Enter an island of pristine, untouched beaches and sand dunes. No, it’s not a part of Arabia, but a paradise in the land down under, Moreton Island. The island has much to offer, here are a few things one can do at Moreton Island;
Most of the island is covered in sand leaving impressive sand dunes here and there. Why not put those dunes to use for a fun activity like sand tobogganing! Grab a wooden waxed board and choose a sand dune to slide down. It is possible to reach speeds of up to 60 kmph! Definitely worth a try!
Snorkelling the Tangalooma shipwreck
In the early 1960s, 15 vessels were sunk in order to create a breakwater for small boats coming towards the island. Today, this wreck is an attraction to snorkelers. The area is now filled with colourful fish and vibrant corals. Take a sneak peek at the remains if the rusty sunken ships and try spotting a turtle or two as well.
Cape Moreton Lighthouse
This lighthouse was the very first built in Queenstown. The structure was built by convicts in 1857, the tower is built of stone and painted on it are two red stripes (going around). One of the buildings that belong to the lighthouse is now a Visitor Information Centre. The cape is a great place to visit not only because of the beautiful lighthouse but also to spot whales, sharks, dolphins, manta rays, dugongs, and turtles.
Staying in a hotel in Brisbane CBD, perhaps the likes of iStay River City may deprive you of an experience with nature. So, pack up some gram crackers and marshmallows and head over to a campsite. Enjoy the bliss of the sunset while you roast your marshmallows on the campfire.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+