10 Reasons to take a break

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

10 reasons why Tangalooma is your next must visit holiday hot-spot

Often dubbed “nature’s theme park”, Tangalooma Island Resort is the treasured epicentre of the Moreton Bay region, offering infinite delights for the whole family to enjoy these school holidays. Whether you’re enticed by the crystal blue water and soft white sand, the hidden reef wreckages and boundless wildlife encounters, or the thrilling adventures and educational activities on land and sea, every member of the family is sure to return relaxed, rejuvenated and smiling!

When visiting Tangalooma, there is an incredible array of activities and adventures for you to enjoy, each one as exciting as the next. But if you need help getting started, here are our top 10 must do activities while you’re dropping in for a visit these holidays:

#1 Meet the wild dolphins 
Feed the wild bottlenose dolphins at sunset for a truly unique and memorable holiday experience. The first of our resident wild dolphins started visiting the resort each night in the early 90's, many of the dolphins are now regulars and love playing on the shore in front of guests. Definitely a must-do on the island, watch the sunset and get ready to rub shoulders with the likes of Tangles, Nari and Echo.

#2 Go under the sea 
Ever been on a scooter, underwater? See more of the Tangalooma wrecks than ever before with the Sea Scooter Safari experience, which helps you snorkel at speed! Explore through the mysterious wrecks while getting up close and personal with hundreds of aquatic species including fish, stingrays and turtles.

#3 Jump aboard a banana boat
A sure-fire hit for kids and adults alike, all aboard the banana boat! An old tried and tested favourite, jump on the banana boat and enjoy a ride across the ocean as you’re pulled at lightning speed by jet-ski.

#4 Check out the view from the top
Bit of a thrill-seeker? Explore the island at new heights as you parasail over the ocean. The wind in your hair, sun on your skin, enjoy the view from up above as you whiz through the air, who needs a drone when you can live the highlife in person?

#5 Fly over the island 
If you’d love a bird’s eye view without the adrenaline rush, take one of the Helicopter Tours over Moreton Island. With four tour types on offer each designed to show off unparalleled views of the coast line ahead and incredible sightings of sea life wreckages below, it’s an incredible way to see all the natural beauty Tangalooma has to offer.

#6 Explore the island, 4WD style
Back on dry land, take a seat on one of the 4WD drive tours which include the adrenaline-charged activity of sand tobogganing for those that want to get sandy! Jump on a board and ride the sand dunes hitting speeds of up to 40km per hour.

#7 Experience an epic quad-venture If you prefer your speed on four wheels, hitch a ride on an ATV Quad Bike and zoom through the Island trails taking in all the island magic along the way. Experience isn’t necessary, a qualified staff member will be with you the whole way to make sure you are getting the insiders knowledge to the best sights.

#8 Walk, see and learn! 
Don’t forget to pack your trainers so you can get up close and personal with some of Tangalooma’s most amazing wildlife on a guided walk which are offered daily by qualified Eco Rangers. Perfect for the whole family and full of facts and fun to take back with you.

#9 Stay up late and explore after-dark 
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down with different activities on each night for the entire family to enjoy! Jump aboard the Glass-Bottom Boat and experience the Illuminated Wrecks Tour or embark on a breathtaking kayak tour… by night!

#10 Refresh, recharge and relax...
Last but not least, send the kids off on a guided tour while you treat yourself to some much needed R&R! Relax your mind and body with an array of personalised services sure to help you unwind and feel revitalised in no time – after all, isn’t that what holidays are for?

With hundreds of attractions, activities, tours and events on offer, Tangalooma is the number one spot for the whole family to have fun and relax, So sit back, soak up some sunshine and explore one of Australia’s most beautiful locations.

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