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Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area

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Moreton Bay is home to approximately 600 bottlenose dolphins and each evening as the sun begins to set across the water, a small pod makes their way to the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort. Since 1992, resort guests have had the opportunity to hand feed the dolphins as part of the Tangalooma wild dolphin feeding program.

Currently up to 11 dolphins frequent the shores of Tangalooma, hunting, surfing and playing with fellow pod members. The jetty at Tangalooma is the perfect platform for viewing and observing these wild dolphins as they continuously entertain all with their inquisitive antics. A dedicated Dolphin Care Team records the dolphins’ behaviour each evening, monitoring growth, behaviour and interactions.

Included in selected accommodation and day cruise packages is the opportunity to wade into the water to feed these playful creatures. Day guests travelling on the Dolphin Adventure Tour also have the chance to participate in this unforgettable experience.

Open Times

Note: Runs from 1800 to 2000 daily. Times vary according to season.

Facilities

  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Child Activities
  • Child Minding
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Lockers
  • Public Telephone
  • Tour Desk
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information

Accessibility:

There is access for guests with a disability. Disabled access is available to most resort areas and room allocation/set up will suit if notified prior to arrival. Guide dogs are welcome.

Children:

Children are welcome and catered for with a playground and Eco Kids activities available at the Marine Education and Conservation Centre.
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Tangalooma, Moreton Island
Queensland
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Tangalooma Dolphin Feeding

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Moreton Bay is home to approximately 600 bottlenose dolphins and each evening as the sun begins to set across the water, a small pod makes their way to the shores of Tangalooma Island Resort. Since 1992, resort guests have had the opportunity to hand feed the dolphins as part of the Tangalooma wild dolphin feeding program. Currently up to 11 dolphins frequent the shores of Tangalooma, hunting, surfing and playing with fellow pod members. The jetty at Tangalooma is the perfect platform for viewing and observing these wild dolphins as they continuously entertain all with their inquisitive antics. A dedicated Dolphin Care Team records the dolphins’ behaviour each evening, monitoring growth, behaviour and interactions. Included in selected accommodation and day cruise packages is the opportunity to wade into the water to feed these playful creatures. Day guests travelling on the Dolphin Adventure Tour also have the chance to participate in this unforgettable experience.

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.

Tangalooma Wrecks Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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15 vessels have been deliberately sunk on the landward side of Moreton Island to form a breakwall for small boats and a wreck dive and snorkel site. The Tangalooma Wrecks provide good diving in depths from 2-10 metres. Even in this shallow water, the wrecks attract an amazing amount of marine life, including wobbegongs, trevally, kingfish, yellowtail and lots of tropical fish.

Mount Tempest

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Moreton Island is the most natural of the large sand islands located in Moreton Bay's sheltered waters. At 285 metres high, Mount Tempest is the highest stabilised sand dune in the world. The walk to the top of Mount Tempest is a memorable one, with sweeping views of Moreton Bay and the island's length a spectacular experience. It is a steep climb and can be challenging, but the view is worth every step.

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.

Moreton Island

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
No island in Moreton Bay says 'fun' more than Moreton. Located in the northern part of the Bay, Moreton is only a short boat trip from Scarborough or Manly. One of the world's largest sand islands, Moreton is almost completely National Park, making it an excellent destination for nature lovers. It is famous as one of only a handful of places in the world where you can hand feed dolphins in the wild, at Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. Towards the northern end of the island, the freshwater Blue Lagoon lake offers a host of birdlife and wildflowers during spring - perfect for bird watching and bushwalking. Several walking tracks are established on the island. Nearby at Cape Moreton stands the oldest lighthouse in Queensland, which was first lit on February 14, 1857. Adrenaline seekers enjoy Moreton Island for the unique experience of sand-tobogganing down the world's tallest stabilised sand dune - Mt Tempest. Guided tours are available; along with all the equipment you'll need for a head-first, high-speed trip down the dune. Tangalooma also offers quad-biking tours around the island - their fleet of bikes is one of the largest in the country. With mysterious shipwrecks and colourful coral reefs in the area, scuba diving and snorkelling are popular additions to the usual aquatic pursuits of swimming and surfing, which also happen to be world class on Moreton Island. The famous Tangalooma Wrecks provide some of the best diving and snorkelling to be found on the east coast of Australia. No time for the Great Barrier Reef? No problem, all this is right at Brisbane's doorstep!
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