Easter is one of those precious times that allows you to step away from the standard confines of the norm, spend time with family and explore the great unknown wonders within arm’s reach. With the warmth of summer still in the air, we’ve identified a day-trip destination in Queensland set to captivate locals and visitors this Easter break – Tangalooma Island Resort.
Only 75-minutes from Brisbane by ferry, this hidden gem is an oasis set on the subtropical Moreton Island. With a montage of idyllic white sand beaches, a turquoise blue coastline and a plethora of adventures around every bend, Tangalooma is a postcard come to life.
The best part? From morning to dusk, there are no limits to your pursuit for experiences across land and sea. To help showcase the possibilities, we’ve broken down our dream day trip experience which you can replicate or add to yourself.
Watch the mainland disappear on an early morning ferry and be greeted by a satisfying sight. Tangalooma is glistening. First up on the agenda is one of Tangalooma’s most renowned underwater experiences, snorkelling at the world-famous Tangalooma Wrecks. Traverse the rippled blue by boat and arrive just short of the colourful coral beneath. It’s time to dive in. Underneath, you will be awakened to the wonders of the Wrecks, meet a myriad of tropical fish, turtles, dugongs and more.
Next on the agenda is the ATV Quad Bike tour, letting you explore the rolling sand dunes and race along the unlimited stretches of beach and bushland on Australia’s largest, and may we say, most beautiful network of dedicated quad bike tracks. Parents, if the adrenalin boost isn’t quite what you are looking for, don’t hesitate to sit this one out (while we’re sure you will regret it) and soak up some much-needed sun on the beach.
Continue the exploration on a Desert Safari Tour. This unique rainforest trek is both interesting and thrilling. The bumpy tour will take you through a lush green jungle, before opening up to a desolate sandy desert as far as the eye can see. Getting there is only half the fun though. The giant sand dune is perfectly tilted allowing you to reach speeds of 40-kilometres per hour as you fly down on a sand toboggan.
Once your heart rate has returned to resting, take some time out and get up close and personal with the abundance of marine and bird life that calls Tangalooma home. From kookaburras to pelicans and seabirds, there is always a new friend to make along the journey.
We’ve saved the most magical experience until last. As the sun sets over the water, watch as a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins make their way to the Tangalooma shore for their nightly feed. What makes this experience so incredible is that you are able to hand-feed these playful dolphins in their natural habitat. Tangalooma is one of the only places in Australia where this opportunity exists and it will allow you to see their distinctive and unique personalities first hand.
For more information visit https://www.tangalooma.com/.