I booked this budget accommodation for a one-night stay - my first visit to Moreton Island. Having read the negative reviews, I advised my companions not to expect much.
They were pleasantly surprised by the facilities. As promised, the Unit 2 bathroom had a new shower curtain, shower rose, and had been repainted. The carpets have been replaced with practical vinyl with a timber pattern - the island is made of sand, so expect to track a bit inside. The flat-screen TV received digital channels, but after a day of sand driving and hiking up sandy hills, everyone was too tired to watch it.
The sign on the store says it opens till 12 mn, but a smaller sign says they close much earlier (5 pm) in the off-season. We were caught out but managed to find a hot meal at Tangalooma.
The maps of the island are poorly detailed, making navigating your way to Castaways a bit of a challenge. When you arrive, you won't regret taking up the 2-for-1 lunch deal (great value).
You can save money on this trip by packing your own linen and sandboards, which were simply rectangles of masonite. The Micat website lists the discount offers which make this trip affordable. We saved over $100 with a group-buying coupon.More