In 1963, to provide a secure berth, the ship owner joined forces and suggested intentionally sinking a series of 15 old steam-powered excavators and cargo boats at the rim of a sandbar to form a fracture wall. Tangalooma Wrecks are a fantastic diving and snorkeling spot today.
It' a great viewpoint to watch the sunset over Moreton Bay, the mountains of the continent and the Glass House Mountains. Tangalooma was the site of one of the biggest fishing sites in the south of the world in the 1950'. From the Moreton Island Lighthouse you also have a great outlook.
For more information about the islands past, please check out the Moreton National Park Information Centre near the beacon in one of the old lightguard houses. Completely made of sandy, Moreton Iceland is home to the world's highest sanddune, Mount Tempest. Take part in a liveaboard trip in the deserts of our deserts and take a fun sledding or quads trip through the sanddunes.
There are many walks on Moreton Iceland, from simple walks to half-day walks. Trekking is one of the best ways to appreciate the ecological characteristics of the islands and to explore some of the different habitat of the animals. Hike to the top of Cape Moreton to see Queensland's first sand-stone light house dating from 1857.
To do something more demanding, hike to the top of Mount Tempest, the highest sandy dunes on the isle. Moreton Bay Marine is a 125 kilometre marine reserve along the coast from the Gold Coast to Caloundra. As a RAMSAR wetlands, the reserve is an important site for migrants.
Over 180 different birds have been registered on Moreton Island.