Planning your escape

Step 1 – Plan Your Adventure

IMPORTANT – Check availability of camping, accommodation & Micat as a first step!
Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Things to do

What do you want to do on Moreton Island? Whether you want to go snorkelling, fishing, 4wding, sandboarding, relax at Castaways restaurant, have a campfire, there’s always something enjoyable going on here.

Take a look in further detail about some of the options you’ll have when visiting this beautiful part of South-East Queensland:


Snorkelling on Moreton Island

Brisbane’s only shipwrecked snorkelling site will blow your mind, it’s a must do experience!


Fishing On Moreton Island

Just about every saltwater species can be chased by keen anglers throughout the year!


4WD on Moreton Island

Moreton Island contains over 420kms of unsealed bliss for the four wheel drive enthusiast!


Sandboarding on Moreton Island

Wax up your sandboard and feel the rush as you reach speeds of up to 60km/h

Step 2 – Book the Ferry

The Micat departs from 14 Howard Smith Dr, Port Of Brisbane.
The Micat operates on a demand-based timetable, so during our busy periods we can run up to 5 times per day. During the quiet times we generally don’t run at all on a Wednesday, and only run once per day on other days except Friday and Sunday when we run twice.As the Micat takes approximately 90 minutes to reach Moreton Island, our turnaround time is approximately four hours (including loading), so make sure you get in quick to get the best departure time from Brisbane and Moreton (no one wants the 10pm service off the island!).Food and drinks are available on the Micat, click here for the Micat menu.

  • Bookings are essential for both passengers and vehicles on the Micat.
  • If you’re planning on taking your 4WD over for a weekend, or a long weekend during summer, we recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance to get the best ferries.
  • If you’re looking to travel in the September, Easter or Christmas QLD school holidays, or Easter itself, we recommend booking 6 months in advance to get the best travel times. The most popular ferries generally book out around 5 months prior to departure for these periods.
  • If you are camping in peak times we recommend you check availability with National Parks before you book the ferry as campsites book out very quickly!
  • We recommend booking your walk-on tickets a week prior to travel, and if you’re travelling in school holidays, at least 2 weeks prior.
    • Click here to view our vehicle sizing guide

      On the Micat we require you to tell us the length of your vehicle so we can manage the space accordingly. Please follow this handy guide below and fill in the ‘vehicle length’ form when making your booking!

      Please note that this table is a guide only, the best way to book your vehicle correctly is to measure it.

      Make Model Space
      Alfa Romeo Stelvio 1
      Alpina XD3 1
      Aston Martin DBX 1
      Audi e-tron 50 1
      Audi Q7 1
      Audi Q8 1
      Audi RS Q8 1
      Audi Q2 1
      Audi Q3 1
      Audi Q5 1
      Audi RS Q3 1
      Audi SQ5 1
      Audi SQ8 1
      Audi Allroad Auto quattro 1
      Audi SQ7 1
      Bentley Bentayga Speed 1
      Bin 4 bins 1
      Bin 8 bins 2
      Bus Bus 2
      BMW X1 1
      BMW X3 1
      BMW X4 1
      BMW X5 1
      BMW X6 1
      BMW X7 1
      Bus Bus 2
      Chevrolet Silverado 1.2
      Chevrolet Suburban 1.1
      Chevrolet Tahoe 1
      Chevrolet Blitz 1.2
      Daihatsu Rocky Sportswagon 1
      Daihatsu Terios 1
      Dodge Nitro 1
      Dodge Ram 1500 1.2
      Dodge Ram 2500HD 1.2
      Dodge Ram 3500 Laramie 1.2
      Ford Ranger Raptor Dual cab 1.1
      Ford Ranger Raptor Double Cab 1.1
      Ford Ranger Single Cab 1.1
      Ford Kuga Titanium TF MkII 1
      Ford Territory 1
      Ford Endura 1
      Ford Escape 1
      Ford Everest 1
      Ford Explorer 1
      Ford F150 Raptor 1.1
      Ford Ranger Dual cab 1.1
      Ford Ranger Double cab 1.1
      Ford Ranger Space Cab 1.1
      Ford F250 1.2
      Ford F350 1.2
      Ford Maverick 1.1
      Ford F6X 1.1
      Ford F450 1.2
      Ford Courier 1.1
      Foton Sauvana Luxury 1
      Foton Tunland Dual Cab 1.1
      Foton Tunland Double Cab 1.1
      Genesis GV80 1.1
      GMC Sierra 1.2
      GMC Canyon 1.1
      GMC Arcadia 1.2
      GMC Terrain 1
      GMC Yukon 1.1
      Great Wall Steed 1.1
      Great Wall V240 1.1
      Great Wall X240 1
      Great Wall H6 LUX 1
      Great Wall V200 1
      Haval H9 1
      Haval H8 1
      Holden Colorado 1.1
      Holden Equinox 1
      Holden Avalanche 1.2
      Holden Acadia 1
      Holden Adventra 1
      Holden Captiva 1
      Holden Frontera 1
      Holden Jackaroo 1
      Holden Monterey 1
      Holden Rodeo 1
      Holden Suburban 1.1
      Holden Trailblazer 1
      Honda MDX 1
      Honda CR-V 1
      Hummer H2 1.1
      Hummer H3 1.1
      Hyundai Santa Fe 1
      Hyundai Tucson 1
      Hyundai ix35 Highlander 1
      Hyundai Terracan 1
      Isuzu Dmax 1.1
      Isuzu MUX 1
      Isuzu NPS 1.5
      Iveco Daily 1.5
      Jaguar E-PACE 1
      Jaguar I-PACE 1
      Jaguar F-PACE 1
      Jeep Commander 1
      Jeep Compass Trailhawk 1
      Jeep Gladiator 1.1
      Jeep Grand Cherokee 1
      Jeep Patriot 1
      Jeep Wrangler 1
      Jeep Rubicon 1.1
      Jeep Renegade 1
      Jeep Cherokee 1
      JMC Vigus 1.1
      Kia Sportage 1
      Kia Sorento 1
      Kia Seltos 1
      Kia Ceres 1
      Lamborghini Urus 1
      Land Rover Discovery 1
      Land Rover Defender LWB 1
      Land Rover Defender SWB 1
      Land Rover Freelander 1
      Land Rover Perentie 1
      Land Rover 6×6 1.2
      Large Items 1 Bin 1
      LDV Dual cab ute 1.1
      LDV Single cab ute 1.1
      LDV D90 1
      Lexus NX 1
      Lexus LX 1
      Lexus RX 1
      Lexus UX 1
      Lincoln Mark LT 1.1
      Lincoln Navigator 1.1
      Loader Loader 2
      Luggage Luggage 1
      Manx Buggy 1
      Mazda Bravo 1.1
      Mazda Tribute 1
      Mazda CX-3 1
      Mazda CX-8 1
      Mazda CX-5 1
      Mazda BT-50 Dual Cab 1.1
      Mazda BT-50 Double Cab 1.1
      Mazda BT-50 Single Cab 1.1
      Mazda CX-30 1
      Mazda CX-9 1
      Mercedes Unimog 1.6
      Mercedes-Benz EQC 1
      Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 1.1
      Mercedes-Benz M-Class 1
      Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 1
      Mercedes-Benz GLE 1
      Mercedes-Benz GLC 1
      Mercedes-Benz X-Class 1.1
      Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class 1.1
      Mercedes-Benz G-Class 1
      Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class 1
      Mini Countryman 1
      Mitsubishi Challenger 1
      Mitsubishi Pajero 1
      Mitsubishi Triton Dual Cab 1.1
      Mitsubishi Triton Double Cab 1.1
      Mitsubishi Triton Single Cab 1.1
      Mitsubishi Delica 1.1
      Mitsubishi Fuso 1.2
      Mitsubishi Airtrek 1
      Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 1
      Mitsubishi Outlander 1
      Mitsubishi Eclipse 1
      Nissan Navara Dual Cab 1.1
      Nissan Pathfinder 1
      Nissan Patrol 1.1
      Nissan Conversion 1.1
      Nissan GQ patrol short wheelbase 1
      Nissan GQ patrol 5 door 1.1
      Nissan Patrol GU 1.1
      Nissan Murano 1
      Nissan X-TRAIL 1
      Nissan Dualis 1
      Peugeot 4007 SV 1
      Polaris Side by Side 1
      Porsche Cayenne 1
      Porsche Macan 1
      Renault Koleos Intens 1
      Rolls-Royce Cullinan 1.1
      Range Rover Velar 1
      Range Rover Sport 1
      Range Rover Evoque 1
      Ssangyong Musso 1
      Ssangyong Rexton 1
      SKODA Kodiaq 1
      SKODA Yeti 1
      SKODA Karoq 1
      Subaru Forester 1
      Subaru Outback 1
      Subaru Tribeca 1
      Subaru XV 1
      Suzuki Jimny 1
      Suzuki Sierra 1
      Suzuki Vitara 1
      Suzuki Grand Vitara 1
      Tata Safari 1
      Tata Xenon 1.1
      Tesla Model X 1
      Toyota 4Runner 1
      Toyota FJ Cruiser 1
      Toyota Fortuner 1
      Toyota Hilux Dual Cab 1.1
      Toyota Hilux Double Cab 1.1
      Toyota Hilux Single Cab 1.1
      Toyota Hilux Surf 1
      Toyota Landcruiser Double Cab 1.2
      Toyota Landcruiser Dual Cab 1.2
      Toyota Landcruiser Single Cab 1.1
      Toyota 76 series Land cruiser Dual Cab 1.2
      Toyota 76 series Land cruiser Single Cab 1.1
      Toyota 76 series Troop carrier 1
      Toyota 76 series Troopcarrier 1
      Toyota 79 series Land cruiser Dual Cab 1.2
      Toyota 79 series Land cruiser Single Cab 1.1
      Toyota 79 series Troop carrier 1
      Toyota 79 series Troopcarrier 1
      Toyota Troopcarrier Wagon 1
      Toyota Prado 1
      Toyota 100 series Land cruiser 1
      Toyota 200 series Land cruiser 1.1
      Toyota 300 series Land cruiser 1.1
      Toyota 80 series Landcruiser 1
      Toyota 40 series Landcruiser 1
      Toyota Troopcarrier 1.1
      Toyota RAV4 1
      Toyota Tundra 1.2
      Toyota Vanguard 1
      Toyota Vellfire 1
      Toyota Conversion 1.2
      Toyota Hilux pre 1995 1
      Toyota Kluger 1
      Toyota Yaris Cross Urban 1
      Toyota C-HR 1
      Toyota RAV4 1
      Tractor Tractor up to 5.2m 1
      Tractor Tractor up to 6m 1.1
      Tractor Tractor up to 7m 1.2
      Truck Truck up to 10m 2
      Volkswagen Tiguan 1
      Volkswagen Touareg 1
      Volkswagen T-Roc 1
      Volkswagen Amarok Dual Cab 1.1
      Volkswagen Amarok Double Cab 1.1
      Volkswagen Amarok Single Cab 1.1
      Volkswagen Amarok Space Cab 1.1
      Volkswagen Conversion 1.2
      Volkswagen Transporter 1
      Volvo V90 Cross Country 1
      Volvo XC40 1
      Volvo XC60 1
      Volvo XC70 1
      Volvo XC90 1
      Yamaha Side by Side 1

Step 3 – Book your Accommodation

Interested in booking some Moreton Island Accommodation? No matter whether you love rolling out the swag, prefer a bit of luxury, or are comfortable with somewhere in between, there’s an option for you.

Please follow the links to learn more about the different types of Moreton Island Accommodation available:


Glamping on Moreton Island

Try luxury camping without the setup headache!


Camping on Moreton Island

Learn where you can pitch your tent on Moreton Island.

Unit Rental

Unit Rental On Moreton Island

There are a range of units for you to rent on Moreton Island.


Other Accommodation on Moreton Island

Learn about the other accommodation options on Moreton.

Moreton Island Travel Tips – QLD National Parks