Tangalooma Island Resort is only a 75-minute catamaran cruise from Brisbane. The resort is the perfect family holiday destination for guests seeking an understated yet unique adventure, educational or nature based experience - right on Brisbane’s doorstep on the incredible Moreton Island.
Protected and treasured, this is nature’s theme park where amazing natural encounters are just part of the everyday experience. With heaps of tours and activities on offer, Tangalooma is the jewel of Moreton Bay and Island’s region. Activities on offer include ATV Quad Bike Tours, Marine Discovery Cruise, the Desert Safari tour including sand tobogganing, snorkelling sunken shipwrecks and much more! The star attraction at the resort is the unique guest activity of hand feeding a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins!
Tangalooma Island Resort offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes, ranging from Hotel rooms, Units, Suites and Villas, through to our premium modern apartments and holiday homes - all located with access to what has to be one of Australia's best beaches.
Wild Dolphin Feeding, Education & Conservation
The untouched national and marine parks of Moreton Bay make Tangalooma one of the few destinations in the world where visitors can interact with native wildlife in their natural environment. The island welcomes whales, dugongs, stingrays, countless sea birds and turtles but undoubtedly the favourite regulars are the family of wild bottlenose dolphins who visit the shores each evening to be hand-fed by resort guests. Since stealing the heart of resort owner Betty Osborne over 20 years ago, the dolphin family have become a key part of the Tangalooma Story. Experience their beauty for yourself as part of the evening dolphin feeding program. This memory will last a lifetime!
Resort Activities (fees may apply)
Wild Dolphin Feeding - operates each evening at sunset. The Dolphin Care Team, consisting of Eco Rangers and dedicated staff, run the program which operates to strict guidelines to ensure the protection of the dolphins. The dolphins come into feed, usually arriving just after sunset, and of their own accord. To ensure the dolphins maintain their natural instincts and independence, Tangalooma only feed each of the dolphins between 10 to 20 percent of their daily food requirement. This ensures they also hunt for themselves and can survive on their own.
Land Based Activities - Beach Bike Hire, Helicopter Scenic Flights, Private Tours, Beach Segway Tours, 4WD Car Hire, ATV Quad Bike Tour, Desert Safari with Sand Tobogganing, Massages & Beauty Treatments, 4WD Bus Tours, Trampoline Sessions, Whale Watching Safaris, Old Whaling Station Tours & Talks
Water Based Activities - Kayak Tours & Hire, Motor Boat Hire, Catamaran Hire, Parasailing, Snorkelling Boat Trips, Scuba Diving, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Banana Boat & Tube Rides, Fishing Tours, Marine Discovery Cruise, Sea Scooter Safari, Sightseeing & Fish Feeding Tour, Sunset Cruise, Whale Watching Tour, Wild Dolphin Feeding Experieince, Illuminated Wrecks Tour, Transparent Kayak Tours
Free Activities - Sports Activity Equipment Hire (cash deposits may be required), Helicopter Workshop, Kids Playground, Catamaran & Motor Boat Briefing, Swimming Pools, Eco Ranger Talks - Wild Dolphin Feeding Program, Pelican Feeding & Sea Birds, Kookaburra Feeding, Old Whaling Station Tours & Talks
Restaurants & Bars
Beach Cafe - enjoy bistro-style dining with a large selection of family meals from oven-hot made to order pizzas, burgers, salads, and light meals. Dine outdoors on the beachfront or take away.
Coffee Lounge - cool off with a cold ice cream or spoil yourself with freshly made cheesecakes, gateaux, slices and biscuits; the perfect accompaniment to any hot coffee. Fresh sandwiches, wraps, hot pies or sausages rolls are also available. Open daily from 7:30am.
Stone - Located in the beach-facing Fire & Stone dining hub. Offering a la carte dining with a familiar Modern Australian cuisine menu it is perfect for resort style dining, with a variety of starters, mains and sweets available. Stone takes its name from its signature dining experience - the Hot Stone. Order Steak Chicken or Fish and cook your meat exactly how you like it yourself on your own personal hot stone. Open for lunch and dinner.
Fire - Located in the northern wing of the beach-facing Fire & Stone dining hub offering guests the opportunity to indulge in traditional spicy Sichuan Cuisine with dishes designed to be shared, making this a perfect spot for family and group bookings. A selection of Beef, Pork, Duck and Chicken, as well as Seafood and Vegetarian options are all readily available.
Tursiops Breakfast Buffet - casual buffet dining. Start your day with a hot buffet breakfast, along with continental options and plenty of coffee and refreshing juice. Open daily from 7:30am to 9:30am
B&B Resort Bar - this main resort bar is open daily until late. Offering a selection of popular beer, Australian wine and refreshing cocktails, it is the perfect place to relax at the end of the day. Play a round of pool, watch live international sporting events, or throw some darts whilst listening to emerging local talet playing some great live music.
Lucky 7 Convenience Store - stocked with a variety of grocery items, takeaway drinks and snacks, resort wear, souvenirs, newspapers and magazines and pharmaceuticals. Games and puzzles for the kids, toys and DVD movie hire are available here. Located on the ground floor of the Deep Blue Apartment complex and open daily from 7:30am to 5:00pm.
Passenger ferry services depart from Holt Street Wharf at Pinkenba, Brisbane and arrive at the Tangalooma Jetty on Moreton Island. Travelling time is just 75 minutes each way, with 4 services operating daily in each direction. For all house guests staying in Tangalooma accommodation the launch fare includes luggage porters to and from your accommodation within the resort. Check-in at Holt Street Wharf is at least 1 hour prior to departure time. Pre-bookings are recommended.
Departs Brisbane (Holt St Wharf): 7:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 5:00pm
Departs Tangalooma Island Resort Jetty: 8:30am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm*
*Denotes approximate departure time only. The 7pm launch from Tangalooma departs immediately after the conclusion of the nightly dolphin feeding program, which is approximately 7pm in winter, 7.30pm in spring and autumn and 8pm in summer. Launch times are subject to change.
Guests staying in accommodation and traveling on the launch transfers are permitted one (1) checked-in suitcase or bag (max 20kg) per person plus one (1) esky (max 20kg) per accommodation booking. One (1) carry-on bag per person is also permitted (not exceeding depth: 23cm, height: 34cm, length: 48cm). Additional or large luggage or items such as surfboards, bicycles can be brought over to the island at additional costs.
Launch Transfer Prices (subject to change without notice)
Includes return launch transfers from Brisbane for resort guests and includes luggage porterage.
Child (3-14 years): $46
Infant (0-2 years): Free
Holt St Wharf Parking & Driving Directions
An open air car park is available for guests at Holt Street Wharf and costs $15 per vehicle per day, or $60 per week. The car park is fully fenced and locked each evening for security.
From the City and Western suburbs: Follow Kingsford Smith Drive outbound, and then approximately 2 kilometres past the Gateway Motorway overpass turn right into Holt Street and follow to the end.
From the Gold Coast and Southern suburbs: Follow the Gateway Motorway (toll road) and take exit 106 to Kingsford Smith Drive. Turn right under the overpass and head along Kingsford Smith Drive for approximately 1 kilometre. Turn right into Holt Street and follow to the end.
From the Sunshine Coast and Northern suburbs: Follow the Gateway Motorway and take exit 110 - Old Gateway Motorway, and merge on to the Southern Cross Way. Follow for approximately 5.5 kilometres and then take the third exit -Kingsford Smith Drive towards Eagle Farm. Veer left onto Links Avenue North, turning right onto Kingsford Smith Drive when you reach the end. Follow Kingsford Smith Drive for approximately 1.5 kilometres and then turn right into Holt Street and follow to the end.
Alcohol - As Tangalooma Island Resort and Tangalooma Launch Services are fully licensed, no alcohol can be brought onto either the launch vessels or the resort itself. Alcohol can be purchased onboard all launch vessels, and also for take away back to your room from the resort bar.
Internet Access - Guests have access to 100mb of free data every day at Tangalooma Island Resort hot spots. and can purchase data packs for more bandwidth.
General - Only official authorised visitors to Tangalooma Island Resort are allowed to access the food & beverage outlets, Retail or general guest facilities of Tangalooma. Unauthorised casual visitors to Moreton Island are not permitted to use these facilities.