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Moreton Island National Park - A Treat for Nature Enthusiasts

Located within the city limits of Brisbane and famous as the gem of South East Queensland, Moreton Island is an exceptionally beautiful place which attracts a lot of visitors from different parts of Australia and from abroad. Initially it was a quick escape for people living in and around Brisbane and do some 4WD, angling or simply enjoy the charms of nature, but now it's a major tourist attraction and people especially take out time to visit Moreton island as it’s conveniently located and planning a trip in a fairly easy task as its lies 58 km from Brisbane and takes around 75 minutes to reach by ferry. As 95% of the island comes within a National park notified area, it’s well protected and flourishing. In spite of there being a large number of tour companies offering tour packages to this sandy island, it’s Sunset Safari which has become the most popular tour operator in this sector. This tour company operate from Brisbane Gold coast, Sunshine coast and so you can easily be picked up from the pre - given points in any of these places to start your adventure journey to Moreton Island.

The journey in the luxurious Mi cat ferry across the tranquil Moreton bay can be one of the most relaxing experiences. You can pick up something from the cafe or bar and sit down to enjoy the vast expanse of blue water and listen to the the sound of the water as the Ferry makes the journey and the anticipation of an exciting time ahead. For travel within the Moreton Island Travel Packages National park area, the tour company has extra comfortable 4WD coaches that will take you around and show you all the major attraction of the place. You will enjoy visiting the local museum where you will learn about the aboriginal occupation and early European history. Cape Moreton light house, the first to be built in the island way back in 1857 is a must see place and moreover it gives you a fabulous view of the island and you can see some of the marine animals like Dolphins, Turtles, Sharks and Whales (seen in abundance during the season) swimming near the beach. This sandy island with its huge sand dunes (Mt. Tempest being the highest - 280 m in elevation) provides great opportunity for sand Tobogganing. Under the supervision of your guide, you will soon be climbing to the top of a sand dune and balancing your body on the sand board will soon be flying down at a speed of 50 to 70 km per hour. This adventure sport which may look daunting at the beginning can be tried by people of all age groups and is absolutely safe.

The activities planned for you will be pretty varied and after the desert you will find yourself under water for the snorkelling tour. The Tangalooma shipwreck site with its crystal clear water is tailor made for water world activities. You can see thousands of reef fishes, swim alongside the multi coloured corals. If you have opted for the Sunset Safaris’ 2 day travel packages, then you will enjoy the awesome experience of night kayaking, where under water lights illuminate the water world around you as you move in the transparent kayaks and you can clearly see what goes on in the water world at night. Moreton Island Tour will take you to the the telegraph road, where one can discover interesting relics of WW II. In the bubbling waters of the champagne pools, you can sit and relax and go for some bird watching as the island is home to some 180 species of birds. If you are staying for the night then Glamping can be an interesting option as it will give you all the comforts of a resort, while staying outdoors in a camp. With all inclusive packages and free room upgradations, there can be no match to the packages offered by Sunset Safaris.

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