Your wedding is one of the most memorable days of your life. It is all about the joining of two souls and sharing the union of you and your partner with those you love and care for. It should be a magical time where you are both treated like royalty. While there are many factors to consider when organising the perfect wedding for you, one of the most important details is where to have the occasion. You want somewhere beautiful and romantic, somewhere fresh and accessible. One such area is Moreton Island.
Moreton Island is a picturesque isle off the coast of south east Queensland. With long, golden shores and sparkling aquamarine waters, the island is popular for honeymooners and wedding celebrants. The location offers spectacular weather almost all year round, as well as lots of great spots to host a wedding. With boats arriving regularly from Brisbane to the shore of the island, it is easy to get to, but still secluded enough that your wedding won’t be interrupted.
Tangalooma Island Resort, situated on the island, has accommodation and wedding specials for those looking to be wed on Moreton Island. Whether you want a beach wedding on the soft sands with dolphins frolicking in the ocean, or a more cosy affair in the mountains above surrounding by native flora and fauna, there is something to suit your personality and style as a couple.
The resort’s Mid-Year Wedding Special is perfect for those planning their nuptials anytime from April 15 to August 31 this year. The special puts you into the draw to win your first wedding anniversary weekend back at the resort, with return launch transfers, overnight accommodation, a buffet breakfast and champagne on arrival.
Posted by Alex
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Unlimited days of fun with a Tangalooma Island Pas
Moreton Island is a beautiful landmass of untapped beauty off the coast of South East Queensland. Snuggled beside dolphin and whale routes as well as offering gorgeous golden shores and kilometres of thriving bushland to explore, it is no wonder thousands of people flock to this island paradise every year. Tangalooma Island Resort, situated on the island, offers accommodation and activities for visitors to enjoy this paradise to its fullest. Their Tangalooma Island Pass is perfect if you want to go day tripping on the island.
The Island Pass from Tangalooma Island Resort offers unlimited day trips to Tangalooma until 30 June this year. It features unlimited return day cruise transfers to Tangalooma, up to 7 hours at the resort and access to over 40 free tours and activities.
Some of the free activities on offer at Tangalooma Island Resort include a number of sports such as archery and beach volleyball, a wide range of bush walks and eco walks, animal feedings, marine animal presentations, access to the resort’s swimming pools and much more. Or, if you prefer, you can bring a hat and snorkel and explore the local bushland or the Tangalooma Wrecks just off the shore.
To order the Island Pass for Tangalooma, simply head online to Tangalooma Island Resort and visit www.tangalooma.com/info/info/island_pass/. From here, you can purchase the ticket in a safe and convenient manner from your own computer. Adult passes are $79, children under 14 years old are $45 and family passes for two adults and two children are just $215. The pass takes up to five working days to create, at which point you can simply head to Holt Street Wharf to collect the pass the first time you travel.
Enjoy all that this magnificent island has to offer with a Tangalooma Island Pass. Head online to get yours today!
Posted by Alex
Friday, 3 May 2013
Mothers day at Tangalooma
Mothers Day has just been where I am sure your mum was shown all the love she deserves. Yet, it doesn’t have to be Mothers Day to tell and show her that you love her. Any time of the year is as good as any to show your mum how much she means to you. At any time of the year, a visit to Tangalooma Island Resort is the perfect way to treat your mum.
Tangalooma Island Resort offers their visitors up to 80 tours and activities to participate in, and 40 of these are free. One of Tangalooma’s most popular offers is the dolphin feeding cruise. When you book the dolphin feeding cruise it gives you up to 10 hours on the island to spend as you wish, access to full resort facilities, and of course a ticket to the popular dolphin feeding. This cruise costs up to $93 for adults and $70.50 for children (including the ferry to and from), making it an affordable day out.
Another not to miss activity on the island is the desert safari tour. On this tour you are taken in a 4WD through the island, and if you’re a bit of a thrill seeker there is the option of participating in the sand tobogganing, where you can reach up to 40km/h sliding down a sand hill.
Once you’ve seen all the island has to offer, why not treat your mum to a massage to unwind and relax at the Tangalooma Massage Hut and Beauty Room. Here she will be pampered from head to toe by one of our trained massage therapists.
Tangalooma Island Resort is a great way to show your mum how much she means to you and the family. Don’t wait till next Mothers Day to tell her you love her; treat her and the family to a trip to Tangalooma Island for a day to remember.
Posted by Alex
Thursday, 2 May 2013
Escape the Winter Chill with a Break at Tangalooma
The sun is rising later and setting earlier, the mornings and nights are getting significantly colder, and the fire places are being fired up. All this can only mean one thing – winter is upon us.
Straight away a lot of people assume that they need to stay rugged up, and inside till the temperatures start to rise again. This does not have to be the case – there are ways to escape the winter chill, and Tangalooma Island Resort has the perfect way.
Tangalooma currently have a range of hot short break specials to get you out into the great outdoors, into the sun, and get your blood pumping again. The specials includes; one night accommodation, wild dolphin feeding experience, buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, return launch transfers, and over 40 free activities to get involved in.
As well as a bunch of free activities, Tangalooma also has over 40 other activities available for a small fee. These include the Desert Safari Tour, ATV Quad Bike Tour, Northern Safari Tour, Helicopter Joy ride, and many more – all not to be missed if you can manage it.
Another special that Tangalooma currently have on offer is their luxury house special – visitors can stay in Tangalooma’s luxury houses from only $300 per night. These houses offer a picturesque view of Moreton Bay and the Island, open plan living, and spacious decks – the perfect week/end get away.
So, this winter, don’t suffer through the cold weather in the city, jump on a ferry and head on over to Tangalooma for the perfect winter Queensland holidays.
Posted by Alex
Monday, 8 April 2013
Book your romantic getaway at Tangalooma
Although Valentine’s Day has been and gone, that doesn’t mean you can’t spend a romantic weekend away with your special someone. With summer inching away and the weather warm yet mild, now is the perfect time to head out to an island along Australia’s spectacular eastern coast.
Moreton Island is a beautiful spot with crystal waters and golden beaches, perfect for a passionate interlude. This world renowned location offers up lots to do both on land and in the water with accommodation fit for royalty at the Tangalooma Island Resort.
There are lots of things to do in the sparkling waters surrounding Moreton Island. Whether you want to explore the Tangalooma wrecks by snorkel or a scuba diving session, fancy a kayak on the sea, want to swim in the salty sea or prefer to take part in the dolphin feeding experience, there is something for everyone. Have an intimate escape at the wrecks snorkelling between rainbow coloured fish or join the nightly dolphin feed by the jetty and get a photo of the two of you with one of the island’s resident dolphins! Or enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise with some nibbles and drinks, nestled in each other’s arms.
The island also has many land based activities perfect for couples. A favourite is the Tangalooma Massage Hut and Beauty Room. This little hut offers guests a wide range of treatments including detox and body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing and tinting and, of course, massages. Set up a couples massage and enjoy relaxing in each other’s company with the ocean whispering at your feet.
Tangalooma Island Resort has lots of beautiful rooms and units to cater to your accommodation needs. Their Resort Units offer spectacular beach views through lush tropical gardens and access to a small pool below. With air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom and a kitchenette, it is like a home away from home.
The Hotel Rooms at the resort are also suited to couples. Only metres from the beach, these rooms feature a private balcony overlooking the island, a large ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower and tea and coffee making facilities. Upgrade to a Hotel Deluxe Room and you will also receive wine and chocolates on arrival, with crisp white towelling bathrobes and guaranteed ocean views.
To find out more or book your romantic escape, call Tangalooma Island Resort on 1300 652 250 or visit them online now.
Posted by Alex
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Queensland’s Favourite honeymoon destination
Imagine the warm sun of your face, a crystal clear blue sky and fine white sand between your toes. If you’ve ever dreamed of an island honeymoon, then Moreton Island is the ideal destination. Located just 40km off the coast of Brisbane, the sheltered island paradise is nestled in the glorious Moreton Bay marine park. Home to breathtaking natural scenery and an abundance of unique flora and fauna, Moreton Island is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Australia.
Tangalooma Island Resort is Moreton Island’s premier resort, offering luxury service and the complete island honeymoon experience. Honeymooners can stay in one of the resort’s 24 deluxe hotel rooms or enjoy the privacy of their very own deep blue apartment. Each of Tangalooma’s premium suites are fitted with a king sized bed, large ensuite bathroom and walk in shower. Enjoy the view from your very own private balcony or take a short walk down to the beach for a spectacular view of Moreton Bay.
Start your honeymoon escape with a buffet breakfast at the exclusive Tursiops Buffet Restaurant followed by a couples massage at the Tangalooma beauty room. The island offers a wide array of activities to suit all couples, for the adrenaline seekers, why not try sand tobogganing or take a 4WD tour of one of the island’s many bush tracks. Those who prefer to stay a little closer to home can soak up the sun and relax by the pool or enjoy a game of couple’s tennis at the resorts full sized tennis courts. Indulge in spa treatments, explore the rainforest wilderness, take a snorkelling tour of the wrecks or snuggle up by the pool — it's your choice.
One glance at the scenery and it's no surprise why Tangalooma Island Resort is one of Australia's most popular honeymoon destinations. Set in the beautiful Moreton Bay marine park, the resort boasts breathtaking ocean views and a wide variety of island activities to suit every couple. If you would like to know more about the activities on offer at Moreton Island or would like to book your honeymoon island escape, contact the friendly staff at Tangalooma Island Resort on 1300 652 250.
Posted by Alex
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Paradise in Queensland
It is often said that living in Australia, we are among some of the luckiest people in the world. This country offers growth, prosperity, stability, and untouched terrain that stretches for kilometres and kilometres, just to name a few benefits of living here. So, why, when the chance arises, do we choose to leave the country to holiday in another country that offers not nearly as much as this country has to offer?
Queensland, in particular, is home to some of Australia’s most prestigious destinations such as; the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, and of course Moreton Island. Moreton Island is 38 kilometres long and 9 kilometres wide, consisting entirely of sand, making it the third largest sand island in the world. The island is home to the highest coast sand dune in the world, Mount Tempest, at a height of 285 metres, providing a 360 degree view of Moreton Bay and beyond. It is also 98% national park, making it one of the least polluted and disturbed coastal environments in Queensland. This information alone should be enough to persuade anyone to want to explore the island, not to mention the plethora of wild life on the island and in the bay.
But, enough about the spectacular environmental aspects of the island, if you’re not one for bush bashing, and visiting world famous land marks, then the island also has a number of exhilarating activities offered through the resort on the island, Tangalooma Island Resort. Tangalooma has over 80 tours and activities on offer, such as sand tobogganing, parasailing, whale watching, snorkelling, fishing and so, so much more.
When discussing all of the activities and tours Tangalooma offer, you can’t go past their dolphin feeding program. The dolphin feeding program is conducted nightly, from around 7pm. A pod of resident dolphins swim into the bay to be hand fed by visitors and tourists on the island.
The dolphin feeding activity is included in a selection of accommodation and day cruise packages. The program is completely backed and supported by the Queensland government. So, be sure to include the dolphin feeding experience in your next Tangalooma package.
So, when you are planning your next family holiday, think closer to home, and forget about Thailand, Bali and the like, and come and visit the iconic, historic, and prestigious Moreton Island.
Posted by Alex
Thursday, 10 January 2013
An Island adventure on four wheels
When most people think of Moreton Island, they imagine water related activities like snorkelling in the crystal seas, wreck dives off the shore and feeding wild dolphins. There is no denying that these activities will make for a spectacular vacation, but what many people don’t realise is that Moreton Island has just as many exciting activities to offer on shore as they do off.
Beyond its sandy golden beaches, Moreton Island is one of the best four wheel driving destinations in Queensland. Rugged 4WD tracks wind their way through the 37km stretch of bush and sand dunes from Kooringal Beach in the south to Cape Moreton at the most northern point.
You can enjoy an authentic Australian bush experience aboard your own vehicle or hire a 4WD from Tangalooma Island Resort. Barges depart regularly from the mouth of the Brisbane River and travel to the island’s popular 4WD launch site near the Tangalooma Wrecks where you can begin your four wheel drive adventure.
You never know what to expect from an off road adventure on Moreton Island. Get a feel for the lay of the land with a drive around the entire coastal perimeter of the island or simply explore the dirt tracks hidden in the thick Australia bush. If you lose track of time on your 4WD adventure, you can always spend the night in one of Moreton Island’s campgrounds with 4WD access and enjoy the inky skies littered with stars before heading out again the next day.
Moreton Island is the perfect destination for a four wheel drive adventure. Whether you’re an off road veteran or hoping to book a day tour for you and the kids, a Moreton Island 4WD adventure is one of the best family holidays in Queensland.
Contact the friendly staff at Tangalooma Island Resort for tour bookings or for information about many of the other activities on offer at Moreton Island.
Posted by Alex
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Have a beachy Christmas at Tangalooma
Across the world, a white Christmas is something many look forward to each year. However, down under, things are done a little differently. With December marking one of the hottest months of the year, Australian’s often head to parks and beaches for their Christmas celebrations, donning swimmers rather than mittens. So, if you’re a little over the cold, head down to one of Australia’s most famous locations, Moreton Bay Island, and book a holiday at Tangalooma Island Resort this Christmas.
Tangalooma Island Resort offers a wide range of accommodation options, daily activities and places to eat. Situated on the beautiful and idyllic Moreton Bay Island off the coast of south east Queensland, the resort has something for everyone, from big families to couples looking for a romantic getaway.
If you’re looking for a Christmas that’s a little bit different, Moreton Bay Island is the perfect solution. Activities on the island are wide and varied, some of the more well-known events include dolphin feeding, whale watching, sand tobogganing, guided walks and snorkelling or diving.
Accommodation options at Tangalooma range from units and hotel rooms to holiday houses and beachfront villas. This allows for all budgets and all groups to be accommodated, with the ability to house between four and 12 people. Tangalooma Island Resort also offers different packages and regular specials so guests can combine accommodation with activities or take advantage of the regular room specials.
So, if you’re looking to have a Christmas in the sun, consider heading to Moreton Bay Island. With so much to do at Tangalooma Island, make this Christmas unforgettable. For more information, visit Tangalooma Island Resort online now.
Posted by Alex
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
The perfect Christmas gift
How many Christmas presents can you actually remember receiving over the years? With the exception of a few major gifts, chances are the majority of Christmas presents have faded from your memory. Every Christmas is the same – you thank the person who have you the gift, you might even use it a couple of times... but after a while that Christmas present gets packed in the cupboard along with the spare wrapping paper, never to be used again. Instead, give your loved one a gift they will never forget with a dolphin feeding experience on Moreton Island.
The memory of hand feeding a wild dolphin will stay with someone for a life time. There are up to ten wild dolphins that visit Moreton Island regularly, each with their own unique personalities. The dolphin feeding experience starts at sunset and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Guests are encouraged to get in the water with the dolphins and hand feed them. Feeding the dolphins requires the feeder to walk into waist-deep water, so wearing shorts or swimwear is ideal.
A member of the Dolphin Care Team will guide them through the feeding process and a photographer will be there to capture the joy of this once-in-a-life-time gift. You can then spend the next day reliving the moment as you learn about these majestic creatures at the Marine Education and Conservation Centre.
This gift is perfect for young children or the elderly. If you would like to give the gift of lifetime this Christmas, contact Tangalooma Island Resort to book your dolphin feeding experience today. To see what else Moreton Island has on offer, or to book accommodation for the night, contact Tangalooma Island Resort on 1300 652 250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for general enquiries.
Posted by Alex
Thursday, 8 November 2012
For work and play – Tangalooma Island Resort cater
Located on the south east coast of Queensland, Moreton Bay Island is a spectacular location for any holiday or trip, whether it be your special day, a conference or a day cruise. Below are a few different kinds of trips Tangalooma Island Resort can help with.
Weddings and honeymoons
Finding a special place for your big day is one of the top things on a woman’s to do list for her wedding. Moreton Island is the perfect place to host your wedding or honeymoon, with a number of special packages to make your stay extra special.
Conferences and corporate getaways
Tangalooma Island Resort caters to a wide range of events, including corporate functions. Some of their current conference and event specials include Christmas party day cruises, whale watching cruises, art classes and their Full Day Conference Delegate Package Special. They also offer room hire, luncheons and morning and afternoon tea meals, conference stationary and even the option of hosting your next function gala dinner on the beach.
Moreton Bay day tours
If you don’t have a lot of time or money to spare, or if you just want to spend the weekend away, a Moreton Bay day tour at Tangalooma Island Resort is a great option. There are many different day tours to choose from, including a dolphin feeding day cruise, whale watching cruises and standard day cruises. There are also a range of specials available online, so take a look today.
For more information or to book a trip or room at Tangalooma Island Resort, call the resort on 1300 652 250 today.
Posted by Alex
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
Getting to know the Island Locals
About 40km off the sandy shores of South East Queensland lies the spectacular island getaway of Moreton Island. Home to stunning natural scenery and an abundance of unique flora and fauna, Moreton Island is one of the most well preserved natural environments in the world. With thousands of tourists flocking to its pristine shores every year, Moreton Island is considered one of the most popular holiday destinations in Queensland. But it’s not the crystal clear water or the loads of exciting activities that keep the tourists coming back year after year. Moreton Island’s greatest tourist attraction is its local wildlife.
From the salt mangroves and sand dunes to the tidal flats and beaches, this pristine natural environment is home to a variety of unique native animal species. Below the tide line, freshwater lakes, creeks and marshes provide havens for frogs and native fish while the open ocean is home to larger marine life such as dolphins and dugongs. Visitors during the months from June through till the end of October enjoy a spectacular view of the annual southern humpback whale migration.
Further inland, blue-tongue lizards, goannas and skinks are just a few of the forty different species of reptile that have been recorded. Native mammals such as bats are abundant throughout the year, while other species can only be seen during specific seasons. During the summer months from October to March the island plays nursery to green and loggerhead turtles while migrant waders use the tidal flats as feeding grounds between the months of September and April. The national park also supports over 180 varieties of bird life including seabirds, forest birds and many different types of birds of prey.
The beauty of the Moreton Bay region is on display in this vibrant and thriving natural ecosystem. As one of the largest sand island national park in South East Queensland this unique coastal environment remains largely undisturbed and untouched - a natural sanctuary for its local population of birds and animals and a must see destination for tourists and Queenslanders alike.
For more information, or to visit this beautiful location, speak to a representative from Tangalooma Island Resort today.
Posted by Alex
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
Cruise through your Day with a our Day Cruises
You wake every day and do the same routine – get out of bed, have a shower, get ready for work, eat breakfast, and then go to work. This daily routine just becomes too tedious, and some days you just wish for something different to mix it up. Well, instead of telling yourself you need a break, actually have one – even if it’s just for a day.
One of the best ways to break up your daily and weekly routine, and give yourself a bit of a break from work and life is with a Tangalooma day cruise. Tangalooma Island resort has a number of day cruisers that take you for a cruise through Moreton Bay. They offer a dolphin adventure tour that includes a wild dolphin feeding experience, a desert safari tour with sand tobogganing, full buffet lunch, and up to 10 hours at the resort with access to over 40 free land-based activities.
If the desert safari tour doesn’t take your fancy, then maybe the dolphin feeding cruise is for you. With this cruise, you get a return luxury catamaran transfer from the departure gate, a wild dolphin feeding experience, up to 10 hours at the resort where you can partake in over 40 free land-based activities, and a dolphin behaviour and data collection lecture.
As well as having the option of getting up, close and personal with the resident Tangalooma dolphins, Tangalooma Island resort also has a whale watching cruise. This is a 3 hours cruise to the whale watch area. Participants get a light lunch served on board, full expert commentary, presentations and tours from Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre, and up to 7 hours at the resort to do as you wish. They also have this cruise available with the wild dolphin feeding experience – one not to brush over that’s for sure. This cruise is ideal during the months of June and October.
These Moreton Bay Cruisers offered by Tangalooma Island resort are the perfect break to get out of the office and into the great outdoors of South East Queensland. So, break up your daily routine, and experience a bit of South East Queensland with a Tangalooma day cruise through the magical Moreton Bay.
Posted by Alex
Thursday, 6 September 2012
The Perfect Family Day Trip
Stuck of ideas of what to do with the kids and family these Christmas holidays? Don’t want to spend the holidays doing the same old things – going to the movies, going shopping, going to theme parks or going to the same old beach? Then it’s time you experienced something entirely different, that you won’t regret – Tangalooma Island Resort.
The perfect family and friends activity happening these Christmas holidays, and all year round, is a day trip to Tangalooma Island Resort. Tangalooma Island Resort is located on Moreton Island. It is only a short boat trip through the prestigious Moreton bay, making the perfect Brisbane day trip. Tangalooma offer an island pass where you get unlimited return day cruise transfers to Tangalooma, up to 7 hours at the resort, and access to over 40 free tours and activities.
There is so much do to on Tangalooma Island, it is almost impossible to fit it all into one day. Yet, there are a few things that you must do if you’re coming over just for the day. Whale watching is a must – there is nothing better than seeing these wonderful sea mammals playing in their natural habitat.
Another activity that is highly enjoyed by all visitors is the snorkelling at the wrecks. You can either hire the snorkelling gear and wonder over to the wrecks yourself, or Tangalooma do offer snorkel the wreck tours where you will be taken on a guided snorkelling tour of the wrecks.
If you’re on a Brisbane day trip, you can’t go past the desert safari tour, where you will be taken on a journey deep into Moreton Island to the Tangalooma desert, where you can then participate in sand tobogganing.
Speaking of land based activities; there is also the ATV quad bike tour. This tour allows you to drive a quad bike yourself, and you are guided around Tangalooma resort, up into the hills, and all along the beach. The best time to do this is when the sun is setting over the water – makes for a magical experience.
And of course, there is the dolphin feeding, which if you plan to stay till the last cruise leaves, you can’t miss out on this experience. The dolphin feeding gives participants the opportunity to hand feed the wild dolphins. This occurs most nights at around 7pm.
As you can see, Tangalooma have some pretty exhilarating and exciting activities that differ to your regular holiday experiences. So, experience something different these school holidays, and come and enjoy everything Tangalooma has to offer through one of their Brisbane day trips and island passes.