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Moreton Island National Park

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area

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.

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Moreton Island National Park
Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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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.

Flinders Reef Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Moreton Bay Marine Park is home to Brisbane's only true coral reef and fully protected marine sanctuary, Flinders Reef. Scuba dive among an amazing array of marine life and coral, perfect for any diver. The walls, gutters, caves and pinnacles of this reef are covered in over one hundred coral species including staghorn, brain, plate and many others, as well as soft corals, gorgonians and sponges. On your dive, you'll discover that Flinders Reef also hosts more than 175 species of reef fish, invertebrates, turtles, stingrays, wobbegong sharks and even the occasional manta ray.

The Pines Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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One of the more unusual dive sites off Brisbane, The Pines is a coffee rock reef, or in other words a dirt boulder reef. Now a dirt boulder reef might not sound very exciting but cut with ledges and caves these dirt boulders are home to a surprising amount of marine life. The Pines in located on the inner side of Moreton Island and varies in depth from 3 to 30 metres. This site is a great place to see turtles, stingrays, batfish, wobbegongs, moray eels and a rich variety of reef fish and pelagic fish. But divers should also look out for unusual species like pineapplefish, leaf scorpionfish, nudibranchs, octopus, cuttlefish and pipefish.

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. While the guardian has since disappeared, this underwater world remains to be discovered by the adventurous diver. Cherub's Cave is a large, circular cave, roughly 20 by 15 metres, with six exits providing a 'choose-your-own-adventure' style dive. The entire area is surrounded by rocky gullies, smaller caves and overhangs to explore. Pelagic life, including barracuda, kingfish and trevally, patrol the area, and divers will also encounter turtles, gropers and wobbegong sharks. Grey nurse sharks gather in the gutters at Cherub's Cave over winter, and make for very interesting dive companions.

Tangalooma Wrecks Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Situated on the western side of Moreton Island, the Tangalooma Wrecks comprises 17 vessels deliberately sunk to not only form a breakwall for small boats, but also to create a unique and exciting wreck dive and snorkel site. The wrecks provide great diving in depths from 2 to 10 metres. The shallow water of the site attracts an amazing array of marine life, including wobbegongs, trevally, kingfish, yellowtail and lots of tropical fish. Each wreck tells a different story, with the hulls of each waiting to be explored. The Tangalooma Wrecks are a casual swim off the beach for those who want an easily accessible dive, but be careful of the currents between the shore and the wrecks.

Henderson Rock Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Henderson Rock, on the eastern side of Moreton Island, is one of Brisbane's better and less frequented dive sites. With lots of deep ledges, overhangs and caves hiding behind kelp, these mysterious rocks have many secrets to be discovered. Keep an eye out for the ornate crayfish, prolific in this area, and grey nurse sharks, who enjoy schooling up in the main gutter during the winter months. With reef fish darting among the kelp, other species of shark, including brown-banded catsharks and wobbegong, also frequent the area.

Curtain Artificial Reef Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Curtin Artificial Reef is a popular dive site in Moreton Bay and is easily accessible from Brisbane. Since 1968, the Underwater Research Group of Queensland has been sinking large vessels, cars, tires and pontoons at this site to create a haven for the local tropical fish, gropers, trevally, abundant wobbegongs, rays and other schooling fish. This great underwater wrecking yard features 32 sunken vessels, the largest being former 50 metre coal barge the Bremer, which - like most of the other wrecks - has been cleared of obstructions so divers can safely enter and explore these impressive playground submerged in depths from 12 to 28 metres.

Gotham City Dive Site

Moreton Island, Brisbane Area
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Gotham City, north of Brisbane's Moreton Island, is one of the most spectacular dive sites in Queensland. Featuring a giant granite rock 15 metres tall, 40 metres long and 25 metres wide, with sheer cliffs off all edges, many divers compare the sight to a small version of the famous Uluru (or Ayers Rock). The rock is decorated with exquisite corals, including black coral trees and sea whips, and is a great place to see spotted eagle rays and wobbegong sharks. Snapper, batfish, gropers and barracuda are also regular visitors to Gotham City.

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.
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