Destination guide

Fun awaits near Moreton Island holiday homes to rent

Located on the eastern side of Moreton Bay along the South East Queensland coast, Moreton Island is a great place to visit for camping, recreational fishing, off-roading and whale watching, and most of the island is inside a national park. Moreton Island was indigenous land that was settled by European residents in the 19th century. Whether you’re looking for a natural getaway experience, diving, water sports or a historic adventure, holiday homes to rent on Moreton Island will provide you with the trip of a lifetime.

History

Historic attractions near Moreton Island holiday homes

Many historic and heritage sites are near your Moreton Island holiday home. The Bulwer Wrecks include three different shipwrecks that were scuttled on the beach in the early 1930s. The island is also home to a concrete World War II bunker located 20 metres behind the foredunes of the beach. You can also visit the graves of some of those who lived on the island as early as the late 19th century. Scattered across the island are the middens, which are markers of the indigenous culture that flourished here for at least 2,000 years.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Moreton Island

Do you want to find things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Moreton Island has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • North Stradbroke Island Golf Club (21.8 mi / 35.1 km)
  • Wynumm Golf Club (23.9 mi / 38.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Moreton Island

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Moreton Island is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Moreton Island (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Moreton Island Sand Dune (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Mount Tempest (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Moreton Island National Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Blue Lagoon (6.8 mi / 11 km)
  • Mirapool Lagoon (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Moreton Island

The nearest airport is in Brisbane, QLD (BNE), located 23.1 mi (37.2 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

How to get to Moreton Island holiday rentals

Travel to Moreton Island is generally accomplished by ferry service from the Port of Brisbane. The island itself is small, so hiking and cycling are excellent ways to get around and see everything there is to offer. Most tours and taxi transfers are by four-wheel drive, off-roading, and operate out of Bulwer, though some visitors bring private vehicles by ferry, which requires a vehicle access permit. In general, walking or hiring a professional taxi service are the best ways to see everything Moreton Island has to offer.

Food & drink 

Try great food and drink near Moreton Island holiday rentals

Many iconic dishes and delicacies are available for you to try as you settle into your holiday accommodation. The Queensland region is renowned wine country, so you will want to try one of the many great local vintages. Seafood, of course, is a staple of local dining, and you’ll enjoy fare such as fresh barramundi, tiger prawns, mud crabs and sea scallops. When it comes to desserts, don’t forget to enjoy some of the region’s famous fresh fruit like mangoes, pawpaws, and pineapples, and try some of the local macadamia nuts that are found in sweet and savoury dishes alike.

Essential info

Important information about Moreton Island

Moreton Island is a protected sand island that’s famous for its beaches and dunes. On the west coast of the island is a well-known dive site with coral reefs, tropical fish and shipwrecks. There are also dolphin-feeding spots and whale watching. The island is within the city of Brisbane and is divided among four localities or townships: Bulwer, Cowan Cowan, Kooringal and the Moreton Island locality. It was the traditional home of the Ngugi tribe, and shell middens indicate the historical indigenous occupation. Australian English is the dominant language on Moreton Island, which is home to numerous heritage sites.

Where to stay near Moreton Island?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 105 holiday rentals near Moreton Island. From 59 Houses to 25 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Moreton Island for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Moreton Island?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Moreton Island. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Blue Lagoon: 304 holiday rentals
  • Moreton Island National Park: 305 holiday rentals
  • Cape Moreton: 223 holiday rentals
  • Moreton Island Lighthouse: 203 holiday rentals
  • Moreton Island Sand Dune: 541 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Moreton Island listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Moreton Island?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 59 Houses in Moreton Island. Our other popular types of Moreton Island holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 25 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 15 holiday houses
  • Studios: 15 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Moreton Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 51 holiday homes with pool available in Moreton Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.