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Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast

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Brisbane City, Australia
Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast
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icon11 to 14 hours  (Approx.)
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Spend a blissful day on Moreton Island exploring the beaches, snorkel sites, and enormous sand dunes during this full-day tour from Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, or the Gold Coast. Travel with an experienced guide in a rugged 4-wheel drive vehicle, going from sea to sand as you snorkel at the Tangalooma Wrecks and kayak around the coral reef, then head inland to try sandboarding on the dunes. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach and soak in the tropical scenery of Moreton Island on this fun-filled tour. Please note: An additional cost of AU$50pp is to be paid in cash to your driver prior to departure to cover national park and ferry fees during this tour.
  • Full-day 4WD tour to Moreton Island with expert guide, from Brisbane or the Gold Coast
  • Paddle over the reef in a transparent kayak or bodyboard to observe the underwater world from above
  • Get adrenaline-fueled thrills while sandboarding down the dunes
  • Includes picnic lunch, use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, bodyboards, and safety gear

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This action-packed tour includes fun activities such as sandboarding, snorkeling, and kayaking.
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Fully Guided Tour
Transport by 4 Wheel Drive Bus on Moreton Island
Sandwich lunch
Kayaks, Sandboards & Snorkeling Equipment
Wetsuits FOC
Shuttle Bus Transfers from Brisbane and Gold Coast
Jetski Assist for Non-swimmers
Life Vests for Non-swimmers
National park and ferry fees AU$50 (per adult) / AU$35 (per child 13 years & under) must be paid in CASH to the driver upon departure
Additional food and drinks (available to purchase)
Private hotel pickup and drop-off
Swim Wear, Beach Towel & Sunscreen

Departure Point

Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

Departs 7:00am from Brisbane Coach Terminal, located on Parkland Crescent, adjacent to Platform 10 of Roma Street Train Station, Brisbane.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Departure Point

22 View Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

Departs 5:45am from Mantra On View Hotel (loading zone in front of main entrance), 22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast.

Return Details

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Departure Point

14 Howard Smith Dr, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178, Australia

Also known as the MiCat Ferry. Limited paid carpark available on-site. Please meet the Driver Guides at the sheltered waiting area next to the carpark near the ferry by 7:45am. Do not board the ferry before checking in with the Guides.

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After morning pickup from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast, catch the ferry to Moreton Island. You might spot dolphins, migrating humpback whales, and other marine animals on the way to Moreton Island.

Moreton Island is the third-largest sand island in the world. Travel by sturdy 4WD-vehicle along the sandy beach to Tangalooma Wrecks where you have a choice of activities. Snorkel with your guide among the Tangalooma Wrecks, 15 ships that were purposely scuttled to create a break wall, now inhabited by colorful corals, tropical fish, sea turtles, and other critters. Alternatively, use provided transparent bodyboards to take a look at the reef, or stay dry and enjoy the beach.

Refuel with a picnic lunch served on the beach, then hop into a transparent kayak and follow your guide on a tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks, watching an array of fish swim underneath your kayak.

Swap the sea for the sand as your guide steers your 4WD inland to reach the sand dunes. There, try sandboarding, an exhilarating sport that is comparable to tobogganing. Some people can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (50 kph) while zipping down the dunes.

If time allows after sandboarding, return to Tangalooma Beach for a swim before reboarding the ferry. Your tour ends with return to your starting point in Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the evening.

(Please note: if conditions are unfavorable for snorkeling and kayaking, a 4WD island tour will be substituted).
Stop At:  
Moreton Island
In the morning, your 4WD coach picks you up from the Gold Coast or Brisbane, then travels to the ferry to Moreton Island. During the 75-minute ferry ride across Moreton Bay, take in views from the deck or cabin, keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life. When you reach the island, your 4WD-vehicle drives along the sand to the Tangalooma Wrecks where you have several options for beachside fun. Follow your guide on a snorkeling tour of the famous shipwrecks; the 15 vessels were purposely sunk here to create a breakwall. This resulting reef is home to colorful corals, tropical fish, trevally, yellowtail, wobbegong, kingfish and more. If snorkeling doesn’t appeal to you, use the provided transparent bodyboards to paddle in search of turtles, reef fish, coral and other critters, or simply relax on the white-sand beach. After the snorkel tour, your guide serves a picnic lunch before leading a tour on transparent kayaks to explore the Tangalooma Wrecks. Stay dry as you view an amazing array of fish right below your kayak. (Please note that a 4WD tour around the island will replace the snorkeling and kayaking if conditions are unfavorable). Next, hang on tight as your driver takes your 4WD on rough inland tracks to tall sand dunes that are ideal for sandboarding, a fun, high-adrenaline activity comparable to tobogganing. It is possible to reach speeds of up to 30 mphr (50 kph) as you zip down the dunes. After sandboarding, return to the coast and enjoy a swim at Tangalooma Beach (if time allows). Then catch the ferry back to the mainland and reach Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the evening.
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • National park and ferry fees AU$50 (per adult) / AU$35 (per child 13 years & under) must be paid in CASH to the driver upon departure
  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • This tour is not suitable for young infants under 4 years old
  • Please bring towel, swimwear, sunscreen & hat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Australian Sunset Safaris
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Must go in Moreton island
, Jan 2022
It was my best snorkeling experience ever! All the tour guide are super friendly, the water was shallow and clear. Millions of fish are surround you! One tip: it’s better to wear swimsuit while sand-boarding, you can wash off all sand easily after:)
The trip was very well...
, Jan 2022
The trip was very well organised and it’s full of adventures. I ate pallor’s of sand when doing sand boarding. 😻😻although it’s been raining we all enjoyed it
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun experience
, Dec 2021
It was a lovely location and whole thing was well organised with the exception of the collection of the park fees. We were told to bring cash for this but after wasting almost an hour trying to find a working ATM it turned out we could just use eftpos
It was an incredible...
, Dec 2021
It was an incredible experience, we enjoyed it to the fullest, I would repeat it and of course I would recommend it to my friends
Fairly good day trip
, Dec 2021
Day trip was fairly good. Have been on trips much worse and much better than this one. Equipment can use some maintenance and replacements.
Best adventure!!🏝
, Dec 2021
For me, I am not the swimmer & yet I could enjoy the coral scenery while snorkeling. It’s just bcoz of the tour guide..Yippee 😊
Great trip, highly recommended
, Dec 2021
Such a great experience snorkeling and kayaking around the wrecks, saw a green turtle and loads of fish! The guides were very friendly, funny and accommodating. Lunch was delicious!
, Nov 2021
Equipment old. More focus on safety needed. Food disgusting. Not good value for so much expense. ...........
1 traveler found this review helpful
Adventure Plus
, Sep 2021
The whole experience of the day - kayaking and snorkelling around the TangaloomaWrecks, the sandboarding at the beautiful Desert and all the effort the great staff put in to make the day trip so enjoyable - a big thank you to them all.
Fun, great experience
, Jul 2021
I love all of the activities. Everything was well plan. The tour guide Josh and Nemo were excellent they are so fun and well explained each of the activity. Only thing I can suggest is for the snorkel activity, if the tour guide can take the picture of the group/individual while we are in the water it would make it more memorable as we can not take our phone to into the water. I would invest a gopro ( waterproof one) for future visit. I would recommend to anyone to do the tour.

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