Stunning Moreton Bay
The waters of Moreton Bay a usually relatively calm, being sheltered from large swells by Moreton, Stradbroke and Bribie Islands. The Bay has an average depth of 6.8 meters (22ft) with some parts as deep as 30 meters. The Bay covers 1,523 square kilometers. The average annual temperature of the sea here ranges from 21 degrees in July to 27 degrees in February. Humpback whales venture into the bay every winter and spring during the annual migration between feeding grounds.
Bush & Beach Walks
Moreton Island is famous for its wide sandy white beaches and with almost 17,000 ha of national park there is much to see. There are a number of great nature walks from the Tangalooma Wrecks area.
Walk to 'the desert' and track back via 'the ridge'.
Massive Sandhill Views
Tangalooma has a number of massive sandhills that extend from the beach into the national park. The aboriginal name for Moreton Island is 'Moorgumpin' meaning 'the place of sandhills.
MARINE PARK WILDLIFE EXPERIENCES
Humpback whales are regular visitors to Moreton Bay Marine Park and are amazing to watch. Every winter and spring they travel via Moreton Bay on their annual migration between their feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean and their breeding and calving areas in northern tropical waters. Whale season in Moreton Bay typically runs from June to November.
Brisbane is unique among the major cities of Australia in having an abundance of dolphins in local waters. Its resident species include both the Bottlenose dolphin and the Indo-Pacific Humback Dolphin.
Moreton Bay has the largest resident population of Bottlenose dolphins in the world.
Moreton Bay Marine Park is one of the few places in the world where large populations of turtles are found so close to a capital city. Of the world's seven turtle species, all but the Kemp's ridley have been found here.
The marine park has at least five "year round" resident turtle species; green, loggerhead, Pacific ridley, flatback and hawksbill turtles.