The Champagne Pools in Moreton Island are located at the North Eastern tip of the Island at North Point which is a series of volcanic rocks and sandstone that form a break wall from the surf.
When the crystal clear ocean waves strike or cascade over these rocks, they form a spectacular and eye-catching ‘champagne effect.’
Since the volcanic break wall is usually raised above the water level, several protected pools are formed on the inside of the rocks thus the name Champagne Pools. Even with the several travel destinations within Moreton Island, the Champagne Pools are one of the most visited places by most visitors.
The bubbles and water foam at the Champagne Pools form an almost natural sea bubble bath with a sandy bottom creating an ideal place for families and couples to swim.
With each wave, the pools get filled with fresh water and create a ‘bath-tub’ experience as the foam bubbles around you. During low tides, the pools are calmer, and folks can soak in them as they enjoy the beautiful sun and the ocean breeze.
Children and other people that might not be experts in swimming need not worry since the volcanic walls around the pools prevent the harshest ocean waves from getting into the pools.
The scenery created by the ocean water continually hitting the rocks also provides a rewarding experience to visitors, and they often visit the place to enjoy the natural scene.
For the photo enthusiasts, the Champagne Pools present a perfect photo-taking scene that will allow them to capture beautiful and memorable photos that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
As the sun sets in the evening, there is a spectacular view of the golden rays as they spread out across the horizon and reflect onto the open ocean waters.
Getting To Champagne Pools
To access the Champagne Pools in Moreton Island, visitors need to either take a ferry, boat or barge ride from Brisbane which is only 40 kilometers away. The passenger ferry to Tangalooma Jetty in Moreton Island operates four times in each direction daily making the Island easily accessible.
Once on Moreton Island, visitors with their four-wheel drive vehicles that have high clearance can follow the sandy track leading to North Point. Alternatively, the four-wheel drive vehicles can be hired from the several resorts located in Moreton Island.
The drive to the Champagne pools is always a fascinating one since all the roads in Moreton Island are sandy and visitors will enjoy the off-road driving experience. The tracks also meander along villages and other destinations within Moreton Island gracing the visitors with plenty to see along the way.
To ensure safety while at the Champagne Pools, visitors are advised to only swim within the pools and not in the open ocean waters due to the strong waves and deep waters during high tides.
Also, because the Champagne Pools are located on the tip of Moreton Island, visitors are requested to tour the area early enough so that they can have ample time to spend at the pools and get back to their hotel rooms before nightfall.