No island in Moreton Bay says ‘fun’ more than Moreton.
Located in the northern part of the Bay, Moreton is only a short boat trip from Scarborough or Manly. One of the world’s largest sand islands, Moreton is almost completely National Park, making it an excellent destination for nature lovers. It is famous as one of only a handful of places in the world where you can hand feed dolphins in the wild, at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort.
Towards the northern end of the island, the freshwater Blue Lagoon lake offers a host of birdlife and wildflowers during spring – perfect for bird watching and bushwalking. Several walking tracks are established on the island.
Nearby at Cape Moreton stands the oldest lighthouse in Queensland, which was first lit on February 14, 1857.
Adrenaline seekers enjoy Moreton Island for the unique experience of sand-tobogganing down the world’s tallest stabilised sand dune – Mt Tempest. Guided tours are available; along with all the equipment you’ll need for a head-first, high-speed trip down the dune. Tangalooma also offers quad-biking tours around the island – their fleet of bikes is one of the largest in the country.
With mysterious shipwrecks and colourful coral reefs in the area, scuba diving and snorkelling are popular additions to the usual aquatic pursuits of swimming and surfing, which also happen to be world class on Moreton Island. The famous Tangalooma Wrecks provide some of the best diving and snorkelling to be found on the east coast of Australia. No time for the Great Barrier Reef? No problem, all this is right at Brisbane’s doorstep!
Moreton Island Australia