Telegraph Track
  • Length: 16km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Bulwer Bypass, Bulwer

  • End: Bulwer Blue Lagoon Rd, Bulwer

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Moreton Island National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 76.8 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -27.07509966

  • Longitude: 153.3714581


Telegraph Track is a 16km, grade 4 Return hike located in Moreton Island National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 6hrs to complete.


The Telegraph Track is located within Moreton Island National Park and Recreation Area. Tall sand dunes, miles of sandy beaches, crystal clear creeks and lagoons, coastal heath, rocky headlands and abundant wildflowers make Moreton Island a jewel in Moreton Bay. Moreton Island features crystal clear creeks and lagoons, coastal heath, rocky headlands, abundant wildflowers, tall sand dunes, an historic lighthouse and ruins of coastal forts.

About the region

Moreton Island National Park is a national park which covers 98% of Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia, 58 km northeast of Brisbane. It has three main townships, Bulwer, Cowan Cowan and Kooringal.

The island is home to Queensland’s oldest operating lighthouse located at Cape Moreton on the northern tip of the island.[1] The township of Cowan was home to the Australian soldiers during WWII and many relics remain on the island. Access to the park was restricted during a clean-up of oil from the 2009 southeast Queensland oil spill.[2]

Activities such as bushwalking, fishing and watersports are popular in the park. Humpback whale can be seen in surrounding waters between late winter and spring.

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