What is Tangalooma?

An uncomplicated resort - a holiday to remember

Take the world's third-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, just a 75 minute cruise from Brisbane. This is Australia's second-biggest island resort, but it is not crowded, impersonal, or pretentious.

Leave the mainland behind, switch to island-time and get ready for simple pleasures like crystal clear waters and pristine natural beauty. Ease into the relaxed Queensland atmosphere and soak up the sun as you set out for adventure, discovery, and more than a little fun...

Life's better uncomplicated!

Hand feed wild dolphins in their natural habitat

The untouched national and marine parks of Moreton Bay make Tangalooma one of the few destinations in the world where visitors can interact with native wildlife in their natural environment.

The island welcomes whales, dugongs, stingrays, countless sea birds and turtles but undoubtedly the favourite regulars are the family of wild bottlenose dolphins who visit our shores each evening to be hand-fed by resort guests. Since stealing the heart of resort owner Betty Osbourne over 20 years ago, the dolphin family have become a key part of the Tangalooma Story. Experience their beauty for yourself as part of the evening dolphin feeding program. This memory will last a lifetime!

We embrace environmental protection and encourage guests to visit our Tangalooma Marine Education & Conservation Centre to learn more about these beautiful creatures and the work that we do.


With heaps of activities available, there's no shortage of things to do. So grab your camera and make some lasting memories!

For the full Tangalooma experience, kick things up a gear and book any of our amazing pay as you go tours and activities. Quad bikes, parasailing, 4WD trips, helicopter tours, beach Segway tours, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, diving – and our signature Moreton Island sand dune tobogganing experience – it's a must do Tangalooma experience.


The days here have a way of creating big appetites. When it's time to eat, the choices are all yours.

Every seat is the best seat in the house to watch the spectacular sunset. Enjoy classic Aussie meals at our casual Beach Café, or get your grill on at our seasonal Copper Grill.

Alternatively, spice it up with Asian fusion at Fire and Stone Restaurants, and don't forget to top it all off with a cocktail or an ice cold beer from the resort bar before calling it a night. Absolute Magic.


Why not stay a little longer? Watch the sunset over the Glasshouse Mountains as the island turns on its evening charm, and our chef's turn up the heat.

With a variety of accommodation options, you're spoilt for choice and can tailor your stay to suit your needs. Hotel rooms, beachfront units, self-contained villas, or luxury apartments with million dollar views are all on offer.


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Tangalooma is a Private Resort - Official Guests Only

Only official authorised visitors to Tangalooma Island Resort are allowed to access the food & beverage outlets, Retail or general guest facilities of Tangalooma. Unauthorised casual visitors to Moreton Island are not permitted to use these facilities. See our Casual Visitor Policy for further information.

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