10 things to do on Moreton Island with kids

Moreton Island with Kids

Moreton Island is one of Emma’s most favourite places in the world and it’s not hard to see why.  With pristine, 30km beaches and turquoise waves lapping at the shore, it is a beach lovers paradise. If you’re visiting with children, here’s 10 things you can do on Moreton Island with kids.

Moreton Island with kids

Moreton Island

10 things to do on Moreton Island with children

Here’s our ten favourite things to do on Moreton Island

1) Big Sandhills

Moreton Island has huge sand dunes.  You can climb the dunes and ‘surf” down them!

Moreton Island with kids

Our family, climbing and surfing the dune.

2) Blue Lagoon Lake

You could hike around parts of the blue lagoon and finish up with a dip in its crystal clear waters.

Moreton Island with kids

Blue lagoon lake

Moreton Island with kids

Blue lagoon

Moreton Island with kids

Swimming blue lagoon

3) Shark spit wreck

Down the beach from the Tangalooma wreck, lie more wrecks; Shark Spit wreck. You can discover the wrecks and the animals that live nearby.

There are starfish hiding in the shallow waters around the wreck, just remember to put them back in lots of water!

Moreton Island with kids

Shark spit wreck

Moreton Island with kids

Finding starfish

Moreton Island with kids

Watching starfish

Moreton Island with kids

Shark spit wreck

4) Kooringal Shore

Explore the shallow shoreline of Kooringal.  This shoreline is perfect for kids as it’s constantly so shallow and calm. You could park up all day and spend time picnicking, relaxing, paddling and more here.

Moreton Island with kids

Shallow shoreline of Kooringal

Moreton Island with kids

Hermit crab found in the sand

Moreton Island with kids

Clear and shallow waters

Moreton Island with kids

Low tide

5) White rock whale skull

The beach of white rock is spectacular enough without the impending whale skull. It is magnificent to see and gives a whole new perspective on just how big whales are.

Moreton Island with kids

White rock beach: Moreton Island with kids

Moreton Island with kids

Whale skull

Moreton Island with kids

View of Eagers beach

Moreton Island with kids

Whale skull

Moreton Island with kids

Richard propping up the whale skull

6) Rous Battery

Consider taking in a bit of WWII history with the Rous fortifications.

Moreton Island with kids

Rous battery: Moreton Island with kids

Moreton Island with kids

7) Cape Cliff

At the base of the lighthouse stand the volcanic rocks of Cape Cliff which are screaming out for little explorers to climb and jump.

Moreton Island with kids

Cape cliff

Moreton Island with kids

Rock climbing at Cape Cliff

Moreton Island with kids

Volcanic rocks jutting out onto the beach.

Moreton Island with kids

Admiring the view

Volcanic rocks

8) Cape Moreton Lighthouse

You cannot visit Moreton Island with kids and NOT visit the lighthouse.

Moreton Island with kids

Watch whales breach and tale flap from Cape Moreton

Moreton Island with kids

The view from Cape Moreton.

Moreton Island with kids

Cape Moreton’s Lighthouse

9) Champagne rocks

Probably one of our favourite things to do was watch the waves break over the rocks and run away screaming!  The beach here has some waves perfect for body boarding.

The beach near champagne rocks: Moreton Island with children

Champagne pools

Waiting for the wave

Running away from the waves

Champagne pools

Champagne pools

Champagne pools

10) Yellow Patch Beach Pools and Sand Banks

Yellow Patch is perfect for every member of the family.  You can swim the sandy banks of Yellow Patch, jump in, snorkel or just relax on the beach.

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Yellow Patch: Moreton Island with kids

Sandy banks and pools of Yellow Patch

Jumping off the sand banks of Yellow Patch

Fishing, Yellow Patch

Shallow hot pools of Yellow Patch

Where do we recommend you stay?

You’ll need a 4×4 to stay down here as it’s a little off the beaten track but in our opinion, Kooringal is the least touristy area. If you stay down here you must keep an eye on the tide times as you cannot pass the Mirapool Lagoon at high tide!

We stayed at this HomeAway house in Kooringal. There are also homes for rent with AirBNB.

house for rent moreton island

Do You Need To Rent A Car?

We always rent through RentalCars; they get us the best deals and I’ve never had a problem renting through them.


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