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  • Location:Brisbane, Australia
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Moreton Island Snorkel and Sand Boarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Enjoy an adrenalin-filled adventure including two of Moreton Island's most popular activities on a 4WD day trip from Brisbane. Your action-packed day includes sand boarding on the island’s sand dunes, as well as snorkeling amongst the Tangalooma Shipwrecks, home to one of Queensland's most diverse marine ecosystems. Throughout the day, you’ll also enjoy Moreton Island's amazing scenery, pristine beaches and abundance of bird and marine life. This tour operates with a maximum of 16 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience your expert guide.


  • Full-day 4WD adventure on Moreton Bay Island from Brisbane
  • Sand boarding on Moreton Island's sand dunes
  • Snorkel alongside an abundance of marine life residing in the Tangalooma shipwrecks
  • Time to swim and relax on Moreton Island's pristine beaches
  • Picnic lunch on the beach
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide

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What You Can Expect

Moreton Island Snorkel and Sand Boarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Sand Boarding

Your day trip begins with a luxury cruise across beautiful Moreton Bay to Moreton Island. On arrival, board your 4WD and head straight to the beach. Moreton Island is the world's third largest sand island of which 98% is a protected National Park, with no sealed roads, 4WD is the only mode of transport.

Your Moreton Island 4WD tour will take you along Middle Road passing through thick eucalyptus forest, featuring beautiful grass trees up to 250 years old, before reaching 'the Desert', home of sand boarding on Moreton Island.

Sand boarding is an awesome, fun, high-adrenalin activity. Speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour can be reached. From beginners, young children and families to the most adventurous adrenalin junkie, Moreton Island is the perfect place to experience the thrill of sand boarding. Make sure you bring your camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

After your sand boarding adventure there will be time to relax on a white sandy beach, or take a dip in the blue waters while a fresh picnic lunch is prepared.

After lunch, it's time for a guided snorkel around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks. The 15 shipwrecks located just 50 meters off the beach provide wonderful snorkeling opportunities. See a huge range of marine life including blue and orange banded parrotfish, big eye trevally, blue-tang surgeonfish (Dory) and clown fish (Nemo)!

For those who prefer not to snorkel, kayaking around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks is a fantastic alternative. See the magnificent shipwrecks from above the water for a completely different outlook of Moreton Bay and its spectacular scenery. Kayaking may also be offered as an alternative to snorkeling should conditions be unfavorable. Please note: Snorkeling is subject to tide and weather conditions and may change without notice.

You'll cruise back to the mainland by ferry before returning to your Brisbane hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a fun and great tour led by our guide Adrian. The snorkeling was a surprise hit and well led. I do wish time permitted a greater exploration of the island but the ferry schedule limits this. Two ideas for making this better: 1 the equipment and facilities of the company need improvement. The male wetsuits were tattered and old. The campsight where we had lunch was very poorly maintained with trash strewn throughout the eating area. 2 the lunch was of poor quality as has been mentioned in other reviews. It's not that difficult to put together a decent lunch. Instead, soggy sandwhiches and generic store brand cookies, granola bars, and soft drinks - and again, consumed in a poorly maintained camp area was a bad experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour guide was great and accommodating. The provided lunch was not very substantial (it probably cost $2.00) nor healthy (small deli meat sandwich and a side of donuts and cookies).

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

What an adventure! From the ride into the island to the sandboarding. It was great. I opted for kayaking instead of snorkeling and had a blast. Others that snorkeled near the ship wreck saw some really cool stuff. Highly recommended!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

An action-packed day with snorkelling being the main event. It was hard work swimming out to the wrecks, round them and back against the current. Andrew, the guide/driver, knew his stuff and helped less able swimmers. This is for serious action-people only - there is no chance of a rest half way round as it is deep water. A chance to get away from boring coach tours. You will be wet, covered in sand and bounced around in a 4x4 car as your drive along the beach for miles. You stay in your swimmers all day. No toilets (hole in the ground, or wait for the ferry). No roads - hence need for 4x4. Bring sunscreen (waterproof), insect repellent, towel, swimmers and flip-flops as these make it easy as there are no changing facilities.
I thoroughly recommend this tour. Small group of eight on the day worked well, any more and the 4x4 would be too cramped.
The picture associated with this tour is misleading - I wouldn't recommend it if younger than 17.
We didn't get to sandboard as it had been raining so we did a tour of the island instead. I think the day varies based on tides, weather and participants.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Had the best day. The tour guide was great, kept the group laughing and having a good time. Awesome experience, awesome place, totally recommend. Would do it every weekend given the chance

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

the tour was snorkeling gear included.My friend and I enjoyed the trip. The tour guide Andrew was kind and professional. Sandboarding was awesome although after couple of times climb up to the top of dune required good muscle workouts. lol. the whole island does not have proper road so we were sitting back of 4WD and enjoyed humps n bumps that we felt. The snorkeling near 15 shipwreck was the most memorable event for me. It was my first ever snorkeling so Andrew gave me a life jacket to put on so I was comfortably and safely did snorkeling. This trip has only two activities: sandboarding and snorkeling but from morning 7am for pick up to 7pm to drop off at Roma street bus stop 125, it was pretty busy day. The tour price was very reasonable which included picnic lunch. It is worth to go there with this tour! I would like to go there again!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Tour guides were good characters. Heaps of fun. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

I enjoyed snorkelling at the ship wreck, we saw a shark!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

The activities were fun, the guide was informative and friendly, and the pace of the trip was relaxing and not too rush. I had a great experience!

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