Come Play In The Biggest Sand Box on Earth – Moreton Island Australia

May 23, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
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Are you searching for a vacation option that leaves you with more than just a tan line?

The unique holiday opportunities on offer at Australia’s beautiful Moreton Island provide visitors with unforgettable experiences and lasting memories.  Situated on the south-east coast of Queensland, Moreton Island is known as one of world’s largest sand islands and is a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. This unique island getaway offers a range of exclusive activities; including dolphin feeding, open snorkeling, wreck diving, island cruises, whale watching and much more. So if you’re searching for a holiday experience that sums up all that sunny Queensland has to offer, board a ship and head over to Moreton Island for a vacation that outshines the rest.

Moreton Island Australia

Imagine the warm flush of sun of your face, a crystal clear blue sky stretching above, and fine white sand beneath your toes. For most, this is a scene straight out of a day dream, but for visitors to Queensland’s Moreton Island, this dream is a reality.

Moreton Island is one of the largest sand islands in the world and is the perfect getaway for any family with children. Those seeking relaxation can enjoy the peaceful setting of one of Australia’s most stunning natural environments. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, why not take advantage of the amazing variety of activities and attractions that await exploration.

Enjoy the sun and sea with one of the many water-based activities around the island. There are regular snorkelling trips to the Tangalooma Wrecks; where visitors can explore the mysteries of the ocean and experience the beauty of the local marine life. If total immersion doesn’t sound appealing, there is also the option to hire a kayak and explore the island from a different perspective. And if you still don’t see enough; why not try your hand at parasailing? If you are lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the dugongs, turtles, and dolphins that populate the area as you soar high over the beach.

Snorkeling Moreton Island

Moreton Island is also home to one of Australia’s only dolphin feeding experiences. Adults and children alike can revel in the joy of hand feeding these amazing creatures at one of the island’s daily dolphin feeding demonstrations. As the sun sets, visitors are given the opportunity to get up close and personal with these wild bottlenose dolphins, hand feeding them from the water with the help of this island’s dolphin experts. You can even brush up on your marine wildlife knowledge by attending one of the free dolphin behaviour and data collection presentations at the Marine Education and Conservation Centre. These activities are included in Moreton Bay tour packages such as the dolphin adventure tour and dolphin-feeding cruise.

Moreton Island Water Activities

On land, there are just as many activities to indulge in. Moreton Bay tour guides take visitors on an interesting and fulfilling trip around the island, sharing information about the plants and wildlife that exist within its unique habitat. Adrenaline junkies can enjoy the Desert Safari Tour, which takes guests on an exciting 4WDexcursion around the island’s many sand dunes. Why not test your skills and race your friends on their famous sand toboggans? And if you’ve still got some energy spare after all that, vacationers can also experience the island behind the wheel of an ATV quad bike with a guided tour of the island’s beach and bush land.

Not to be forgotten are the many free activities that are available to all guests, young and old. Nature lovers can join one of the many free eco walks, which include bird watching and night spotlight hikes. Experience the wildlife first hand at a pelican or kookaburra feeding demonstration, or dig up more information on the creatures residing in and around Moreton Bay by attending a presentation on dugongs, turtles, and sharks at the island’s Marine Centre.

With so many unique experiences on offer, your holidays will be well spent at Moreton Bay. So pack up the kids, hop on a ferry and give your family a holiday experience that will last them a life time.

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About The Author:
  Smith is an adventurous person who enjoys writing about different travel destinations famous across the world. He travelled to Europe, Moreton Island Australia and South America.
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Photo Credits:  #1 FLickr – brewbooks, #2,#3 – Smith

 

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