Moreton Island Adventure


Semester 2: 17th- 19th September

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Ahoy Sailors, get hyped because this is the big one!! No semester at UQ is complete without hitting Moreton island, so get ready for probably the best long weekend of your life!! It is an awesome weekend of camping, sailing, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, and partying!

So, The details!

This trip is for ALL sailing experience levels! We will be taking turns sailing off the beach, and every boat comes with an experienced skipper!

Catch the short ferry across Moreton Bay to the calm and secluded paradise that is the Wrecks at Moreton. Sail and explore the island on your own terms, surf and ride the nearby sand dunes, dive the wrecks and don’t forget to join the rest of the crew for a sunset beach party!

We will be setting sail to Moreton Island on Friday the 17th of September, returning on Sunday the 19th.

We here at UQ Sail like to take care of our crew-mates – so we’ve got you covered.

  • Return Ferry Ticket
  • Camping
  • Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and Snacks
  • Boats and experienced skippers
  • All safety gear
  • Insurance
  • An awesome weekend away
  • Beach parties!

So all you need to do is enjoy yourself! (good crew mates help out once or twice with cooking and cleaning though).

You do need to organise a few essentials which will include things like; a tent, a sleeping bag, bowl/plate and cutlery… (actually I mean, you don’t have to, but believe us when we say you definitely should. Sleeping on the beach is not as fun as it sounds…). You’re also free to bring along any extra snacks or DRINKS… you think you might want ?

The ferry leaves at 8:15am, the address is: 14 Howard Smith Dr, Port Of Brisbane QLD 4178 Australia. If you need a lift, please select the option before checking out, we will be carpooling so space will be limited. If you need a lift, meet us at UQ pool at 7am. If you are meeting us at the Howard Smith Dr, arrive there at 7:45 am. The ferry takes approximately 90 minutes to reach Moreton Island. The ferry back will be leaving at 2:30pm on Sunday and will take 90 mins to reach the Port of Brisbane.

There is also a $15 a day parking fee at the Port of Brisbane, (will be $45 total), so if you are catching a lift, you will have to split this evenly with your driver and passengers. And if you are offering a lift from the UQ pool then this will mean you can split the fee with your passengers to reduce the cost.

If you have not already done so in the past, you must complete a swim assessment before attending the event. You can do so for free at the UQ pool on any Tuesday or Thursday between 10am-12pm or on any Sunday between 1pm – 2pm. This is a compulsory requirement for all UQ water sports, and requires you to swim 400m (untimed) and tred water for 2 minutes supervised by a lifeguard. Please be aware, if you have not done the swim assessment, you are not allowed to sail. Once you have completed it, please provide your details here:

Make sure you fill out your dietary requirements when checking out.

If you are an experienced sailor and would like to do the sail across with us, send us a message on facebook with your experience and we will see if we can fit you in. We will be sailing there the day before, early Thursday morning.

A confirmation email with further details will be sent out closer to the weekend.

No experience is necessary we have experienced skippers who attend and are more than happy to show you the ropes.

We are taking all precautions to ensure our event is COVID Safe. We are in constant communication with UQ Sport and taking all recommendations from QLD Health. If you have travelled from interstate, experienced COVID symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has, please contact the exec and do not attend the event. Please read the UQ Sport Covid Statement available here:

As part of our COVID-Safe plan we ask that you:

  • Bring your own equipment, such as a towel, water bottle, and sunscreen
  • If you have COVID symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has or is suspected to have COVID-19 please notify executives and do not attend the event.
  • If you become sick after the event, you must notify executives as soon as possible.
  • In general, practice good hygiene and social distancing at all times.

All event tickets from UQ Sail are fully refundable in the event of cancelation due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Moreton Island Adventure is only available to members, so make sure you are signed in and have a current membership to sign up! If you are not a member or your membership has expired you can join the team here!!

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17th to 19th of September

Swim Assessment

I have already done the swim assessment in the past, I will do the swim assessment at the UQ pool before the event during the specified times


I require a lift and will meet outside UQ Pool at 7am, I will make my own to 14 Howard Smith Dr, Port Of Brisbane by 7:45am, I have a car and can offer lifts to other members from the UQ Pool at 7:15am to the Port of Brisbane


I am a UQ Sail Member, I'd like a membership too (Membership + ticket combo)