Discover Tangalooma, located on the gorgeous Moreton Island.

Tangalooma Beach

Moreton Island is a beautiful island that sits off the coast of Queensland. The main port on Moreton Island is in Tangalooma, one of the most popular destinations on the island.

If you’re staying in Brisbane, you should absolutely consider a Tangalooma day trip!

How to get to Tangalooma

The best way to get to Tangalooma is via ferry. You can board a ferry in Brisbane and take the 75-minute ride to Moreton Island. The ferry will arrive on Moreton Island at the Tangalooma Jetty. This means that you’ll be right in Tangalooma when you arrive.

What to do in Tangalooma

There is plenty to do on a day trip to Tangalooma, but here are a few highlights.

Tangalooma Wrecks

Explore the Tangalooma Wrecks
The Tangalooma Wrecks are a number of sunken ships just off the coast of Moreton Island. When visiting Moreton Island, you should definitely snorkel around the wrecks. It’s not very often that you can easily snorkel around a series of sunken ships!

Go for a dip at Tangalooma Beach
Tangalooma Beach is a gorgeous beach bordering the pristine ocean waters. You can sunbathe on the beach and then go for a swim to cool off. If you want to try some water activities, you can hire snorkel gear at the Tangalooma Island Resort, which is located on the beachfront.

Spot dolphins
One thing that Moreton Island is known for is the dolphins that live nearby. If you’re hanging out on Tangalooma Beach around sunset, you’ll be able to see the dolphins as they come to the shallow waters to feed.

There is a dolphin feeding program that operates near the shores of Tangalooma, which draws the dolphins in each evening. You can even feed the dolphins yourself if you choose to purchase a wild dolphin feeding experience!

Tours to Tangalooma

Tangalooma dolphins

Take the hassle out of planning and join one of our Moreton Island tours!

This one-day Moreton Island tour allows you to spend an entire day exploring Tangalooma. You will have full access to the resort facilities, which means you can snorkel, visit the beach bars, and go for a swim. You can also check out the Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre to learn about the incredible marine life.

This Moreton Island dolphin tour is perfect for animal lovers and adventurers. You will get to enjoy the facilities of the Tangalooma Resort before joining a fun activity of your choice. You can choose from a marine discovery tour, snorkelling at the shipwreck, a desert safari tour, whale watching, or ATV quad biking. After the exciting afternoon adventure, we will continue on to a dolphin presentation where you can hand-feed dolphins!

Now that you’ve learned all about Tangalooma, it’s time to book an epic adventure to this coastal town!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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