Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island lies a short 75 minute boat ride away from the Queensland capital of Brisbane. It’s one of those places that South-East Queenslanders have known about for years – but kind of forgot about. I’ll put my hand up – guilty as charged – and really didn’t put it into the mix of holiday options for couples and families looking for a local beach break.
However, a recent overnight trip with some fellow agents to this former whaling station has reawakened my love for this place. Imagine long sandy beaches, crystal clear Queensland waters, fantastic snorkelling, 35-metre tall sand dunes, whale watching, a host of beach activities and accommodation for every budget.
Want an action-packed weekend away with sand-tobogganing, quad-biking and parasailing? More into marine life and prefer to head out into Moreton Bay to watch the hump-back whale migration, then snorkel along a wreck and hand-feed wild dolphins? Or perhaps you’d rather be lying on the beach with a cocktail in hand and your head in a good book?
Whether you’re taking your significant other, a group of mates or a tribe of children, Tangalooma has accommodation to suit. From 3.5 star hotel rooms, 1 bedroom suites and beach houses to to 4.5 star apartments, you’ll find something to fit your budget and holiday style.
Day trips are also a great option for those who don’t have time for an overnight getaway or are looking for an interesting day out from Brisbane. From June to October you can take a whale watching cruise, and year round you can do a day trip to Tangalooma Island Resort that for a day on the beach, enjoy the activities or to feed the dolphins.
One of the highlights of my stay was the quad biking. I was beside myself as I am hopeless on any kind of moving vehicle that isn’t a car – I can’t ride a bike and my only experience with a scooter landed me into a brick wall! Needless to say the idea of speeding around sandy paths on a quad bike wasn’t sitting well with me! But what an experience it turned out to be – along beach tracks, through the palm trees and back home along the sand as the sun was setting. So beautiful… and sooo much fun!
So next time you’re thinking of a beach break in South East Queensland, consider Tangalooma Island Resort – our own version of Fiji just across Moreton Bay. Email me for more details and access to special rates – firstname.lastname@example.org
x Sonia x
Thanks to Tangalooma Island Resort & MTA Travel for hosting me.