10 Day Trips From Brisbane

Fri, 22 Sep 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

10 Top Day Trips from Brisbane

Looking for the best day trips from Brisbane that are also family friendly? No need to look far because Tangalooma has a great range of day trips from Brisbane, just over an hour's cruise by boat!

Aspiring day trippers can take their choice of 10 different day trip options from Brisbane. Day Trips include picturesque topical island beaches, leisurely morning or afternoon bush walks with mountain views, mysterious sunken shipwrecks, sand tobogganing down soft natural sand dunes, whale watching adventures, all with lunch included. Otherwise the Marine Discovery Cruise is perfect for those wanting to take it slow and absorb all the natural marine life has to offer.

Both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coasts offer great beach escapes – however they come at the cost of traffic and congestion up and down the motorways – but Tangalooma Day Trips depart directly from Brisbane, just a 20 minute drive (with plenty of cabs and ubers easily available) from the CBD.

  1. Beach Day Cruise

    Enjoy the relaxed tropical island lifestyle for the day without having to break the bank and travel overseas. Swim in the calm resort beaches or head up and explore the sunken ship wrecks full of unique native marine life. Plus, get full guest access to resort facilities including pool tables, swimming pools, restaurants, bars and more. There are single use and all day lockers available, so just pack your snorkels and head on over. Lunch vouchers are included so no need to carry around lunch all day as you can enjoy a range of food options including pasta, burgers, nachos, and fish and chips without having to pay any extra.

  2. Classic Day Cruise with Desert Safari Tour (Sand Tobogganing)

    For those who want a day trip from Brisbane with non-stop fun and adventure! Cruise over to Tangalooma from Brisbane and then take a journey to the Moreton Island Desert. Enjoy a thrilling and bumping 4WD bus tour, where getting there is half the fun! You will receive a unique look into the heart of Moreton Island's bush and then participate in the exhilarating sport of Moreton Island sand tobogganing, reaching speeds of up to 40km per hour as you slide down massive sand dunes! You then head back to the resort to use your lunch voucher and then have some time to chill and enjoy the beach before you cruise back to Brisbane.

  3. Classic Day Cruise with Marine Discovery

    Head over to Tangalooma, and then journey along the coastline of Moreton Island in search of dolphins, dugongs, green sea turtles, sea cucumbers, rays and more! The purpose built Tangatours catamaran provides unobstructed views of Moreton Bay’s intriguing marine life. There is even commentary on board provided to explain the habitats and behaviours of our local marine creatures. Being in the sea air always brings up a large appetite, so head over to the resorts centre and make use of the included lunch voucher.

  4. Classic Day Cruise with Whale Watching

    Only Tangalooma Island Resort offers you the closest Whale Watching Cruise from Brisbane City and Airport. Embark on a 3 Hour Cruise in search of the migrating Humpback Whales. Be on the lookout for calves as they head for warmer waters. All Whale Watch Cruises Include Return scenic cruise from Brisbane to Tangalooma, across Moreton Bay, Whale Sighting Guarantee, Expert commentary by an Eco Ranger, Light lunch served on board and Access to Tangalooma Island Resort Facilities.

  5. Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Desert Safari Tour

    Enjoy a coffee as you cruise across Moreton Bay in the morning, slide down sand dunes during the day and then watch wild dolphins come in from the jetty - thats the premise for this must do day trip from Brisbane.

  6. Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Marine Discovery

    The ultimate day out for marine life lovers and enthusiasts. Where else in Brisbane (or anywhere else in Australia) can you cruise around sunken shipwrecks searching for marine life during the day, be treated with seafood lunch options and then be greeted from the jetty in the evening as a family group of wild dolphins visit each night.

  7. Dolphin Viewing Day Cruise with Whale Watching

    Who knew an educational day out could be so much fun? The whole family will have a ‘whale’ of a time at Tangalooma, learning about marine species and ecosystems from the island’s very own team of Eco Rangers. With an Eco Ranger on board the Whale Watch and at sunset as the wild dolphins come in, you will learn all about the world these underwater mammals call home.

  8. Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Desert Safari Tour

    Definitely the premium option, this is one of the most highly sought after day trips from Brisbane. With a bunch of inclusions, guests slide down the iconic sand dunes (otherwise known as sand taboganning) and then cross off bucket list items at night as they feed the gently wild dolphins, as they willingly come into the shores every night to have a hand fed fish from guests. This is a world class day out, and only just over an hour away from Brisbane.

  9. Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Marine Discovery

    Search for dugongs, turtles and rays on board this cruise, which features a boat with special 'viewing pods' giving you an underwater view. Then get up close and personal with the stars of the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Feeding Experience, as local dolphins, Tinkerbell, Rani and Silhouette come in every night to be hand fed by guests of the resort. A magical way to end your day.

  10. Dolphin Feeding Day Cruise with Whale Watching

    Enjoy smooth sailing on our comfortable catamaran, as we venture out north of Moreton Island to see the majestic humpback whales as they migrate north heading for warmer waters. Enjoy a few hours after to swim in the crystal clear beach waters and then hand feed wild dolphins at sunset - a treat for guests young and old.

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