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Moreton Island

Moreton Island

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Beach Road, Tangalooma, 4025

The Basics

Reached by ferry from Brisbane, the Moreton Island National Park is a popular weekend retreat for visitors and city dwellers, and it’s easy to take in the highlights on a day trip. For the best experience, book a tour to soak up the scenery while spotting whales and dolphins on a cruise around Moreton Bay; swim or snorkel at Tangalooma beach; zip along the sand tracks and dunes on a quad bike; or get your adrenaline fix with activities like sand tobogganing, parasailing, paddleboarding, riding a glass-bottom boat, or kayaking.

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Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast

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Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
star-4.5
USD97.48 per adult
USD108.31 USD11.00 savings
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12/10
Isiah, Josh and Christine were the best!!! So friendly and accommodating. Everyone should book their tour with Sunset Safaris. It was so much fun! The snorkeling, the transparent kayaks and the sandboarding! Absolutely loved it! Would do it again.
Selina_L, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Brisbane

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The whole experience was...
Jeremiah_J, May 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
The whole experience was well planned, the adequate safety measures and really warm and assuring guides made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. It was our first time snorkelling and couldn't have picked a better spot and weather to do it. The kayaking on the transparent kayaks was an experience in itself, words fail to describe the feeling at that point. Water or sand the oneness you feel with nature while doing this tour is surreal. Definitely recommend them for a meaningful pause.
star-5
Awesome day trip!!
Pravyn_W, May 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
The day trip was a great experience overall with friendly and supportive tour guides who made the day seamless for everyone. Would highly recommend for anyone including beginners who would like to try any of the activities. Thanks again to the team.
star-5
Fantastic day, sand...
Dom_M, May 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
Fantastic day, sand boarding, paddling but the highlight was swimming with the fishes in the best way possible - surrounded by so many fish when snorkeling around the wrecks
star-4
Fun little getaway
Jordi_K, Apr. 2021
2-Day Moreton Island Tour from Brisbane or Gold Coast with Optional Nighttime Kayaking
Great time 4WD trucking around Moreton Island with our tour guide Rhett! He was very knowledgeable and friendly, even played guitar for us around the campfire. Snorkelling the wrecks was amazing, and unfortunately it rained a bit but we still had a lot of fun
star-4
Bad weather but a great day.
Thomas_M, May 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
Really nice day even if the weather was bad ! A bit short compared to the 11-14h announced. But we had a lot of fun sandboarding, and we saw a lot of fishes and two turtles while snorkeling. Staff was awesome !
star-5
Amazing Day!
Sylvia_T, Apr. 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
The tour was so well organized. Lots of activities for one day and they were all spectacular. Chris was an awesome tour manager!
star-4
Snorkel time
NICOLE_J, Apr. 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
Got left behind snorkelling and had to swim in. Didn't do head counts. Need a bell or air horn. Otherwise, good fun
star-5
Fantastic
jcdarwish, Jul. 2019
2-Day Moreton Island Tour from Brisbane or Gold Coast with Optional Nighttime Kayaking
Everything about this trip was terrific. Well organized, extraordinary experiences and beautiful vistas. Glamping was wonderful!
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Great day!
Armando_d, Apr. 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
Did the trip with my family. It was a great day, great tour, friendly staff and great experience! Recommended!
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Absolutely brilliant
Tina_G, Jan. 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
Absolutely awesome experience. The snorkelling was so great. I have never seen so many fish and all around the sunken wrecks. The sandvoarding was so much fun! It was very well organised, the guides were really helpful. A great day all round!
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Must go in Moreton island
Eden_S, Jan. 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
It was my best snorkeling experience ever! All the tour guide are super friendly, the water was shallow and clear. Millions of fish are surround you! One tip: it’s better to wear swimsuit while sand-boarding, you can wash off all sand easily after:)
star-4
The trip was very well...
Bin_L, Jan. 2022
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
The trip was very well organised and it’s full of adventures. I ate pallor’s of sand when doing sand boarding. 😻😻although it’s been raining we all enjoyed it

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Temperatures can reach upwards of 86°F (30°C) in summer, so pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat, as well as a swimsuit and towel.

  • Bring picnic supplies and bottled water with you from the mainland, as there is only one shop on Moreton Island.

  • Moreton Island is a sand island, so trails and beaches are only accessible by 4WD. A vehicle permit is also required.

  • The Tangalooma Island Resort is wheelchair accessible and offers beach wheelchairs, but not all island activities are fully accessible to those with limited mobility.

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How to Get to Moreton Island

Moreton Island is located about 36 miles (58 kilometers) northeast of Brisbane on the southeast coast of Queensland and is reachable only by boat or private plane. Daily ferries leave from the Port of Brisbane and Eagle Farm, and it’s about a one hour and 15-minute ride. Tours typically leave from Brisbane, the Gold Coast, or the Sunshine Coast.

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When to Get There

Water temperatures rarely drop below 70°F (21°C), making it comfortable to swim year-round at Moreton Island. The summer months (November to February) are warmest and busiest. Visiting out of season can mean cooler temperatures, fewer crowds, and better deals on tours and accommodations, while wildlife enthusiasts may want to visit during the whale-watching season (June to October).

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Off-Road on Moreton Island

Snorkeling the Tangalooma Wrecks and feeding wild dolphins are popular activities, but there are island adventures to be had off the beaten track. Climb the Mount Tempest sand dune for an unforgettable coastal view; visit the historic Cape Moreton Lighthouse; take a dip in the Blue Lagoon or the Champagne Pools; or hike among World War II ruins along the Rous Battery track.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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