Much to the delight of the people visiting Brisbane, capital of the state of Queensland in Australia, there is a beautiful sand island right within the city limits. Even if you are there for work you can always squeeze in a day tour and enjoy this natural paradise which is rightly known as the ‘Gem of Southeast Queensland’. Initially Moreton Island was just an easy gateway for those living in and around the city but now this has become a major tourist hub with a large number of people visiting the place on a daily basis. Located on the eastern side of the Moreton Bay this island is just 58 miles from Brisbane and a ferry ride of less than 2 hours can take you here. Visiting the island not only lets you see the beauty and natural attractions but takes you back in time as it is steeped in history. Thousands years back Moreton Island was home of the Ngugi tribes and today the shell middens here bear testimony to this. Later it was Captain James Cook followed by Matthew Flinders who discovered the island and today visiting this island has become a must do activity for both the domestic tourists and the visitors from across the globe. People visiting Moreton Island mostly try and find a tour operator who would be reliable, give them good value for money and moreover show them all natural attractions within the stipulated time. Sunset Safaris is one such tour company which fulfils all the above said conditions, is winner of the certificate of excellence from trip advisor and is famous as the People’s Choice Company.
Operating from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast they offer fantastic Brisbane Day Tours and 2 day tours which come with free room upgradation along with free pick up and drop service. The adventure to this exotic island starts with a cruise that will take you across the Moreton Bay. The Mi Cat ferry offers you all the comforts of a luxury liner and you can enjoy the facilities of an air conditioned café and bar as you start getting to know your fellow travellers and feel yourself relaxing as you sit back to enjoy the cruise. To take you across this sandy island that covers an area of 186 square kilometres the tour operators have 4WD coaches with all forward facing seats, huge picture windows and entertainment system which are best suited for the sandy terrain. The snorkelling tour near the Tangalooma shipwreck site is what most of the tourists look forward to and even for the beginners this place is ideal as the shipwrecks create a natural boundary against the deep sea and here in the shallow yet crystal clear waters you can go under the wrecks and observe a world which is so unlike ours.
The multi-hued corals, thousands of reef fishes, giant sea turtles and many more marine plants and animals will be seen from close quarters and the silence and tranquillity of this marine park will leave you with a sense of awe. If you have opted for the 2 or 3 day tour then night kayaking is a must do activity and a speciality of Sunset Safaris who have done pioneering work in this field. The transparent kayaks will take you in the night near the shipwreck site and in the eerie glow of the lights everything look really mysterious and magical and to see the marine animals who come out being attracted to the glow is an altogether different experience. In Moreton Island Tours Package you can also see the old light house, museum and can take a refreshing dip in the fizzy waters of the champagne pools. Sand tobogganing is something you should not miss and this adventure will set your pulse racing as you will experience the thrills of flying through the sands. Depending on your budget and time you might take a day tour from Brisbane or take a different tour package but one thing that is for sure is that the tour company will make your trip a truly memorable experience.
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