Summer is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start planning for the summer holidays!
Home to the most amazing shipwreck snorkelling site, pristine beaches and the highest coastal sand-dune in the world, Moreton Island is the perfect place for holidayers and adventurers to escape and just have fun.
Whether you’re a 4WD purist, a snorkeller, like to hike, sand board or just love to sit back and relax, Moreton Island has a huge range of activities to cater for everyone.
Here is a list of things you can look forward to doing on the island this summer!
Moreton doesn’t have a 4WD track – they have a whole 4WD island! The entire island of just over 200km is only accessible and circum-navigable by 4WD. So, whether you’re after the thrill of seemingly endless, open beaches or prefer the challenge of tracking overland and inland, you can test your 4WD skills as little or as much as you like.
Get your safari gear and binoculars out and get ready for some exploring! With so many beaches, bush walking tracks and natural oasis’ in every nook and cranny, Moreton Island is a great place to explore and become one with nature.
Located at the North Eastern tip of Moreton Island, Champagne Pools is a band of volcanic rock and sandstone forming a break wall for the surf. On the beach side of the rock band is crystal clear water pools with waves cascading over the rocks. It’s a great place to relax as the ocean creates foam and bubbles around you.
Mount Tempest is considered the highest coastal sand dune in the world at 285 metres above sea level, and climbing it is a must do activity for adventure seekers. The walk to the top can be challenging, but 360 degree views make it all worthwhile. From the top you can see the coastline from the Sunshine Coast in the north across to Brisbane and the Gold Coast in the south.
Blue Lagoon is a dazzling picturesque spot to enjoy a hot summer’s day. Enjoy swimming in crystal clear freshwater with equal parts tea-tree oil or just relax on the white sandy pristine beach.
Home to 15 sunken shipwrecks, Moreton Island has some of the best snorkelling around. In fact, it’s the only shipwreck snorkelling site in Brisbane.
Snorkelling amongst families of colourful fish and marine life, coral and just be able to see some of the island’s history makes for one mind blowing unforgettable experience.
If you like a bit of extreme sports, then sand boarding is for you! Wax up your sandboard and get ready to feel the rush as you reach speeds of up to 60km per hour (the higher you go up the faster you come down), down one of Moreton’s many sand dunes. You just have to be ready for the hard part – climbing back up. At least it’s a great workout!
If you’re after the whole Moreton Island experience, Moreton Island Adventures are offering holiday goers incredible deals on day tours, as part of their More Moreton Summer program.
Their 1-Day Tour of Moreton Island with Sunset Safaris takes in the very best activities and experiences that Moreton Island has to offer! Jam packed full of fun and adventure, in this tour you’ll get some serious sand in ya dacks with sandboarding, get wrecked with shipwreck snorkelling, have fun in the sun on the white sandy beaches, get to 4WD through endless sand tracks, kayak over the famous shipwrecks and heaps more.
There’s also a 2-Day Moreton Island Tour with Sunset Safaris, giving you ultimate adventure tour of Moreton Island. On this tour, you’ll experience some of the most beautiful locations in Queensland, while still enjoying all of the adventure activities offered with the 1-Day tour option. With all meals and accommodation included, you will also have the opportunity to experience a famous Moreton sunset, and the hottest new activity in Australia – night time transparent kayaking over the famous wrecks.
For more tours and activity ideas visit www.moretonislandadventures.com.au
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