Made up of 95% National Park, Moreton Island features a diverse range of vegetation and wildlife, beautiful freshwater lakes, rugged cliffs and coloured sands. There are plenty of gorgeous beaches to enjoy while Honeymoon Bay is a favourite for peaceful sheltered waters and the unique wildlife habitats and historical sites on offer on the island ensure that your choice of attractions and activities are practically endless.
One of Moreton Island's most iconic attractions, Tangalooma Wrecks is a fantastic snorkelling and scuba diving site with its crystal waters ideal for spotting a variety of tropical fish. Created by 15 vessels which were deliberately sunk to provide a wreck dive and snorkel site as well as a break wall for smaller boats, marine life including yellowtail, kingfish, trevally and more are frequently sighted.
A once in a lifetime opportunity, you will have the change to hand feed a pod of wild dolphins and interact with these clever creatures in their natural environment. Held off the beach, you can also use the jetty to enjoy a bird's eye views of the dolphins swimming through the feeding area and taking fish right out of your hand.
See some of the world's most majestic creatures up so close you could almost touch them with a day cruise designed to showcase the power and beauty of whales in their natural habitat. An amazing experience, photo opportunities abound as you watch these gentle giants splash their powerful tails, leap out of the water and salute you with their flippers.
Located on Moreton Island's rocky north end, Cape Moreton Lighthouse is Queensland's oldest operating lighthouse. Erected in 1857, the 23m lighthouse offers breathtaking 360 degree views of Moreton Island and is a fantastic place to view local marine life like turtles, manta rays, dugongs, dolphins and even whales. A great historical attraction, the Moreton Island National Park Information Centre is close by.
Rising 285m above sea level, Mount Tempest is said to be the world's highest coastal sand dune. Offering spectacular panoramic views from the top, the challenging walk to the top is completely worth it. Striking sand dunes are iconic features of Moreton Island and offer coastline views all the way from the Sunshine Coast over Brisbane and as far south as the Gold Coast.
Ideal for those up for a bit of adventure, sand tobogganing sometimes called sand surfing is an exhilarating activity which can be enjoyed in a number of places on Moreton Island. Start off with the Small Sand Hills, try your hand at The Desert or brave the Big Sand Hills and enjoy the thrill of a lifetime as you propel yourself down the dune on a waxed bottom board - do you dare to stand?