Last Updated on June 19, 2021

The stunning sand island of Moreton is a flourishing Australian sandboarding destination near Brisbane in Queensland. The island is home to Tangalooma Desert, simply known as “The Desert”, a truly unique place with dunes entirely surrounded by vegetation and where a variety of minerals give birth to 32 different colours of sand!

Sandboarding at the Tangalooma Desert – Moreton Island, Queensland

There are “desert safari tours” organized at the Tangalooma Island Resort which are essentially a bus ride to the sand dunes and provide you with a board and some wax for sand surfing or toboganning. The bumpy bus ride is an experience in itself alike to dune bashing. The dunes are quite big and you will have plenty of fun sliding them, but not so much hiking back after your ride – make sure to bring plenty of water and sunscreen with you.

Getting there

The journey by bus from Tangalooma is about 35 minutes long. Most tours of the island from mainland Australia also include sand sliding at the dunes, so they are a great option.

From Brisbane

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