1 day Moreton Island 4WD Eco Adventure - Brisbane
After a luxury cruise across beautiful Moreton Bay to Moreton Island we board our 4WD and drive off the ferry directly on to the beach. Moreton Island is the worlds third largest sand island of which 98% is a protected National Park, with no sealed roads, 4WD is the only mode of transport!
First, we travel along the western side of the island through the small village of Bulwer, a small holiday and fishing village, surrounded by National Park.
Travelling further north we visit Heath Island (tides permitting), a tidal lake system which features wading birds, soldier crabs and other marine life.
Next, we head to Five Hills Lookout. A short walk takes us to the lookout which gives us commanding views of the Glass House Mountains and Heath Island.
Boogy Boarding and body surfing is next! We are off to Yellow Patch and North Point with great safe surf beaches. Explore the rockpools and take a walk to Honeymoon Bay, a spectacular secluded beach surrounded by rocky headland.
After a delicious picnic lunch, we are off to Cape Moreton Lighthouse and Information centre. This imposing rock Headland is 80m above sea level and gives us commanding views across all of Moreton Island and the beautiful Glass House Mountains. Look out to sea and spot Dolphins, Turtles and Whales (June To October). Moreton Island is home to hundreds of different birds, featuring White Bellied Sea Eagles, Pied Oyster Catchers, Pelicans and thousands of wading birds.
Our last stop is Blue Lagoon, one of Moreton Island's beautiful fresh water lakes. Take a dip and soak up the naturally occurring tea tree oils (the fountain of youth)
Once rejuvenated we begin our return journey along the picturesque Open Beach with 38km of uninterrupted surf beach. Travelling across the Middle Road, through thick eucalypt forest, featuring beautiful Xanthorrhoea (Grass Trees) up to 250 years old, we return to the ferry for our beautiful cruise home. What a day!