Moreton Island Snorkeling
The 24th most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.
Friday 5 August 2016 06:51 GMT
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 24th 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 ReefBait Reef.