Sunrise to Sunset

Sat, 16 Dec 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma from Sunrise to Sunset

Measuring 38km long and 10km at its widest point, Moreton Island is the third largest sand island in the world and often referred to as the jewel of Moreton Bay. From stunning long stretches of pristine beaches, towering sand dunes and shipwrecks teaming with marine life, Tangalooma is packed with natural beauty waiting for you to explore. Feeling energetic and want to experience everything this tropical island on Brisbane’s doorstep has to offer? You’ve come to the right place as we’ve compiled an actioned packed itinerary to keep you busy from sunrise to sunset!

7am / Cruise across Moreton Bay 

The early bird catches the worm and if you’re keen to make the most of Moreton Island your best option is to take the first ferry of the day at 7am. Departing from Pinkenbar, only 15min from Brisbane CBD, the 75min cruise to Tangalooma is the perfect start to your adventure. Keep your eye out for wild dolphins, turtles and dugong as you sail across Moreton Bay marine park. 

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8.15am / Welcome to Tangalooma Island Resort 

As your cruising across the bay the sand dunes of Moreton Island appear like a mirage. Crystal clear water laps up against the shore of Tangalooma beach – you’ve arrived! 

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8.30am / Coffee with a million dollar view 

A quick pit stop at the coffee lounge for a barista made coffee and toasted sandwich to fuel your adventure packed day, all while taking in the natural beauty surrounding the resort. 

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9am / Flying high

Is it a bird, is it a plane…. No it’s a helicopter! Take an aerial look of the wonders of Moreton Island on your own private helicopter tour over the Tangalooma Wrecks, sand dunes, Cape Moreton and more! 

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10am / Underwater wonderland 

Take a guided snorkel tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks just north of the resort and discover an abundance of marine life amongst the 15 ships. Coral formed on the wrecks provides a haven for over 200 species of fish, dolphins, wobbegongs and dugongs.

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12pm / Refuel 

After a busy morning taking in the sights, it’s time to take a break and enjoy a delicious lunch from the Beach Café. Enjoy bistro-style dining with a large selection of family meals, from oven-hot made to order pizzas, burgers, salads, and light meals, there's something to tempt everyone!

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1.30pm / The need for speed

Take the 4WD Desert Safari Tour out to the Tangalooma Desert. Only 15min drive from the resort you can experience the exhilarating slide down the 35 metre sand dunes on a toboggan. Just remember to smile for the camera on your way down and check out your photo afterwards at the Tangalooma Photoshop.

3pm / Zoom Zoom 

Next up is the ATV Quad bike tour. Experience the thrill of riding through the best dedicated quad bike tracks in Australia. Our professional guides will assist you regardless of your experience and provide you with basic bush track training so you’ll feel like a pro in no time.

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4.45pm / Laughing the day away 

No visit to Tangalooma would be complete without saying hello to the friendly family of Kookaburra that visit every day to get a quick snack from our Eco Rangers. 

5pm / Recharge 

Time for a quick snack from the Lucky 7 convenience store to keep you energised for the last part of the day. While your having some much needed chill time, take the opportunity to recharge your phone, all the videos and photos you’ve taken across the day will have your phone zapped of battery. You’ll need it fully charged for the next activity on your itinerary...

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6pm / Sunset Spam 

Get your cameras ready to capture the spectacular Tangalooma sunset that are never exactly the same as the last. 

7pm / Dolphin Dinner Party 

Last but certainly not least is Dolphin Feeding. The highlight of any visit to Tangalooma is the opportunity to hand feed one of the wild bottlenose dolphins that visit the shores each evening at sunset. This large family of playful dolphins each have their own distinctive and unique personalities.

8pm / Back to Brissy 

After a huge day of back to back activities, you can board the boat and cruise back to Brisbane, even taking a quick nap while the Tangalooma boat crew guide you safely to the wharf on Brisbane river. 

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Tangalooma Island Resort

Take the world's 3rd largest sand island…add a splash of sunshine, balmy sea breezes, a dash of discovery and a handful of adventure, and you've got Tangalooma Island Resort. An island oasis, just a 75 minute cruise from Brisbane.

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