Just off Brisbane’s coastline is the stunning Moreton Island, your next perfect escape. One of Australia’s largest sand islands, Moreton Island is almost completely sand, with no roads or pathways. In fact, it’s so wild and untouched that a 4WD is needed to go any further than the port the ferry docks in!
Best Moreton Island Day Trips from Brisbane
Join our 1 Day Moreton Island Cruise and travel to the island on a luxury catamaran before spending your day basking in the sun and enjoying the wonderful activities on offer. The island has an abundance of beautiful marine life for you to discover. Explore the underwater world on a Marine Discovery Tour. Sitting in a purpose-built boat you’ll head out onto the water in search of underwater surprises. Keep your eyes open for dolphins, dugongs, sea turtles, rays and more!
So, you’d rather get into the water than just sail across the top of it? Then do we have the activity for you! Explore Moreton Island’s famous shipwrecks on an hour and a half guided snorkelling tour. Cool down in the water under the blistering Australian sun and learn about the wrecks that have helped place this delicate sand island on the tourist map. You might even be lucky enough to spot a few marine animals on the way!
If you’d rather keep your feet firmly on land, join a Desert Safari Tour! Travel to the Tangalooma Desert on an unforgettable 4WD adventure. Once you’ve arrived, jump out and go sand tobogganing down the giant desert and dunes. This one in a lifetime experience will get your heart racing, won’t believe how fast you can go does these dunes!
But wait, this isn’t the only option for adrenaline junkies. Oh no, it’s time to really get your blood flowing on a Jet Boat Tour. Spend 45-minutes speeding across the water surface as your driver performs heart racing manoeuvres. 360° spins, wave jumps, figure eights and tail slides, this is just the beginning!
Moreton Island Day Tours
After spending your day frolicking across Moreton Island, complete your trip with a Discover the World of Dolphins presentation at the Marine Education Centre. You’ll learn all about these fantastic creatures before getting ready to see them in action. Move from the presentation area and out onto the jetty, ready to see the dolphins come towards the shore, ready for their nightly feed.
And if all you want to do is relax on an idyllic island for a day well then you can certainly do that here too! Enjoy full access to the Tangalooma Island Resort facilities while you tan yourself on the beach or splash in the waves. Moreton Island is an absolutely fantastic getaway and the perfect escape for a day of sunny fun and relaxation.