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Moreton Island

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Popular for its long stretches of pristine beach and clear lagoons, this island features the highest dune in the world, reaching 280 meters above sea level.
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Moreton Island, Queensland 4025, Australia
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All reviews tangalooma resort sand dunes sand boarding day trip dolphin feeding ship wrecks piece of paradise four wheel drive national park beautiful beach sunrover tours ferry ride eastern beach well worth the visit camp fire camping trip pristine waters
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Traveled here with our Aussie friends in November for a day trip. We took the ferry over and disembarked near the Tangalooma Shipwrecks. The ferry allows you to drive your car onto it, so you are able to bring adequate supplies for your excursion. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelnat97
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to Moreton island (Tangalooma) twice, August and September, for a 3 night stays. Absolutely loved it! Waking up to open the curtains to a magical sea view, with parrots flying around, was an excellent start to every day, followed by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's so easy to get to from Brisbane and parts of it are quite wonderful. The natural landscape and animals are best ; it's only when you stay at Tangalooma too long and find out how expensive and how bad it is, you look at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is so close to Brisbane and easy to get to. Well worth going over and the water is amazing can't believe how blue it is.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kim O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour to this island . Via the Micat boat. Enjoyed the ride . The sand on landing was warm and beautiful. The water looked very inviting. And within 30 min we were kayaking in the water amongst the 12 ship wreaked boats...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent a couple of days on Moreton island which takes an hour and a half by ferry from Brisbane to get there. It's a national park and as every road on the island is made of sand you need a four wheel drive...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank globalreview2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a day stopover last weekend while on a P&O Cruise. We had a lovely day on the Island. We snorkled and swam, had a great lunch and really enjoyed it there

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Terri N
Reviewed November 6, 2018

There is nothing that can prepare you for the magical holiday that awaits you on Moreton Island. This third biggest sand island offers fun 4WD adventures, looooooonnnng stretches of beach by car, swimming in warm crystal blue waters with colourful fish and sea turtles, snorkeling...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank belindadv1209
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Highly recommend the helicopter flight around the island, you can see the ship wrecks clearly- lovely.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Three generations of our family headed to Moreton Island for a five day camping trip. We met at the ferry for the 1.5 hour cruise across to the island. Boarding was swift and efficient and before we knew it we were upstairs having a coffee...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Michele E
November 20, 2018|
Response from Sheza N | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michele, Seriously I could stay forever, but we only pulled in for the day, they do have accommodation there, not sure of the prices and availability, but well worth the stay and the longer the better. Great place and... More
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Malenymac | Reviewed this property |
Hi Stacey. To clarify the other responses made here, there are two ways to get to the island. One is the Tangalooma Jet or Tangalooma Flyer ferries which take you to the resort and is usually where the tours start. The... More
Stephen B
April 1, 2018|
Response from andymN9859UY | Reviewed this property |
Other than the resort the only infrastructure on the island is basic amenities at the camp sites. You'd have to secure things in a vehicle (if you're taking one), or just leave it in a bag on the beach
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Cole P
Wilcox, Canada
Moreton Island Camping For a Young Couple (4 Replies)
Hello, My girlfriend and I are going to QLD for a week and I wanted to surprise her with a camping trip to Moreton Island. We both love camping and camping on a sand island is something neither of us have done before, so I think it's perfect. We are staying with a friend in Brisbane and he's agreed to lend me his tent. Just had a few questions to ask: -Where is the best camping spot for us? I'm thinking somewhere scenic and somewhat private. -Any specific supplies you especially need...More
May 27, 2014|
Response fromCole P|
Thanks for the info. Just FYI gear won't be an issue, just found out that this friend has camped Moreton before. Yes we are from Canada and we were looking at going next week. I am little confused by the maps on the website. If we ferried into Tangalooma, which nearby campsite is the best? I know about the permit, but don't want to book before I know which campsite we should go to.
Singapore, Singapore
Noosa, Moolooloba or moreton island? (17 Replies)
Hi, I can't decide between these 3 destinations - Noosa, Moolooloba, Moreton Island. I am partial to light blue-coloured, clear beaches. How do these 3 beaches compare? Also,would a day trip to Noosa be enough or 1 night a must? I am driving up from Brisbane after Gold Coast. Unfortunately, we can't stay long as flights are all booked up. Is it easy to find accommodation at the end of the year (Dec 29) if you don't book in advance? Am staying at Gold Coast 3 nights before the trip...More
September 02, 2008|
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You are arriving in our busiest holiday season so ensure you book your accomodation NOW! Mooloolaba- nice beach, great for kids, shopping etc Noosa - resort town, a bit more upmarket than Mooloolaba, beautiful beaches and coastal national park scenery. Moreton Island - resort, wilderness island. spectacular - wild dolphins. Coolangatta is a part of the Gold Coast and is situated at the southern end of the Gold Coast, .. definitely worth a visit, shopping, beach culture etc.. All...More
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Moreton Island vs North Stradbroke (4 Replies)
We're going in May with in my in-laws (healthy but in their 60s-70s) plus 2 babies and seriously considering a day trip to Moreton Island or North Stradbroke. We wont be staying there overnight. We would want to do some boat trips to see dolphins and if possible, some snorkeling (but will the water be too cold?). Can anyone give me more ideas on the general costing, which island shall we go etc etc. If the dolphins is our major reason to go, will a boat trip from Redcliffe fulfill that...More
April 21, 2013|
Response fromsurfoz|
There is a good chance you will see dophins on your boat trip to Moreton Island and a good chance you will see them around Tangalooma, i think you will enjoy it. Stradbroke Island really requires a car to get around and your best viewing will be from the gorge or rocky headland overlooking the beach.