Just returned from a fabulous 3 days 2 nights Glamping on Morton Island. We have been traveling around Australia in a caravan and don't have any camping gear. We love 4WDing and wanted to experience Morton. The Glamping option at Castaways (moretonislandadventures.com.au) is very appealing. Breakfast and dinner packs are included. The permanent tents are very comfortable we had Queen 2 bunks and fold out with ensuite. We had ample room for us and our three kids for $150/night. We bought with us lunch meats and cans of tuna for lunches some snack stuff, booze, and drinking water (bore water only on the island) but didn't have to stress about meal planning. The camp kitchen was great, 2 big hooded barbies, no toaster because mainly 12 volt, a couple of 240v outlets to charge devises, lighting is dim because it's LED strip 12 volt and a head torch is handy for cooking, there is also a microwave. Meals provided were a bit random, fish (probably flake), and vegies, (peas and corn and undercooked potatos) and chicken breast and burger patties and salad the next night .Breakfast was huge, bacon eggs sausages bake beans or spaghetti.(Meals are left in containers in the communal fridge labelled with the tent number) We boiled the eggs we didn't use and had them for lunch. If we were camping proper though it would have been 2 minute noodles,pasta, or caught fish and I didn't have to plan or bring the food over so I am not complaining. We met another family also staying there, only 9 tents, went 4WD ing with them and had an absolute ball. Castaways is the only shop on the island, so an incredibly convenient site to be staying when you realize you have under catered the wine, while sitting around the camp fire telling ghost stories (BYO fire wood). Morton island is so under rated. Gorgeous beaches, great 4WD tracks, wrecks that you can snorkel around, (old Whale chasers scuttled close to shore), lagoons, creeks, wild life. We have been to Fraser island and I would have to say this surpasses it 10 fold. The cost of the ferry ($270 for a Landcruiser 100s)) I think, deters the Rev Head factor you get at Fraser, you can swim at Morton (Fraser has warnings every where re Bull Sharks) There are snorkelling sites and it is only 90 minutes effortless ferry ride from Brizzy. This is a great option for anyone entering the 4WD, camping, adventure, thing. If you you can't be bothered packing the camper trailer, tents, food etc for only a short stay away, this is for you, effortless!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you love the idea of getting out into the great outdoors but can't stand the creepy crawlies, sandy bed or thought of needing a shovel to go to the toilet, glamping's probably the answer! We've got 9 beautifully furnished tents, complete with a queen size bed, private ensuite and veranda overlooking the giant Moreton Melaleuca trees. When you're glamping, there's no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build! Glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury. The beach is just a short stroll from your front door (well, tent flap), you can grab a meal at the on-site cafe, cook on the communal barbie in the camp kitchen or just put your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine knowing you're not facing another night of sleeping on a half inflated blow-up! We have a mixture of 2 person and 4 person tents nestled amongst the giant Melaleuca trees of Moreton Island, with pristine beaches 100 metres from your door. A Glamp kitchen is also available for our guests to use, including tea & coffee making facilities & Barbeques. If you are bringing your own 4WD vehicle, Bulwer is a short drive to the Cape Moreton Lighthouse (see the whales in season)Champagne Rock Pools and Honeymoon Bay, which are some of the most spectacular sights on the Island. No 4wd? No problem, we can arrange on Island tours that include snorkelling amongst amazing amounts of beautiful fish at the wrecks and sandboarding down massive sand dunes. Castaways has an on-site restaurant so you'll never go hungry as well as a convenience store for all your holiday essentials. Moreton Island is a secret holiday paradise! ... more less
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