Moreton Island is just 40km from Brisbane but feels a world away. Some 98 per cent of it is national park (renamed Gheebulum Kunungai National Park in 2021). Its largest development is Tangalooma Island Resort where you can feed in-the-know wild dolphins and fish at dusk. A little further along the beach, swim out to shipwrecks with your snorkel to commune with fish and turtles.
Stay: Tangalooma Island Resort is 75 minutes from Brisbane by catamaran. The range of activities is huge, and most rooms have ocean views.