Tangalooma Wrecks
Tangalooma Wrecks
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car0leb66
Brisbane, Australia253 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The picture above is nothing like our experience during the first week of 2020. A busy time of year! Four wheel drives were lined up side by side on the beach, people including children were swimming in the water and many were swimming out to snorkel around the wrecks. You don't need to take a tour from the resort as the wrecks are very accessible to snorkelers. I believe it is part of the National Park. There was even a Life Savers depot on the beach (probably just during holiday time). Between the beach and the wrecks were an assortment of big super-luxury power boats. I was horrified watching from shore when one of these huge boats started moving when my son was swimming back with his young daughter on his back. It didn't appear to see them. I cannot understand why these boats are permitted in this area along with swimmers. They should be banned from this space otherwise a tragic accident is waiting to happen. Big power boats and people don't mix in the same space.
As for the actual snorkelling around the wrecks it is a wonderful experience although a bit cloudy (polluted by too many boats?). We saw many coloured fish.
Written February 3, 2020
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Bugsy
Canberra, Australia37 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
We seemed to spend most of the day waiting to get the boat to Tangalooma, A quick lunch ,then waiting to check in to the snorkeling tour, then fill out waivers ,get kitted out, and wait for 40 other people to do the same.
Then have a long winded safety “ briefing “…..then get get out to the wrecks.0900 to 2pm.

Time wasted because one customer couldn’t snorkel, wouldn’t get back in the boat,needed individual supervision by our guide,then eventually went back to the boat.

The guide raced around the wrecks so fast we could barely keep up,and after a total of about 30 minutes in the water we were back on the boat.Then a free hour and had to queue for the boat back to the Brisbane terminal
An exhausting and expensive day for 30 minutes snorkeling…so disappointing
However, what I did see of the wrecks and marine life I enjoyed very much
Written July 15, 2023
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Anita T
Forster, Australia12,772 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Great place to snorkel as the wrecks have been positioned so close to shore. Lots of fish life and corals on the shipwrecks. So much colour.
But just be careful we were there when the tide was going out and the current was quite sucky.
While we were there the helicopter rides had a special so we went up for a 6 minute ride. The views of the wrecks was spectacular and we even saw a dugong near the wrecks.
Also a wonderful place to take sunset photos from. So pretty
Written June 20, 2021
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Sabrenaek
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Swimming with the colourful fish is always a must do when you are over on Moreton Island. I've been a few times and have see many different sea creatures from , turtles to dolphins, fish to dugongs and even a few reef sharks. If you can swim with confidence then you should definitely give this a go. During the summer season it is very busy on the Island but it is still worth a look and swim.
Written March 4, 2020
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Kellee T
Port Stephens, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We had the most magical day diving the wrecks at Tangalooma. Absolutely lovely water & a wonderful snorkeling experience for our kids. We have strong little swimmers, however I would recommend if you don’t have strong swimmers to be careful if there is a current. We had our tender off our catamaran close by & the following day noticed adults struggling with the current and had to help some people. So I would strongly recommend checking the conditions first.
Written October 9, 2022
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Fiona C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
Went snorkeling the wrecks, was very nervous as not a confident swimmer. Spoke to guide before hand and she put my mind at ease. She had a ring which I held into which ment I felt safe. A lovely atmosphere and group of guides who catered for everyones capabilities. Inga our group leader was amazing, told us all about wrecks and fish we were seeing. A true asset to Tanglalooma resort. I could not recommend highly enough. Something I never though is be capable of doing made special by an amazing group of young people.
Written September 7, 2023
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Paul D
Stoke-on-Trent, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Had a bad experience trying to swim to the wrecks from the shore. Beware…. I nearly drowned very scary. A lovely man in a jet ski resuced me and 4 others in a 20 minutes period.
The current is very strong. Please be careful folks
Written November 8, 2022
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Auscoach
Brisbane, Australia664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
Over many years the wrecks have gone from sunken boats that you could climb on and walk around on to rusted relics barely above the high water mark.

But they still provide a could anchorage when the wind comes on shore and you can swim and snorkel around them finding a whole range of marine creatures to spy on which is what they were really designed to achieve.

If it's rough and the current is on ebb or flow then keep away from the wrecks as that rusted metal is nasty

On a good day they are an extraordinary experience and safe enough for inexperienced divers.
Written November 6, 2020
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debcoxstar
Brisbane, Australia17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
Easy to reach and great viewing from either the beach or from water craft. Didn't get to experience the sunset cruise to the wrecks but I imagine it would be lovely.
We walked to the wrecks and also had a close up view following our whale watch tour.
Written August 27, 2020
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ejptravel
Narangba7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I've always lived in Brisbane and only recently visited Moreton Island and the wrecks for the first time. I cannot believe I haven't done it sooner. So beautiful and we hired a kayak to go around the wrecks. There were so many fish about it was amazing! Would certainly do again, and will do again when we are back at Moreton in December
Written November 9, 2020
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