Moreton Island

Chloe, Rob and I were lucky enough to go Moreton Island with Moreton Bay Escapes doing the Eco Tour.

We got picked up by Nathan - our Driver - in our big 4x4 called Matilda. We had a nice group of 8. We drove to the Port of Brisbane where we got the ferry across to Moreton Island.

lighthouse on moreton island commons

It took about 1h15mins to get to the Island, the ride was really relaxed they had an onboard cafe to get breakfast. We sat upstairs so we could get a good view. We were lucky, the weather was fantastic not a single cloud in the sky.

Once we got to the island we went to "The Desert" where we went sand boarding. Sand boarding was a lot of fun and was going pretty fast! Rob showed off by going backwards, there's always one! The only downfall was climbing up the dunes... good workout though.

After sand boarding we went to our drivers' favourite spot - Yellow Patch. It was a bumpy ride, we stopped and learnt about squiggly gum and lots of dream time stories which were really cool.

After Yellow Patch we went for a swim and got lunch at the lighthouse. The lighthouse is 2 years older than Queensland, made in 1857 by convicts powered by oil lanterns. The view was amazing! We saw heaps of turtles, 2 sharks and a mantaray.

After the walk around the lighthouse we went back to the wrecks when unfortunately it was time to get back to Brisbane... We learnt about the famous wrecks and how they used to be whaling boats. They killed over 6000 humpbacks and 1 blue whale back in the 1950's over 9 years... very sad story.

It was a great day trip that we would recommend for sure!

Lighthouse image: Klaas Ole Kürtz [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons