The easiest way to get to and experience Moreton Island is by booking a day tour from Brisbane or Gold Coast. Luckily, the options are countless when it comes to tours and visitors can pick the activities that suit their traveling style.
Moreton Island is still a bit off-the-beaten-path, but it’s getting recognized by tourists and the numbers of visitors is growing exponentially.
It’s not a surprising fact since the island is the hidden gem that is surrounded by crystal clear waters, preserved coral reef, endless sandy beaches, sand dunes, huge biodiversity and much more.
What sounds better than escaping a stressful lifestyle of the city and enjoying sandy beaches with family and friends? The island’s location is more than ideal for one-day tours since the cruise from Gold Coast to Moreton Island lasts for only 75 minutes.
Visitors can book a cruise and relax at the Tangalooma beach every day with the departures starting at 7.30 am from Gold Coast and expected return around 8.30pm.
Tangalooma Beach is the most popular beach with a luxury resort offering their visitors nothing less than an amazing time.
Visitors can enjoy all the facilities and equipment in the resort free of charges, watch the dolphins from the beach, immerse in the sports like tennis or just swimming in the crystal clear waters.
Tour provides its visitors with a $20 voucher for adults and $15 for kids that is valid at any restaurant in the resort.
Whale Watching From Gold Coast
A substantial annual migration of stunning Humpback whales is taking place between June and September. These colossal animals migrate from Antarctica to the waters surrounding Gold Coast, and that’s the perfect chance for visitors to observe these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat.
Tours are daily, but only available from 16th of June till 30th of September starting from Gold Coast. Depart time is at 7.30am and projected return is around 6 pm.
Visitors can enjoy a boat ride around clear waters overlooking Moreton Island, stunning Gold Coast and most importantly watching the gigantic whales! The educated crew will be responsible for explaining every detail about the whales, their migration and waters of the Gold Coast.
The delicious lunch prepared with local ingredients is served on the boat and visitors can enjoy their free time using Tangalooma Resort facilities.
Dolphin Feeding and Island Exploration Day Tour
This day tour offers daily departures and returns from Moreton Island to its visitors along with observation of beautiful dolphins and few adrenaline activities to pick from.
Moreton Island is a very biodiverse island with endless sandy beaches accompanied by crystal clear waters around. This day tour provides its visitors with unforgetting experience while feeding dolphins during the night.
All the visitors will get a beautiful photo while feeding this beautiful animal. Once on the Tangalooma Resort, visitors will get access to all of the facilities and a free drink by choice.
The $20 voucher is available and can be used in the restaurants at Tangalooma Resort. The visitors can pick between two-day activities; safari tour or marine discovery cruise. The departures are daily starting at 7.30am from Gold Coast, and projected return is around 10 pm.
Moreton Island Adventure Day Tour
Visitors who’re looking for the adventure on Moreton Island should definitely check out this daily tour with daily departs from Gold Coast.
This tour is fully guided which means the professional guide is always around watching at visitors and educating them about the natural life and environment on the island.
There are few activities included in this tour which will fill every adventure soul including kayaking in the transparent boats, snorkeling around Tangalooma shipwrecks, exploring the ocean life on the coast, enjoying sand dunes while sand tobogganing and much more.
The depart starts at 5.45 am in front of Mantra on View Hotel, Gold Coast and planned return time is around 9 pm.