Tangalooma

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Get away to the pristine white sand beaches on the western side of Moreton Island, known for sunset dolphin-feeding experiences and shipwreck snorkelling.

Tangalooma, on Moreton Island’s western side, is an incredible natural escape. Feed dolphins at sunset, snorkel around sunken ships, take a whale-watching cruise and enjoy long walks on white sand beaches.

On the 75-minute ferry journey to the island, watch for dolphins, whales and turtles in the Moreton Bay Marine Park. After arriving at Tangalooma Jetty, notice the Tangalooma Wrecks, 15 boats intentionally wrecked near the shoreline to create a protected place for smaller boat anchorage.

Explore the wrecks on a snorkelling trip to see corals, wobbegong sharks and colourful tropical fish. Hire a paddleboard, kayak or catamaran and glide across Moreton Bay’s clear waters. Laze on the white sand beach.

At sunset, dolphins gather and play near the Tangalooma Island Resort, waiting for their dinner. Have an unforgettable experience hand-feeding the curious and intelligent dolphins and their calves. Book ahead with the resort to ensure your place. Stay in a beachfront villa and dine with views of sunsets over the water at one of the restaurants within the resort.

Learn about the area’s history. The name Tangalooma means a meeting place of fishes in the language of the Aboriginal Ngugi people who once lived on the island. The Ngugi people were forcibly relocated to Stradbroke Island in the mid-1800s, but the area remains true to its name.

The site of Tangalooma Island Resort also has a fascinating and sad maritime history. During the 1950s, a whaling station was set up and thousands of humpback whales were harvested for their oil. After whaling ceased and Moreton Bay Marine Park was designated as a wildlife reserve, the humpback whale population has gradually been re-established. Take a whale-watching tour to see these incredible creatures and learn about modern conservation efforts.

Reach Tangalooma on Moreton Island by passenger ferry from the Holt Street Wharf in Pinkenba or car ferry from the Port of Brisbane. Navigate the island by foot or by four-wheel drive vehicle on the beaches.

Tangalooma Island Resort
Tangalooma Island Resort
3.5 out of 5
Moreton Island, Off Brisbane, Tangalooma, Moreton Island, QLD
Nestled on the beach, this Brisbane Waterfront resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Moreton Island National Park and Moreton Island Sand Dune.
4/5Very Good! (695 reviews)
"We absolutely loved our stay at Tangalooma The view is amazing. We Would definitely go back!! The only thing I would like to see change is the bed oh my it was like concrete which isn’t great when your in your 40’s with a few niggles here and there. Also it would be great to have more of a selection ..."

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2021

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Tangalooma Island Resort
Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, Moreton, Island, Brisbane, QLD
This family-friendly Brisbane villa is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Moreton Island National Park and Tangalooma Wrecks. Doomben Racecourse and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (25 reviews)
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"Very enjoyable stay, plenty of room and very comfortable. Very clean and has everything you need. Back fridge needs replacement as it doesn’t run very well, will definitely look to book this unit again"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2021

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Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Tangalooma Resort, Tangalooma, Brisbane, QLD
Nestled on the beach, this Brisbane Waterfront apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island Sand Dune and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island National ...
4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)
Fabulous
"Location and views were amazing. Right on the beach. Had everything you needed. No dishwasher but i didn't care. All cooking facilities. Had air-conditioning. Highly recommend and I would stay again. As a bonus we were able to check in on arrival at 10am which was so great."

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2020

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Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, Moreton, Island, Brisbane, QLD
This family-friendly Brisbane villa is located on the beach, within 3 mi (5 km) of Moreton Island National Park and Tangalooma Wrecks. Doomben Racecourse and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (25 reviews)
Stay review
"Very enjoyable stay, plenty of room and very comfortable. Very clean and has everything you need. Back fridge needs replacement as it doesn’t run very well, will definitely look to book this unit again"

Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2021

Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Tangalooma Resort, Tangalooma, Brisbane, QLD
Nestled on the beach, this Brisbane Waterfront apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island Sand Dune and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island National ...
4.3/5Excellent! (6 reviews)
Fabulous
"Location and views were amazing. Right on the beach. Had everything you needed. No dishwasher but i didn't care. All cooking facilities. Had air-conditioning. Highly recommend and I would stay again. As a bonus we were able to check in on arrival at 10am which was so great."

Reviewed on 2 Nov. 2020

Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
Tangalooma Beachfront Villa 44 with Air Conditioning
Tangalooma Beachfront Villa 44 with Air Conditioning
Beachfront Villa 44, Brisbane, QLD
Located in Brisbane Waterfront, this villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island National Park and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Tangalooma Wrecks. Portside Wharf and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Absolutely Fabulous Property
"We stayed here 2 adults 2 children, very spacious. Wonderful access to everything, parking close by, short walk to the resort. Best bit Sunsets on the balcony. Highly reccomend"

Reviewed on 29 Sep. 2020

Tangalooma Beachfront Villa 44 with Air Conditioning
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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