In fact, this is categorized as one of the most exciting holiday experiences that Australia has to offer. If you are visiting Brisbane and are looking for adventure, then this island is the perfect destination. One of the most fascinating facts about the island is that it is almost entirely sandy. This means that to get there, you would have to plan for the use of a 4WD vehicle that is intended to make your holiday both seamless and fun.
This virgin paradise allows you to get away from the daily stress of life in the city and unwind in a heavenly destination where you get to enjoy sun, sand and sea. There are lots of activities to indulge in, whether you would like the adventure of extreme sandboarding, driving across the more than 300 miles of rugged beach terrain in your 4WD car or simply opt to tour the more than a dozen shipwreck sites that dot the island’s landscape.
A visit to this magnificently beautiful island is incomplete without touring the Cape Moreton Lighthouse. The lighthouse is an intriguing attraction, largely because of its vintage style. It was built in 1857, and more than a century later, attracts more than just tourists on the island. From this lighthouse, you can get stunning views of the rest of the island. Look out for the dolphins that come to play when breeding season is on around the island.
What is a visit to Moreton Island without diving in the crystal clear waters that abound in the island? Take on a wet adventure at the Blue Lagoon, or make your way to the popular Champagne Pools. These pools constitute volcanic rock and sandstone which merge naturally, creating an excellent surf break for surfing enthusiasts. Swimming in the azure waters that fill the natural pools makes for an exhilarating water adventure.
If you’d like some serenity, or want to spend significant time with your partner, head northwards to the North Point. The views from this point are breathtakingly beautiful, complete with glimpses of the Glass House Mountains in the distance. Make sure to look out for the sunset for great evening photography shots.
Other adventures you can take on while at the island include hiking Mount Tempest, taking on the lakes, big guns at Battery Acid and enjoying the flora and fauna of the island. The latter is a perfect blend of clear, giant sand dunes, wild verdant jungles and pristine beaches.
With different accommodation options to suit your style and preference, Moreton Island is a delightful place to be. The information box below will help you plan your trip accordingly.
Address: East of Moreton Bay, on the coast of South East Queensland.
Opening hours: open daily
Ticket entry: varies depending on the attractions visited.
Distance from Brisbane CBD: 58 kilometers north east of the city