Three Days on Moreton Island

Escape to an island paradise off the coast of southeast Queensland for a luxury getaway surrounded by turquoise waters and swaying palm trees. From relaxing by the beach to cruising along the Bay, Moreton Island offers a wealth of opportunities to unwind and experience an adventure amongst nature. As a protected sand island, you’ll see an abundance of wildlife like white whales, bottlenose dolphins and fur seals during your visit. Take a break from long days of driving and leave your Hertz rental car securely in Brisbane. 

Day 1: Island Getaway Beginnings 

All aboard the Micat ferry, where you’ll embark on a scenic 90-minute cruise from the Port of Brisbane to the Tangalooma wrecks. With picturesque views, plus onboard food and a full bar, settle into the island atmosphere and let the peaceful ocean sounds prepare you for your three-day getaway. Once you’ve arrived on the Island, most accommodation options aren’t far from where you’ll disembark the ferry. The Tangalooma Island Resort offers options including a six-bedroom penthouse or self-contained beachfront villas, while the Tangalooma Beach House acts as your home away from home with bayside views and architectural design. The main beach here is Tangalooma Beach, where relaxation and play blend blissfully, making it the perfect spot for an afternoon of sunbathing, splashing around in the water or family time. Further up the beach, you’ll be able to see the Tangalooma wrecks (a handful of ships sunk by the Queensland government to provide anchorage for boat owners) and watch a family of bottlenose dolphins being fed nightly, along with spectacular sunset views.  

Tangalooma Wrecks

Day 2: Fishing, Lighthouse Views & Dining 

After your first day spent settling in by the beach,  it’s time to add some adventure to your trip. Begin your second day on Moreton Island with a buffet breakfast at the Tursiops Breakfast Buffet at the Tangalooma Island Resort. With a wide selection of hot and cold menu items, coffee, tea and fresh juices, it’s an excellent spot to dine before heading out for the day. If you’re an avid angler, Moreton Island is ideal for casting a line. With an abundance of unique fish in the sea including whiting, dart and tailor, fishing is one of the many water activities that tourists enjoy during their visit. Sites like Reeder’s Point, Eastern Beach and Yellow Patch are bustling with fishing activity, and also offer stunning views across the Island. If fishing isn’t your thing, wander up to the Cape Moreton Lighthouse, Queensland’s oldest lighthouse, on the northern point of the Island. You’ll get amazing views across the Pacific Ocean, and if you’re visiting between June and October, it’s an ideal spot to see the annual humpback whale migration. Finish your day with dinner by the sea at one of Moreton’s top restaurants. 

Cape Moreton Lighthouse

Day 3: Ultimate Island Retreat 

Relax, refresh and rejuvenate with pampering and self-care activities during your last day on Moreton Island. Visit the Wild Dolphin Massage and Beauty parlour at the Tangalooma Island Resort to indulge in a massage, facial or pamper package. Remedial, aromatherapy and hot stone massages are available here, or guests can opt for a spa facial, exfoliation or body wrap treatment. There are also packages on offer that include manicures and pedicures, and a couple’s package for those visiting with a loved one. After a soothing start to your day, head out on the water with your own private boat charter. Big Blue Charters offer a luxury charter experience across Moreton Bay aboard ‘Platinum’, a 62 ft Azimut Cruiser. The Platinum has all you need for a peaceful day out sailing along the tranquil waters, with room for 23 guests and four entertaining areas. You can also choose to elevate your experience with the option to purchase a beverage package, catering package and yacht waterslide to add on to your booking. After a day spent gliding along the water, taking in the sights and surrounds of this beautiful island, it’salmost time to say goodbye. Wrap up your three days on Moreton Island with a delicious farewell dinner at Fire & Stone. Serving delectable Asian cuisine, dine on signature dishes like Thai Basil Chicken or Sweet and Sour Pork while overlooking the bay one last time. 


As your Moreton Island escape comes to an end, reflect on the adventures and experiences you’ve had during your stay. From watching bottlenose dolphins being fed in front of you, to cruising across the ocean, you’ll come home feeling energised and refreshed, ready for your next holiday.