Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma Island Resort is positioned on the south-western side of the famous Moreton Island, the third largest sand island in the world. This eco habitat is located just over an hour's boat trip from Brisbane and is immersed in natural beauty. The pristine sand and turquoise waters of Moreton Island are the main attraction, along with the local bottlenose dolphins, turtles and other wildlife that are often spotted. You can discover it all from Tangalooma Island Resort!

This Moreton Island accommodation is designed to allow you all of the modern comforts during your stay while simultaneously blending into the unique natural environment. Tangalooma Island Resort offers a range of beachfront accommodation options. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and natural bushland, Tangalooma Island Resort features hotel rooms, units, suites and villas just a short stroll away from the beach. The resort caters for all visitors, from couples looking for a romantic retreat to families or larger groups seeking adventure.

Guests can choose to do as much or as little as they please at Tangalooma Island Resort, with over 50 activities on offer around the resort and island. From the quad bike tour to the massage hut, all holiday needs are catered for. Guided tours and presentations are on offer to inform visitors about the local landscape and wildlife. The resort also features a fantastic array of dining options. Guests can self-cater in their villa, or choose from casual cafe dining to an outdoor a-la-carte experience.

Of course the highlight of any guest's visit is the ever popular dolphin feeding experience each evening, allowing guests to hand feed a wild bottlenose dolphin, one of nature's friendliest creatures. Tangalooma Island Resort is a truly unique island resort destination and a must-see for those visiting the Brisbane region and looking for incredible Moreton Island accommodation.

Renovation Notice : Room refurbishments will take place from 1 April 2019 and are expected to be completed by December 2019. Impact on guests is expected to be minimal with noise levels being closely monitored. Work will take place between 8.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday.


Tangalooma Island Resort offers guests a great choice of varying accommodation types, from Hotel Rooms to Suites to Villas. Nestled amongst the tropical gardens and close to the resort facilities, most rooms are only 50 metres from the beach and many have great views. The rooms are well equipped to make your island stay comfortable.

All Rooms Feature:

  • Ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • TV & DVD player
  • Air-Conditioning (except Villa)
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini fridge

Hotel Room: Located just a short walk from the resort centre and only 50 metres from the beach. Bedding is 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds + 1 Single Divan + 1 Single Trundle. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Hotel Deluxe Room: Guaranteed top floor and features a balcony with water views, bathrobes and slippers. This room types includes a bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival, perfect for couples on a romantic getaway. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 Single Divan + 1 Single Trundle. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Resort Unit: Located only 50 metres from the beach, and feature a kitchenette including microwave/convection oven. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 1 Single Bed + 1 Divan. Maximum room capacity is 4 Adults & Children.

Family Suite: Located only 50 metres from the beach, and is surrounded by landscaped gardens, tropical palms and native flowering bushes. The suites are also designed to take advantage of the refreshing Moreton Bay breezes through large sliding glass windows. Featuring a kitchenette including microwave/convection oven, this is a great option for young families. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 3 Single Beds + 1 Divan. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults and Children.

Villa: Situated to the north of the resort, these 2 storey 2 bedroom villas feature a kitchen including full size fridge, microwave/convention oven and cook top, washing machine, ceiling fans in all rooms and 2 balconies. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds + 2 Single Bunks + 1 Single Divan + 1 Single Trundle Bed. Maximum room capacity is 8 Adults & Children.

Deluxe Villa: These two level air-conditioned 2 bedroom villas are a great option for families looking to stay close to the beach. The villas feature a kitchen including full size fridge, microwave/convention oven and cook top, washing machine and clothes dryer. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds + 2 Single Bunks. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children (Some Deluxe Villas can accommodate up to 8 guests, please ask your consultant for a price).


There are a number of dining choices at Tangalooma Island Resort. These include 'Fire' Restaurant offering an Asian fusion menu, Tursiops Breakfast Buffet, the bistro style Beach Cafe, a coffee shop and resort bar.


Restaurants & Bars
Kids Club
Babysitting service
Beachfront massage hut
General store
Resort shop
Photo shop & resort photographer
Internet kiosk
Pool tables
Guest laundry
Currency exchange
Towel hire
Business services
Pram hire
Day guest lounge
Tour desk
BBQ facilities
Marine Education and Conservation Centre


Tangalooma Island Resort offers 25 free activities, and a total of over 50 activities altogether. For a choice of action packed, educational, nature based or relaxation tours and activities, Tangalooma Island Resort offers it all.

The following activities are free of charge:

  • Discover World of Dolphins presentation
  • Watch Eco Rangers feed Dolphins and birds
  • Tangalooma Horse Racing Cup
  • Karaoke night
  • Trivia night
  • Bingo night
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Croquet
  • Boule
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Beach volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Golf putting and golf driving net
  • Helicopter workshop
  • Board games
  • Special events on the big screens

Wild Dolphin Hand Feeding: Discover the wonder of hand feeding the wild dolphins, or tursiops, that visit Tangalooma each evening. This is a must-do experience at Tangalooma. The eco rangers will guide and assist as you get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. Strict guidelines apply as to feeding restrictions and number of guests involved, and tide and weather conditions also affect feeding time.

The following activities are available at a charge:

  • Desert Safari Tour
  • Sand tobogganing
  • ATV Quad Bike Tours
  • Marine Discovery Cruise
  • Whale Watch Cruise (Jun- Oct)
  • Whale Watch Bus Safari (Jun- Oct)
  • Helicopter Joy flights
  • Parasailing
  • Northern Safari Tour
  • 4WD Car Hire
  • Private Island Tours
  • Segway tours
  • Dusk kayaking tour to the wrecks
  • Outrigger canoe hire
  • Sunset cruises
  • Tinnie / motor boat hire
  • Kayak hire
  • Kid's Club Activities (school holidays)
  • Sorkeling tours to the Wrecks
  • Catamaran hire
  • Banana boat rides
  • Stand-up paddle board hire
  • Scuba gear hire and tank refills
  • Snorkel gear hire
  • Fishing rod and tackle gear hire
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Deck chair hire
  • Beach umbrella hire
  • Pool noodle hire
  • Massage & beauty treatments

Whale Watch Cruise: Operates from June to October. Cruise on a high speed catamarans as you search for Humpback Whales. Full commentary by an eco ranger and light lunch provided on board. Duration approximately 3 hours.

ATV Quad Bikes: Get adventurous with the ATV quad bike ride through the beach and bush land at Tangalooma. Professional guides will assist you regardless of your experience, providing you with basic bush track training to handle the challenging trails. Caters for ages 10 years and above. Duration is approximately 45 minutes.

Desert Safari Tour: This 4WD tour takes you on a journey to the scenic Moreton Island Desert region where you can participate in the exhilarating sport of sand tobogganing, reaching speeds of up to 40 km per hour! Duration 90 minutes.


Kids Club: Tangatours Active Kidz Club is for children 5 years and above and offers an amazing range of on land activities including basketball, badminton, tennis, putt putt golf, sandcastle making and much more. The Tangatours Active Kidz Club operates in school holidays and requires a minimum number of participants.

Additional Information

Children: 0-14 years are free of charge when utilising existing bedding
Check In: 2.00 pm
Check Out: 10.00 am
Reception: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Address: Moreton Island (off Brisbane), Queensland Islands

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Ratings are averaged based on 29 reviews.

great, food a little expensive but plenty of it maybe too much so offering smaller serves cheaper could be an option. Loved the dolphin feeding, plenty of activities

Enjoyed the stay and chance to chill out


great, food a little expensive but plenty of it maybe too much so offering smaller serves cheaper could be an option. Loved the dolphin feeding, plenty of activities

enjoyed our stay. loved having people to do the room, feed us etc


Tangalooma Resort is a gem in eco-tourism

We had a wonderful stay and great experiences that we’ll always cherish. Feeding the dolphins tops our list but we also enjoyed the simple things such chilling out and watching the sunset. We’ll definitely come back and hope to do the whale watching next time.


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