Moreton Island, one of natures undisturbed
wonders, is a 17000 ha naturally formed sand island situated
in the Moreton Bay Marine Park 35km from Brisbane, Australia.
Approx 95% of Moreton Island is National Park and it is home
to a diverse range of wildlife and vegetation as well as being
very popular destination for nature based recreational pursuits.
Like other sand islands in south-east Queensland, Moreton
Island was formed as a result of sand movements caused by
winds and waves and sea level change over thousands of years.
The island is approximately 38km long and 10km at its widest
point and appears to this day much the same as it did thousands
of years ago.
Moreton’s ocean beach stretches over 40km long and with
the untouched white sandy beach, coastal dunes and crystal
clear blue water; it is one of the most scenic places on the
island. The waters and many reefs surrounding Moreton Island
are always clean, and usually crystal clear. This clear water
allows visitors to experience the spectacular array of sea
life that uses the islands coastline as their playground.
From the Cape Moreton lighthouse you can spot dolphins, whales
(in season), manta rays, dugongs, turtles and numerous types
of fish swimming in this natural, crystal clear paradise.
Swimmers can enjoy a dip from any of the beaches, but Honeymoon
bay or the western beach are favorite sheltered spots to enjoy
Moreton Island is also home to some of the most beautiful
freshwater lakes, colored sands, rugged cliffs, sand hills
and also the largest sand dune in the world, Mt Tempest. An
untouched paradise, Moreton Island is the perfect destination
for a holiday, weekend getaway or one-day island adventure.
Moreton Island on an all expenses paid wilderness safari