Moreton Island Travel Guide

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Moreton Island Overview

Moreton Island is a large sand island off the southeast coast of Queensland, some 35 kilometres away from Brisbane with the Moreton Bay in between. The Island is 98% National Park and is a popular destination for four-wheel driving, camping, recreational angling and whale wathcing. Also, sand toboganning is quite popular, given the presence of the large and magnificent sand dunes - in fact, Moreton Island and Fraser Island form the world's largest sand structure.

For visitors, three townships on the Island provide different experiences and facilities: Bulwer is a holiday village that caters for travellers (food, supplies, bait, convenience store, liquor store). Cowan Cowan is a residential township with holiday houses and fishing cabins, with no road traffic and vehicle-free beach - there are World War II remains leftover (gun emplacements, buildings). Kooringal is famous for the Gutter Bar and Toulkerrie oyster farm. Tangalooma was the site of Queensland's only whaling station (1952 to 1962) - now it is part of the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort.

Other attractions include Cape Moreton Lighthouse, Queensland's oldest lighthouse that is situated on the northern tip of the Island (Cape Moreton).

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