Moreton Island has a colourful history, with evidence of early aboriginal history, being the site of Queensland’s only whaling station from 1952 to 1962, and the Cape Moreton Lighthouse being the first to be built off the Queensland Coast.
There is also a private resort located on the Island at Tangalooma, where we stayed, originally established as a whaling station now famous for its wild dolphin feeding and marine education and conservation centre.
The Island is made up entirely of sand with all vehicle access being along the beaches and the few sandy tracks across the Island and around the villages. A 4WD on Moreton is essential as there are no sealed roads. We saw The Tangalooma and Bulwer Wrecks, deliberately sunken ships sitting just off the beach. The Grave sites still standing after over 100 years from people passing through the bay.