Did you know you can now take the family for a fun day out on Moreton Island’s Tangalooma Resort direct from the Sandstone Point Hotel jetty?
It’s ironic that until now, unless you have your own boat the only way you could visit our closest neighbouring island would involve an hour’s drive to Brisbane and then taking either Tangalooma’s own high-speed catamaran direct to the resort or the MICAT service ferry to nearby Tangalooma Wrecks. And of course there’s that tedious return drive home up the Bruce, not usually the most relaxing way to end your day out.
But Brisbane-based cruise company River to Bay have come up with a terrific alternative for tourists and local families who may love Moreton Island but have been unable to get there easily, or just want to have a few beers and not worry about captaining their own vessel. Not only do they take you right into the resort, the fare includes Lunch at Tangalooma, plus a Resort Day Pass to the pools, retail shops, restaurants, bars, tours, activities and facilities while you’re there.
Introduced in July, the service operates daily, departing Spinnaker Sound at 7.45am and Sandstone Point at 8.30am, dropping you back at 4.30pm and 5pm respectively.
The future of such a convenient relaxation option for us lucky locals is of course totally dependent on demand and patronage, and currently, without the additional support of interstate and international tourists due to Covid restrictions, it may well be down to us to use it or lose it.
Visit rivertobay.com.au/project/tangalooma-day-cruise for all the details, including fares, what’s included, what to wear, what else you can do while you’re there and, most importantly, make your booking.