Enjoy an adrenalin-filled adventure including two of Moreton Island's most popular activities on a 4WD day trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Your action-packed day includes sand boarding on the island’s sand dunes, as well as snorkeling amongst the Tangalooma Shipwrecks, home to one of Queensland's most diverse marine ecosystems. Throughout the day, you’ll also enjoy Moreton Island's amazing scenery, pristine beaches and abundance of bird and marine life.
- Day trip (destination A to B)
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
- Lunch included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Snorkel gear included
Your day trip begins with a luxury cruise across beautiful Moreton Bay to Moreton Island. On arrival, board your 4WD and head straight to the beach. Moreton Island is the world's third largest sand island of which 98% is a protected National Park, with no sealed roads, 4WD is the only mode of transport.
Your Moreton Island 4WD tour will take you along Middle Road passing through thick eucalyptus forest, featuring beautiful grass trees up to 250 years old, before reaching 'the Desert', home of sand boarding on Moreton Island.
Sand boarding is an awesome, fun, high-adrenalin activity. Speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour can be reached. From beginners, young children and families to the most adventurous adrenalin junkie, Moreton Island is the perfect place to experience the thrill of sand boarding. Make sure you bring your camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities.
After your sand boarding adventure there will be time to relax on a white sandy beach, or take a dip in the blue waters while a fresh picnic lunch is prepared.
After lunch, it's time for a guided snorkel around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks. The 15 shipwrecks located just 50 meters off the beach provide wonderful snorkeling opportunities. See a huge range of marine life including blue and orange banded parrotfish, big eye trevally, blue-tang surgeonfish (Dory) and clown fish (Nemo)!
For those who prefer not to snorkel, kayaking around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks is a fantastic alternative. See the magnificent shipwrecks from above the water for a completely different outlook of Moreton Bay and its spectacular scenery. Kayaking may also be offered as an alternative to snorkeling should conditions be unfavorable. Please note: Snorkeling is subject to tide and weather conditions and may change without notice.
You'll cruise back to the mainland by ferry before returning to your Brisbane or Gold Coast hotel.
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Tour departs from selected Brisbane or Gold Coast centrally located hotels:Brisbane Pickups:
- Brisbane Backpackers Resort - Westend
- Rydges Hotel - Southbank
- Hilton Hotel - Brisbane city
- Rendezvous Hotel - Brisbane city
- Urban Hotel - Springhill
- Mantra on Queen - Brisbane city
- Bunk Backpackers - Fortitude Valley
- Shafston Mansions - Kangaroo Point
- Bond Uni - Robina
- Jupiters Casino - Broadbeach
- Crowne Plaza, Bus stop opposite - Surfers Paradise
- Paradise Resort - Surfers Paradise
- YHA Backpackers - Main Beach
- Southport Transit Centre - Southport
Central pickup points:
- Brisbane Transit Centre, Roma Street, Level 3, Gate 36
- Gold Coast Transit Centre, from the taxi rank at the front
- Ex Brisbane 7:00am
- Ex Gold Coast 6:00am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
Return Details:Returns to original departure point
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Pickup/drop off from centrally located Gold Coast hotels
Pickup/drop off from centrally located Brisbane hotels
Ship wreck snorkeling Moreton Island
- Local guide
- Roundtrip ferry to Moreton island
- All activities
- Picnic lunch
- Moreton Island National Park fees
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 4 years
- What to bring: towel, camera, sunscreen, hat, swimming gear, insect repellent, walking shoes and warm clothes during winter
Departures are not weather dependent. We recommend you come prepared for the prevailing conditions. Moreton Island is an adventure destination. Travel is via 4WD bus, roads can be very rough at times of the year. Tour inclusions and snorkelling are subject to weather and tide conditions and many change without notice. In the interest of passenger safety, Moreton Bay Escapes reserve the right to substitute scheduled activities. Snorkelling instructors reserve the right to exclude passengers who cannot partake in activity safely.
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