Castaways is your point of call for all your Moreton Island holiday essentials. Not only does it have comfortable accommodation (including glamping tents!), but it also hosts a budget-friendly breakfast and lunch café, water sport hire shop and Bulwer’s main convenience store. Castaways has everything you could possibly need to make the most of your time on this sundrenched slice of natural paradise.

Whether you’re staying for the weekend or taking a whole week to see all the Moreton Island attractions, you’ll find Castaways a great choice for accommodation in Bulwer.

Castaways Moreton Island Accommodation Options

Castaways offers accommodation in Bulwer for families, solo travellers, couples and groups of all sizes with 3 options to chose from:

Spacious Units

Castaways provides breezy, spacious, well-maintained modern units with all the essentials required for an island getaway with family or friends. Each unit can accommodate between 4 and 6 people and features 2 x bedrooms, 1 x bathroom, an open-plan kitchen and dining room with a TV. Linen, bath towels and kitchen utensils (pans, pots, crockery and cutlery) are also provided. The units are conveniently located above the Castaways store.

Glamping Tents

Things to do on Moreton Island are best enjoyed after a good night’s rest, and where better to enjoy a peaceful sleep than in a Glamping Tent – where nature and comfort meet! Choose between 2 or 4 person glamping tents situated beneath melaleuca trees just 100 metres from Bulwer Beach and a short drive from numerous Moreton Island attractions. Each tent includes a private deck, queen bed, private ensuite with toilet and a hot shower, solar powered lighting, and linen & bath towels.

A communal kitchen is provided for glamping guests. You can store your refrigerated goods in the kitchen, and use the BBQ, microwave and gas stovetop. Tea, coffee and kitchen utensils are also provided and kitchen power points are available for charging electronic devices.

Dormitory-Style Accommodation in Bulwer

If you’re holidaying with a large group or backpacking with mates you'll find the dormitory-style, bunk bed accommodation ideal. Dormitory accommodation comes with bathroom facilities and a separate open-plan kitchen and dining area with TV and fire pit. Kitchen utensils (pots, pans, cutlery and crockery) are provided and you can pick up a DIY barbecue or bacon & egg breakfast pack from Castaways convenience store.

Check-in to your Accommodation in Bulwer at 2pm
Check-out at 10am

Castaways Convenience Store

The convenience store can provide you with all your holiday essentials, from milk & bread, bait & tackle to beach towels, sunscreen, ice, fuel and other important things you might need such as 4WD recovery equipment. They'll also provide local tips and recommendations on things to see and do on Moreton Island.

Pack your Essentials

Please bring along your own:

  • Toiletries
  • Beach towel
  • Torch
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Bottled water (all water on the island is bore water)

Watersport Things to do on Moreton Island

Hire out a range of affordable water sport equipment from Castaways to enjoy Bulwer beach to the fullest. Castaways stocks kayaks, stand up paddleboards, snorkelling sets, fishing gear and more activity essentials.

Castaways Moreton Island Café

Visiting Moreton Island attractions and experiencing all the things to do on Moreton Island requires plenty of energy (and sun protection). Luckily for you, Castaways can not only stock you up with watersport gear and holidaying essentials, but the café crew can also keep you well fed with a range of delicious breakfast and lunch meals available from late morning.

Castaways Café menu offers a good variety of Modern Australian cuisine including seafood, light delights and heartier meals such as a seafood basket, calamari, prawns, fish & chips, sweet potato salad, schnitzel, chicken salad, sandwich toasties, and a variety of burgers.

If you need hot drink, or a feed to tie you over outside of café open hours, pop-in for coffee, sausage rolls, toasties, hot pies and hot chips.

Café Opening Hours

  • Monday 10am - 3pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 3pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 3pm
  • Thursday 10am - 3pm
  • Friday 10am - 8pm
  • Saturday 8.30am - 8pm
  • Sunday 8.30am - 3pm

Moreton Island Attractions in and around Bulwer

Give yourself plenty of time to experience the myriad of things to do on Moreton Island. Bulwer is located north of Tangalooma Island Resort and about 25 minutes’ drive from the The Wrecks - Moreton Island. The small township is close in proximity to a number of Moreton Island attractions including:

  • Comboyuro Point,
  • Curtin Artificial Reef,
  • Five Hills Lookout,
  • Honeyeater Lake,
  • Blue Lagoon,
  • Cape Moreton’s Honeymoon Bay and
  • Champagne Pools.

There’s plenty of affordable fun to be had in and around Bulwer – from fishing at Comboyuro Point and snorkelling the Bulwer Wrecks, to beach walks, wildlife spotting and café dining. If you’re staying awhile in Castaways accommodation in Bulwer and are keen to see more of the island you can always book a 4WD island tour, or hire out a 4WD from Tangalooma Island Resort to head-off on your own adventure.

Stay at Castaways to Experience All the Things to do on Moreton Island!

Group Travel Peace of Mind

Are you planning a big family holiday, a getaway with a bunch of friends, group business conference travel, a wedding party trip, a school/university class or whole year level educational trip, or any other type of group travel? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you need to book a group holiday, group day trip, group tour, or simply a group transfer give yourself peace of mind and take the worry out of traveling with a crowd by letting the experts handle the nitty-gritty details on your behalf.

All sorts of group holiday, work travel, tour and transfer needs can be catered to and accommodated, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Booking Notes

Check-in: from 2.00pm
Check-out: 10.00am

2 nights minimum stay.

Need to Know: Self-contained units rely on solar power and hairdryers and toasters are not allowed to be used.

All bookings must be reconfirmed 1 day prior to the scheduled check-in date.

Cancellations: Cancellations within 3 days of the scheduled check-in date incur a 100.00% fee. Between 3 days and 365 days incur a 0.00% fee.

Linen not included in the Mixed Dormitory Accommodation. Linen is $10 payable on arrival, or you are welcome to BYO.

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Find Us

100 Moreton St, Bulwer QLD, Australia


Opening Hours

8:30am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 3:00pm
9:00am - 8:00pm
8:30am - 8:00pm

Public holidays may vary