A safe anchorage for boats and a playground for snorklling. It can get busy here with cars, campers, swimmers all trying to take advantage of some excellent conditions. Head south to the Tangalooma Resort (approximate walking time 30 mins).
Origionally a whaling station, the resort's lease includes the beach. No cars allowed. The jetty is where dolphin feeding takes place in the evenings. Be sure to inspect the flensing deck as well as the marine life from the jetty. Stop for food and drinks on your return journey from the desert.
Continue south of the jetty along the sandy beach of Moreton Bay. Dolphins can be seen all along this beach at various times as well as other marine life (eg starfish) plus a variety of birds (eg osprey). This is a short walk but remember cars are allowed in this section. Tangalooma Point is in the distance. At a short distance south of the resort take the walking track from the beach through the woodland to The Desert.
Clearly marked track leads through a woodland from the western beach. A set of steps takes you up through a peaceful and somewhat isolated section of the walk with good views of the bay behind you. You will pass a minor track on the left half way to The Desert. On your return take this ridge track back to Tangalooma.
The Desert is an area of the island formed by natural erosion and is under constant change. The steep dunes are ideal for sandboarding and tobogganing. Make sure you keep the track entrance in sight as you explore The Desert.
Return to the walking track and head back towards the beach. About 400m along is the ridge track to the right. Take this track back to Tangalooma Resort. The track meets the bypass road behind Tangalooma. Head left to the beach then back to the wrecks via the resort. Stop for a cool drink and a bite to eat but be sure to leave plenty of time to get back to The Wrecks and the sea ferry trip back to Brisbane.
Back to The Wrecks and watch the island have its "peak hour" as people come from all directions to head home. If time permits a walk north towards Ben-Ewa campground is possible but remember, the ferry departs 3:30pm.
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