Take a couple of days to visit beautiful Moreton Island and meet Bess, Echo, Freddy, Lefty and the other wild dolphins of Tangalooma, cruise from the mainland to Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort and overnight on the island. Hand feed the wild dolphins when they visit in the evening. Explore Moreton Island National Park or simply relax. An enjoyable couple of days for everybody.
Moreton Island not only boasts pristine beaches, freshwater lakes and unique eco-systems but is also home to Tangalooma, a laid back and friendly beachfront Resort offering a truly unique opportunity for guests to participate in the nightly hand feeding of a pod of Wild Bottlenose Dolphins.
You can enjoy activities such as 4WD Eco tours, Quad bike tours, Snorkeling, Diving, Parasailing, and Sand tobogganing down 50m sand hills!
Tangalooma is perfect for those who want a short escape to an island paradise just 1 hour from Brisbane City.
(The dolphin feeding program operates to strict guidelines; therefore, feeding restrictions may apply)
Day 1: Brisbane or Gold Coast / Moreton Island
Depart Brisbane or Gold Coast this morning and transfer to the Tangalooma Launch Terminal at the Holt Street Wharf in Pinkenba, to connect with your ferry to the Tangalooma Jetty on Moreton Island. Cruise across Moreton Bay to Tangalooma Resort and after checking in, enjoy one of the many free activities available including squash, tennis or archery. An optional 4WD island tour (at your own expense) including sand tobogganing is also available this afternoon.
In the evening, participate in the Wild Dolphin program. Tangalooma is one of the few places in the world where you can hand feed wild dolphins. Each evening the Tangalooma inshore dolphins eagerly swim up the beach, adjacent to the well lit jetty, where they are rewarded with fresh fish hand fed to them by the Dolphin Care staff and resort guests. Whether you are actually participating in the feeding or simply watching from the jetty, you will be overwhelmed by these beautiful creatures. A truly unique experience.
Overnight Accommodation: Beachcomber Units (50 meters from the beach)
Day 2: Moreton Island / Brisbane (breakfast)
Enjoy a buffet breakfast this morning before relaxing around the resort or take advantage of the spectacular diving or snorkeling opportunities (at your own expense) available around the 'shipwrecks' nearby or swim in the crystal clear waters of the bay.
This afternoon, cruise by ferry back to Brisbane, where you will be transferred back to your Brisbane or Gold Coast accommodation.
Reviewed by On Yee W, December 2012
We enjoyed the resort much and there were so many activities you could do at the island like canoeing, hiking, desert walk, snorkeling, diving, para-sailing and swimming. Good restaurant as well. Dolphin feeding was for sure the highlights of this tour. Spending a night on the island is recommended.
Reviewed by Anonymous, July 2010