Moreton Island

Lighthouse at Cape Moreton - Photo and text courtesy of Tourism QLD

Located just 90 minutes from downtown Brisbane, Moreton Island is a sand mass measuring a little under 20 square kilometres in area. Moreton Island does have small villages at Bulwer, Kooringal, Cowan Cowan and Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort.

Points of interest are the 1857 sandstone lighthouse still in use at Cape York, Blue Lagoon, Honeyeater Lake, Jabiru Lake, Eager's Swamp and the coloured sand desert behind Tangalooma.The large Island, managed for recreation, is popular for its long sandy beaches, clear freshwater lagoons, wildflower heaths, and high sand dunes.

Sightseeing comes naturally - wildlife, turtles, freshwater lakes, more than 200 species of birds, dolphins, the world's highest sand-dunes, 500 types of plant life, whales, coloured sands, rugged cliffs, white beaches and blue water.

For the more adventurous, there is sandboarding, seakayaking, sailing, four wheel driving, windsurfing, diving amongst wrecks and reef and much, much more.

There are five established camping sites with showers, toilets and fresh water but you can camp in many other areas where tracks have been formed.

For the fishing fanatic, Moreton island can be segmented into three separate regions - the ocean beaches on the eastern coast, the bay beaches to the west and the Cape. All three are prolific producers of a wide range of sought after varieties - whiting, flathead, bream, dart, tailor and Jew. Moreton Island can provide fishing to suite all anglers - bay, reef, surf, rock, deep-sea and big game.

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Cape Moreton - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Tangalooma wrecks - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Pelicans - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD

Getting There

90 minutes from downtown Brisbane. A ferry service 'The Moreton Venture' provides transfers to the Island.
Nearest Airport: Brisbane

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It was the 14th June 2003, the ocean side of Flinders reef off beautiful Moreton Island just off Brisvegas, Queensland Australia ... The water was calm and clear (up to 15 metres visibility) ...
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This is my 8th year as a diver. My patch of underwater heaven is in Beautiful Moreton Bay and surrounding waters, including Curtin Artifical Reef, Flinders reef (Moreton Bay Marine Park), Hutchinson Shoal, Henderson's Reef, Megs Reef (Gotham City) and other amazing sites, too many to name.
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