Cruises to Moreton Island
Head north to Queensland and dive straight into an excitement-filled holiday experience at Moreton Island - Tangalooma. Thrillseekers and nature lovers alike will find plenty to love about this irresistible Australian cruise destination, which offers a long list of things to do on sea and land. Whether you’re parasailing over clear waters, snorkelling with tropical fish, or sampling bush tucker on land, you’re sure to make memories you’ll cherish forever.
Most of Moreton Island - Tangalooma is a National Park, meaning you’ll have ample opportunities to get up close and personal with friendly wildlife and explore lush, scenic nature. Book into a P&O Shore Tour to see the best the cruise destination has to offer or simply kick back, relax, and unwind beneath the bright Queensland sun.
Get friendly with the localsThere are few places in the world where you can get into the water and feed wild dolphins, and Moreton Island - Tangalooma is one of them. Book into the Wild Dolphin Discovery Shore Tour and head to the Tangalooma Resort Marine Education Centre. There, you’ll learn all about the island’s dolphin feeding and education program, which dates back to the 1970s. You’ll also hear the fascinating tale of the family of dolphins who return to the beach each evening for feeding. Afterward, it’s time to wade into the water to feed the island’s most popular visitors, wild dolphins who naturally swim into the shallows at dusk. You’ll have a chance to hand-feed them with fresh fish - a once-in-a-lifetime experience you’re sure to remember for years to come!
Explore a world under the seaHome to 15 dramatic shipwrecks teeming with tropical reef fish and brightly coloured coral, Moreton Island - Tangalooma is a haven for snorkelling enthusiasts. The wrecks, which were scuttled by the Queensland government to provide safe anchorage for small boats on the eastern side of the island, are now home to an artificial reef that abounds with fascinating marine life. Join the Snorkelling the Wrecks Shore Tour to explore this underwater wonderland and keep an eye out for dolphins, wobbegongs, or dugongs playing nearby. Don’t feel like getting wet? Book into the Moreton Bay Aquatic Marine Park Cruise Shore Tour instead and observe the colourful coral and marine life from the comfort of a barge-style glass bottom boat. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to spot turtles, stingrays, sharks - and more!
Find a P&O Moreton Island CruiseTake a delightfully different short holiday and book into a 4-night P&O Cruises Short Break from Sydney to Moreton Island - Tangalooma. For a longer trip, join the 11-night Barrier Reef Discovery Cruise from Sydney, which also calls into Airlie Beach, Cairns, Brisbane, and Willis Island (scenic cruising).
At A Glance
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What To See
Wild dolphin feedingOne of Moreton Island’s biggest draw cards is its unique wild dolphin feeding program. Join the Wild Dolphin Discovery Shore Tour for a rare opportunity to get in the water and witness wild dolphins up close.
Adventure activitiesFrom tobogganing down one of the world’s tallest sand dunes and parasailing high above the water to quad biking forest trails and snorkelling the island’s famous shipwrecks, you’ll find all kinds of adventure on Moreton Island.
Cape Moreton Copper FlightFly along the eastern coastline to Cape Moreton Light, Queensland’s oldest lighthouse, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Island, resort, and a range of marine species.
More About Moreton Island
DockingYour ship will anchor offshore and tender boats will provide a regular service to and from the Tangalooma Resort Jetty throughout the day. Getting Around No taxis or public transport are available on Moreton Island. However, most points of interest are within walking distance or are accessible via our Shore Tours.
DiningExplore pop-up food and beverage stalls, relax at the local coffee shop, or enjoy a delicious meal at Fire and Stone, the resort’s Asian fusion restaurant. Please note that quarantine authorities do not generally allow food such as fruit and vegetables, dairy and meat products, and sandwiches to be taken off the ship. However, commercially packaged confectionery, chips, and bottled drinking water are allowed subject to inspection.
ShoppingVisit the Moreton Island resort shop for a wide selection of local souvenirs.
ClimateMoreton Island enjoys a mild climate year-round. In summer it can get quite hot, with average temperatures between 21 and 29 degrees celsius and some refreshing sea breezes. Sea temperatures range from around 26 to 28 degrees celsius in the warmer months and 20 to 22 degrees celsius during the cooler months.
Credit CardsMajor credit and charge cards are accepted at some places on the island, and ATMs can be found in the resort centre. We recommend that you take cash and/or a card ashore. Communication Public telephones and limited internet access are available at the resort centre.
What to Wear AshoreTo make your day ashore as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat soled shoes, lightweight clothing, and a hat. You are also advised to bring sunscreen and bottled water. Shore Tours Our Shore Tours can help you make the most out of your time in Moreton Island - Tangalooma. Tours can be booked before departure via Cruise Control or onboard at the Shore Tours desk, and are subject to availability.
EnvironmentDuring your time ashore, we ask that you dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully.
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