What we'll do
Don't just see Moreton Island, experience it in every way possible on this epic day trip!
Moreton Island is a unique paradise of golden beaches, rolling surf and beautiful freshwater lakes, and easily accessible from Brisbane or the Gold Coast as a day trip. Join Australian Sunset Safaris and explore and snorkel the stunning Tangalooma Shipwrecks with a knowledgeable guide.
Australian Sunset Safaris were the first to pioneer “Transparent Kayaks” in Queensland. Kayak around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks and see fish and coral like never before, without even having to go under the water. You'll also get to experience the awesome fish feeding frenzy in the Transparent Kayaks.
After enjoying a wonderful fresh picnic lunch on the beach, you'll take a trip to "The Desert" in the 4WD ‘Tough Bus’. Once here, experience the exhilaration of sliding down the giant sand dunes at speeds of up to 70 kilometres an hour.
Explore all the best of Moreton Island on this one day adventure - book your spot now!
What to know
Tour days: Departs daily except for Wednesdays
- Price includes:
- 11+ hour guided tour
- Snorkel and swim at the Tangalooma Shipwrecks
- All snorkelling equipment including suits
- Guided snorkel tours
- Kayaks and equipment
- Experienced and knowledgeable guides
- Aussie picnic lunch with hot and cold dishes
- 4WD Tough Bus experience
- Sand dunes and sand-boarding
- Air-conditioned ferry and bus transfers
- Not inclusive of:
- National Park Levy and Return Boat Ticket ($50 AUD, payable at check-in with cash)
Language: Tour is given in easy to understand English.
Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting of locals and travellers.
Group size: Up to 40 people may be on board, but all activities are done in small groups.
Age range: This tour attracts a mix of travellers.
Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 7 days in advance.
About your guides
Australian Sunset Safaris is a Brisbane and Gold Coast-based tour operator, offering adventure tours to some of the most prestigious natural attractions in Southern Queensland. Their tours are designed for the "Eco Adventurer", someone who loves outdoors, wildlife and nature.
All their guides are professionals, with an intimate knowledge of Moreton Island’s unique attractions. Their mission is to make your visit to Moreton Island more than just a beautiful place to go, but an “Experience to Remember.”
What should I bring? We recommend a small bag containing your beach towel, bathing suit, hat, sunglasses, practical clothing, footwear and sunscreen (at least 30+ SPF). Please also bring $50 AUD for the National Park Levy and Return Boat Ticket, payable at check-in with cash. Don't forget your sense of fun and adventure!
Where do we start and finish? Tours start and finish in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. If departing from Brisbane, the meeting point is “Brisbane Coach Terminal”, Parkland Cres, Brisbane City. If departing from the Gold Coast, the meeting point is “Mantra on View Hotel”, 22 View St, Surfers Paradise.
How long does the tour go for? Tour departs at 7:00 am from Brisbane and return at approximately 6:30 pm. Tours depart at 5:45 am from the Gold Coast and return at approximately 7:30 pm.
What days does the tour operate? Tours depart daily except Wednesdays.
What do we eat? The Aussie style picnic lunch includes fresh bread rolls/wraps, freshly-cut vegetables, sliced cold meat, assorted sauces/condiments and drinking water.
Do you cater for specific diets? Unfortunately, special dietary requirements cannot be accommodated.
Who can come? Everyone is welcome on this tour! Please note that this tour is not suitable for pregnant women, people with disabilities, or people with recent injuries. The tour activities are not wheelchair accessible.
What if I get seasick? If you are prone to seasickness, it is advisable to take something before you go. Check with a chemist.
What is the additional charge or levy? An additional charge of $50 AUD per adult and $35 AUD per child covers the National Park Levy and the Return Boat Ticket. This is payable directly to the bus driver in cash upon departure. Please note that an additional surcharge of $10 AUD will apply for services scheduled on public holidays such as Christmas, New Year’s Day and the Easter long weekend.
Do I get any refund if any activity (kayaking and/or snorkelling) gets cancelled due to unfavourable weather conditions? Unfortunately, there is no refund if any activity gets cancelled due to bad weather conditions. The operator will try their best to replace the cancelled activity with an island scenic tour when unpredictable weather condition happens, however, this is not guaranteed.
- Cancellations made 2 days or more before the activity starts will receive a full refund.
- No cancellations can be made within 2 days of the activity.
- Tours are dependent on the weather, so once or twice a year there may be a cancellation by the operator due to extreme weather conditions.