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Flinders Reef

Moreton Bay And Islands, Moreton Bay Area

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Scuba dive amongst an amazing amount of marine life, including wobbegongs, turtles, stingrays and lots of reef fish at Flinders Reef. Within Moreton Bay Marine Park, Flinders Reef is Brisbane's only true coral reef and fully protected marine sanctuary.

Dive walls, gutters, caves and pinnacles. At least 112 coral species including staghorn, brain, plate and many other hard coral, as well as soft corals, gorgonians, sponges and sea whips can be seen at Flinders Reef. It also hosts more than 175 species of reef fish, invertebrates, turtles, stingrays, wobbegong sharks and the occasional manta ray.

Activities

  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swim with Fish
Moreton Bay Marine Park
Moreton Bay And Islands, Moreton Bay Area
Queensland
Australia

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Tangatours - Moreton Island

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From AU$49.00 - 139.00
Operating on the beachfront of Tangalooma Island Resort, Tangatours is an exciting adventure and tourism operator which provides both land and water based activities to the resort and day guests. What a perfect way to spend a day in paradise, sailing along the crystal clear waters of Moreton Bay in one of their easy to use Catamarans, getting up close and personal with the large array of sea life on their fish feeding, snorkelling or diving tours and much much more! They ensure their activities are fun and challenging - seven days a week!

Adventure Moreton Island

Multiple Locations
From AU$144.00 - 253.00
Adventure Moreton Island is an exciting tour operation, which offers one day or overnight activity packages, departing 20 minutes from the Brisbane International Airport. Their packages range from adrenaline pumping to water-based leisure. Leaving from Brisbane's Holt Street Wharf, Adventure Moreton Island operates out of Tangatours, which is located at the pristine Tangalooma Island Resort. This allows their guests to have full use of the resort facilities, along with their chosen package option. With its tranquil, clear blue waters and abundant marine life, Moreton Island is a must do adventure activity. Guests are able to find a package to suit their needs, budget and give them an experience they will never forget! Adventure Moreton Island Package options give their guests the ability to choose from many activities depending on their chosen package.

Gray Line Brisbane

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From AU$35.00 - 275.00
Gray Line Brisbane and Gold Coast is one of Australia's premium and most trusted day tour brands. Their tours include heading to Australia Zoo, the Gold Coast Hinterland, Tangalooma and many other Queensland destinations. Gray Line has all your touring needs to ensure you see the most from the 'Sunshine State'.

Moreton Island Lighthouse

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Moreton Island Lighthouse was the first lighthouse built in Queensland. The tower is built on a rare rocky promontory on a sand island and is constructed of sandstone quarried on Moreton Island. The lighthouse was built to cope with increased shipping movements along the northern coast and for a long time was the only light on the entire east coast of Australia. The large number of wrecks scattered around the entrance to Moreton Bay, near the island, attest to the need for the light. The original light source oil wick which was converted to pressurised acetylene gas in1930 then to 240 volt electricity in 1937 and finally to solar power in 1993. The lighthouse is on the northern point of Moreton Island. On the west side of the island is Tangalooma, which was also once home to Queensland's first and only whaling station from 1952 to 1962. It now functions as a small and popular resort. Situated near the lighthouse is the Moreton Island National park information centre, which has a great source on information on the island's history.

Tangalooma Whale Watch Cruises

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From AU$110.00 - 175.00
The humpback whale is known for their long migration journeys each winter, putting on a magnificent display of breaching, tail slapping and spy hopping as they make their way to warmer waters. South-East Queensland is one of the best places to view these amazing creatures, with over 16,000 whales expected to journey past Moreton Island this winter. This is definitely something you don't want to miss! Tangalooma operates daily whale watching cruises from June through until the end of October with departures available from Brisbane and Tangalooma. Board the largest whale watching vessel in Brisbane and see these majestic humpback whales in their natural environment as part of an awe-inspiring day tour. The cruise includes a light lunch onboard as well an extensive educational commentary by an Eco Ranger from Tangalooma's Marine Education and Conservation Centre (TMECC).

Moreton Island National Park

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Moreton Island National Park offers a playground of beaches, dunes, coastal heath, woodlands and shallow freshwater lagoons. Add a rocky outcrop and the historic Cape Moreton lighthouse and you have a recipe for discovery and relaxation. At the Cape Moreton information centre, investigate the history of the island. Stroll through the eerie, sandy landscapes of the Desert, Big Sandhills and Little Sandhills. Climb to the top of Mount Tempest - the world's highest stable coastal sand dune. Relax at one of five campgrounds or enjoy camping in one of the established camping zones along the beach. Swim in the clear waters of Blue Lagoon. Moreton Island is reached by boat from Brisbane.

Cherubs Cave Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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A small concrete cherub once marked the main entrance to this hidden cave off Moreton Island (it was last seen near the engine of the 'St Paul', 6 miles north). The large circular shaped cave roughly measures 20 by 15 metres and has six exits. The entire area is surrounded by rocky gullies, smaller caves, overhangs, pelagic life, a large resident Queensland Groper and Grey Nurse Sharks.

Curtain Artificial Reef Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Curtain Artificial Reef is a popular dive site in Moreton Bay and is easily accessible from Brisbane. Since 1968, the Underwater Research Group of Queensland have been sinking large vessels, cars, tires and pontoons at this site on the West side of Moreton Island. The largest wreck is the Bremer (50 metres). Most have been cleared of obstructions and can be safely entered and explored. The reef pulsates with marine life - tropical fish, gropers, trevally, abundant Wobbegongs and rays and other schooling fish.

Gotham City Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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In the Moreton Bay area north of Moreton Island and off Brisbane, a giant Granite Rock extends 15 metres up from the sandy bottom. It looks like a giant fridge lying on its side, 40 metres by 25 metres wide. Sheer cliffs rise from the bottom on three sides, with a few shallow caves. Originally called Emporers Tomb because of the abundance of Red Emporer, a typo had it renamed Gotham City in the ships logbook and it has been named so ever since.

Henderson's Rock Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Henderson's Rock Dive Site is of Brisbane's better and less frequented dive sites. There are deep ledges, overhangs and caves, hidden and partly obscured by thick kelp, all to be explored. Keep an eye out for the Ornate crayfish, prolific in this area. Expect sightings of Grey Nurse Sharks in Winter, where they occasionally school up in the main gutter to the north of the shallow rock. Other species of shark, including Gummy Sharks, Leopard Sharks and Wobbegong, also frequent the area.
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