Things To Do
Just 25km off Brisbane’s shore is the third largest sand island in the world. Crystal-clear lakes and lagoons exist among tall sand dunes, abundant wildflowers and pristine beaches. Hand feed wild dolphins, and dive or snorkel among mysterious wrecks and pristine waters, or watch silhouettes of fishermen casting their lines in lingering twilight. The adventurous can try quad biking, four-wheel-driving or sand tobogganing. Chances are you'll want to extend your stay at the resort or pitch a tent for the night.
Wondering what there is to do on Moreton? Discover the magic of Brisbane's closest island with these 35 activities.
From chasing starfish by day to stargazing by night, read about Visit Brisbane producer Daniela Sunde-Brown's two-day Australian Sunset Safaris adventure.
Witness the migration of Humpback Whales from June to October as they make their way through Moreton Bay with Tangalooma Whale Watching Cruises.
Feel the sand between your toes and the warm sun on your skin as you set foot onto pristine Moreton Island.
Escape the Fake of the city at Castaways Moreton Island. Located in the township of Bulwer, Castaways holiday units have an on-site convenience store, liquor store and restaurant. Castaways offers holiday units perfect for the budget traveller who wants the luxury of a hot shower on this all-sand island.
Picture yourself travelling in a four-wheel drive bus along Fraser Island's beaches and rainforest tracks, swimming in a crystal clear lake with a white sandy bottom. Or how about paddling in a completely transparent kayak over sunken Moreton Island ship wrecks, seeing an abundance of fish and colourful coral through the bottom of your kayak? Or maybe picture yourself stepping off a beautiful coral cay into turquoise water, snorkelling through mazes of brightly coloured coral, seeing big sea turtles swimming slowly by as you laze in the beautiful warm water of a coral lagoon.
The Gutter Bar is renowned for its fresh oysters and seafood supplied by the local trawlers.
The humpback whale is known for their long migration journeys each winter, putting on a magnificent display of breaching, tail slapping and spy hopping as they make their way to warmer waters. South-East Queensland is one of the best places to view these amazing creatures, with up to 33,000 whales expected to journey past Moreton Island this winter. This is definitely something you don't want to miss!
Escape to the crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches of Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, just over an hour from Brisbane by resort passenger ferry.