Moreton Island is located along the South Eastern coast of Queensland, Australia on the eastern side of Moreton Bay. The island lies about 58 kilometers from Queensland’s capital, Brisbane.
The island stretches to a length of about 37 kilometers and a width of about 13 kilometers and covers an area of approximately 186 square kilometers. The highest point is Mount Tempest which is about 280 meters high. Most of Moreton consists of sand apart from a small section of sandstone and rhyolite.
Discover Moreton Island
The Island has many destinations and activities that attract visitors from all over the world and offers a natural environment for people to unwind and escape from their ordinarily busy lives.
Some of the breathtaking and memorable destinations to visit on the island include the famous Cape Moreton Lighthouse, Blue Lagoon, Champagne Pools, Dolphin Lake, Honeymoon Bay, Mt. Tempest, Tangalooma Wrecks, Moreton Island National Park, Moreton Bay Marine Park, and Harper’s Rock among others.
Visitors coming to the island can also enjoy a wide range of land and water based activities that take place during the day and even in the night. Some of the most appreciated land activities in Moreton Island include desert safaris, segway tours, day trips, and quad bike rides.
Water-based activities include snorkeling, boat cruises, parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and jet boat rides. Other fun activities that one can engage in while at Moreton Island include dolphin viewing and feeding, whale watching, and swimming.
Getting to Moreton is easy and affordable. Visitors can access the island via a vehicle ferry service at the Port of Brisbane that is operated by the Moreton Island Adventures MICAT or via the ferry from Redcliffe for those close to Moreton Bay. Visitors can also access Moreton Island using the Tangalooma Island Resort’s passenger ferries that operate from the Brisbane River at Holt St Pinkenba.
The Island has a 1000 meters airstrip located between Cowan Cowan and Tangalooma that is used by private planes flying to the island. The Tangalooma Island Resort also offers helicopter transfers for their corporate clients from Brisbane. Folks with private boats can also use them to access Moreton Island at their comfort and pleasure.