The crystal clear waters of Moreton Bay is one of the most stunning spots in Queensland to embark on a water adventure. Get up close and see humpback whales along their migration route with Tangalooma Whale Watch Cruises. Come sunset, you’ll want to be below the jetty at Tangalooma Island Resort to feed wild bottlenose dolphins their dinner and bid them goodnight.
Historical Sites and Wrecks
Pack your snorkel and your fins, deep in the waters off the coast of Moreton Island are 15 shipwrecks to explore. Bulwer Wrecks is where Robert Alexander Gow sunk three vessels to shelter his 12-metre boat. Almost 90 years later, it’s a fine spot for swimming with a kaleidoscope of coral, fish and turtles. On shore is the first lighthouse built in the Queensland, Cape Moreton Lighthouse. Distinguishable by its red striped sandstone, this iconic attraction is perfect for spotting migrating whales, dolphins, manta rays and dugongs.
If you want to delve beyond the surface, you’ll need a 4WD to see the best this all-sand haven has to offer. Rent wheels from Tangalooma Island Resort to hit the tracks or jump on a quad bike to traverse over the dunes. Non-drivers can still get in on the fun. Wax your board and climb atop a mound to launch yourself down at speeds of up to 60 kilometres per hour.
Walks and Hikes
Looking for serenity? Reinstate your zen as you discover the many delights of Moreton Island. Wander the Rous Battery track on the southern end of the archipelago to sight smatterings of World War II remnants. Cool down at Honeymoon Bay, then hike from the crescent-shaped beach to before taking a dip at Champagne Pools, an area of glistening waters formed by the Pacific Ocean crashing over volcanic rock.