All Aboard the Redcliffe2Moreton Express

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Posted 14 September

You can now cross The Narrow Sea that is Moreton Bay to Moreton Island aboard the Redcliffe2Moreton Express, departing from Redcliffe Jetty every Friday and Sunday!

This passenger ferry to Moreton Island departs from Redcliffe Jetty off Redcliffe Parade every Friday and Sunday at 10am. This boarding and disembarkation point to the island is an approximate 40 minute drive north of Brisbane CBD and a 1 hour drive south of the Sunshine Coast.

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What to Expect Aboard the Redcliffe to Moreton Island Ferry

The passenger ferry from Redcliffe to Moreton Island departs every Friday and Sunday morning at 10am, treating walk-on passengers to a 40 minute scenic cruise across Moreton Bay Marine Park. The bay is teeming with marine life so make the most of your island transfer and return trip by keeping an eye out for turtles, dolphins, dugongs and even humpback whales during whale migration season from June to November.

Feeling a bit thirsty getting to Moreton Island? The passenger ferry service features a fully-operational bar selling snacks and drinks to keep you hydrated and energized for your island adventures ahead. Alcohol can also be purchased and for those after a warm cup of goodness – FREE tea and coffee are available. Please note the Ferry does not have Eftpos facilities on board, please bring cash if you wish to buy any drinks or snacks on board.

Sundrenched Fun & Fresh Food await on Moreton Island

The Redcliffe to Moreton Island ferry will drop you off for an eco-friendly beach landing at Bulwer, (about 12km north of Tangalooma Resort) a small, quaintly charming village located on the north-eastern side of Moreton Island. Just a short walk from the ferry drop-off point is Castaways Store & Café, a beach-themed venue offering breakfast, lunch, snacks and everything you need for the perfect island day trip.

During your time on the island (95% of which is national park) you are free to do whatever you fancy – enjoy a picnic lunch, swim or snorkel the Bulwer Wrecks, bushwalk and explore, or just kick-back on the beach for some rest and relaxation, spending time with the local wildlife.

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4 Things to do on Moreton Island in & around Bulwer

The small holiday and fishing village of Bulwer offers visitors several sunkissed activities to enjoy on the sands and in the water:

#1 Take some snaps of the Bulwer wrecks from the shore.

#2 Get in the water for a swim, or snorkel around the wrecks in calm, clear waters.

#3 Hire some fishing gear from Bulwer’s bait and tackle shop and throw a line in at the beachfront or at Comboyuro Point, a prime shore fishing spot about 2km north of Bulwer.

#4 Stroll along the beachfront for a snorkel or a swim.

Need some more inspiration? Take a look at more activities you can do at Bulwer or if you want to explore more of Moreton Island check out 20 Awesome things to do on Moreton Island

Why Not Stay Awhile?

The simple, beach-style Comboyuro Point Campground located at Bulwer (about a 20 to 30 minute walk north of town) is ideal for larger group stays. You could turn your day trip into a weeklong adventure and return to the mainland the following Sunday aboard Redcliffe2Moreton Express. Don't want to lug all your camping gear with you? Castaways Moreton Island boasts 9 fabulous glamping tents plus cabin and dorm style accommodation located just 300 metres from the beach.

Let the friendly team at Redcliffe Cruise and Travel help you with booking your accommodation and camping permits for Moreton Island.

Passenger Ferry to Moreton Island & Return to Redcliffe Transfer

  • The ferry departs every Friday and Sunday, only during the trial period
  • Ferry from Redcliffe to Moreton Island check-in on the Supercat is 9:30am
  • The Supercat departs Redcliffe Jetty at 10am sharp
  • The Supercat departs Moreton Island at 3pm sharp
  • The Redcliffe to Moreton Island ferry arrives back at Redcliffe around 4pm
  • Carry-on luggage is capped at 1 item per person. Luggage limit of 30kgs applies.

Please Note: Pedestrians/walk-on passengers only – this is not a vehicle ferry. The Supercat is roomy, and safe for prams. No wheelchair access is available. Assistance dogs are of course welcome on-board, pets are not. 


You’ll be Blown Away by the Myriad of Things to do on Moreton Island!

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