IF you’ve always wanted to explore beautiful Moreton Island on Brisbane’s doorstep but never had the time, don’t wait a moment longer.
For a limited time, Moreton Island Adventures is offering discounts of up to 40 percent on accommodation packages for stays from now until August 22, 2016. Packages includes MICAT ferry travel and glamping or unit accommodation.
Don’t have a four-wheel-drive vehicle in which to tackle this all-sand island? No problem, simply book a walk-on package, which includes walk-on MICAT ferry travel and transfers to the Castaways Moreton Island accommodation site.
Located in the small township of Bulwer just a 20-minute drive north from the MICAT landing point, Castaways boasts brilliant glamping tents as well as an on-site shop and cafe. Just 100m from the beach, Castaways Moreton Island is truly the place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. If you love the idea of getting out into the great outdoors but can’t stand the creepy crawlies, sandy bed or thought of needing a shovel to go to the toilet, glamping is probably the answer.
At Castaways you’ll find nine beautifully furnished tents complete with queen-size bed, private ensuite and veranda overlooking giant melaleuca trees. When you’re Moreton Island glamping, there’s no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll and no fire to build. Glamping truly is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing on luxury. The beach is just a 100m stroll from your front door (well, tent flap), you can grab a meal at the on-site cafe, cook on the communal barbecue in the camp kitchen or just put your feet up and enjoy a beer knowing you’re not facing another night of sleeping on a half-inflated blow-up.
Casual and affordable unit accommodation is also located at Castaways in Bulwer. Although basic, these units are ideal for families and friends. Each unit contains two bedrooms, a bathroom, an open-plan kitchen and dining area and sleeps four to five people.
Travelling in a large group? Castaways Moreton Island also conveniently provides affordable dormitory-style accommodation with bunk beds, bathroom facilities either ensuite or on-site and an open-plan kitchen and dining area. Don’t forget to ask the crew at Castaways about the new range of hire equipment including kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, snorkelling sets and fishing gear.
Just about every saltwater fish species can be chased by keen anglers throughout the year. For a fishery based so close to a capital city, Moreton Island’s fishing locations remain in pristine condition.
Whether you target whiting, dart, tailor and bream off the beach or launch your boat and fish for mackerel, tuna and more both inshore and offshore, you’re bound to have fun if you bring a rod to Moreton Island.
At Moreton Island you’ll enjoy the same crystal-clear water, stunning coral formations and countless varieties of fish that you hear about elsewhere in Queensland. What’s missing is the pain in the backside travel, briefings, tourists and price tag.
Climb the world’s tallest coastal sand dune and reach speeds of up to 60km/h with Brisbane’s closest sandboarding experience. Wax up your sandboard on Moreton Island and feel the rush as you slide carve and tumble your way back down. The higher you go, the faster you come down.
Get ready to burn some serious calories as you climb back up the amazing sandhills.
Moreton doesn’t have 4WD tracks, it’s a whole 4WD island. The entire island is over 420km of unsealed bliss and is only accessible by 4WD.
Forget the bitumen, forget the Sunday drivers and forget the queues, head to Moreton Island to experience one of the most rugged and beautiful sand driving destinations on earth. Whether you’re after the thrill of seemingly endless, smooth open beach horizons or the challenge of tracking overland and inland, you can test your 4WD skills as little or as much as you like.
So what are you waiting for?
Contact the escape experts on 07 3909 3333 and book your Moreton Island adventure today. Visit moretonislandadventures.com.au for more information.