Morten Island accommodation consists of beach front houses and bungalows in the 4 settlements of Bulwer, Cowan, Tangalooma and Kooringal. The island, located 90 minutes by fast ferry from Brisbane, is a popular destination for adventure activities such as 4-wheel driving, camping, angling and whale watching. Here are some activities you can try.
1. Eco Explorer Guided Day Tour
This tour takes you to Cape Morton Lighthouse, which is a great spot for whale watching. It then heads into the desert where you can sandboard on the dunes. Cool off with a refreshing swim at the Blue Lagoon fresh water lake. The package includes a cruise across Moreton Bay and return city transfers. The tour is priced at $150 per adult as of winter 2010.
2. Extreme Adventure Guided Day Tour
This exciting trip includes a 4-wheel drive tour of the desert where you can sandboard down a 35-metre sand dune, snorkeling off the wrecks where you can see an amazing array of marine life and a cruise across Moreton Bay. The tour is priced at $155 per adult. Lunch, tea, return city transfers and a souvenir booklet are inclusive. The operator will provide you with snorkeling gear.
3. Guided Wrecks Snorkel Tour
This is a more leisurely paced tour and includes a cruise across Moreton Bay, snorkeling to the wrecks off Tangalooma and a picnic lunch. The tour provides time for you to relax on the beach and explore the area on your own. Snorkeling gear, mask, fins and a wetsuit will be provided by the operator. The tour is priced at $99 per adult.
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