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Moreton Island Day Trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast Including Kayaking and Sandboarding

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast, catch the ferry to Moreton Island, crossing Moreton Bay in about 75 minutes. 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 breakwall, 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).
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    • Gold Coast: Mantra On View Hotel, 22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise
    • Brisbane Transit Centre, Coach Terminal Level 3, Bus space 26-30, 151 Roma Street, Brisbane
    • Moreton Island Adventures (MiCat Ferry), 14 Howard Smith Drive, Port of Brisbane

    5:45am: Gold Coast - Mantra On View Hotel, 22 View Avenue, Surfers Paradise

    7:00am: Brisbane - Brisbane Transit Centre, Coach Terminal Level 3, Bus space 26-30, 151 Roma Street, Brisbane

    7:45am: Self-drive and meet at Moreton Island Adventures (MiCat Ferry), 14 Howard Smith Drive, Port of Brisbane

    *NOTE: Departure time (& return time) may vary during public holiday period (subject to ferry schedule). We strongly recommend travellers to contact Australian Sunset Safaris at 1300 553 606 (within Australia) or +61 7 3287 1644 (outside Australia) to reconfirm departure time at least 24 hours prior to tour departure.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Transport by 4WD bus
    • Aussie picnic lunch
    • Kayaks, Sandboards & Snorkeling Equipment
    • 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
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    Additional Info
    • 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 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 July 2019

    My partner and I decided the night before to "wing it" as us kiwis say and just booked the ferry to Moreton and that's it, figured that we'd sort the rest out. Well we were wrong, turns out there was not a lot we could...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Steph-Green888
    Reviewed 2 July 2019 via mobile

    I really enjoyed this trip. The staff were helpful and made this a really enjoyable day (Dan, Nick and the 2 other guys). One my favourite things I've done around Brisbane. I especially enjoyed snorkeling and kayaking in the transparent kayaks around the wrecks.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jenny33333
    Reviewed 5 June 2019

    Chris and Bones were some of the best tour guides that I have ever witnessed. Both were very knowledgeable and patient with myself and my boyfriend. When I was having trouble with my snorkel, Bones helped me. When I was scared to go down the...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank terrells0784
    Reviewed 1 June 2019 via mobile

    One of the best day trips. The sandboarding, kayaking and snorkling were amazing! Lots en lots of fishes and sandboarding was an unique experience. Thanks to Chris our tourguide who run up and down for us to get the perfect photos and videos! S/O to...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Samanthad2596
    Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

    Yesterday my family (including a 5 and 10 year old) went on the 1-Day Get Wrecked Moreton Island tour. It was excellent! Great email communication before we left so we had all the info we needed. Seamless transfers from bus to ferry and all activities....More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank SwellgalSA
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    Van T
    20 September 2018|
    Response from wayne128334 |
    unless your kai sirento has james bond like ability's to go underwater, i would say you can not drive to the island. ferry only .
    Taralie S
    16 July 2018|
    Response from PatSquared | Reviewed this property |
    Hi - my daughter and I did this tour in April. We had our bathing suits on under our clothes but there are bathrooms on the ferry that you can change in before you get to the island. You can also use the ferry bathrooms on... More
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