Bulwer, on Moreton Island, is all about the beach. To save you the time, we’ve put together 7 things to do on your visit to this beach shanty town.
Head to Bulwer Beach for a swim within or nearby the shipwrecks site, or hire out your preferred water sporting gear from Castaways to laze the day away on and in the calm, clear waters – just 200 metres from Castaways.
Located just 200 metres from the beachfront, the beach-themed Castaways Cafe and Store is your go-to for water sport gear hire, bait and tackle hire and purchase, and café-style dining. Sunday trading hours are from 8:30am to 3.00pm.
You can hire out:
Pop in for some takeaway family packs, or pull up a chair to enjoy seafood sensations, light delights and heartier meals at Castaways. Dishes include: seafood baskets, fish & chips, schnitzels, chicken salad, sweet potato salad, toasted sandwiches, calamari, prawn cutlets and a variety of burgers. We've heard the sweet potato fries are unbelievable good!
A kids menu is available.
If you’d like to stay the week, Castaways offer glamping tents, as well as unit and dorm accommodation so you can take your time discovering more things to do on Moreton Island.
Buy some bait and hire out a fishing rod and esky from Castaways to head to Comboyuro Point – Bulwer’s most popular fishing spot about 2 kilometres north of town. You can also fish from the shore all along the Bulwer beachfront.
Keep your eyes peeled as you wander about, you never know what wonderful native animals you might spy. Keep your phone handy to take some snaps. The island is home to different species of seabirds so if you’re an avid bird watcher, bring your binoculars along.
Thinking of getting your money’s worth by staying the week on Moreton Island to return the following Sunday? If so you can stay at Comboyuro Point Camping Area, about a 20 to 30 minute walk from Bulwer.
If staying the week be sure to head onto the sands as the day draws to a close, the stunning beach sunsets across the bay are not to be missed!
If you consider yourself an avid hiker or explorer, or are keen to simply get off the grid and clear your mind amongst nature, away from all the city buzz and crowds of people, consider spending the week circumnavigating the island by foot.
You can conquer the perimeter of the island in about 4 and a half days. Conveniently, camping grounds are located all around the island to give you peace of mind. Pre-booking the campgrounds is advised, especially in peak holiday season.
If you don’t mind a bit of a hike, you can hire some snorkeling gear from Castaways and head-off walking south down the beach for 45 minutes to snorkel at Curtin Artificial Reef, a popular dive site located just north of Cowan Cowan.
For more things to do on Moreton Island while you’re here by the reef, go exploring behind the dunes to find 2 graves dating back to 1883 and 1895. You will also stumble across the remnants of old bunkers on the sands here.