SAND TOBOGGINING AT MORETON ISLAND
One of the most exhilarating activities you
can do while on Moreton Island is Sand Tobogganing or Sand
Boarding. Sand tobogganing is similar to a large amusement
ride at a theme park while sand boarding has been described
as a cross between surfing and snow boarding.
Sand tobogganing sees the participants propelling themselves
down a sand dune on a specially made sand board with a waxed
bottom. The waxed bottom is used to provide less friction
so the board propels down the sand hill giving the participant
the thrill of a lifetime. You can sit on the board, lie down
face first or for the real adventurous at heart, go backwards.
Sand Surfing is more for the thrill seekers at heart, as you
stand up on the sand boards and attempt to “ride”
the sand dune down to the bottom. Similar in some ways to
snow boarding, sand surfing is an exhilarating way to propel
yourself down Moreton’s sand dunes.
There are a number of places where you can experience sand
tobogganing on Moreton Island including the Small Sand Hills,
Big Sand Hills and The Desert. These areas have formed through
natural erosion and are constantly changing on a daily basis,
which ensures a smooth ride down, even at busy times.
The Small Sand hills and The Desert are an ideal location
for beginners, young people and families and provide the perfect
setting to learn your sand tobogganing skills. The small sand
hills stretch right across the Island and provide many places
to experience the thrill of flying down a sand hill.
The Big Sand hills are situated on the southern end of the
island, just off the western beach. Some of these sand hills
can be up to 90 metres high and not only can you have the
thrill of a lifetime throwing yourself down the hill, you
can also experience fantastic views of the beach and surrounding
the thrill of sand tobogganing on the 3 day Moreton Island