Moreton Island Glamping

Go Glamping at Castaways Moreton Island!

We’ve been busy over winter upgrading our glamping options to roomier, more comfortable glamping cabins!
Take a look at the construction process here.

If you love the idea of getting out into the great outdoors but can’t stand the creepy crawlies, sandy bed or thought of needing a shovel to go to the toilet, Glamping is for you. Castaways Moreton Island has 11 beautifully furnished glamping cabins complete with queen size bed, private ensuite and veranda overlooking the beautiful gardens.

When you’re glamping at Castaways, there is no tent to pitch and no gazebo to struggle with, so put up your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine knowing you’re not facing another night of sleeping on a half inflated blow-up! Make sure you check out the sunset from the beach at the famous Bulwer Wrecks, located just a 100 metre stroll from your front door!    

Glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing a little bit of luxury.

So, where is it?

Castaways is located on Moreton Island, which is approximately 40km off the coast of Brisbane. As the name suggests, it is an island, so you will need the ferry (either as a passenger or with 4WD) to get there! The journey takes approximately 90 minutes on the Micat, which departs from the Port of Brisbane, just 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.

The best part? You’ll feel like you’re 100 miles away after just 20 minutes from Brisbane minus the traffic of driving up or down the coast, or the stress and endless travelling when flying overseas.

Once you reach Moreton Island, Castaways is located in the small township of Bulwer, 25 minutes north from the Micat landing point at the Tangalooma Wrecks (see map).

You can traverse the beach to Castaways from the Micat landing point regardless of the tide thanks to the inland tracks (see map). Once you hit the Bulwer Wrecks, turn right and head into town to check-in at Castaways.

Moreton Island is a sand island with no sealed roads, so 4WDs only!

No 4WD? No worries!

Castaways offers a VIP transfer service which picks you and your luggage up from the Micat landing (at the Tangalooma Wrecks), and drops you back to the Micat for your journey home.

On the 25 minute 4WD to Castaways, our friendly Castaways guide will share some Moreton Island history, what island life is like as a local, and point out some beautiful wildlife. Depending on the season, you can spot Manta Rays, Whales, Dolphins, Turtles, Spotted Eagle Rays, Kookaburras, Brahminy Kites, Osprey and much more. You might even get some inside information on the locals’ secret fishing spots, but no promises!

Adult return transfers are $75, children are $45. Don’t forget to add these to your accommodation booking.

What’s included in the Glamping cabin?

  • Each cabin is furnished with a queen size bed (plus set of bunk beds in four person cabin)
  • Private ensuite with hot shower & flushable toilet
  • Solar power lighting in each cabin, no power points
  • Veranda with table & chairs
  • Communal camp kitchen – BBQs, gas stove top, microwave, fridge
  • Tea & coffee making facilities available
  • We recommend bringing or purchasing water as Moreton Island is bore water only
  • BYO utensils, crockery, pots and pans

Photo Gallery

Glamping Cabins

Glamping Kitchen

What should you bring?

We recommend bringing:

  • Clothing & toiletries
  • Linen (pillow case, sheet set & bath towel) if not pre-purchased
  • Beach towels & accessories (umbrella, toys etc.)
  • Torch (as we are away from the big smoke, it does get quite dark at night time (which makes for some amazing star gazing))
  • Sunscreen & insect repellent (Rid)
  • Food & Drinks (including water) to go in the glamping kitchen. You can also have breakfast, lunch or dinner at Castaways, or purchase breakfast and dinner packs from Castaways to cook yourself in the glamp kitchen. Check out Castaways opening hours and menu here.
  • Jerry cans of fuel if you plan on going through your whole tank exploring or you can purchase from Castaways
  • Non wi-fi dependant entertainment (there is limited access to mobile signal, so you might need to go back to the paper version of your book!)
  • Kitchen utensils, crockery, pots / pans needed for cooking

Check-in and Check-out

Check-in is at 2pm and check-out is at 10am at the Castaways store.   

If you have booked a transfer from Castaways to the Micat, please meet out the front of Castaways at 9.30am for your return journey.

  • “Say goodbye to mouldy mattresses and tattered tents. Last weekend, Moreton Island welcomed the opening of Glamping at Castaways near Bulwer on the Island’s northern tip. Tents start at $110 a night in the low-season – a far cry from the $20 a night campsites found elsewhere on the island, but guests already reckon it’s worth every extra cent.”

    Jeremy Pierce
    The Courier Mail and
  • “Just wanted to pass on the world’s biggest thank you to you for including me in the glamping weekend at Moreton Island!! We had an absolute ball, thanks to the wonderful hosts, setting and activities. THANK YOU for a fabulous weekend that will go down as one of the most memorable that I can remember!”

    Jodi Panayotov
    Editor, MUST DO BRISBANE and
  • “Glamping will take off – it makes Moreton Island extremely accessible for those who want the experience without having to worry about getting there/equipment etc. And I love a fluffy white towel and comfy bed after a day face-planting in the sand!”
    Cat Lindsay
    U on Sunday and Brisbane News
  • “For those who have dreamt about camping on the paradise that is Moreton Island but haven’t found the courage, the energy, the 4WD or the equipment, then glamping at Castaways is a dream come true.”

    Jodi Panayotov
    Editor, MUST DO BRISBANE and
  • “Hidden away amidst the Melaleucas at Castaways at Bulwer, the brand new Glampsites are the ideal accommodation for ladies who usually avoid traditional camping. Each tent is beautifully furnished with a queen size bed, private ensuite and verandah so there is no assembling, bug proofing or setting up required. Everything guests require for their stay is provided.”
    Australia Today
  • “In the tiny northernmost settlement of Bulwer a cluster of ten custom built tents are part of the accommodation on offer at Castaways, combining the comfort and convenience of a unit with the ambience of, well, an incredibly spacious good-looking tent.”

    Jodi Panayotov
    Editor, MUST DO BRISBANE and
  • “Now you can have an island glamping (glamorous camping) getaway, just 70 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. Forget the tent pegs and sleeping bag – everything is ready and waiting for you. Moreton Island Adventures have unveiled their new cluster of ‘glampsites’ just in time for the school holidays.”

    Jeremy Pierce
    Lunch Magazine

What can I do while I’m there?

Apart from relaxing on the beach, whale, dolphin and turtle spotting and loads of swimming in perfect, clear blue skies. We recommend going down to the wrecks and hiring from Sunset Safaris. They have snorkel, kayak and wetsuit hire, just look for the big orange truck.

If you’re looking for a guided snorkel experience, we can also book a tour with our partners Sunset Safaris here.

Sunset offer:

  • Snorkelling tours around the Tangalooma wrecks
  • Sandboarding tours at the desert
  • A scenic tour which takes you around the northern end of Moreton Island
  • Snorkelling (including wetsuit) hire from Sunset Safaris straight off the beach at the Tangalooma Wrecks
  • Hire kayak or glass bottom kayak from Sunset Safaris off the beach at the Tangalooma Wrecks


Step 1: Plan Your Adventure

Want to go Fishing? Interested in a day tour? See more information to help plan your adventure.
Step 2: Book the Micat

Bookings are essential for both passengers and vehicles on the Micat.
Click here for more info.
Step 3: Book your Accommodation

Book a glamping cabin for your stay at Castaways Moreton Island.

Don’t forget to add a ferry transfer to your booking if you don’t have a 4WD!