Moreton Island Snorkeling

The 27th most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

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Southeast of Cairns, the snorkelling off Moreton Island is best known for the numerous shallow wrecks. Located just north of the Tanglalooma Island Resort, there are fifteen wrecks partially sunk to create a man made reef. Many Queenslanders consider this the best Queensland snorkeling dive site. During Tangalooma wreck snorkeling, you may encounter yellowfish, kingfish, dugong, green turtles and the occasional wobbegong shark. The water is known to be exceptionally clear and the water depth ranges from 6 to 30 feet deep. The best time of day for snorkeling the wrecks is high-tide, but always watch for the strong current between shore and the wrecks.

There is a regular ferry to the Tangalooma Island from the mainland city of Brisbane. The Tangalooma wrecks snorkeling dive site is about a 20 minute walk from Tangalooma Island Resort.

Overall, Moreton Island is the 27th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Moreton Island including Norman Reef, Heron Island, Hamilton Island, Lady Elliot Island, Agincourt Reef and Langford Reef.


Local Contact(s):  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park + 61 7 4750 0700; Pro Dive Cairns +61 7 4031 5255.

Recommended Book:  "Great Barrier Reef" from Lonely Planet

Luxury Loding:  Tangalooma Island Resort +61-7-3637-2000

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Moreton Island Snorkeling Review

GPS:  -27.16313, 153.368415

Date Published:  1/5/2012

Date Updated:  8/5/2016

ID:  24703

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