Brisbane experiences

Moreton Island

Moreton Island is like a smaller cousin of big Fraser further up north, with many of the same attractions. Only a hop, skip and a jump from Brisbane in Moreton Bay, the island is easily accessible and makes for a great weekend escape. Moreton Island is a premier four wheel driving destination. All that sand will keep you and your jeep-loving mates amused for hours on end. Vehicles are available for hire from numerous places in Hervey Bay.

Moreton Island

Moreton Island is regarded as something of a fishing Mecca, and attracts ambitious fisherman from around the country. The famous “tailor run” occurs from August to December each year, when hundreds and hundreds of these fish swim along Moreton Island's beaches as they return from their northern breeding migration.

If you prefer to watch the fish rather than catch them, Moreton Island is surrounded by reefs and offers amazing snorkeling and scuba-diving opportunities.

Hopefully in between activities you'll have time to stop and appreciate Moreton Island's stunning natural landscape. The island is covered entirely in sand, save for a small outcrop of sandstone and rhyolite at Cape Moreton. Moreton is home to Mt. Tempest, which at 285 metres is considered the highest sand dune in the world. Ever tried sand-tobogganing? If not, there's no better place on Earth to give it a go.

There are around 600 bottlenose dolphins in Moreton Bay and at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort you can hand feed a few dolphins that visit each night. The jetty at Tangalooma is a perfect platform for viewing dolphins at play.

Towards the northern end of the island is the freshwater lake of Blue Lagoon.

Moreton Island Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Queensland and dates from February 14, 1857 and at Cape Moreton on the northern point of the island.

Moreton Island is short boat trip from Brisbane from Holt Street Wharf, Pinkenba, to Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort on Moreton Ireland and takes 75 minutes.

Four-wheel-drive vehicles are essential for driving on the island. All vehicles must be registered and have a valid Moreton Island Recreation Area vehicle access permit.

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