Almost completely protected by national park, this sand island is reached by ferry from Scarborough or the Brisbane River, and if you keep an eye out you may spot dugong, turtles and bottlenose dolphins on the way. Once there you can climb to the 285-metre summit of the world’s tallest, stabilised sand dune on the 2.5-kilometre Mount Tempest Track or take one of the other walks to perched lakes. Other pursuits include snorkelling, swimming and a guided cruise or tour with Tangalooma Island Resort – including the extended cruise in which you can hand-feed wild dolphins at the end of the day. Tangalooma Island Resort also hires out snorkelling and diving gear, runs snorkelling tours, a fantastic eco kids club, and the Tangalooma Marine Education and Conservation Centre. Dolphin Wild also runs cruises and snorkelling tours to see the marine life. There are five campgrounds and four beach-camping zones on the island.
Dolphin Wild: (07) 3880 4444
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