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Moreton Island

A complete nature lover’s paradise, Moreton Island is a perfect landscape for exploring and getting adventurous in and out of the blue waters and to discover the wildlife around the region. Situated at the doorstep of Brisbane, the island is 40 kilometers from the mainland and can be reached through a 75 min ferry ride. 

Known to be the Gem of South East Queensland, the place is a perfect getaway from the monotonous city life. The scenic beauty with white sand dunes, the turquoise waters, and vibrant blossoms are a sight to sore eyes. There are a lot of adventure sports like snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, and more that will leave you tripping! You can also check out a number of heritage sites like Cape Moreton or the 25 Dorothy Newnham Street.

Why Visit Moreton Island?

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  • A perfect paradise situated right outside Brisbane! Known as the gem of Southeast Queensland, Moreton Island is home to an array of adventurous activities, all under one sky.
  •  Nested just an hour away from Brisbane, Moreton Island is the third-largest sand island in the entire globe. 
  • Want to have a lazy beach holiday or go on an adventure spree, this is the place to be. 
  • The beaches are ideal for swimming, fishing, surfing, and the western side is more relaxing with crystal blue water gently touching against the shore. 

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Adventure Moreton Island Day Pass

  • This tour offers you a day-long adventure at Moreton Island which include an exciting variety of water sports and beach activities.
  • Get an opportunity to snorkel with unique tropical marine and go kayaking to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the third largest sand island in the world.
  • Enjoy stand-up paddleboarding as well!

Super Flexible Cancellation Policy: Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

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Wrecks Adventure Tour

  • This tour gives you the chance to choose 3 adventures of your liking to indulge in at Moreton Island.
  • Choose between a Beach Segway Tour, a Stand-Up Paddle Board Hire, a Guided Snorkel tour at the Tangalooma, a Wrecks Fish Feeding Tour and Sightseeing Cruise, a 3 hours Fishing Rod Hire, a 3 hours Kayak hire, or a 3 hours Snorkel Equipment and Wetsuit Hire.
  • Wonder at the magnificent marine life around a cluster of 15 sunken boats at the Tangalooma Wrecks as you snorkel or go kayaking.

Super Flexible Cancellation Policy: Get a full refund on canceling this ticket up to 24 hours before the schedule.

What is the Best Way to Buy Moreton Island Tours? Book Online

For the best Moreton Island tours remember to book online! Booking online offers you a smooth, hassle-free experience that also guarantees you great deals and discounts! Here's why you should book your Moreton Island tours online:

Advance Booking: Book your tickets in advance and avoid standing in long queues or missing out on rides!

Convenience: When you buy tickets online, you are reserving a seat for yourself and your group at the click of a button. No more long waits at ticketing counters!

Great Discounts: When you buy your tickets online, you get access to a range of great deals and discounts which help you stick to your budget and get great value for money!

Things to do at Moreton Island

There are so many fun activities that are offered at Moreton Island. If you have the adventure bug within your system and choose to get your feet dirty, here is a list of things that will please you of all kinds. 

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Snorkeling

Get set for your mind to get blown while you snorkel through 15 sunken shipwrecks amongst the marine life at the site. A quite interesting experience for a short trip from the city!

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Kayaking

Experience Kayaking at night with various marine species and you will indulge in a whole new experience when the creatures get attracted to the LED strips on the kayaks that light your way.

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Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding or paddle surfing is a popular water activity going around currently. Through this activity, you can have loads of fun on the waters at your own pace.

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Mini-golf, Tennis, and Basketball

Apart from the water sports offered at the island, there is an abundance of a lot of land activities that can keep you busy during your trip. From beach sports to mini golf, tennis, and basketballs you will be packed until you are on the ferry heading back home. 

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Tangalooma Wrecks

The Tangalooma Wrecks are a cluster of 15 ships where you can go snorkelling, take a tour around the wrecks on a sea scooter or get a scenic view of the wrecks on a helicopter.

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Explore Marine Life

Moreton Island is home to diverse marine life that elevate its beauty and uniqueness. Discover Bottlenose dolphins, Dugongs, sea turtles, Australian Humpback dolphins as you find your way through Moreton Island.

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Mt. Tempest Hike

If you are on Moreton Island, it is a must to take the Mt. Tempest hike. After the 285m climb up the top, you will witness a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Sunshine Coast all the way to the Gold Coast.

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Cape Moreton Lighthouse

Moreton Island is home to the Cape Moreton Lighthouse, a great space to spot migrating whales, dolphins, dugongs and so much more. You can also find a Visitor Information Centre where you can learn all about the island’s history.

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Timings: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Getting There

Address: Tangalooma Island Resort, Brisbane, Queensland 4025, Australia.

The island is situated 40km offshore in Moreton Bay from Brisbane. You can choose to travel to the island by ferry, barge, or even private boat.

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  • There are plenty of water sports and beach activities that visitors can try at Moreton Island. 
  • There are a lot of food stalls present within the island if you wish to grab a snack. 
  • Washrooms are available if you wish to freshen up. 
  • The island is not suitable for wheelchair users and for pregnant women.
  • However, the Tangalooma Island Resort in Moreton Island is wheelchair friendly with toilets and ramps access to most facilities, to the restaurants as well as the dining area. 
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Moreton Island is the third-largest sand island in the world and has numerous breathtaking attractions in and around the island that can be explored during your visit.

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Dining is no exception at Moreton Island. Here are few restaurants to much onto a dish that you desire: 

  • Castaways: Enjoy a lazy lunch at a cage and general store that offers everything that you require from holiday essentials to eggs benedict. 
  • The Gutter Bar: Enjoy the freshest seafood, from fish to local oysters at The Gutter Bar, a space with a great vibe and a rustic décor ideal for a dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. 
  • Beach Café: Take in the mesmerising views of Moreton Bay while enjoying bistro style dining at the café. There is something in store to tempt everyone from made-to-order pizzas, burgers, light meals and so much more. 
  • Fire&Stone: Enjoy exotic Chinese and Asian cuisine for a great lunch or dinner. 

Visitor Tips

  • Make sure you choose 3 adventures at Moreton Island that give you an adrenaline rush. 
  • Explore the marine life around a cluster of 15 sunken boats – Tangalooma Wrecks. 
  • The best time to visit the island is throughout the day as per your convenience. You get a beautiful view any time. 
  • Make sure you spend at least 2 hours exploring the entire space and make the most of this adventure. 
  • You can visit Moreton Island in a group, with your family or go all solo if you are a true adventure seeker. 
  • Photography and Videography is allowed. 
  • Make sure you carry comfortable footwear on this trip based on the activity you will be participating in. 
  • Carry your swim suits because we are sure you would love to take a dive in the beaches around 
  • Carry sunscreen, shades, hats to protect yourself from the sun rays. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Moreton Island Tours

What are the best Moreton Island tours?

Adventure Moreton Island Day Pass and Wrecks Adventure Tour are some of the best Moreton Island tours that offer your a comprehensive visit to the island and include a range of water sports and other activities.

Where can I purchase Moreton Island tours?

Get the best Moreton Island tours by booking online, in advance for a seamless experience.

Where can I get discounted Moreton Island tours?

Buy cheap Moreton Island tickets online for great deals and discounts.

What are the best things to do on Moreton Island?

Snorkeling, kayaking, feed the dolphins at sunset, and climb Mt. Tempest, Swim in Blue lagoon, hit the sand tracks to name a few of the many best things that you could explore if you are an adventure seeker. 

What is included in Moreton Island tours?

A range of things could be included in your Moreton Island tour including snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding and other water and land based activities.

How can I get to Moreton Island?

Moreton Island is situated 40kms offshore from Brisbane. You can reach your destination through a ferry, boat or barge. The ferries and barges run daily. 

What are the opening hours of Moreton Island?

The Moreton Islands are open from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

What are the facilities available at Moreton Island?

There aren’t a lot of facilities available at Moreton Island, but you are welcome to drive to the closest campground to make use of the essential facilities. Just a few hundred metres from the beach, there is a Castaways Store & café where you can buy your essentials. 

What are the best places to eat on Moreton Island?

There are a couple of restaurants situated on Moreton Island by the Castaways Store & Café, Tangalooma Coffee Shop and The Gutter Bar top the list. 

Is Moreton Island safe to visit?

The island is a safe space to visit but it is recommended to go with your family or friends. Be cautious while taking a swim as there are no lifeguards situated around the Moreton Island. Better safe than sorry!

What is Moreton Island known for?

Moreton Island is well-known for its iconic range of beaches situated just off the coast of Brisbane and is listed as some of the top beaches in Queensland. 

Can you do day trips to Moreton Island?

Yes, Moreton Island has day trips and cruises. You can enjoy the beach without having to face much traffic and switch to cruise mode on a return day cruise to Tangalooma Island Resort, situated at the Island. 

How much does it cost to go to Moreton Island?

Moreton Island tours start at AU$119.

Do you need a car on Moreton Island?

It is ideal to have a car to travel on Moreton Island. Since it is mostly a National Park, you do require a vehicle access permit to drive on the island, even if you are just driving your way to the resort. 

Can you swim off Moreton Island?

Generally, there are no lifeguards patrolling around Moreton Island. It is important to be cautious while swimming or surfing as strong currents are witnessed around the Tangalooma Wrecks. Also, never swim alone!

What shops are on Moreton Island?

Moreton Island has a number of places where you can pick things from if you have forgotten to carry something during your trip. 

Are there sharks at Moreton Island?

A lot of people can be spotted frolicking on the bay side of Moreton. While you can enjoy a number of activities like snorkeling, dolphin feeding etc., the sharks can be seldom seen at Moreton Island but tend to remain in deeper water. 

Can you drink the water on Moreton Island?

Ensure you treat the water before drinking. There is fresh water available at Big Sandhills (western beach), Rous Battery (eastern beach), Eagers Beach (eastern beach), at the established campgrounds.