We just came back from our 2nd visit to this beautiful island this year, the weather was perfect, the beach is gorgeous and loads to do means there’s never a dull moment.
An easy boat ride from Brisbane, Moreton Island is the third-largest sand island in the world and makes a fantastic escape from city life.
You can do a little or a lot, it’s your choice! We designed our own perfect day of adventure and relaxation on sandy Moreton Island!
On our full-day tour from Brisbane we comfortably cruised across Moreton Bay and took our pick from the many family friendly activities Tangalooma Resort has to offer, as we had a toddler in toe we picked the Fish Feeding Tour, I think it’s probably the best value tour for those looking to get out amongst the wrecks. You get picked up by boat and taken to the wrecks where you’re handed some wild fish-friendly fish food to feed the fish as the swarm around the boat. All in all it’s a great way to check out the wrecks and see some of the fish without getting wet. But if adventure is more your style and you want to get your heart racing try sand tobogganing or parasailing, cruise over the dunes on a quad bike or snorkel among shipwrecks.
We then decided to take to the water and try our hand at Standup Paddle Boarding, the boys mastered it in no time and looked like pro’s! But well lets just say I think you need a little more coordination and strength then I possess, so I left it to the ‘experts’ and retired to the beach for some sandcastle building, which is more my style!
Then it was time for a quick recharge with some lunch, with a choice of the 4 on-site restaurants and cafés we found something that kept every one happy, coffee and icecream being our main priorities!
Then it was time to relax on the sandy beaches and take advantage of many free activities including squash and tennis courts, croquet, badminton and beach volleyball. There are free ranger led activities during the day (including fish, pelican, and kookaburra feeding), information sessions on the dolphins and bush walks. All the rangers are very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and happy to chat and answer the tonnes of questions my kids had for them.
We then extended our day with the optional dolphin feeding experience in the evening which lets you hand-feed wild dolphins for a truly unique wildlife encounter. Each night, a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins swims up to the resort shore to happily accept food straight from the hands of visitors and eco-experts. We were so excited to wade into the bay waters to take part in this memorable encounter with the playful creatures. The dolphin feeding is of course one of the main reasons to come to Tangalooma and was well worth it, what a magical experience, I highly recommend it, the kids are still talking about it.
If you are looking for something to do over the summer holidays then I highly recommend it as a great fun filled day out for the whole family, be sure to remember your swimmers, sunscreen and hats and be ready to get up close and personal with the local wild life.
The best way to access the resort is on the official 75min Luxury transfer from the Tangalooma Wharf on the Brisbane River at Holt St Pinkenba for more informationon the resort and tours available www.tangalooma.com