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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.
  • Full-day 4WD tour to Moreton Island with expert guide, from Brisbane or the Gold Coast
  • See vibrant marine life at the Tangalooma Wrecks during a guided snorkeling and kayak tour
  • Paddle over the reef in a transparent kayak or bodyboard to observe the underwater world from above
  • Get adrenaline-fueled thrills while sandboarding down the dunes
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach
  • Take time to do the activities or simply relax on the white sands
  • Includes use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, bodyboards and safety gear

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This action-packed tour includes fun activities such as sandboarding, snorkeling, and kayaking.


  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaks, body boards and safety vests
  • Local guide
  • Transport by 4WD bus
  • Aussie picnic lunch


  • National park and ferry fees AU$50 (per adult) / AU$35 (per child 13 years & under) must be paid in CASH to the driver upon departure
  • Additional food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Wetsuit hire (AU$5 per person, payable direct)
  • Private hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

  • Gold Coast: Mantra On View Hotel, 22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise
  • Brisbane Transit Centre, Coach Terminal Level 3, Bus space 26-30, 151 Roma Street, Brisbane
  • Moreton Island Adventures (MiCat Ferry), 14 Howard Smith Drive, Port of Brisbane

Departure Time

5:45am: Gold Coast - Mantra On View Hotel, 22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise
7:00am: Brisbane - Brisbane Transit Centre, Coach Terminal Level 3, Bus space 26-30, 151 Roma Street, Brisbane
7:45am: Self-drive and meet at Moreton Island Adventures (MiCat Ferry), 14 Howard Smith Drive, Port of Brisbane
*NOTE: Departure time (& return time) may vary during public holiday period (subject to ferry schedule). We strongly recommend travellers to contact Australian Sunset Safaris at 1300 553 606 (within Australia) or +61 7 3287 1644 (outside Australia) to reconfirm departure time at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After morning pickup from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast, catch the ferry to Moreton Island, crossing Moreton Bay in about 75 minutes. You might spot dolphins, migrating humpback whales and other marine animals on the way to Moreton Island.

Moreton Island is the third largest sand island in the world. Travel by sturdy 4WD-vehicle along the sandy beach to Tangalooma Wrecks where you have a choice of activities. Snorkel with your guide among the Tangalooma Wrecks, 15 ships that were purposely scuttled to create a breakwall, now inhabited by colorful corals, tropical fish, sea turtles and other critters. Alternatively, use provided transparent bodyboards to take a look at the reef, or stay dry and enjoy the beach.

Refuel with a picnic lunch served on the beach, then hop into a transparent kayak and follow your guide on a tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks, watching an array of fish swim underneath your kayak.

Swap the sea for the sand as your guide steers your 4WD inland to reach the sand dunes. There, try sandboarding, an exhilarating sport that is comparable to tobogganing. Some people can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (50 kph) while zipping down the dunes.

If time allows after sandboarding, return to Tangalooma Beach for a swim before reboarding the ferry. Your tour ends with return to your starting point in Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the evening.

(Please note: if conditions are unfavorable for snorkeling and kayaking, a 4WD island tour will be substituted).
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • National park and ferry fees AU$50 (per adult) / AU$35 (per child 13 years & under) must be paid in CASH to the driver upon departure
  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This tour is not suitable for young infants under 4 years old
  • Please bring towel, swimwear, sunscreen & hat 

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


Viator Traveler's Reviews

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, Dec 2018

All too fast, no time to really enjoy sandboarding, it is a long drive from the shore to the sandboarding place and after an incident with the bus we could only try 1 slide. Due to weather conditions we could not do the kayaking but the nice people working there offered snorkeling instead. Despite their efforts I think the snorkeling experience was also too fast, we snorkelled around some shipwrecks but it only took like 10 minutes and then headed fast to the boat to take us back to Brisbane.

, Mar 2018

Amazing experience. Very friendly staff. We had enough time for all the activities, and instructions were sufficient. Our tour guid took us some amazing photos while kayaking. Between all the tour guides, I only remember Chris and Tesha but they were all super nice. Sandboarding was really fun too.

, Aug 2017

It was way too expensive. We payed R50 EACH PERSON only to get in the island I googled the prices and the license to get ing is really cheap. The bus was more than one hour late. We could ony see one side of the island and that's all and not a very beautiful side by the way. The sandboarding was super quick, there was only one guy helping us and we did it with a super thin wood board, it was literally a board, like, not professional at all. The lunch was wraps and we had only half an hour to eat. The kayaking was ok. In resume: it's not worth the price, they overprice it and you don't enjoy the day AT ALL.I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. It was a disappointment.

, May 2017

The trip started off a bit chaotic with staff not really speaking to anyone or getting involved. however, once at the island the "boss" took over and things improved dramatically... Great sand boarding, kayaking and diving. A fab time around the sunken ships, thankfully the trip finished on a high n

, Apr 2017

Great day trip from Brisbane for the whole family. The snorkeling was fantastic... lots of very cool fish. The Sandboarding wasn't great... long ride out for only a few runs down the hill and the majority of the people in our group could not even gain enough speed to make it down the whole thing. Great lunch on the beach and the clear Kayaks were fun as well.

, Mar 2017

For the trip to Moreton Island, we were picked up in the Gold Coast. The bus driver that picked us up was very friendly and on-time. From the Gold Coast, we went to Brisbane to pick up other passengers. The bus ride from the Gold Coast to Brisbane was very loud and bumpy. The ferry ride was 1.5 hours long. We purchased snacks and drinks while aboard the ferry. Once we arrived on Moreton Island, we started immediately with the kayaking - it was a nice way to ease into the day. After kayaking, we put on wet suits, flippers, gloves, and a mask for snorkeling. Two guides lead us around in the snorkeling area, so we could see the most number of fish. I have been snorkeling all around the world, and the fish on Moreton Island were abundant but not exotic. After snorkeling, we had a picnic lunch which consisted of make-your-own-sandwiches. The lunch was very informal - no plates, no salads, no napkins - only sandwiches. There were multiple choices of meats and toppings. The food was very fresh. The only drink choice was non-chilled water from a large thermos. After lunch, we piled into a 4x4 bus for a 30 minute drive through the sand to the desert for sandboarding. The sandboarding was very fun, but it was a little rough on the body. You must traverse the hill on your stomach, so your mid-section feels very bump. Some people got a face full of sand. After sandboarding, we piled into the bus for another 30 minute drive back to the beach. After 15 minutse of swimming, it was time to board the ferry for our return trip.

If I were to take this tour again, I would arrange my own transportation from the Gold Coast to Brisbane because I could not tolerate the loud, bumpy bus ride. Also, I would ask for more time snorkeling and less time in the kayak. Lastly, drink options such as bottled water, juice, etc. at lunch would have been nice.

Moreton Island is absolutely beautiful!

, Jan 2017

Not good value for money. Most of the staff are excellent and friendly. Sand boarding very disappointing and guide in need of a lot more training in customer service.

, Dec 2016

Kayaking and snorkeling were nice but the Sandboarding was not for me, especially on a hot sunny day.

, Jul 2016

Fun trip!

, Jun 2016

A super awesome day! Grant tour guide and Eric tour guide in training were very friendly, courteous and patient. Grant's knowledge of the island extensive. Didn't want the day to end.

Product code: 6373MORETON1

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