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Fabulous weekend getaway !

Moreton Island is situated just 35 kilometres from Brisbane in the Moreton Bay Marine Park. The island is 98% National Park, with fabulous pristine isolated beaches, huge tall sand dunes, crystal freshwater lakes, wetland, mangroves, and an abundance of marine life.

Moreton Island is 38 km long and 12km wide. It is one of the largest sand islands in the world. It's a naturalists wonderland, divers heaven, a fisherman's paradise, birdwatchers dream, and whale watchers fantasy.

The island supports an amazing variety of flora and fauna and is home to the bottlenose dolphins and rare dugongs, loggerhead and green turtles.

It takes approximately 75 minutes by a fast catamaran launch from Brisbane.

Moreton Island is a wonderful getaway pristine island loaded with enormous activities which makes a very special holiday.

Getting There.

The Tangalooma Flyer leaves daily from Holt Street, Pinkenba. (Brisbane) Costs $38.00AUD

Timetable of Ferry

Monday 7.30am 10am* 12.30pm 5pm*
Tuesday 7.30am 10am* 5pm*
Wednesday 7.30am 10am* 5pm*
Thursday 7.30am 10am* 5pm*
Friday 7.30am 10am* 5pm*
Saturday 7.30am 10am* 12.30pm 5pm*
Sunday 7.30am 10am* 12.30pm 5pm*

Coach Transfer $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child one-way Brisbane city hotels, transit centre and airport.

A transfer shuttle bus operates from the CBD otherwise taxis are available. On the return launch, an announcement is made regarding booking a taxi to take you back to CBD from Holt Wharf. (15 minute taxi ride) or 10 minutes from the airport

CAR FERRY.- COSTS - $155.00AUD with car. Passenger (without car $27.00AUD)

1. The vehicle ferry is the Combie Trader which leaves daily from Scarborough, traveling to Bulwer, with the M.V. Sirenia leaving fom Redland Point and traveling to Reeders Point.

2. The Moreton Venture is a vehicle ferry which leaves from Lytton 6 days a week and also travels to Reeders Point. $155.00AUD with car. Passenger return $25.00AUD.

Car Hire.

You can hire 4WD drives from Moreton Island Resort and at Bulwar. Call - 340 1338. If hiring from the resort please book early as the 4WD's are very popular.

If hiring 4WD's in Brisbane then contact Avis, Budget, Thrifty oe Europcar on their webpages.

www.avis.com.au www.thrifty.com.au

Our first adventurer was to hire a 4WD drive form Tangalooma Reef Resort. We were given a map and instructions on how to drive along the beaches and warnings about the major problem soft sand.

We headed directly along the beach to check out the wrecks, which are situated near the camping grounds, its super fun to be actually allowed to drive our car along the beach. The water looked so divine and beautiful we just had to dive in and have a swim

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fantastic getway holiday.
  • Cons:Resort needs some updating.
  • In a nutshell:More than an Island !
  • Last visit to Moreton Island: Feb 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 15, 2008
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