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Tuesday, December 18, 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, December 12, 2012
A day In Tangalooma Bay part 1

Recently, myself and two friends went on a day trip to Tangalooma to experience everything (well at least try to) the island resort has to offer.

The day could not have started off better. The previous few days had been over cast and raining, so we were a bit worried that our much anticipated day trip to Tangalooma would see us looking like drown rats, and walking around the island in the ever so fashionable poncho’s Queensland has to offer. Yet, luckily for us, we woke up to the type of day Queensland is famous for; perfect blue skies, with not a cloud in site.

We got the 10am Tangalooma ferry from Holt street, Pinkenba, over to the Island, hoping to see dolphins, turtles, and whales which are quite often sited within the bay, and had been seen throughout previous days. Unfortunately, we did not see any, yet we did see some of the most clear blue water we had ever seen before.

We arrived at the Island at around 11am, so the trip over was around 1 hour long, and we suddenly thought we were in paradise. The clarity of the water was like no other, you could see fish swimming near the jetty, and all we wanted to do was to jump right in. So, our first activity was of course, something that involved getting mildly wet (depending on who you asked) and getting into the crystal clear water; kayaking. We took the kayaks out for about 1 hour, went on a bit of an exploration, before we just got too tired, and exhausted, as to be honest, we aren’t exactly Olympic kayakers.

After that, we decided to have a complete change of scenery, and head to the scenic Moreton Island desert (and yes an island that is surrounded by water also has a desert). When we arrived there we dabbled in a bit if sand tobogganing, which was exhilarating, and so much fun. Yet, I feel it is important to give everyone who is reading this one important tip – KEEP YOUR MOUTH CLOSED. A few of us failed to do this, and needless to say, we had sand for lunch, and dinner...and dessert. Yet, even though we were covered in sand for the rest of the day, we would definitely do it all again, a little bit of sand is a small price to pay for such a rush.

We were still buzzing from the exhilarating rush we experienced from the sand tobogganing, and had a need for speed, so we then decided to go Quad bike riding. This, once again, is an experience to be had. The tour guide took us up into the hills overlooking Moreton Bay, and the sun was just starting to set over the ocean...I feel like I need to say no more.

Tangalooma is a place in which everyone needs to experience at some time. This was our first trip over there, and we will sure be returning for family beach holidays and even for another a day trip or 5.

Our day at Tangalooma included just too much for this one blog. So, stay tuned for our next “A day in Tangalooma Bay Part 2” Tangalooma blog.

Posted by Alex
Tuesday, December 4, 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 info@tangalooma.com for general enquiries.

Posted by Alex

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