Skip to main content Skip to footer site map
Menu

Find a hotel

Moreton Island

No island in Moreton Bay says ‘fun’ more than Moreton.

Located in the northern part of the Bay, Moreton is only a short boat trip from Scarborough or Manly. Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, located on the Island, also offers a dedicated ferry service with regular departures from Holt Street Wharf at Pinkenba.

One of the world’s largest sand islands, Moreton is almost completely National Park, making it an excellent destination for nature lovers. It is famous as one of only a handful of places in the world where you can hand feed dolphins in the wild at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort.

Towards the northern end of the island, the freshwater lake of Blue Lagoon offers a host of birdlife and wildflowers during spring – perfect for bird watching and bushwalking, both popular island pursuits. Several walking tracks are established on the island.

Nearby at Cape Moreton, stands the oldest lighthouse in Queensland which was first lit on February 14, 1857.

Adrenalin seekers enjoy Moreton Island for the unique experience of sand-tobogganing down the world’s tallest stabilised sand dune – Mt Tempest. Guided tours are available; along with all the equipment you’ll need for a head-first, high-speed trip down the dune. Tangalooma also offers quad-biking tours around the island – their fleet of bikes is one of the largest in the country.

With mysterious wrecks and colourful coral reefs in the area, scuba diving and snorkeling are popular additions to the usual aquatic pursuits of swimming and surfing, which also happen to be world class offerings on Moreton Island. The famous Tangalooma Wrecks provide some of the best diving and snorkeling to be found on the east coast of Australia. No time for the Great Barrier Reef? No problem, all this is right at Brisbane’s doorstep!

Activites and Experiences at Moreton Island

  • Accommodation
  • Airport
  • Ambulance
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Cruise
  • Cultural
  • Diving
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Health and Fitness
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Island
  • Marine
  • Mountain
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Reef
  • Relaxation
  • Water based
  • Wilderness
  • Wildflower
  • Wildlife
  • World Heritage
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Brisbane Marketing

Nearest Airport: Brisbane

Accommodation In Moreton Island

Discover some of the accommodation in and around Moreton Island

Tours In Moreton Island

Discover some of the tours options around Moreton Island

Where Are Australia's Best Beaches?

Australia's Best Beaches

Australia has miles and miles of shoreline but which beaches are really great? Ultimately it depends on what you're looking for in a beach. Pristine wilderness without a single footprint in sight, the sparkle of cosmopolitan high rise on the waters edge, the adrenalin pumping roar of a powerful surf beach, or quite simply the perfect white squeaky sand that squelches between your toes.

See our short list of Australia's best beaches.

Australian Online Fashion Shops

Share with friends