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

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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
  • Brisbane Coach Terminal , 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.

  • Mantra on View Surfers Paradise , 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.

  • Moreton Island Adventures , 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.

  • This activity will end right where it started.
    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.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    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
    See all safety measures taken by Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast .
    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
    See all safety measures taken by Moreton Island Day Trip (Kayak, Snorkel & Sandboard) frm Brisbane or Gold Coast .

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    Must do!
    , Jul 2022
    This trip was top shelf! The experiences on the water (and in it) and in the sand were fun, well run, and we always felt safe. The staff did a great job of ensuring our day was a success. And a great lunch too!
    Lovely tour with my kid
    , Jul 2022
    What an awesome tour and day. Everyone was so nice and friendly! We had a wonderful time kayaking the shipwrecks and the sun even came out a little for us in the winter.
    Whole day trip
    , Jun 2022
    We had the best day ever! Thanks so much for the experience and our amazing tour guides! Lunch was great and the group was friendly
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    A fun day and a really...
    , Jun 2022
    A fun day and a really easy day trip from Brisbane. Would recommend. The sand boarding was really enjoyable and lots of beautiful fish to see while snorkelling.
    Fun day out with Sunset Safaris on Moreton Bay Island
    , Jun 2022
    We had a great day with Sunset Safaris on Moreton Bay Island, although it was the first day of winter, the sun was beaming and the fun never stopped. I big thank you to Neville our bus transfer driver, as well as our tour guides Vivian, Christine and Gordon aka Gordo. Highly recommend this activity.
    Nice trip
    , May 2022
    A perfect trip to come out of the City! Great adventure, delicious food and nice people! But I hope the next time we can also have a little free-time!
    Absolutely amazing tour!!!
    , May 2022
    The best tour ever!!!!! Highly recommended!!! The weather was perfect and all the guides are friendly and nice. We enjoyed the all the activities and I will recommend to all of my mates who will go to Brisbane for this tour.
    , May 2022
    Isiah, Josh and Christine were the best!!! So friendly and accommodating. Everyone should book their tour with Sunset Safaris. It was so much fun! The snorkeling, the transparent kayaks and the sandboarding! Absolutely loved it! Would do it again.
    Awesome day trip!!
    , May 2022
    The day trip was a great experience overall with friendly and supportive tour guides who made the day seamless for everyone. Would highly recommend for anyone including beginners who would like to try any of the activities. Thanks again to the team.
    Fantastic day, sand...
    , May 2022
    Fantastic day, sand boarding, paddling but the highlight was swimming with the fishes in the best way possible - surrounded by so many fish when snorkeling around the wrecks
    The whole experience was...
    , May 2022
    The whole experience was well planned, the adequate safety measures and really warm and assuring guides made the whole experience extremely enjoyable. It was our first time snorkelling and couldn't have picked a better spot and weather to do it. The kayaking on the transparent kayaks was an experience in itself, words fail to describe the feeling at that point. Water or sand the oneness you feel with nature while doing this tour is surreal. Definitely recommend them for a meaningful pause.
    Bad weather but a great day.
    , May 2022
    Really nice day even if the weather was bad ! A bit short compared to the 11-14h announced. But we had a lot of fun sandboarding, and we saw a lot of fishes and two turtles while snorkeling. Staff was awesome !
    Amazing Day!
    , Apr 2022
    The tour was so well organized. Lots of activities for one day and they were all spectacular. Chris was an awesome tour manager!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Snorkel time
    , Apr 2022
    Got left behind snorkelling and had to swim in. Didn't do head counts. Need a bell or air horn. Otherwise, good fun
    Great day!
    , Apr 2022
    Did the trip with my family. It was a great day, great tour, friendly staff and great experience! Recommended!
    Absolutely brilliant
    , Jan 2022
    Absolutely awesome experience. The snorkelling was so great. I have never seen so many fish and all around the sunken wrecks. The sandvoarding was so much fun! It was very well organised, the guides were really helpful. A great day all round!
    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

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