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Moreton Island Shipwreck, Sand Dune & Kayak 1-Day Adventure

1. Moreton Island Shipwreck, Sand Dune & Kayak 1-Day Adventure

Cruise across Moreton Bay by ferry on this full-day Moreton Island trip. Join a guided snorkeling experience. Enjoy a fully-guided tour around to shipwrecks and spot turtles, fish, and many other marine animals. After a sandwich lunch, paddle a transparent kayak to take in the hidden underwater wonders of the Tangalooma Wrecks. Later, explore the area known as The Desert in a rugged 4X4, and then experience the exhilaration of sand tobogganing at speeds of over 40 miles per hour.

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Moreton Island: Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise Adventure

2. Moreton Island: Dolphin and Snorkel Cruise Adventure

Meet the skipper and crew at the Rivergate Marina Brisbane where you’ll be welcomed on board your vessel to begin a 1-day Moreton Island adventure! The modern, purpose-built whale and dolphin-friendly vessels feature large viewing decks, guaranteeing all guests a rail-side position on this ultimate marine discovery cruise. Visit the magical world of the Moreton Bay Marine Park, home to bottlenose dolphins, dugongs and giant loggerhead turtles. The park is also home to humpback whale between June and October. A marine naturalist on board will provide insightful commentary, blending aspects of marine mammal behavior with the interesting history of the Moreton Bay islands. You’ll enjoy a guided snorkeling tour around the 14 scuttled ships of the Tangalooma Wrecks as well. There is a kiosk on board where you can purchase additional snacks and drinks, and there is also a licensed bar.

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Brisbane to Moreton Island Return Ferry & Adventure Day Pass

3. Brisbane to Moreton Island Return Ferry & Adventure Day Pass

Experience the stunningly beautiful Moreton Island from multiple perspectives with a full-day trip! Catch the ferry from Holt Street Wharf in Brisbane at 7:00 AM and head on to the white sandy beaches of Tangalooma Island Resort. Revel in a kayak or a stand-up paddleboard session along the calm crystal-clear waters of Tangalooma. Snorkel around the shipwrecks to meet the island’s marine life. Enjoy convenience, as all guests have full access to the resort’s facilities and amenities which includes 2 swimming pools which are perfect for guests who are not fond of the sandy shores. Showers, toilets and lockers are readily available, plus restaurants and cafés for your hungry stomachs. Play a variety of games such as beach volleyball or cricket with friends and family or just relax and chill by the beach. Return to Brisbane at 4:00 PM and arrive at the wharf at around 5:15 PM.

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Brisbane: Guided River Kayak Tour

4. Brisbane: Guided River Kayak Tour

Discover the city of Brisbane from the water with a river kayaking tour, no matter if you are a first-timer or an experienced kayaker. Get to grips with your kayak with a full instructive introduction by staff before heading out onto the water with your guide. Then explore the city for 1.5 hours with a local guide leading the way down the Brisbane River. Pilot your own kayak and paddle your way past landmarks such as the Story Bridge or South Bank while listening to all sorts of anecdotes about the city. With sunscreen and all equipment included, all you will need to worry about is taking in the sights and enjoying the adventure with your kayaking group.

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Moreton Island Day-Trip to Scuba Dive and More

5. Moreton Island Day-Trip to Scuba Dive and More

An island adventure awaits you in beautiful Australia! This full-day tour departs less than 20 minutes from the Brisbane CBD and takes you to majestic Moreton Island. Depart from Brisbane's Holt Street Wharf and travel across Moreton Bay on your luxury catamaran transfer. This takes roughly 75 minutes. Whether you're an experienced diver or not, you can scuba dive in Moreton Island! Choose introductory for beginner divers and certified for licensed divers and check out the Tangalooma Wrecks up close! There is an abundance of marine life that lives within the delicate ecosystem of the Tangalooma Wrecks. this is really the best way to experience it up close. Whilst you are on the island, enjoy access to various bonus activities including beach sports, tennis, snorkeling, full use of 1 and 2 person kayaks as well as use of the resort facilities including pools, showers and toilets. There are cafes, bars and restaurants on the island to enjoy at your own cost. You will then depart Moreton Island at 4:00 PM to return back to your original departure point in Brisbane.

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Express Segway Tour of Brisbane

6. Express Segway Tour of Brisbane

Meet your friendly guide who will first check you in, fit your helmet and deliver the all-important safety brief. Segways are very easy to learn how to ride, you don’t have to balance, the segway balances you. After 15 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway, you’ll explore Brisbane with your friendly tour guide. You will zoom past the wildlife, birds, beautiful gardens and iconic landmarks of Brisbane. The friendly, local guide will help you to get to know the real Brisbane. Travel 8 km and visit Kurilpa Bridge, South Bank Parklands and the Goodwill Bridge on the 1-hour tour. Add on the City Botanical Gardens on the 1.5-hour tour.

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From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

7. From Brisbane: Mount Tamborine Wine Tour with Gourmet Lunch

Start the tour with pickup from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Travel with your expert guide to some of South East Queensland’s best local wineries for guided tastings of award-winning wines. After the tastings, enjoy a gourmet 2-course winery lunch at a beautiful location in the mountains. If the schedule allows, stop to sample locally made liqueurs, spirits, cheese and fudge.

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Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

8. Best of Brisbane: Night or Day Segway Adventure Tour

Meet your friendly guide who will first check you in, fit your helmet and deliver the all-important safety brief. Segways are very easy to learn how to ride, you don’t have to balance, the segway balances you. After 15 minutes of fun training on how to safely operate the Segway, you’ll explore Brisbane with your friendly tour guide. You will zoom past the wildlife, birds, beautiful gardens and iconic landmarks of Brisbane. The friendly, local guide will help you get to know the real Brisbane. See iconic Brisbane sights such as The Story Bridge, Eagle Street Pier, City Botanical Gardens, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kurilpa Bridge, South Bank Parklands and the Goodwill Bridge. There will be times for your tour guides to snap photos of you as you enjoy the tour. 

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From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

9. From Brisbane: Bribie Island 4WD Nature Adventure

Your guide begins the adventure by letting the tires down on the 4WD and hitting the surf beach. Make your way towards Fort Bribie WWII Bunkers along the sand. Stop to view wildlife and the various lagoons along the way. After an informative, historical tour of the WWII bunkers, this is when the real adventure begins! The scenery changes from rugged Australian bush to open forests, swampy wetlands and dirt roads, all in the blink of an eye as you head inland and hit the 4WD tracks of the Bribie Island National Park. Following a stop for lunch, enjoy the opportunity to see local kangaroos, goannas and other wildlife at Poverty Creek. Next enjoy the serenity and the stunning views of The Glass House Mountains. After a picnic lunch and group photo in front of the Pumicestone Passage, continue along the 4WD track to White Patch.

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Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

10. Brisbane: O'Reillys Tree Top Walk

After being collected from your Brisbane CBD accommodation, you will depart for O'Reilley's. Once having arrived, you'll begin with a visit to the Gallery Walk Retail Precinct. From there you can do the famous O'Reillys tree top walk, and can also visit the Kamarun Lookout. You will see natural flora and fauna, which will allow you to really experience the feeling of a natural rainforest. You can feel free to add some stops along the way of your choosing, with your itinerary flexible according to your interests. At the conclusion of your experience, you can choose to be dropped off back at your accommodation or another location of your choosing.

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What people are saying about Brisbane

Amazing moment with the Team, which is helpful, funnyand experienced. We've spent a wonderful journey on Moreton Island snorkeling, kayaking and sansboarding. By the way if you're doing sandboarding wear socks or shoes cause the sand is really hot on sunny days Thank you very much Sunset safari

Great to experience such a beautiful part of the world! The day tour was an ample adventure, entailing sandbording, kayaking and snorkelling. The guides were informative, friendly and fun, and everyone on the tour happy and friendly. Highly rate this little adventure!

The captain of rhe vessel and all the crew were super helpful and friendly and got out of the way when it was time to relax and have fun.

Awesome tour guides, shout out to Isaiah and Josh! great activities and much fun all around.

Friendly guides, fun day, snorkeling was amazing ... so many fish.