Moreton Island Adventures began quite by accident.
Over 40 years later, the passion for this wonderful Island remains unabated
The Hawkins family started their Moreton Island business quite by accident in 1971. Neville and Shirley Hawkins had a transport business in Brisbane, and as they had access to fuel and a larger boat, people would ask them to bring goods over to the Island for them - and a business was born.
It wasn't long before more people and freight came along and they had to purchase a larger boat to keep up with demand. This has continued to happen over the past 40 years, and is now in the hands for the next generation.
RIGIL KENT 1972- 1976
Anne, Kerry and Roz (The next generation) have grown up with a profound affinity with Moreton Island, so much so, they are actively involved in the family business. Roz now proudly heads the Hawkins Organisation, while Kerry and Anne continue to play an integral part.
MORETON VENTURE 111 1986- 2004
The business now has the MIcat ferry, Castaways accommodation and restaurant on the Island and caters for the general public, four wheel drive customers and many types of groups, including schools, universities, social groups and educational tours.
Moreton Island Adventures is a family owned and operated business, proud of its links with the history of Moreton Island and today, utterly dedicated to the preservation of the island. We believe that connecting people to Moreton means future generations will understand and appreciate Moreton Island and get hooked like we have.
MICAT 2004 -