BY DANNY DAY, OCEAN REALTY
The Township of Kooringal is located on the southernmost tip of Moreton Island. It can be accessed by car from Tangalooma via the Micat car ferry or by private boat through the Rous Channel and Days Gutter.
Moreton Island has miles of pristine sandy beaches, crystal clear creeks and lagoons, coastal bushlands, rocky outcrops and an abundance of wildlife, so it’s no wonder they call Moreton Island the “The Jewel of Moreton Bay”, and all just 45 minutes from Brisbane.
Moreton Island is the second-largest sand island in the world and is known by the local Indigenous population as Mulgumpin. Kooringal is rich in aboriginal history, and Ngugi people lived there for thousands of years and relied heavily on a diet from the sea.
Moreton Island also played a significant role in the defence of Brisbane during World War Two and operated as an early warning lookout station. The remains of coastal fortifications, bunkers, observation posts and gun emplacements are still present today.
Other townships on Moreton include Bulwer on the northwest coast, Cowan Cowan on the western beach and Tangalooma Resort.
Kooringal is a sleepy little coastal village, popular with holidaymakers and day-trippers. Famous for its fresh oysters grown right on Moreton Island, Kooringal offers a relaxing and secluded holiday stay off the beaten path, complete with great fishing all year round. For the lucky few that call Kooringal home, it’s simply paradise.
If you’ve been thinking about your perfect island getaway, whether a holiday home or something a little more permanent, Moreton Island has something to offer, from fishing shacks to two-storey modern coastal homes.