Most people know of Moreton Island to the East of Brisbane, but did you know its traditional name is Mulgumpin, in the Jandai Language. It means ‘place of sandhills’ and for those that have been there, it lives up to its name!
On February 4 in 2020, QYAC became the managers of the Mulgumpin Campgrounds across all of Mulgumpin. If you want to camp or drive a vehicle on Mulgumpin you will need to apply to Mulgumpin Camping – see their website or email firstname.lastname@example.org There are campgrounds with facilities and plenty of space to spread out. Moreton is famous for its Tangalooma Wrecks which although man-made provide a fantastic opportunity for snorkelling off the beach. They are located on the western side of the island, near where the ferry launches. Tangalooma is also well known for its daily sighting of local Buangan (dolphins).
The Indigenous people of Mulgumpin are known as the Ngugi. Mulgumpin lies within the Quandamooka Coast – commonly defined as the Moreton Bay region. Tangalooma and Mulgumpin have a rich history dating back to the native Aboriginals and early European settlement.
Mulgumpin is one of the three largest sand islands in the world (the other two are Fraser and Stradbroke) and is 37km long. The protected sand island is known for its beaches and steep dunes, like Mount Tempest. Yalingbilla (whales) can be viewed when in season from Cape Mulgumpin (Moreton), the site of a 19th-century lighthouse.