Moreton Island
Moreton Island
4.5
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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Popular for its long stretches of pristine beach and clear lagoons, this island features the highest dune in the world, reaching 280 meters above sea level.
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Samantha B
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
From check in to dinner the staff have no customers service skills, most staff don’t know what is open, bottom bar said top bar is closed so go up to top bar and it’s open! One girl at check in with 100s of people at resort!! Staff seem to laugh and enjoy other staffs conversations but can’t seem to communicate with guests… everyone seems to have an attitude like a 13year old kid.
Written December 8, 2023
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ItchyFeet
Camarillo, CA7,749 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We took a day trip from Brisbane from the dock on the Brisbane river out to Morton Island to snorkel on the wrecks. The boat was extremely touristy and fully packed. It was pretty much chaotic the entire day. When we got there, there were staff feeding the cormorants and the pelicans, which is completely not eco-friendly. There’s also an option to feed the local kookaburra birds which I can’t understand why they would do something like that. That is so non-Eco friendly. They also do wild dolphin feeding, which is not eco-friendly at all. This place is designed to get as much money out of a tourist as possible with very little regard to the well-being of the wildlife or the island

We signed up for the all day snorkel tour, and by the time we had to get a locker change, get into a wetsuit get out to the wrecks to snorkel we only were in the water about a half an hour. So essentially, we wasted an entire 14 hour day to have a half an hour in the water with a bunch of people that didn’t know how to snorkel and we’re running into each other which did not make a pleasant experience. We are experienced snorkelers, and the type of tourist that goes to this island clearly are not that type of person. If you expect to be able to see the wrecks on a tour without a lot of novice people you’d be better off getting a private boat. The guides on the snorkel boats reminded me of people in Mexico who want to show as many people a good time as possible and then get as much tip money from as possible.

Once we got off the packed snorkel boat, there essentially are no showers or places to change despite what the staff tells you. There are outdoor showers on the grass which is really your only option. So I took a shower in my bathing suit, and then changed with the towel wrapped around me. My wife took a shower/rinsed in the outdoor shower and went into the tiny bathrooms to put her clothes on. This is not at all what we expected. They should have a sizable bathroom where people can rinse off and put on their dry clothes, but none of that exists, despite what is written on the website or what they tell you on the boat so beware. The bathroom is where my wife did change were all dirty and kind of gross so it was just not a pleasant experience at all.

Once we arrive at the islands, we pretty much had to go to directly to check in for the snorkeling which took forever because they had to fit each person with a mask, fin, snorkel and wetsuit. We took our own mask and snorkel, which if you have, I would highly suggest. But as I stated, the whole experience took about 3 1/2 hours, and only 30 minutes of that time was in the water snorkeling over the wrecks.

By the time we got back to the beach, showered, and put on dry clothes, it was pretty much time to get back on the boat. I tried to get lunch that they gave us vouchers for, and every place was closed, except for one which had sold out of the majority of its food. So I had to just grab whatever they had to use the voucher money. They didn’t even have a bag to put my food into so I had to throw it into my wet bag and took it onto the boat back to the mainland to eat.

If you like what I said, then, this might be an option for you, however, this is not something that I would suggest doing and I view it is nothing more than a propaganda money making machine.
Written November 7, 2023
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David P
Bribie Island, Australia112 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We were treated to a trip by our daughter and son-in-law, they have visited many times and wanted to show us why they love it so much. Well, we travelled North to South, East to West on beaches and sand tracks all over the island. We are not 4WD owners or drivers, so this was the experience of a lifetime. We stayed at Castaways at Bulwer in a Glamping Cabin which was basic but clean and comfortable. We were so lucky to see whales on Moreton Bay and just take in the magnificence of this wonderful Island.
Written October 23, 2023
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mkealding
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Fantastic place to visit. Relax by the beach or visit the iconic champagne pools. Have a drink at the Gutter bar. Lots of water activities. Great walks.
Written October 16, 2022
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David N
Brisbane, Australia1,705 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing week here recently. Went to the gutter bar for lunch, yellow patch for a relaxing day on the beach and so many other parts of the island to enjoy the pristine surrounds of nature
Written September 30, 2022
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MauiFlyGIrl
Maui7 contributions
Aug 2022
Enjoyed 3 days at the Tangalooma Resort. A little older and rundown but clean and comfortable enough. Pauly was a great guide on the North Island/Sand Sledding tour. The ATV tour was so-so, guides not that friendly and it was kind of short. Biggest complaint was the food. Not much selection and everything was just meh and the grocery store has a very limited inventory.
The dolphin feed was a let down as we did it on the night that a cruise boat was in port and they put hotel guests at the back of the line so you only were with the dolphin for about 30 seconds and then you get shuttled out of the way for the next group since there were so many people there.
But it was a beautiful location and most of the staff were friendly.
Written September 7, 2022
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mai d
Swansea, UK66 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We caught the ferry to Moreton on a day trip expecting to have lunch at Tangalooma and a walk .The Island is spectacular and the ferry docking on the beach is quite something.However Tangalooma resembles a soviet era holiday camp with “do not trespass “ signs everywhere-you cannot visit the canteen like “restaurant “ if not a resident and any other food outlet is the other side of the island !! Moreton is lovely but go prepared-we had researched a little but had expected Tangalooma to welcome visitors as most other resorts do ( unless very exclusive)
Written April 27, 2022
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John M
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Apr 2022
My family have travelled to Moreton Island yearly for a number of years, and it is sad to experience rude staff operating on the Micat, {which has the only vehicle service to travel to the island} disappointing.
We would be sure to use any new service if it comes.
The tall skinny guy on the beach we believe was the skipper and was told his name to be Dave was rude and abrupt with us and considering we are the paying customer, I believe Micat could find someone better suited for the job.
The Cafe staff always seem friendly, maybe he was having a bad day but it did not make our day better.
Written April 19, 2022
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APENNY2015
Queensland, Australia4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Parked up at 1.14 for ferry at 2pm as requested, 45 minutes early.

Did not depart terminal until 3, an hour late.

Was in front 10 cars but because no trailer or caravan, almost last to.load. will be interesting to see what time we actually disembark.

Not one apology or explanation. Just a person on loudspeaker encouraging us to buy their overpriced snack bar goods and alcohol.

Additionally, with Covid we have held a booking since 2019. We were not refunded, the owners pulled the "we are just a small family business, we don't have the cash to refund".

Don't mind looking after small business but certainly can see this is one small business with big business values.

Moreton Island Ferries sux. I wish I had a lot of money so I could set up competition to their monopoly.
Written April 8, 2022
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Patricia M
Kellyville, Australia12 contributions
Feb 2022
What an amazing day! Our day trip to Moreton Island and Tangalooma Shipwreck reef, was fantastic, thanks to a beautiful boat, fantastic crew (Covid trained), and excellent weather! On board the boat, we enjoyed a delicious lunch, watched dolphins at play, and snorkeled among the shipwreck reef, to see colourful and varied fish. Crew members kept us informed and safe, at all times. Thank-you❤️
Written February 5, 2022
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