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Tangalooma Island Resort

Hotel Class
3.5 out of 5



4.0 / 5Very Good
681 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Moreton Island Sand Dune
    25 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mount Tempest
    15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Fort Cowan Cowan
    25 min drive

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Book online or call:

1800 809 285
  • Standard Room (Ferry Additional)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Villa, Beachside (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)

    Room Amenities

    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 7
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  • Deluxe Room (Ferry Additional)

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Family Suite (Ferry Additional)

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Resort Unit (Ferry Additional)

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Villa, Beach View (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)

    Room Amenities

    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 6
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About this area

Moreton Island

Located in Moreton Island, Tangalooma Island Resort is on the beach. Fort Cowan Cowan is a local landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Moreton Island Sand Dune and Mount Tempest. Our guests appreciate the resort's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Moreton Island Sand Dune - 25 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mount Tempest - 15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Fort Cowan Cowan - 25 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Fire and Stone – Al fresco dining restaurant offering Asian cuisine.
  • Tursiops Buffet – Beachfront buffet restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast.
  • Beach Cafe – Beachfront bistro. Serves lunch and dinner daily.
  • Coffee Shop – Coffee shop. Serves light fare daily.

About this property

Tangalooma Island Resort

Ocean-view resort with a bar/lounge, near Moreton Island Sand Dune
Spend the day playing on the beach then return to dine at one of Tangalooma Island Resort's 3 restaurants. All 302 rooms offer fridges, room service (during limited hours) and TVs with satellite channels. Showers and phones are also available to guests.
Tangalooma Island Resort offers 302 forms of accommodation. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a shower.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Renovations and closures

The property will be renovating from 23 April 2019 until 07 December 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Selected guestrooms
Renovation work will only be conducted during working hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disturbance.



Check-in between 2 PM - 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Guests are automatically booked on the 12 PM ferry from Brisbane to Tangalooma on the day of arrival, and on the 2 PM ferry from Tangalooma to Brisbane on the day of departure. Guests must contact the resort prior to arrival to choose an alternative ferry time. Guests can contact the resort using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Ferry transfers depart from Holt St Wharf, Pinkenba and are payable on arrival. Ferry transfers are AUD84.00 per adult return and AUD46.00 per child return.​

Cruise ship arrivals throughout the year may restrict access to some tours and activities on the following dates:

October: 2
November: 13, 20, 23
December: 1, 7, 8, 18

January: 18
February: 8
March: 21, 24, 25.
April: 01.
May: 09, 13, 20.
June: 07, 26.
July: 17.
August: 13.
September: 19, 23, 27.
October: 10, 14, 21.
November: 7, 11, 18, 25.

For more information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property has occasional scheduled power outages. Guests who require continuous power supply for life support equipment must notify the property 96 hours prior to check-in.


Check-out before 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

Diners Club
American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 15 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 0 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Guests must transfer via boat to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking.

Property is also known as

  • Tangalooma Island Resort
  • Tangalooma Island
  • Tangalooma Island Hotel
  • Tangalooma Beachcomber / Driftwood Hotel Moreton Island
  • Hotel Tangalooma Island
  • Dolphin Resort Tangalooma Wild

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: AUD 15 per day

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 20 for children
  • 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Basketball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Golf driving range
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Parasailing
  • Playground
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Shower


  • satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Fridge


  • Phone

Nearby activities


Where to eat


Very Good

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Loved the location, staff were all so nice, rooms are a touch dated and need a broom so you can sweep up the sand each day :-)

Stayed 3 nights in Dec. 2019


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    Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    Too far from carpark. Otherwise very good. Would come again.

    Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Unique and beautiful place. Lots of activities and tours available on the island. Feeding the dolphins at night was the highlight. Wish I had longer there,

    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

    A bit pricey, but totally worth it to hand feed wild dolphins!

    Stayed 1 night in Oct. 2019

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