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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.

Top hotels in Tangalooma

Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Tangalooma Resort, Tangalooma, Moreton Island, QLD

This Brisbane Waterfront apartment building is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island National Park, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Brisbane Cruise Terminal ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)

"Property location was fantastic but villa maintenance was not good. Found villa too hot and uncomfortable and ceiling fans ineffective. Taps leaked and bathroom door could not be opened if fully closed without forcing the door knob"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
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. Tangalooma Wrecks and ...

4/5Very Good! (718 reviews)

"Accurate to all the descriptions and very clean. Happy with the service"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020

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
The price is £515 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov

Located in Brisbane Waterfront, this romantic villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island National Park and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Tangalooma Wrecks. Portside ...

4.1/5Very Good! (19 reviews)
Great Villa with plenty of room.

"There was plenty of room for 8 adults. Having the 2 bathrooms was fantastic. Loved that it was a side facing Villa,made it very breezy with the sliding doors and windows open,which we needed as it was very hot. Great court yard out back,with plenty of room. Great location in resort,with magic views ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Tangalooma

Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Tangalooma Resort, Tangalooma, Moreton Island, QLD

This Brisbane Waterfront apartment building is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island National Park, and within 32 mi (52 km) of Brisbane Cruise Terminal ...

4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)

"Property location was fantastic but villa maintenance was not good. Found villa too hot and uncomfortable and ceiling fans ineffective. Taps leaked and bathroom door could not be opened if fully closed without forcing the door knob"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

Moreton Island Villas & Apartments
Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort, Moreton, Island, Brisbane, QLD
The price is £515 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov

Located in Brisbane Waterfront, this romantic villa is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island National Park and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Tangalooma Wrecks. Portside ...

4.1/5Very Good! (19 reviews)
Great Villa with plenty of room.

"There was plenty of room for 8 adults. Having the 2 bathrooms was fantastic. Loved that it was a side facing Villa,made it very breezy with the sliding doors and windows open,which we needed as it was very hot. Great court yard out back,with plenty of room. Great location in resort,with magic views ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Dec 2019

Villa 31 at Tangalooma Resort Moreton Island
Villa 55 Beach Villa
Villa 55 Beach Villa
North Pass, Villa 55, Brisbane, QLD

Located in Brisbane Waterfront, this romantic holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Moreton Island National Park and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Tangalooma Wrecks. Portside ...

Villa 55 Beach Villa
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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