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The Marvellous Creation of Nature - Moreton Islands

The city of Brisbane, capital of the state of Queensland in Australia has within its city limits the extremely beautiful Moreton Island; the third largest sand island in the world. Known as the Gem of Southeast Queensland, this island is one of the most sought after travel destination for both the local tourists and also the thousands who come to Australia on a regular basis. Located just 58 kilometres from Brisbane it is easily accessible through a ferry ride that takes you across the cool blue waters of the Moreton Bay to this natural wonderland that has some wonderful beaches, rainforests, sand dunes and a waterpark that is all yours to be explored and enjoyed. Moreton Island covers an area of around 186 square kilometres and was home to the Ngugi tribe who lived here some 2000 years ago. Later in the history the island was discovered by Captain James Cook and then by Matthew Flinders who in 1799 named the island. With 98% of the island being contained within the Moreton Island National Park and managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, you can see that the place has maintained its natural beauty and the unique biodiversity.

Sunset Safaris one of the most well established and popular tour company operating in this area offer both day tour, 2 day tours, holiday and Moreton Island Travel Packages which are all- inclusive, economical and come with free room upgradations that naturally depends on the availability. After getting picked up from various points in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast the visitors are taken on a luxurious Mi Cat ferry with air conditioned café and bar and can easily be one of the most enjoyable part of your trip. Here you can relax as the ferry takes you to your destination, enjoy a drink, get something delicious to munch on and get to meet your tour members as the ferry slowly takes you to your destination. This sand island is a veritable paradise and the tour attractions will include some really exciting activities like sand tobogganing and snorkelling for which you will be taken to the Maheno shipwreck site. This is quite an exciting area as the sunken ships create a boundary between the shore and the deep sea and the water here is shallow but crystal clear and is a perfect place for diving and snorkelling. The tourists are provided with the best of gears and safety vests for the beginners. One can also hire wet suites which are available all throughout the year and is both eco-friendly and is especially comfortable when the water temperature goes down. So fully equipped and ready for exploration you will find yourself looking at the most amazing variety of reef fishes, multi coloured corals, turtles, dolphins and many more interesting yet mysterious marine flora and fauna.

The Moreton Island Snorkeling Tour is a fully guided affair and if you are not part of the day tour and are planning to spend the night in the island then you can go for the night kayaking that is a tour speciality. With the transparent kayaks getting illuminated from the glow of the underwater lights you can see the shipwrecks and the activities under the water. Here you will also get a chance to see the museum; light house and can take a refreshing dip in the champagne pools. Cape Moreton has the most gorgeous sun sets and you can see a whole lot of marine animals including the sharks swimming near the beach. In the Desert type area you can experience the thrills of Sand tobogganing. Coming from the top of a dune on a sand board with the speed going up to 70 kilometres per hour will leave you feeling breathless with excitement. You can opt for any one of the Moreton Island travel and tour packages of Sunset Safaris and enjoy like never before.

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