Meg Forbes is a mum, freelance writer, and photographer living in the Redlands, South of Brisbane.
Published May 21st 2020
Stunning island camping near Brisbane
Moreton Island / Mulgumpin is once again open to visitors, and from 12 June 2020, camping will again be permitted in Queensland. While Moreton Island has a number of gorgeous national parks campgrounds, in addition to glamping options near Bulwer and the resort at Tangalooma, North Point Campground offers an exceptional camping experience.
The beautiful pacific ocean surrounding North Point on Moreton Island
North Point Campground is set on a wide grassy expanse that is surrounded by trees. There are 18 sites for tents and 4 that are suitable for camper trailers, toilets, and cold showers. From February 2020 Mulgumpin Camping which is owned and operated by the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) have taken over bookings and the management of campsites and access to Moreton Island.
Bookings for North Point Campground can be made here.
Although gorgeous at any time of the year, North Point Campground is an especially good option during the whale watching season from the end of May till the beginning of November. Each year humpback whales migrate along the Australian coast line from Antarctica to Hervey Bay to give birth to their young.
Humpback whales migrate along the coast of Moreton Island each year
The lighthouse at nearby Cape Moreton is ideal for land-based whale watching. One year we watched a pod of orcas stalking a humpback mother and calf from this point. If you feel like a slow drive along the eastern beach, it is possible to follow them on their migration right up until the southernmost tip of the island.
The Cape Moreton Lighthouse is an ideal spot close to North Point Campground to watch the whale migration from
North Point Campground is also ideally situated for visitors who wish to visit Honeymoon Bay, or explore the nearby rock pools, each of which are at most a 10 minute walk from the campground. The sheltered waters surrounding North Point make them ideal for kayaking, fishing, and splashing about, although it is worth keeping in mind that there are no patrolled beaches or surf life savers here.
The rock pools around Honeymoon Bay are fabulous to soak in
In addition to the marine life, North Point Campground has an abundance of bird and wildlife including kangaroos and goannas, with the latter always on the look out for unattended food. We also discovered that the laughing kookaburras here weren't too shy to invite themselves to our BBQ, with one stealing a sausage from our son's plate!
North Point Campground, ideally situated to all of these attractions, is almost certainly one of the best options for families from Brisbane who are looking forward to getting back to camping from 12 June. To get here, book a spot on the vehicle barge through Micat, and book your monthly or annual vehicle permit through Mulgumpin Camping. It is best to check tide times before booking your ferry since it is best to travel along the beach 2 hours either side of low tide. Alternatively, if you don't have a 4x4 vehicle, it is possible to hire one here through Tangalooma Resort.
Driving along the beach provides fantastic entertainment
Once off the ferry, head north along the beach following this map past Cown Cowan, Bulwer, and Yellow Patch to get to North Point Campground. Then all that's left to do is to set up your camp site and enjoy your time in paradise!
Family time at North Point Campground is about as idyllic as life can get