Moreton island well where shall we even start ! …
We had heard such lot about this island since we arrived in Brisbane but never actually been and Wow its B E A U T I F U L !!
Moreton is just 1 hour off the east coast of Brisbane across Moreton Bay . The only way there is by boat either your own or on a ferry . The ferries over are either the MICAT if you are bringing your 4WD, or if you are a foot passenger on the Tangalooma Ferry
This is one stunning sand island and you instantly feel as if you are on a desert island , a million miles from anywhere . The only way to get around on the island is in a 4 wheel drive vehicle ( 4WD ) as the roads are just sand and woodland , but it can make the whole trip feel like such an adventure from the moment you drive off the ferry .
We went as a large group of 3 families and grandparents so we rented a private house from stayz which was way up on a hillside and we had views that were just stunning! just look at the colour of that water !
There are lots of accomodation options on the island from Tangalooma resort which has lots of accommodation options, then further round there is Castaway which offers some self catering units and glamping which is an awesome way of camping without any of the stress of actually having to put up your own tent 🙂
Camping is huge on the island and is the way alot of people chose to stay and many of the campsites have views of the ocean second to none 🙂 ( now that is my kind of camping with views like that ! ), but like most campsites around you have to book, and do this as early as you can as the sites can be booked out months in advance. So check out the campsites here on this link and also the camping permit that you’ll need to get. Oh you’ll also need to get a vehicle permit ( click on the link ) for your car as well.
If you chose to camp you will need to take everything you need with you! as the only shopping on the island is a tiny little convenience shop selling milk and a few other essentials with a very high price tag attached to them . Also you will need to take enough petrol to last you the week, as the only petrol available is over near Castaways and it isn’t cheap , so go and get some extra Jerry cans 🙂
The island itself is so peaceful , the beaches on the west side are calm and very family friendly with calm shallow waters perfect for those little ones not wanting to be bashed around by the waves .
If you take a drive over to the east of the island the beach feels far more rugged and wild , yet just as stunning with its crashing waves and deserted beaches , if you are a bird watcher you will love seeing all the different species enjoying the beauty of this place .
There are loads of activities on Moreton, many are attached with the Tangalooma resort which offers all kinds of fun with lots of free as well as paid things to do .
One of their big attractions is the dolphin feeding every night off the jetty. These are wild dolphins which is amazing as they just chose to come every night for the fish 🙂 and yes as you can imagine they are just awesome and so playful . You do have the opportunity to feed them if you book , but again make sure you do this in advance as this can be a really popular activity !
There is also snorkelling or scuba diving off the wrecks which are just off the beach, you can do this on your own or can book to do it with a tour through the resort
The east side of the island is the perfect place for waters sports as well , jet skiing, paddle boarding parasailing or just a simple swimming in crystal clear blue waters
We were only on Moreton for 3 days and yet it felt as if we’rd been away for weeks on a tropical getaway !
And yet we were 1hr from Brisbane.
and this is where we live lovelies !! so get over there and enjoy this stunning part of the world we live in
The Joy Girls xx