Blogs from Moreton Island, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Moreton Island November 7th 2017

My 48 hours on Tanglooma island resort started at 4:30 am in the morning , with an early raise I was pretty excited to get to Tangalooma a could not wait to start my adventure. Tangalooma Island Resort is only a miserly 75 minutes Passenger ferry transfer boat departing from Holt Street wharf Pinkenba Brisbane. This is the perfect way to get to Morten Island, with 4 services departing daily there is no excess not to visit this magical island. You must arrive 1 hour before departure and book your boarding passes and luggage there is a fully secure car pack to get your car there while you are over on the island. This Resort is perfect for family’s looking for a quick and easy weekend away for the whole family or a young couple who ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Moreton Island November 6th 2013

We woke up early because this day it was off to Moreton Island. Moreton Island is located 75 minutes from Brisbane, and is one of the world’s largest sand islands (Fraser Island is the largest, and we will visit it later on). We headed off to Port of Brisbane where we took a MICAT ferry to the island. On the way there we saw dolphins jumping beside the ferry for a while and keeping us company, which was exciting because it was the first time we saw wild dolphins, it is a big difference to see them out in the wild than see them in a zoo. When we came to the island we had a lot of activities to chose from; snorkeling, swimming, hiking, fishing, sand boarding etc. We wanted to do all of it ... read more
Blue Lagoon

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Moreton Island June 23rd 2013

Today we headed over to Redcliffe checked out Bee Gee Way and headed out on a Whale Watching expedition with Brisbane Whale Watching. REDCLIFFE Was the Brisbane suburb the Gibbs brothers (Bee Gee's) grew up in. To honour their favourite sons an alley off the main street has been re-named Bee Gee Way. There is a bronze statue of the boys as they would have looked then and along the wall on one side is a series of photos and captions spanning their career. It was a walk back in time for us all. BRISBANE WHALE WATCHING Stroke of luck for us here! Don's sons best mate goes out with Kerry Lopez who operates Brisbane Whale Watching (she's almost family!). So we were invited on the Whale Watching tour as her guests. Kerry was really lovely ... read more
Whale Watching

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Moreton Island December 2nd 2011

Our trip back was taken via the inland road and our first stop was Charters Towers after turning off the coast road at Townsville and travelling south west for 90 minutes. From a chance discovery of gold in 1872 by a young Aboriginal horse boy, Charters Towers soon turned into a bustling metropolis, which in its heyday boasted being the second largest city in Queensland. At the height of the gold rush the town included 11 crushing mills, 65 hotels and one of the very first regional Stock Exchanges in Australia which still stands proudly today. There are many old buildings which are magnificent and also heritage listed. It was also a significant allied military base in World War II as there are some 30 concrete bunkers dotted throughout the hills around Towers Hills close to ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Moreton Island January 22nd 2010

As the plane touched down in Brisbane airport we could barely contain our excitement. This was the moment we had been looking forward to for as long as we could remember. Having heard so much about the land down under from family and friends, about the beautiful weather, outdoor lifestyle, relaxed, laid back attitude of people and the stunning scenery, we almost had to pinch ourselves to believe we were about to experience it first hand. My cousin Nathan, was there at the airport to welcome us to Oz. He took us for a drive around Redcliff and Scarborough, down by the seafront to a cafe by the beach. We fell in love with Australia immediately and this love grew stronger and stronger with every passing day. We stayed in my Auntie Mary and Uncle Pat's ... read more
Bubbly breakfast
Super chef
Earning his keep

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Moreton Island December 14th 2009

Hannah and I woke up at the crack of dawn this morning and got ready for a massive day out on Moreton Island. We took the local bus to a rundown hostel down the road where we waited to be picked up by the tour company. Eventually a beaten up 4WD stopped and our tour guide with his long dreads came out and met us, it was going to be an interesting day. We introduced ourselves to everyone in the 4WD as we drove towards the marina which was a good hour away. We had been told that this tour includes lunch which led us to believe something will have been prepared or waiting for us when the time came. However on the way to the marina our tour guide stopped at Subway and picked up ... read more
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