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Mount Tempest
Map of Mount Tempest
Moreton Island National Park
Moreton Island
Queensland 4004 Australia

Mount Tempest
Moreton Island, Moreton Bay Area

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www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/moreton-island/index.html

Description

Moreton Island is the most natural of the large sand islands located in Moreton Bay's sheltered waters. At 285 metres high, Mount Tempest is the highest stabilised sand dune in the world.

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The walk to the top of Mount Tempest is a memorable one, with sweeping views of Moreton Bay and the island's length a spectacular experience. It is a steep climb and can be challenging, but the view is worth every step.

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About the Walk

2.5 kms
2 hours
Short Walk
Hard
Return
From Middle Road, follow the four-wheel drive track north to the beginning of the walking trail.

Walk Highlights

Walk Hints

Walking in soft sand can be very tiring. Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Always carry an ample water supply and drink frequently.

Best Time To Go

Enjoy the wildflowers in spring and look for migrating humpback whales in late winter and spring. It can get very hot on Moreton Island, so walking is best done early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
    Birdwatching
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

General Comments

Enjoy the wildflowers in spring and look for migrating humpback whales in late winter and spring. It can get very hot on Moreton Island, so walking is best done early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Mount Tempest highlights include: magnificent views, wildflowers and the world's highest sand dune.

Make you way to the track from Middle Road; follow the four-wheel drive track north to the beginning of the walking trail.

Walking in soft sand can be very tiring. Wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Always carry an ample water supply and drink frequently. The track is approximately 2.5 kilometres in length and takes approximately two hours to complete. This is classified as a hard track.

How To Get There

Access to the island is by barge or launch. The barge trip from Whyte Island near Lytton or Scarborough takes two hours. Tangalooma Resort operates a passenger launch from Pinkenba. Pre-booking is essential for all transport. Four-wheel-drive is necessary to get around the island.


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