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Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane provided by Bushwacker Ecotours

Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane

Moreton Island Snorkel and Sandboarding 4WD Day Trip from Brisbane
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from €84.58 per adult
About
This is a great pick for active travelers looking for a day of adventures. Avoid the hassle of planning your own transport and enjoy a stress-free 4WD trip from Brisbane to Moreton Bay Island. Try out two of the island’s most popular attractions—snorkeling and sandboarding, with equipment rental included. Go sandboarding down the island’s sand dunes, and enjoy snorkeling through Tangalooma Shipwrecks.
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  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Highlights
Travel with ease between Brisbane and Moreton Bay Island in a 4WD vehicle
Discover abundant marine life by going on a shipwreck snorkeling adventure
No need to bring food with you—a tasty picnic lunch is included
Enjoy a small-group tour limited to a maximum of 16 people
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3311MISS
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Roundtrip ferry to Moreton island • Picnic lunch • Transport by 4WD • All activities • Entry/Admission - Moreton Island
Exclusions
Drinks • Gratuities • 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.
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
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
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, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178, Australia 8:00am - MICAT ferry
Inclusions
Local guide • Roundtrip ferry to Moreton island • Picnic lunch • Transport by 4WD • All activities • Entry/Admission - Moreton Island
Exclusions
Drinks • Gratuities • 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.
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
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
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, Port of Brisbane QLD 4178, Australia 8:00am - MICAT ferry
Duration
10h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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 travellers with back problems
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Moreton Island
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Guided snorkel around the Tangalooma Wrecks 4WD tour to the Desert for sandboarding All gear supplied
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4.0
18 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Brad G
Greater Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Operator was a no show
Mar 2021 • Solo
Shocking service booked after great reviews for operator not to show up & left waiting at the pick up for 1 hr. I rang them twice but straight to voicemail, this was my only day off & really looking forward to it to be massively let down. A full refund was received.
Written 19 March 2021
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RobatSunrover
As I stated in my email, I am very sorry. Your booking was missed by staff after coming through our system late the previous night. Our weekend staff were given retraining sessions so as to prevent this from occurring again. Once again, my apologies for the error on our behalf.
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Claudia W
1 contribution
Miles was a fun guide for the tour. Thanks for the day! Had a great time in the sand dunes and snorkely
Miles was a fun guide for the tour. Thanks for the day! Had a great time in the sand dunes and snorkely
Written 19 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
RobatSunrover
I'm glad you enjoyed your day! Thank you for posting.
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02win
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
What a BRILLIANT Day Highly Recommended
Oct 2019
Thoughly enjoyed this day - absolutely amazing sand surfing, snorkling and canoeing. I live in Brisbane and planned this expereince when a friend was visiting from NZ. This was my first time on Moreton Island and it is just beautiful. The day was fabulous and I highly recommend this day for international visitors and locals.
Written 6 December 2019
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Maggie Z
1 contribution
This trip was cancelled due to bush fire, I will need to get a refund
Nov 2019 • Solo
This trip was cancelled, Moreton Island was closed due to bush fire on that day, this info should be on the website and not let people sign and pay for it. I need to get a refund, thanks
Written 26 November 2019
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Donna H
1 contribution
Amazing trip!
Oct 2019
Heading to Morton island was amazing! Being on the ferry, you were able to look at the scenery around you. Reaching the island, you could see for miles. Our guide Wayne was excellent and always full of laughs. Before we knew it, we were on our way to the sand dunes. Once there, it was about a km walk to the first dune and a steep one at that. Get to the top however with your board, and what an adrenaline rush it was. After lunch it was then time to go scuba diving and Wayne explained to us why the shipwrecks were there. Scuba diving, we saw different species of fish swimming in and around the ships, what a view! Overall a trip I can not wait to do again! <3
Written 1 November 2019
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Anne-Marie R
2 contributions
Morton island
Sep 2019 • Friends
Had an amazing day, sunrover tours went well and truely out of their way to make sure this tour happened for us. Very true blue ozzie laid back relaxed no stress. From 2 kiwis lots of banter we had an absolute blast
Written 25 September 2019
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FamilieinOz2007
Croydon, Australia8 contributions
Small group fun day with great guide
Aug 2019
We went with 3 teenagers and all of us had a great time. The guide was knowledgable and fun. We all had a go on the sand dunes and he offered kayaks as an alternative to snorkling in fairly cold water which some did. I can only speak about the snorkling which was amazing but the others said the kayaks were good too. Sufficient yummy lunch and some time to chill on the beach. I cna highly recommend.
Written 4 September 2019
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Andy
1 contribution
Well organised,great tour guide, worth the trip!
Aug 2019
Went with a group of 7 including 3 teens, we were well welcomed at departure, had a great tour guide, everything was well organised, sand tobogganing and snorkeling was amazing!
Thanks for a great day
Written 27 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Renee H
Salt Lake City, UT117 contributions
Fun Guide but worn out supplies and eating area
My family of 4 recently did the one day excursion. It started to rain right before sandboarding, and our guide tried to talk us out of it! Though you don’t go far on wet sand, I wouldn’t have wanted to miss this part of the day.

Lunch was in a messy mess tent! The cooking grills looked really dirty, so I’m glad we just had sandwiches and such.

The snorkeling among the ship wrecks and huge amounts of fish was fun, but there was a big difference in transporting ourselves out to the wrecks between this company and the one next to us. Another excursion company near us gave all of their clients wet suits and drug them out through the choppy water on a jet ski. We were given no extra outer clothing and a noodle to get out there!! In fact, one man in our group was struggling to stay above water and my husband was the one to tell the guide, as he was far in front of our group and couldn’t even see this man.

I would suggest maybe looking into another larger company that goes to this destination.
Written 10 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Colin B
Guatemala City, Guatemala37 contributions
Good deal for a One Day Trip
We decided to visit Moreton Island after an intensive course in Brisbane, we were 5 international students from Argentina, Brazil, Slovakia, Guatemala and Australia. And absolutely loved the experience from getting into the boat, sandsurf (eat sand, either way lol) and snorkel through the shipwrecks. The beach is amazing and the attention was great. Will do it again if I ever come back. Although if you're a big eater bring some more snacks!
Written 17 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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