Moreton Island Adventure


Semester 1 2024: March 15th – 17th

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!

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 (*SOLD OUT*)

Second Release: $199

This is a members-only event, so if you’re not a member we have a special just for you if you are coming along!! You’ll 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 (FULL FACE MASKS BANNED. Ensure new masks are prepped!)
  • Flippers
  • Float if you are not a strong swimmer (Note: You must still pass the compulsory swim assessment)
  • 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. ONLY BRING WHAT YOU’RE COMFORTABLE CARRYING!

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

It is a compulsory requirement that you 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.  You will be required 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.

The ferry leaves from the MICAT Ferry terminal here. There are a couple of options for getting to the terminal:

  • A bus, organised by us
  • Drive to the terminal (limited parking) or be dropped there
  • Public transport to near the terminal then an uber (there is no bus directly to the terminal)

You can book your bus ticket with your event ticket, or you can grab one later here

Moreton Island camping authority requires proof of vaccination from all campers, so you will need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend this event.

We are taking all precautions to ensure our event is COVID Safe. We are constantly communicating 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 please get in touch with UQSAIL by email prior to 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.
  • Practice general hygiene at all times.

To come to Moreton Island you must be a member of UQ Sail for insurance, 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. In your profile – submit your student number if you are a student at UQ; otherwise put 1234
3. Compulsory yearly swim certificate, which can be uploaded under your user profile (Keep an eye on our socials… the club will be heading to UQ Aquatic Centre soon where you can qualify for your certificate. More information can be found here)

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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 a week in advance of the trip to help you plan the required substitutions. If you have selected nothing, we assume you have no specific dietary requirements. If you have any specific issues and want to know if we can accommodate you, shoot us an email!

  • 100% of ticket fee refundable for withdrawal requests made up to 11:59pm (AEST) on 8 March 2024.*
  • 20% of ticket fee refundable for withdrawal requests made up to 11:59pm (AEST) on 13 March 2024.*

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

Please allow up to 10 business days for your request 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.


*Ticket amount returned minus processing fee.

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Additional information

Bus Ticket

I'll get myself to and from the ferry terminal, I need a bus ticket from UQ to the ferry terminal and back

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