Moreton Island Snorkel and Sand Boarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

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Moreton Island Snorkel and Sand Boarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane information and booking

from
$180
Duration
11 hours
Departs from
Brisbane Transit Centre or selected Brisbane hotels: Brisbane Backpackers Resort - Westend Rydges Hotel - Southbank Hilton Hotel - Brisbane city Rendezvous Hotel - Brisbane city Urban Hotel - Springhill Mantra on Queen - Brisbane city Bunk Backpackers - Fortitude Valley Shafston Mansions - Kangaroo Point
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
7am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Enjoy an adrenalin-filled adventure including two of Moreton Island's most popular activities on a 4WD day trip from Brisbane. Your action-packed day includes sand boarding on the island’s sand dunes, as well as snorkeling amongst the Tangalooma Shipwrecks, home to one of Queensland's most diverse marine ecosystems. Throughout the day, you’ll also enjoy Moreton Island's amazing scenery, pristine beaches and abundance of bird and marine life. This tour operates with a maximum of 16 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience your expert guide.

Your day trip begins with a luxury cruise across beautiful Moreton Bay to Moreton Island. On arrival, board your 4WD and head straight to the beach. Moreton Island is the world's third largest sand island of which 98% is a protected National Park, with no sealed roads, 4WD is the only mode of transport.

Your Moreton Island 4WD tour will take you along Middle Road passing through thick eucalyptus forest, featuring beautiful grass trees up to 250 years old, before reaching 'the Desert', home of sand boarding on Moreton Island.

Sand boarding is an awesome, fun, high-adrenalin activity. Speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour can be reached. From beginners, young children and families to the most adventurous adrenalin junkie, Moreton Island is the perfect place to experience the thrill of sand boarding. Make sure you bring your camera as there will be plenty of photo opportunities.

After your sand boarding adventure there will be time to relax on a white sandy beach, or take a dip in the blue waters while a fresh picnic lunch is prepared.

After lunch, it's time for a guided snorkel around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks. The 15 shipwrecks located just 50 meters off the beach provide wonderful snorkeling opportunities. See a huge range of marine life including blue and orange banded parrotfish, big eye trevally, blue-tang surgeonfish (Dory) and clown fish (Nemo)!

For those who prefer not to snorkel, kayaking around the Tangalooma Shipwrecks is a fantastic alternative. See the magnificent shipwrecks from above the water for a completely different outlook of Moreton Bay and its spectacular scenery. Kayaking may also be offered as an alternative to snorkeling should conditions be unfavorable. Please note: Snorkeling is subject to tide and weather conditions and may change without notice.

You'll cruise back to the mainland by ferry before returning to your Brisbane hotel.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Roundtrip ferry to moreton island
  • Picnic lunch
  • Moreton island national park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned 4wd
  • All activities

What isn't included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)