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Moreton Island Adventure


Semester 1: 29th September – 1st October

Ahoy Sailors,

Get excited because this is the big one!! No semester at UQ is complete without hitting Moreton Island, so prepare for probably the best long weekend of your life!! It is an incredible weekend of camping, sailing, swimming, snorkelling, sunbathing, and partying!

Rhys likes hotdogs.

The details
You’ll catch the short ferry across Moreton Bay to the peaceful and secluded paradise of the Wrecks campground on Moreton Island. Sail and explore the island on your terms, surf the nearby dunes, snorkel the wrecks, and don’t forget to join the rest of the crew for a sunset beach party! Then, we head back to Brisbane on Sunday.

You don’t need to know how to sail to go out on a boat! This trip is for ALL sailing experience levels! We will take turns sailing off the beach; every boat comes with an experienced skipper!

First Release: $149

Second Release: $179

Third Release: $199

This is a members-only event, so if you’re not a member, you’ll also need to sign up to get your ticket!

We here at UQ Sail like to care for 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*
  • Beach sports
  • Sand Boarding
  • 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).

*If an incident should occur and participants involved have consumed alcohol or illicit substances, insurance will be voided.

You do need to organise a few essentials, which will include things like;

  • A Tent
  • A Sleeping Bag
  • Warm Clothes
  • Rain / Waterproof Jacket
  • Knife, Fork, Spoon, Plate, Bowl, Cup
  • Water-bottle (capacity of 2L)
  • Pillow
  • Toiletries (toothbrush – deodorant, shampoo, soap etc.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Good Covered Shoes
  • Towel
  • ID
  • Flashlight and/or headlamp
  • Insect Repellent
  • Snorkel & Mask
  • Flippers
  • Float if you are not a strong swimmer
  • Any drinks 😉
  • Food is provided, but feel free to bring any extra snacks or DRINKS… you think you might want ?
  • The campsite isn’t far from the ferry, but you will carry everything you bring, so only pack the essentials.

Alcohol is not provided by UQ SAIL or for sale on the island. If you choose to bring alcohol, we encourage you to drink responsibly!

You must have a valid swim certificate issued by UQSPORT before attending the event. You can obtain a certificate from the UQ Sport Aquatic Centre on any Tuesday or Thursday between 10 am – 12 pm or any Sunday between 1 pm – 2 pm. This is a compulsory requirement for all UQ water sports and requires you to swim 400m (untimed) and tread water for 2 minutes, supervised by a lifeguard. Please call the UQ pool ahead of time to ensure they are running it before you show up on the day.

Please be aware that if you have not done the swim assessment, you are not allowed to attend the trip. Once you have completed it, please provide your details here:

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

Sailing experience is optional. We have experienced skippers who attend and are happy to show you the ropes.

Make sure you fill out your dietary requirements when purchasing your ticket otherwise you can update it in your membership profile.

We try our best to consider your dietary requirements but cannot cater to those with specific nutritional needs outside vegetarianism. For most trips, we will send out the meal plan before the trip to help you plan the required substitutions. If you have selected nothing, we assume you have no specific dietary requirements.

The ferry leaves from the MICAT Ferry terminal here. There is another ferry, the Tangalooma ferry, which departs from here but that ferry terminal on Moreton is approximately a 30-minute walk to the campground as opposed to the 1-minute for the MICAT Ferry.

The advantage of the Tangalooma ferry is it has later services available. If you plan on catching the Tangalooma ferry, please email us as the Moreton ticket includes the MICAT Ferry, not the Tangalooma. We will organise a refund of that portion of the ticket cost for you. It is then your responsibility to purchase a ticket for the ferry.

MITCAT Ferry Website
Tangalooma Ferry Website

There are a couple of options for getting to each terminal:
– There is NO public transport to either terminal but are stops close by. This option would be to catch public transport as close as possible and then transfer with a taxi or uber.
– Drive there, but you need to make sure you organise parking as there is generally no street parking available.
– Catch a taxi or uber straight to the terminal.
– Purchase the bus ticket with the event.

We are taking all precautions to ensure our event is COVID Safe. We are constantly communicating with UQ Sport and taking all recobringingtions from QLD Health. If you have travelled from interstate, experienced COVID symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has, please contact please get in touch with the execend 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, as a towel, water bottle, and sunscreen
  • If you have COVID symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has or is suspected of having 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, pra Generally hygiene and social distancing at all times.

To come to Moreton Island you must be a member of UQ Sail for insurance and such, even if you are also a member of a partner club! If you are not a member or your membership has expired you can join for a sneaky special Moreton rate here!!

To come to Moreton, you are required to provide the following:

1. Signed liability waiver form, which can be downloaded here
2. Student number if you are a student at UQ; otherwise put 1234
3. Yearly swim certificate, which can be uploaded under your user profile
4. Vaccine certificate (if you are not vaccinated, please shoot us an email.)

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• 100% of ticket fee refundable for withdrawal requests made up to 11:59pm (AEST) on 24 September 2023.

20% of ticket fee refundable for withdrawal requests made up to 11:59pm (AEST) on 27 September 2023.

The following additional purchases paid for will be refunded at the same rate to the ticket fee: Moreton Island Membership.

Requests for refunds must be notified to UQSAIL via email at Please include: Full name and order number.

Please allow up to 30 business days for your refund to be processed. The refund is automatically issued to the credit card originally used to pay for the ticket. If this card has since been cancelled or has expired, it is the attendee’s responsibility to notify the Club when requesting the eligible refund.

This product can only be purchased by members. To purchase this product, sign up by purchasing Social Membership – 12 Months, Social Membership – 6 Months or MORETON MEMBERSHIP, or log in if you are a member.
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Additional information


Full trip 29th September – 1st October, 1 night 29th – 30th September, 1 night 30th September – 1st October

Bus Ticket

No bus, Return ticket, From UQ to Ferry, From Ferry to UQ

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