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 and beauty room, 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.


Rooms & Suites

Tangalooma Island Resort offers guests a great choice of varying accommodation types, from Hotel Rooms to Suites and Units. 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:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini fridge
  • Ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower

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: Located on the upper floors, these rooms feature 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. 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, 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.

Villas & Apartments

All Rooms Feature:

  • Private balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Ceiling fans
  • TV & DVD player

Standard Beachfront Villa: Situated to the north of the resort, these 2 storey 2 bedroom villas feature a kitchen including full size fridge, microwave and cook top, washing machine, ceiling fans in all rooms and two balconies. These villas are not air-conditioned. 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 Beachfront 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 and dishwasher, washing machine and dryer, plus an additional television in master bedroom. Bedding is 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds + 2 Single Bunks. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children (Some Deluxe Beachfront Villas can accommodate up to 8 guests, please ask us for a price).

2 Bedroom Deep Blue Apartment: The apartments are fully self contained and offer a great space for the family. Bedding can vary between the different 2 Bedroom Deep Blue Apartments, but a general configuration would be: 1 King Bed + 2 Single Beds OR 2 King Beds OR 1 King Bed + 1 Queen Bed. Maximum room capacity is 6 Adults & Children. (Some 2 Bedroom Deep Blue Apartments can accommodate up to 8 guests, please ask us for a price).

3 Bedroom Deep Blue Apartment: Fantastic for family stays or friends catch ups, in the spacious apartments you can self-cater and relax at the end of the day after exploring Moreton Island. Bedding can vary between the different 3 Bedroom Deep Blue Apartments, but a general configuration would be: 1 King Bed + 1 Queen Bed + 2 Single Beds OR 2 King Beds + 1 Queen Bed. Maximum room capacity is 7 Adults & Children.

4 Bedroom Deep Blue Apartment: The 4 bedroom apartments offer plenty of space for the family or a group of friends. Bedding is 1 King Bed + 1 Queen Bed + 4 Single Beds OR 3 King Beds + 1 Queen Bed. Maximum room capacity is 8 Adults & Children.


Fire Restaurant: Indulge in a traditional Sichuan Chinese cuisine with shared dishes to enjoy within a small group or family.

Stone Restaurant: Offers Japanese cuisine with a variety of sushi, sashimi and Teishoku (Japanese style meal sets).

Beach Cafe: Dine outdoors on the beachfront or takeaway. Offering a selection of meals including pizzas, salads and burgers.

Beach BBQ: This relaxed bistro overlooks the beach and Moreten Bay. Enjoy delicious meals from the grill.

The Coffee Lounge: Start the day with a freshly made espresso coffee with a cooked a la carte breakfast or takeaway croissant or muffin. Later in the day, enjoy ice creams or a yummy cake.

B&B's Bar: This main resort bar is open until late offering a selection of beer, wine and cocktails.

A convenience store is also located on island with takeaway drinks, snacks, souvenirs and newspapers.


Restaurants & Bars
Kids Playground
Massage and Beauty Room
Babysitting service
WiFi Access (fee)
Resort Shop
Convenience Store
Photo Shop
Pool tables
Guest laundry
Currency exchange
Beach Towel hire
Business services
Pram hire
Day guest lounge
Tour desk
BBQ facilities
Australia Post mailbox
Safety Deposit Box
Boat Moorings
Vending Machines
DVD Hire
Marine Education and Conservation Centre


Tangalooma Island Resort offers 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
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Croquet
  • Boule
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Soccer
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beach Cricket
  • Golf putting and golf driving net
  • Helicopter workshop
  • 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 Queensland school holidays and requires a minimum number of participants.

Getting There

Passenger ferry services depart from Holt Street Wharf in Pinkenba, Brisbane and arrive at the Tangalooma Jetty on Moreton Island. Travelling time is just 75 minutes each way, with 4 boat services operating daily in each direction (Brisbane to Tangalooma).

Until 31 May 2022
Departure from Brisbane usually 8.00am, 10.00am, 12.00pm and 5.00pm* (*Fri, Sat, Sun only)
Departure from Tangalooma usually 10.00am, 2.00pm, 4.00pm and 7.00pm* (*Fri, Sat, Sun only)

From 01 June 2022
Departure from Brisbane 730am, 10.00am, 12.30pm and 5.30pm* (*Fri-Sun only)
Departure from Tangalooma 9.30am, 2.30pm, 4.00pm, 7.00pm* (*Fri-Sun only)

Parking is available at Holt Street and is charged $20 per car per calendar day, capped at $80 per car per week.

Additional Information

Children: 0-14 years are free of charge when utilising existing bedding. Cots are at an additional charge, subject to availability.
Check In: 2.00pm
Check Out: 10.00am
Reception: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Address: Moreton Island (off the coast of Brisbane), Queensland

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Ratings are averaged based on 43 reviews.

Relaxing and Enjoyable

I really appreciated how the transfers and arrival at Tangalooma was made effortless. Customer Service was absolutely amazing. Every staff member we encountered greeted us with a lovely smile.


Relax and unwind

Great to get away so close from the big city. Enjoying best sunsets and family time.


Beautiful Island

Tangalooma Resort is set in beautifully manicured, tropical gardens and wide paths throughout the entire complex where families will find swimming pools just outside their room, big enough to play and/or relax in for hours. Unfortunately we had a lot of trouble actually finding our building and room as the buildings themselves are not sign-posted. Luckily there are always helpful and happy staff on grounds there to assist you with anything.
The beaches are well-maintained, water pristine and gentle - ideal for everyone.
Make sure you bring lots of money with you as prices for food and drinks are very expensive.
But overall, Tangalooma/Moreton Island is worth the visit.


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