Attention all thrill seekers looking for your next big adrenaline hit – we’ve got news for you! From taking up a new water sport, learning to surf on sand, to freefalling from 15,000 ft in the air, we’ve compiled our ultimate top 10 adventures list for Moreton Bay Region thrill seekers, just keep reading!
Ever thought of going on a ‘desert’ safari to try your hand at sand tobogganing on the pristine gold and white sands of Moreton Island? As the third largest sand island in the world, Moreton Island is covered in steep sand dunes just calling your name. Use a waxed Masonite board to slide down the hills or for a more challenging experience, try surfing down them at almost 40km/hr! Once you’ve had enough of that, it’s time to go snorkelling through the crystal-clear water around the Tangalooma wrecks, drive through the national park, or head out onto the water for some dolphin and whale spotting. Experiences offered by Tangalooma Island Resort.
Splash around, get wet and wild and make the Moreton Bay Marine Park your playground with the ultimate boom netting experience thanks to Dolphin Wild Island Cruises. What started up on the Great Barrier Reef is now available right here on Moreton Bay’s doorstep. Take a cruise around Moreton Island in the netting at the back of a 22m vessel. Catch sight of some local Moreton Bay marine life or wildlife such as dolphins, birds, dugongs and turtles – maybe even some whales if it’s migration season. It’s safe for all ages and is a great experience for any kids who’d love a chance to see the exotic sea life below the surface.
Get the true-blue Aussie experience of beach-bashing on the beautiful Bribie Island. Do it yourself (with the relevant permits) or take a tour of the island with G’day Adventure Tours and get some solid sight-seeing in. Sit back, relax and enjoy being chauffeured through the natural wonders, spotting some native wildlife and learning about the historic remnants. Learn about Bribie’s history as you explore the World War II bunkers at Fort Bribie, take a quick dip in one of the lagoons and don’t forget to bring along your surfboard and fishing reels!
Hit the waterways on a half day guided tour of Bribie Island, Pumicestone Passage and the Moreton Bay. Leaving from Sandstone Point, head north for some sightseeing of local townships and Bribie Island National Park before stopping for a snack and heading back out onto the eastern side of Bribie. On your return trip, swing by Fort Bribie, past local beaches and cut across the southern end back out into the Moreton Bay Marine Park. Enjoy a post-trip lunch at Sandstone Point Hotel – all thanks to Moreton Bay Jet Ski Hire & Ride.
For incredible aerial views of Bribie Island or Redcliffe why not try the ultimate adrenaline experience of skydiving? Feel the blood pumping through your veins while you freefall at 200km/h before your instructor pulls the chute for you take in the panoramic views of our beautiful Moreton Bay, landing on a pristine sandy beach. If you opt to skydive in Redcliffe, why not take a stroll along the waterfront for a boutique shopping experience or head to a local café for a bite to eat if you’ve landed on Bribie. Book now with Skydive Australia.
Are you an eager sports enthusiast looking to learn a new skill? Sail into Sandgate this summer for water sports lessons in windsurfing, kitesurfing, foiling, stand up paddle boarding, as well as land buggy and blokart lessons. Skim across the ocean and feel the wind rush by you as you reach speeds of around 30km/hr! Try out some high-speed blasting and soaring jumps or opt for a light wind cruise along the Moreton Bay. Purchase gear and accessories, hire out water sports equipment or get yours repaired, book private lessons or group sessions, organise a boat tour or fishing charter – the choices are endless! All this and more available at Surf Connect Wind & Kitesurfing School. But don't take our word for it, check out Christine's review on Trip Advisor.
Soak up the sunshine with two hours of water skiing, tubing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding fun! With your own skipper from Boating Planet Redcliffe to tow you around and no experience necessary, these water activities make a great outing for friends or families! Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve done this several times before, there’s not doubt that adrenaline will be pumping through your veins. If it’s your first time, you might start out on double skis and advance to a single ski. If you’ve been before, there’s no doubt your group will expect to see some tricks or watch you take on a slalom course.
Open to mountain bike riding, Bunyaville State Forest and Conservation Park makes for a scenic and energetic outing. There are 10 mountain bike trails to choose from with changing levels of gradients that cover anywhere from 545m to 1.5km. It is possible to cover all tracks, reaching about 22km and taking roughly 2.5hours. These paths are single file, suitable for confident, intermediate riders and not recommended for young children. If you don’t feel like riding, there’s also some great forest walks and the option to bring your horse and man's four-legged best friend - your dog.
It’s best to bring your bathers for this one. This little-known and well-hidden gem known as the Northbrook Gorges takes you off the beaten track and is the perfect mix of hiking trails and gorges. After spending the first half hour trekking through what can almost be considered rainforest, you’ll come across the first gorge. Depending on the time of year, getting across may require simple wading or a quick dip. However, the highlight of this hike is the large, almost crystal-clear rock swimming pool with a short waterfall at the second gorge. To top it off, bring along a snack to lay back and picnic while relaxing to the tranquil sounds of native wildlife such as bellbirds. Recommended for experienced hikers only.
Voted as one of the top attractions to visit near Brisbane, D’Aguilar National Parks Rocky Hole is a picturesque swimming location set amongst a backdrop of dense rainforest and local wildlife. It is also home to a timber wing, a waterfall and many surrounding boulders. While the water can get quite deep in some spots, it is recommended to avoid diving and jumping. There are shallow spots perfect for younger children and the boulders can make for a great boulder hopping activity.
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