Moreton Island Tours

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With its miles of sun-bleached sandy beaches, towering sand dunes, shimmering lagoons, and pockets of wild bushland, Moreton Island feels a world away from nearby Brisbane. As the third largest sand island in the world and a national park, Moreton Island makes for a perfect day trip when you want to get in touch with nature.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.
Location
Address: Beach Road, Tangalooma 4025, Australia
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Hours: Open daily
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Admission: Free
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Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Try out Moreton Island's most popular activities — sandboarding and snorkeling — on an adrenaline-fueled small-group tour from Brisbane. Spend a full day exploring the island by sea when snorkeling through the Tangalooma Shipwrecks, and on land when sand boarding on giant sand dunes and visiting pristine beaches. Snap photos of the gorgeous scenery and learn from your guide about the abundant animal life. Travel in a small group that is limited to 16 people for a more customized experience with your guide.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$94,74
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

Spend a blissful day on Moreton Island exploring the beaches, snorkel sites and enormous sand dunes during this full-day tour from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast. Travel with an experienced guide in a rugged 4-wheel drive vehicle, going from sea to sand as you snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks and kayak around the coral reef, then head inland to try sandboarding on the dunes. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and soak in the tropical scenery of Moreton Island on this fun-filled tour.Please note: An additional cost of AU$50pp is to be paid in cash to your driver prior to departure to cover national park and ferry fees during this tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$109,43
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane

Explore Moreton Island on a full-day tour that travels to Tangalooma Island Resort from Brisbane on a luxury ferry. Depending on the option you select, explore activities such as snorkeling at Tangalooma Wrecks, stand-up paddle-boarding, taking a beach Segway tour, or scuba diving.  A luxurious morning ferry cruise to and from the resort awaits for your adventure.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$72,71
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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2-Day Moreton Island Adventure from Brisbane

Choose your own adventure on an overnight trip to Moreton Island from Brisbane. Cruise over to the paradise island on a luxury ferry, and spend the day scuba diving, sea kayaking, snorkeling among shipwrecks, or practicing your balance on a stand-up paddle board. If you prefer more low-key activities, you can relax on the beach beneath an umbrella, get a massage, or explore the reefs without getting wet on a glass-bottom boat tour. Stay overnight in a shared room at the Tangalooma Island Resort.
  • Duration: 2 days
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US$160,84
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Brisbane Tandem Sky Dive

Go skydiving from Brisbane for the thrill of a lifetime and spectacular views of Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains. Jump in tandem with your expert instructor and experience a short freefall before your instructor releases the parachute. Then float gently down to one of Redcliffe's beautiful beaches to complete your skydive in style.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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US$179,20
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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