More about Moreton Island
Why go to Moreton Island?
Pristine beach, relaxing island vibe, opportunities to explore
Travel around the island is only available on tours
Beautiful location that is especially good for water-lovers
Moreton Island Cruise Port Facilities?
Ships anchor off Tangalooma Island Resort and use tenders to transport passengers to a pier.
Good to Know?
Tangalooma Island Resort and its many activities await your full day in port at Moreton Island. If you're not keen on a tour of the island or participating in any activities on offer, you can enjoy the resort facilities, which include a pristine beach, lunch ashore, cold drink at the bar or swimming in one of two pools. There is also a beach festival when ships call, with music and food stalls.
On Foot: You can walk around the Tangalooma Resort and the beach.
By Tour: The only way to see other parts of the island from Tangalooma and your ship is by taking an organised tour. Options include 4WD bus tours, bay cruises and helicopter flights. You may be able to hire a 4WD taxi at the resort, but on days when a ship is in port, they are usually busy operating tours. A limited number of 4WD vehicles are also available to rent at Tangalooma Resort, but they are not available when a ship is in port because they are used for tours.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The local currency is the Australian dollar. There are no banks on Moreton Island. There is an ATM at the Tangalooma Resort, and the resort also offers currency exchange. For updated currency-conversion figures, visit www.xe.com.
Australians speak English with an Aussie accent and, on Moreton Island, the language is much the same as you'll find in the rest of the country. Just don't forget your togs, which is what Queenslanders call a swimsuit. You'll definitely need one on a visit to this island with all the beaches and water sports. Most local tourists will be from Brisbane.