Moreton Island Journals

Day Trip to Tangalooma

A November 2006 trip to Moreton Island by Kez

Wreck Photo, Moreton Island, Australia More Photos
Quote: What a great spot to chill out. Sunny, laid back and far from the madding crowds but only an hour by ferry from Brisbane this island is an oasis of relaxation and just what I found I needed for a quick recharge.

Day Trip to Tangalooma

Overview

Wreck Photo, Moreton Island, Australia
Quote:
Tangalooma Resort is located on Moreton Island, the second largest sand island in the world and 98% National Park, it offers some great opportunities to see wildlife both on land and sea and natural Aussie bush.When we arrived one of the staff were feeding fish to a beautiful sea hawk that was circling far above before swooping down to take the fish as she threw it in the air before it hit the water. There was also a trio of pelicans that were catching the fish that she threw. The funniest were the cheeky cormorants running along the pier trying to steal the fish.There is also a Marine pond with daily educational talks conducted regularly. It contained a huge box fish and a tri...Read More

Tangalooma Island Resort

Hotel | "Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort"

Tangalooma Island Resort Photo, Moreton Island, Australia
Quote:
Because it is a captive audience I thought the accommodation was overpriced for what it offered. Rooms are fairly basic, comfortable enough but by no means flash. Choice ranges from hotel rooms which are rather cramped and contain as you would expect your bed and bathroom. A better choice would be the Beachcomber suites that also offer kitchenettes and are more spacious although they do not have a balcony just opening windows.The pick would be the two storey villas which sleep up to 8 with upstairs having 3 bedrooms and bathrooms and downstairs a combined lounge room with a sofa bed, dining area and kitchen with a convection microwave. They are also all beachfront also offer some nice views ac...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 21, 2006

Tangalooma Island Resort
Moreton Island Off Brisbane
Moreton Island
1300 652 250

Tangalooma Island Resort

Restaurant | "Tangalooma Dining"

Quote:
There are 5 restaurants in the Resort with a nice relaxed ambience befitting a tropical island. One of the two day time choices is the Beach Bar. They offer seafood platters for $35 with a great selection of prawns, oysters, and some of Queensland’s fabulous Moreton Bay bugs. A bug is like a small stubby lobster about 10cms long and is delicious. Huge burgers at $16.50, a great Greek salad for $12.50 and so on. All of these can be enjoyed under the shady palm frond covered tables and chairs scattered around the area all with a great view of the bay.There is also a snack bar at the opposite end selling pita rolls and sandwiches if you need to have lunch on the run. The bar offers reasonably pri...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 21, 2006

Tangalooma Island Resort
Moreton Island off Brisbane
Moreton Island 4009
(07) 3637 2000

About the Writer

Kez

Kez
Broadbeach Waters, Australia

Moreton Island Tips & Stories

Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort