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 23rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 37 snorkeling dives in Queensland.