Exploring Moreton Island Hidden Gems

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

By Tangalooma Island Resort

Your Guide to Exploring Moreton’s Hidden Gems

It’s not hard to convince anyone who has ventured across beautiful Moreton Island that this part of the world offers up some of the most pristine, untouched landscapes off the East coast of Australia. From the wide open stretch of untouched Eastern beach, to the picture-perfect Honeymoon Bay, or the iconic rolling Big and Little Sandhills towards the island's South end, Moreton Island has it all. But for many, accessing these remote parts of the island is hard to do without your own 4WD. Luckily Tangalooma Island Resort has you covered with its recently revamped bus touring options across Moreton Island, giving guests a unique perspective into our island backyard like they’ve never seen before. So buckle up as we offer up your guide to exploring Moreton Island's hidden gems, like a true local!

Tangalooma’s ‘Northern Safari Tour’

All aboard the ‘Northern Safari Tour’! Journey along the Western beaches of the Moreton Island, before passing through the townships of Cowan Cowan and Bulwer on your way to the islands Northern highlights.

This tour makes stops at some of the most picturesque natural settings on Moreton Island, as well as the monumental Cape Moreton Lighthouse – the oldest lighthouse in Queensland.

If you’re up for it, visit the information centre in the old keeper’s cottage at Cape Moreton to learn more about the history of Moreton Island and the lighthouse. This tour is bookable at the resort's Tours Desk on arrival.

Tour Highlights…

Tangalooma’s ‘Southern Safari Tour’ – NEW TOUR!

Jump in and explore the Southern end of pristine Moreton Island aboard our new ‘Southern Safari Tour’. Experience the raw and rugged beauty of our island coastline, traversing through the island’s main bypass road ‘Middle Road’, before landing onto the untouched and expansive Eastern Beach, where crisp white sand meets the fringes of the Pacific Ocean.

While you’re at it, pull up a seat at the renowned ‘Gutter Bar’, where you can feast upon a delicious island lunch including fresh seafood, sourced directly from local trawlers! This tour is bookable at the resort's Tours Desk on arrival.

Tour Highlights…

For the moment, this tour is only bookable through the Tangalooma Tours desk on island, so make sure you pay them a visit upon arrival to secure your seat and explore South Moreton!

Tangalooma’s ‘Desert Safari Tour'

Arguably one of the most popular activities from Tangalooma Island Resort is the sand tobogganing atop the dunes of the jaw-dropping Tangalooma Desert! This is a must-do for any guest travelling to Moreton Island on a day trip or overnight stay!

As the Desert Safari bus takes you through the island tracks, prepared to be amazed as you emerge from the bush surrounded island tracks into the striking and wide open sands of the Tangalooma Desert.

No one quite knows how the Tangalooma Desert came about… Some believe it was the result of a large forest fire that killed all of the vegetation in the area, while others think that maybe the desert is the site of a meteorite strike from thousands of years ago!

Either way, this tour offers up an exhilarating experience in one of the most unique natural landscapes on Moreton Island. You’re guaranteed to enjoy it. This tour is bookable at the resort's Tours Desk on arrival.

Tangalooma 4WD Hire

Forge your own tracks and explore Moreton Island your way, with a fleet of 4WD’s available for hire from the Tangalooma tours desk. This option is perfect for those feeling a little bit more adventurous, allowing you to create your own ultimate island adventure, exploring the untouched National park of Moreton Island at your own pace. 4WD's can be hired from at the resort's Tours Desk on arrival.

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