back and relax on the white sandy beach. Don’t forget to pack your esky with cold drinks and enough tucker to get you through the day or grab a bite to eat from the MICAT cafe. We have secure parking at the terminal which is $15 per day and is payable on the day of travel.
See you on the sand soon!