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Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Brisbane City, Australia
Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Try out Moreton Island's most popular activities — sandboarding and snorkeling — on an adrenaline-fueled small-group tour from Brisbane. Spend a full day exploring the island by sea when snorkeling through the Tangalooma Shipwrecks, and on land when sand boarding on giant sand dunes and visiting pristine beaches. Snap photos of the gorgeous scenery and learn from your guide about the abundant animal life. Travel in a small group that is limited to 16 people for a more customized experience with your guide.
  • Full-day 4WD adventure on Moreton Bay Island from Brisbane
  • Sand boarding down Moreton Island's sand dunes
  • Snorkel alongside an abundance of marine life residing in the Tangalooma shipwrecks
  • Time to swim, kayak and relax on Moreton Island's pristine beaches
  • Picnic lunch and photo opportunities spotting turtles, dolphins and dugongs
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
  • Travel across Moreton Island Marine Park aboard luxury catamaran
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Local guide
Roundtrip ferry to Moreton island
Picnic lunch
Transport by 4WD
All activities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
The listed price does not include a $50 per person departure tax, payable at the time of tour check-in. The departure tax is required by our local supplier and/or the local transit or governing authority and is not within our control.
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
  • 151 Roma St , 151 Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia

    7:00am - Bus Stop 125 - Across the road from the Qld Police Headquarters

  • 14 Howard Smith Dr , 14 Howard Smith Dr, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178, Australia

    8:00am - MICAT ferry

  • 7:00 AM

    Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

    This activity will end right where it started.Bus Stop 125 on Roma Street Brisbane at 7:00am (opposite Qld Police Headquarters) or MICAT ferry - 14 Howard Smith Drive, Port of Brisbane at 8:00am
    After morning pickup in Brisbane, transfer to the ferry that takes you across Moreton Bay. When you arrive at Moreton Island, travel by 4-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle to the beach and along Middle Road.

    Moreton Island is the world's third largest sand island. Most of the island is a protected national park without paved roads, making 4WD an essential mode of transportation.

    Admire the scenery as you pass eucalyptus forests with some trees that are 250 years old. Head to 'the Desert’ for a classic sandboarding experience on Moreton Island.

    When sandboarding, you can reach speeds of up to        (50 km) per hour. Despite the potential for speed, everyone from beginners to speed demons can enjoy the activity and modify it to their comfort level.

    After the sandboarding excitement, head to a lake where you can take a dip in the blue waters or relax on a white-sand beach while your guide serves up a tasty picnic lunch. Then head to the Tangalooma Shipwrecks for a guided snorkel tour around the 15 submerged shipwrecks. The wrecks are located only        (50 meters) from the beach, making them easy to reach. Enjoy  watching a range of aquatic life swim around the vicinity, including parrotfish, trevally, blue-tang surgeonfish (dory) and clown fish.

    Alternatively, take a kayak tour in the area of the Tangalooma Shipwrecks, observing the shipwrecks from above.

    Please note: Snorkeling is subject to tide and weather conditions and may change without notice. Kayaking may be offered as an alternative to snorkeling if conditions are unfavorable.

    At the end of a full day, enjoy the sunset over Moreton Bay as you return by ferry to the mainland and transfer back to Brisbane where your tour ends.

    Please note: The itinerary may change depending on weather and tidal conditions.
    Stop At:  
    Moreton Island
    Guided snorkel around the Tangalooma Wrecks 4WD tour to the Desert for sandboarding All gear supplied
    Duration: 5 hours 
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 5 years
    • Please bring a towel, camera, sunscreen, hat, swimming gear, insect repellent, walking shoes and warm clothes during winter
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Bushwacker Ecotours
    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    81 Reviews

    Reviews by Viator travelers

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    Wonderful day trip
    , May 2021
    This was such a great day! The snorkeling is amazing and the 4WD to the sand dunes it great fun. The sandboarding was fun - but the snorkeling was the best!
    icon Response from Host , May 2021
    Glad you enjoyed your day with us! Moreton Island is an amazing place. I'm glad you love it as much as we do!!
    Fun day out.
    , Jul 2020
    Great tour guide, very helpful and kept us all laughing. The fact that there was a $200 fee on top of the paid amount at the time of departure was a but upsetting but worth every cent in the end.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
    Hey Em! The fees of $50.00 per person is used to offset the price of the ferry and the National Park fees incurred by operating within a National Park. We do attempt to keep our prices as cheap as possible while offering a fantastic product. I'm very happy you enjoyed your day!
    Wonderful day at Moreton Island
    , Mar 2020
    My friend and I spent one day at Moreton Island: we landed with the ferry directly on the beach, the sand desert is cool, sandboarding is super fun! The beach is really beautiful and the snorkeling an unbelieved experience!
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
    Thanks for posting Maria. I'm glad you enjoyed your tour!
    Amazing Tour!
    , Dec 2019
    My sister and I had a blast on this tour! The sand boarding was so much fun and we truly enjoyed snorkeling over the shipwrecks. Our guide was really nice and told us a lot about the island. He even dropped us off at our hotel afterward, instead of the drop off point. If you're looking for a tour to Moreton Island, this is the one you should choose! :D
    Awesome day
    , Dec 2019
    Fun day, plenty of adventure, happy helpful staff. Beautiful island great lunch and good company all day.
    Long motorcar rides, but well worth it
    , Oct 2019
    Everything worked out pretty well. An interesting day. Very small group, nice guide. Came back after 9pm
    Missed it but at least they called
    Noah S
    , Aug 2019
    Unfortunately I can't leave a full review since I missed the tour due to a flight delay. I apologize because I thought I had left a message at the office that I wouldn't be able to make it but I accidentally called the wrong tour company. Sorry about that. Shame I missed it, but they did call to make sure I wasn't coming, so I will give them 5 stars for showing responsibility.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Sandborading Great - Snorkeling Not So Great
    , May 2019
    The sandboarding was awesome. Tour guide seemed to always be in a hurry though. Snorkeling experience not so great. This part of the trip was not a good idea. There are a lot of motor boats floating through the area where you have to swim to get to the "shipwreck". The "shipwreck" is not really a shipwreck, but instead, a mass of steel and iron that was deposited to create a bay for boating. the variety of fish was not that great. The biggest issue however was negotiating the movement of the boats as we were trying to get to the "shipwreck". Second issue is that the tangle of iron and steel is dangerous. No matter how careful we were, 4 out of 10 of us ended up with cuts from the barnacles of rust on the iron.
    , Mar 2019
    The 4X4 adventure was fantastic! David was a great guide! Sandboarding was a blast and the snorkeling was great!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Great day with a great guide
    , Mar 2019
    Great experience overall with a knowledgeable guide (Wayne) who was friendly and informative. Would highly recommend. Great value for money.

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