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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Moreton Island Highlights

As one of the most pristine natural environments in the world, Moreton Island is home to a vast array of unique plant and animal life. For many years, its unspoiled white beaches have attracted holiday-makers from every corner of the world.  And with so many things to see and do, it’s no wonder Moreton Island has been named in the top 10 greatest destinations in Australia.

If you and your family are considering a trip to Moreton Island , here are some must-see highlights:

Sand Dunes – Contrasted sharply against the soft island foliage are the impressive Moreton island sand dunes. As one of the largest sand islands in the world, these mighty sand dunes are an integral part of the island’s ecology. The dunes are a popular stop along the 4WD eco tour of the island and are the perfect spot to eat lunch. And, of course – a trip to the sand dunes isn’t complete without the customary round of sand tobogganing.

Moreton Island Lighthouse – Learn a bit about Queensland’s maritime history from the top of the oldest lighthouse in Australia. As an important part of South East Queensland’s history, the Moreton Island lighthouse is an interesting stop on a day tour of the island. Built on a rocky outcrop on a sand island, the structure is a great vantage point from which to spot humpback whales on their annual migration.  

Tangalooma wrecks – The Tangalooma wrecks are a popular snorkelling site for locals and tourists alike. Made from the rusty bones of old ship hulls, the Tangalooma wrecks are bursting with a sense of mystery and wonder just waiting to be explored.  You can hire snorkelling gear from Tangalooma Island Resort staff or you can bring your own.

Dolphin feeding – Every evening, as the sun begins to set, a small pod of bottle nose dolphins make their way to the coast of Moreton Island to congregate at the Tangalooma Jetty.  For over a decade, this spot has been famous for its magical nightly migration. Every year, thousands of visitors flock to the shores of Moreton Island for the rare opportunity to hand feed these majestic marine mammals.

Tangalooma Island Resort – After a fun filled day of activities, it’s nice to sit back and relax in the comfort of your very own beach bungalow. Tangalooma Island Resort is Moreton Island’s premier holiday accommodation, catering for guests from all around the world. There are a number of rooms to choose from and a wide range of luxury services to make your stay on Moreton Island an unforgettable one.

For more information about the activities on offer at Moreton Island, contact the friendly staff at Tangalooma Island Resort today.

Posted by Alex

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