Swim Safety

Swim & Beach Safety Information

Tangalooma Swimming Pools

Tangalooma Island Resort has 2 outdoor fenced pools available for resort guests, and a private fenced pool available for guests staying in the Deep Blue Apartments. These pools are unpatrolled and do not have lifeguards present and therefore it is important that common sense rules apply when in and around the swimming pools. Please note that the following considerations should always be made when accessing the pools at Tangalooma:

  • Always obey the pool rule signage

  • Children should not be left unattended or unsupervised

  • Walk around the pool area, don't run

  • No diving

  • Check the pool depth before entering, only swim at a depth that you are confident in for your capabilities

  • Swim only during the swimming hours listed on the pool rule signage

  • Do not swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Tangalooma Wrecks Beach

The Tangalooma Wrecks are located outside of the resort property, just a 15-20 minute walk from central Tangalooma Island Resort, making it a popular destination for unguided swimming and snorkeling. The Tangalooma Wrecks are usually only patrolled by lifesavers and lifeguards for about eight weeks a year, in the local Queensland school holiday period.

Please take extra care and note the following considerations should be made when swimming near the Tangalooma Wrecks:

  • Pay attention to the surroundings as there are many boats and other swimmers passing by

  • Children should not be left unattended or unsupervised

  • Always swim with others

  • Swimming at night is not recommended

  • Do not swim under the influence of alcohol or drugs

While the wrecks are close to the beach please be careful when trying to swim across as a strong current sweeps between the wrecks and the beach when the tide is running, so don’t try and swim against it. The Tangalooma wrecks are an unpatrolled beach meaning there is no lifesavers on duty. There are also a large number of inexperienced boats and jet skis passing through between the wrecks and the beachfront, so please take care when swimming across. Tangalooma Island Resort recommends that guests join the guided Wrecks Snorkel Tour.

Guided Water Tours and Activities

For your safety, if you are suffering from any injury, medical condition (such as pregnancy, epilepsy, asthma, or cardiovascular conditions), disability, disease, or illness which may be aggravated by, or may interfere with your ability to safely participate, please contact Tangatours directly on 07 3410 6927 to discuss your options before booking with our friendly staff. If you are unsure regarding your particular circumstances, please contact us also.

Please Note: In accordance with medical guidelines, Tangatours reserves the right to cancel any booking as deemed necessary, such as in the event that participation would pose an unacceptable health or safety risk to yourself or others.

For any emergency on Moreton Island please call 000, or alert the nearest Tangalooma or TangaTours staff member.

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