Desert Safari Tour

Desert safaris are an adventurous experience, and you’ll get to enjoys some Moreton Island sand tobogganing. There is no better destination for a desert safari than Moreton Island in Queensland, Australia. If you love nature and discovering all that it has to offer, then you should not miss the opportunity to visit Moreton Island.

Moreton Island is on the Eastern side of Moreton Bay along the coast of South East Queensland. Moreton Island can be accessed from Brisbane via a 75-minute ferry ride that makes four daily trips to and fro.

Visitors wishing to explore Moreton’s Island desert safari can find affordable, luxurious, and ample accommodation and dining services available at the Tangalooma Island Resort.

Located at the heart of Moreton Island is the Tangalooma desert that offers its visitors the opportunity to experience memorable desert safaris throughout the year. Just 1 kilometer from the southeast side of Tangalooma and a short off-road drive from the Tangalooma Island Resort, the Tangalooma desert is a vast uninhabited area formed by natural wind erosion.

The shape of the desert keeps on changing due to the strong winds that move the sand around the dunes.

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Visitors that have their own authorized four-wheel drive vehicles can drive through the desert at their leisure and speed limits. Otherwise, there are four-wheel drive buses for hire at the Tangalooma Island Resort that cruise visitors through the beach during the safaris.

On a clear day, visitors are treated to a drive under a dark blue sky, through miles of the yellow sand and dunes surrounded by thick desert vegetation. The steep sandy hills in the desert are perfect for sand tobogganing where visitors slide down the hills at speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour while on waxed masonite boards.

It would be cool to bring a GoPro camera that can be strapped on the head to capture the tobogganing experience.

Athletic individuals that wish to take up fun fitness challenges can compete against each other to see who would consecutively climb to the top of the sand dunes the fastest.

Just beside the lighting ridge which is within the beach, there is a fascinating mix of up to 32 colors of sand underneath which can be seen when one digs down.

The different layers of colors are formed from various natural elements such as humate, Ilmenite, zircon, silica, rutile.

Visitors also have the chance to capture their memorable desert experiences through photos using the beautiful desert natural landscape and features as a background.

To ultimately enjoy the desert safari on Moreton Island, visitors are advised to pack light clothes, sunscreen lotion, hats, and sunglasses because of the hot weather conditions that are most likely to be experienced.

Visitors are also advised to plan for their desert safaris during the dry season since some activities such as the tobogganing cannot be done when the sand is wet.

However, if tobogganing is not a priority for you and your family, you can enjoy a desert safari at Moreton Island at any time of the year.

Since most of the activities during the beach safari at Moreton Island will be physical, visitors are urged to disclose to the guides any medical conditions such as pregnancies, cardiovascular diseases, and injuries to prevent any emergencies during the safari.

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