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HOTEL REVIEW: Tangalooma Island Resort

Tangalooma Island Resort is just on Brisbane’s doorstep, a short 75-minute ferry ride from Holt Street Wharf.

Located on Moreton Island, it is an island paradise that feels like you are in the South Pacific. It is protected on the bay side which acts as nature’s theme park where amazing natural encounters are just part of the everyday experience.

The resort is best known for the wild dolphin experience where guests can hand feed a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins. However, this is just the start of what Tangalooma Island Resort has to offer.

The Room

Tangalooma Island Resort offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes, ranging from Hotel rooms, Units, Suites and Villas, through to our premium modern apartments and holiday homes – all located with access to what has to be one of Australia’s best beaches. The Deep Blue Apartments are a great choice if you want to have the option to self-cater and acts as a home away from home. They have a certain intimacy being away from the main part of the resort, however still allow guests to enjoy all the resort facilities and atmosphere. The apartments directly overlook the nightly dolphin feeding, and boast uninterrupted views across Moreton Bay, with the Glasshouse Mountains visible by day, picture perfect evening sunsets and the glowing lights of Brisbane City by night.

What to do

Tangalooma Island Resort is the jewel of Moreton Bay and Island’s region, offering a number of tours and activities. These range from the active ATV Quad Bike Tours, Marine Discovery Cruise, the Desert Safari tour including sand tobogganing and snorkeling sunken shipwrecks to relaxing beach walks, wildlife encounters and whale watching cruises. The star attraction at the resort is the unique guest activity of hand feeding a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins.

Where to Eat

For an island resort, Tangalooma offers an array of dining options, tailored to a laid-back and casual getaway for all guests. With both local and internationally inspired flavours on offer, Tangalooma Island Resort guests can enjoy hot buffet breakfast in the morning, casual beach style takeaway for lunch and exotic sunset dining in the evening. Want to relax for the evening? Shoot a round of billiards on the resort pool tables all while enjoying live music, and a refreshing beverage from the new constructed resort bar.


The Resort will operate with enhanced health and hygiene protocols across all aspects of their business to ensure the health and safety of all guests and staff. To safeguard our community, please do not plan to travel to Tangalooma Island Resort within 14 days of arriving from overseas, feeling unwell, being diagnosed with Coronavirus, or having been in close contact with a diagnosed case of Coronavirus. While most of the activities and tours available at the resort will still be operating, there have been modifications to the way the resort delivers its services to comply with all COVID Safe guidelines and ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Click here for more information on what’s open.

For more visit www.tangalooma.com