Moreton Island Things to Do

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    Fishing

    by pedroswift Updated Nov 21, 2006

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    Moreton Beach Fishing - who needs to catch one?

    Why is it that there are so many recreational fishermen world-wide?
    This picture tells it all - beautiful beach, bonza bait and a lovely bird - what more does a man need?
    OK! OK! The beer is in the truck!!

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    sleding without the frostbite

    by denckman Written Jun 5, 2005

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    Tangalooma sand toboganing, Hell Yeah!

    While at Moreton I was able to go sand toboganing. This is just as fun as it sounds! The semi desert oasis in the islands center is adorned with gigantic sand dunes reaching over 50 meters long and at an 80 degree angel you can jet pretty fast. The guides give you a rectangular piece of masonite and some wax to prep your makeshift board. While toboganing, the trick is to keep the nose of the board up while lying on your stomach head first. If you bring the nose of the plank down the you most likely eat ***, but it is all in good fun. I had a blast here and have never done anything like it. The guides also showed us a native python they had picked up and a spot where lightning struck and turned the sand into glass. Excellent!

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    Dolphin Feeding

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007
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    This is an extraordinary experience for a family especially for children. The Dolphin feeding has to be pre booked between 1pm-5pm, the feeding starts at 7.00pm.

    We found this to be rather touristy, as you had to line up with one small fish in hand whilst someone takes your photo. My suggestion is to take a seat on the pier; you do get a better view of the dolphins especially when they come into shore.

    For those who have never seen dolphin’s wild then this is a great exceptional to study these brilliant creatures.

    To book your Dolphin feeding experience package, please contact Tangalooma reservations on 07 3637 2000 or 1300 652 250 (within Australia).

    Our you can book a day tour with http://www.seemoretonisland.com

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    snorkeling the wrecks

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007
    wrecks on Moreton Island

    Moreton Island is absolutely a perfect place for snorkeling or scuba diving. The Tangalooma wrecks is one of the most famous spots, with endless reef fish species and delightful coral one could literally spend days discovering this rich marine bay.

    Snorkeling gear and equipment can be hired from Tangalooma Reef Resort.

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    Marine Life

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007
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    Moreton Island has a huge diversity of marine life from Cape Moreton lighthouse you can spot dolphins, whales (in season), manta rays, dugongs, turtles and numerous types of fish swimming in the sea. Not to mention the resident bottlenose dolphins that live permanently in Moreton Bay.

    Also take a stroll along one of the long isolated beaches and you will spot numerous other fascinating marine life.

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    walking - beach and tracks.

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007
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    There are some absolutely wonderful walks to do on Moreton Island and one of the best is actually just along one of the many elongated beaches.

    Other walking tracks are

    The Desert-Tangalooma scenic walk - 4km loop

    Mt Tempest is 1.5km return

    Rous Track is 18km return

    Telegraph Track is 16km return

    Wrecks lookout is 1km return from the Wrecks campground

    Five Hills lookout is 1km return from North Point Rd

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    Bird watching

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007
    Mangroves - for bird watching

    You can see a wonderful diversity of bird life on Moreton Island especially between the months of April to September when various migrating birds visit Moreton Island, migrating birds from the Arctic Tundra, Eastern Siberia and other parts of the world.

    Take one of the many walking tracks around Moreton Island and you will hear and see some wonderful bird life. The large sea eagle is very common to spot anywhere around the island and of course the many pelican's which sit proudly on the Moreton Bay Wharf.

    The mangroves around the island, foreshores and tidal areas are rich in marine life supporting many resident wading birds.

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    Fishing

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007

    Moreton Island is well known for excellent fishing especially from the beach and also at Cape Moreton and North Point.

    Various fish species can be caught around these areas including Bream, Flathead, Reef Fish, Tailor and numerous other fish. Moreton Island is really a fisherman's paradise.

    Fishing rods can be hired at The Tangaloo Reef Resort.

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    Camping.

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007
    Campsite behind the beach

    Camping is allowed on Moreton Island but you do need a permit. There are numerous sites available for camping and some are gorgeous places like the Blue Lagoon Camping Site which is located about 7km from Cape Cliff. It makes the perfect campsite as you have the freshwater lagoon to swim in and the beach directly behind you. There are toilets, drinking water and showers available but NO SHOPS.

    The Wrecks Camping Ground is also fantastic located just near The Wrecks on the western side of the island. There are showers, toilets, drinking water, and a BBQ for cooking. The Ben ewa camping site is located close by and provides the same sort of facilities.

    The Eagers Creek camping site is located in the eastern side of the island and provides facilities. Its approx 1km north of Middle Road exit.( Toilets, drinking water, showers. ) NO SHOPS.

    The Comboyuro camping is positioned behind the dunes, just near the town of Bulwar on the western side of the island. Drinking water, showers and toilets are provided. This campsite is handy if you need to buy any essentials as a garage and shop are available for any provisions.



    A permit is required to camp on Moreton Island. For campsite bookings and vehicle service permits TEL : 13 13 04.

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    Whale Watching.

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007

    WHALE WATCHING TOURS. (june - october)

    Whale watching is a very popular activity to do if visiting Moreton Island as sightings can often be seen including frequent sightings of rare Dugongs and occasionally, loggerheads and green turtles .

    Depart Brisbane daily during season.
    7:30am & 10am

    Adult $70 Child* $40
    Fare includes:
    Cruise and commentary en route to Moreton Island
    Over 8 hours allowed at the Resort

    You can also do a whale watching tour which includes the feeding of the dolphins.

    For more information www.seemoretonisland.com

    The boat is specially designed for whale watching and features 3 large decks.

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    Blue Lagoon

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007
    Blue Lagoon

    Blue lagoon is a dazzling picturesque spot to enjoy on a hot summer’s day, take a cool a dip in the freshwater crystal clear waters of the lagoon surrounded by the white sandy pristine beach. This really is a MUST DO place to visit if staying at Moreton Island.

    Blue Lagoon was formed through the natural catchments of rainwater over thousands of years when the water table meets the ground surface.

    You also have the added bonus of having the ocean just a few minutes away if one feels later to get salty!

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    Cape Moreton Lighthouse

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007

    The Cape Moreton Lighthouse is the only part of the island which is not sand. It offers spectacular views of the Island and is well worth your effort to see. It is also the oldest operating lighthouse in Queensland.

    The lighthouse was built in 1857 as navigating around Moreton Bay and the Island can be extremely dangerous for boats, hence the many wrecks found on Moreton Island.

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    Sand Tobogganing - Sand Dunes.

    by Openseas Updated Sep 21, 2007
    Huge sand dunes

    Now, if you are adventurous, daring and love having fun, I highly recommend you experience the sand toboggan tour down one of the massive sand dunes, which can be found scattered around the island. It's an exhilarating and invigorating thrilling few moments and heaps of fun.

    These amazing sand hills can be reaching up to 90 metres high. The tallest Mount Tempest is the highest sand hill in the world and is also the largest sand dune on the island. The peak is approx 285m above sea level.

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    One Day Tour - from Brisbane

    by Openseas Written Sep 22, 2007

    You can do a one day tour from Brisbane with Sunrover day tours. www.sunrover.com.au.

    The tour costs $120.00pp Adult. $90pp Child.

    The tour includes pick-up and ferry to Moreton Island arriving on the West Coast. A 4WD then takes you to Blue Lagoon for lunch and a swim. A drive along the beaches and Aboriginal sites and to Cape Moreton Lighthouse.

    A drive along the East Coast beaches to the sand dunes for a ride on a toboggan and visiting the shipwrecks of Moreton Island.

    The tour departs Brisbane at 6.45 and returns at 6.30pm.

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    Two day Tour - from Brisbane

    by Openseas Written Sep 22, 2007

    This tour takes two days and includes all meals, activities, camping, sleeping bags, guide, and heaps of fun activities.

    Costs $ 195.00pp Adult $150pp Child. - all inclusive.

    The tour departs Saturday, Monday and Wednesday from Roma Transit Centre Level 3 Gate 36 at 6.45am and returns at 7.00pm.

    Day 1. includes ferry ride to Moreton Island - visiting and swimming Blue Lagoon. Lunch. 4WD to the sand dunes for sand tobogganing and a visit to Cape Moreton Lighthouse. Drive along the east coast beaches and much much more.

    Day 2. Includes breakfast snorkeling the wrecks looking for dugongs, turtles and reef fish. Body surfing and board-riding at the beach and time alone for walking and exploring Tangalooma Resort.

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