Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation on Moreton Island

A sand island off the coast of Brisbane, with clear-water lakes, lagoons and untouched beaches.
Experience Moreton Island's laidback lifestyle from boutique accommodation

Just off Brisbane’s coast, Moreton Island, is the third largest sand island in the world. Moreton Island, also known as Tangalooma, is Brisbane’s easy-to-reach marine park. In fact, it takes less than an hour for visitors to swap Brisbane's cosmopolitan vibe for the island's white beaches, snorkelling, frolicking with dolphins or watching feeding time with the pelicans. Marine biologists are on-hand to educate and entertain young naturalists with hands-on sessions exploring the island’s diverse ecology. Unsurprisingly, Moreton Island makes a beautiful excursion for daytrips. 

However, those looking to spend more time on Moreton’s shores can take up residence at a camping ground, book a room at a B&B or snap up a villa at a resort. On the island, beach and watery past-times take centre stage. You won’t have to look far to find a stretch or sand to call your own. Snorkelling Tangalooma Wrecks, feeding wild dolphins at sunset and heading up to Cape Moreton Lighthouse should also be added to your itinerary. A 4WD is the easiest way to get around Moreton Island. Tip: visitors planning on making tracks should make sure their ride has high clearance. You’ll also need to get a permit for your car.

Aside from the beautiful Moreton Island accommodation available, the island’s attractions include wildflower heaths, sand dunes, freshwater lakes, whale watching from June to October, coloured sands and rugged cliffs. You can also get with sand boarding, sea kayaking, four-wheel driving, sailing, windsurfing and diving among various shipwrecks. In the lower reaches of Moreton Bay lies sublime Macleay Island. Its sheltered location, sandy beaches and mangrove foreshores are ideal for swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking and barbecues. Water taxis run seven days a week, connecting Macleay to other bay islands and the mainland.

No matter if you want to base yourself on the island or in Brisbane, you'll find a boutique stay that ticks your boxes on Beautiful Accommodation. And to complement your excursion to Australia's Sunshine State, check out our handpicked Queensland accommodation.