5 things to do on Moreton Island

Enjoy a day trip or long weekend in this magical place!

The third-largest sand island in the world is a natural wonder in Australia. Moreton Island is located in the state of Queensland, just around an hour and a half by ferry boat from Brisbane. Tangalooma Island Resort offers plenty of activities and facilities for you whilst you are there.

What about the transport on the island?

Moreton is made up entirely of sand with all vehicle access being along the beaches and a few sandy tracks across the island. A Four Wheel Drive (4×4) is essential, but you do not have to have one to enjoy a holiday here.

What to do on Moreton Island?

Have a look at these smart tips about what to do in this stunning place!


An impressive variety of marine life can be found on Moreton Island and if you like adventures, snorkeling at the wrecks is an unmissable activity there. Most diving is done on the north of the island and the crystal clear waters make snorkeling even more enjoyable.

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When the sun is about to set, bottlenose dolphins visit the jetty at Tangalooma Island Resort. If you are a guest of the resort, the experience is free. However, you can get the Dolphin Feeding package where you can get the late Tangalooma Flyer back to Brisbane. This unforgettable moment is definitely the highlight of the visit.

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Like kayaking?

It is another activity that you can make around the wrecks. During the day, the clear water allows you to have a privileged perspective of marine life. At night, it is a completely different experience since that turtles and fishes are attracted by the bright LED strips that light the way. Whether day or night, it is a great experience on the island.

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Why don’t you try something different and fun?

The massive sand dunes on Moreton Island are perfect for sand tobogganing. Basically, the activity consists of sliding down a sand hill with high speed. This thrilling activity will certainly create some good memories for you and your friends!

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All aboard!

From June to November, thousands of whales migrate to Moreton Island and you can take advantage of this special moment on a three-hour whale-watching tour. During the attraction, the close experience with these amazing creatures provides a lovely journey.

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If you want to know more about this destination, visit the website: http://www.visitmoretonisland.com/about

Enjoy Moreton Island! 🙂

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