Moreton Island Travel Guide

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Moreton Island Things to Do

  • Cape Moreton Lighthouse

    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...

  • 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...

  • Whale Watching.

    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* $40Fare includes: Cruise and commentary en...

  • Camping.

    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,...

  • Fishing

    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.

  • 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...

  • walking - beach and tracks.

    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...

  • Marine Life

    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...

  • snorkeling the wrecks

    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.

  • Dolphin Feeding

    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...

  • 4WD Driving.

    Hire a 4WD at the resort and drive around the island. (Fabulous experience) makes sure you see the Blue Lagoon, the wrecks, have a swim, drive along the beach to Kooringal, and have a beer in the local bush pub. (A MUST DO).Moreton Island is a sand island with no sealed roads. A 4WD is the only suitable vehicle allowed.All vehicles driving on...

  • Two day Tour - from Brisbane

    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...


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Moreton Island Restaurants

  • BBQ and casual

    BEACH CAFE - Open daily from 11.00am to 9.00pmA great place dine with the family or if you are just wanting something simple.Mixed Grill Plate: Prime Grain fed Rump Steak - BBQ Chicken Marinated in Soy, Sweet Chilli BBQ Prime Grain fed Rump Steak

  • Buffet Style Meals.

    Tursiops is located in the Resort and offers buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner. This restaurant would certainly suit families.Breakfast Buffet - 7am to 9.30amLunch Buffet - 12.00pm to 2.00pmDinner Buffet - 6.00pm to 9.00pm

  • Huge steaks !

    Located on absolute beachfront, The Steakhouse Restaurant serves beautiful tender steaks and is one of the better restaurants to be found on Moreton Island. Steak and salad


Moreton Island Transportation

  • Car hire - Moreton Island.

    You can hire 4WD drives from Moreton Island Resort and at Bulwar. Call - 340 1338. If hiring from the resort please book early as the 4WD's are very popular.If hiring 4WD's in Brisbane then contact Avis, Budget, Thrifty oe Europcar on their

  • How to get to Moreton Island.

    The Tangalooma Flyer leaves daily from Holt Street, Pinkenba. (Brisbane) Costs $38.00AUDTimetable of FerryMonday 7.30am 10am* 12.30pm 5pm*Tuesday 7.30am 10am* 5pm*Wednesday 7.30am 10am* 5pm*Thursday 7.30am 10am* 5pm*Friday 7.30am 10am* 5pm*Saturday 7.30am 10am* 12.30pm 5pm*Sunday 7.30am 10am* 12.30pm 5pm*Coach Transfer $10.00 per adult and $5.00...

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Moreton Island Shopping

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    Tangalooma Resort.: Shopping essentials.

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007

    There is a small supermarket selling your essentials in the resort. This is expensive due to the fact of the extra cost of transporting goods to the island.

    The Licensed General Store at Bulwar. Has your basic essentials like bread and milk and
    Bulwer Garage has fuel, gas refills, firewood, ice and bait.

    Bring some of your own essentials with you from Brisbane, this will save you some $$$

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Whale Watching
    • National/State Park

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Moreton Island Warnings and Dangers

  • Fire Weed

    Annual Spring/Summer toxic algae bloom in Moreton Bay? Never heard of it? How does it affect me?This little publicised seaweed can cause reactions to those coming in contact with it from mild irritation to severe breathing difficulties. I have a friend who was helicoptered off Moreton island to hospital on the mainland after contacting the weed...

  • Don't become a 'Road' Statisitic!

    Much of the driving on Moreton island is done on the beaches which are designated roads and are subject to the same rules as other roads in Queensland. Ignore advice given in other places that hard sand is good for speeding at ??khp. The speed limit is 60kmh. Most beaches have washouts cause by creeks cutting across the beach. It is imperative to...


    Careful of driving your car along the sandy beach and definitely don't drive through any water as your car might get stuck


Moreton Island Tourist Traps

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    Drinks and food

    by aroundtheglobe Written Mar 29, 2005

    it is not impossible to buy food or drinks on moreton island. in the resorts you'll find small stores where you can buy food and drinks. But be aware of the high prices! Buy your beer and meat for the barbecue at the shore were it's much cheaper!

    Unique Suggestions: It's up to you wheter you prefer starving and spending an evening at the beach without beer or having a great barbecue with an empty pocket.

    Fun Alternatives: buy all the stuff you need for the weekend on the island in a town at the shore. you won't regret it!

    Related to:
    • Backpacking
    • Beaches

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Moreton Island What to Pack

  • Casual clothing

    You do not bring heavy bags as you do not need much clothing. Its a very laid back casual resort. Flip flops, sandshoes, casual shoes.Swimmers.light weight jacket for the evenings. casual clothing. bring all medical supplies with you, there is limited facilities on Moreton Island. cartainly take your camera, there are some fabulous places around...

  • Mosquito Repellent & Sunblock or suffer!

    shorts, tanks, swimsuit, sarong, flip flop. mosquitos repellent, sun block, enough detergent for your laundry. Bring your underwater camera (if you are planning on snorkeling / diving trips), lens cleaning kit handy.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Moreton Island Sports & Outdoors

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    Activities - Moreton Island.

    by Openseas Updated Dec 17, 2007

    There are so many activities one can do on Moreton Island.

    Here is a list of just a few activities which are operated through Tangalooma Reef Resort.

    • ATV Quad Bike Tours
    • Jet Ski Tours
    • Dugong Cruise
    • Whale Watch Cruise (June to October)
    • Helicopter Joy flights
    • Parasailing
    • Snorkelling the Wrecks
    • Scuba Diving
    • Kayaking Tours
    • 4WD Whale watch safari
    • Pelican Feeding
    • Fishing charters
    • Bush Tucker Walk
    • Dolphin education
    • Trivia Nights
    • Animal Tracks activities
    • Dugong Education
    • Tangalooma Wrecks walk
    • Eco Kids: Microscopic Sea
    • Marine Beach walks
    • Dinghy hire

    etc,etc.....a fabulous place for families to enjoy a very natural holiday.

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Women's Travel
    • Family Travel

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Moreton Island Favorites

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    Keep Moreton Beautiful

    by pedroswift Updated Jun 13, 2015

    Favorite thing: It goes without saying that every visitor to this wonderful island should do his or her bit to keep the environment as pristine as possible.
    Driving rules should be obeyed to the letter. Playing silly four wheel games on sand dunes for example.
    Rubbish disposal is another area in which we can all play our part.....even to the extent of taking our rubbish back to the mainland for disposal.
    It goes without saying removal of trees and plants during camp set-up is a total no-no.

    Goes without saying - save  for future generations
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    • Road Trip
    • National/State Park
    • Budget Travel

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