TOUR INFORMATION

Departs Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
SUNDAY DEPARTURES : Please note that Sunday departure and return times have altered due to changes with ferry operations. Please call our office on 1300 553 606 to confirm your departure time.
Our 5-Day Moreton Island and Great Barrier Reef Tours are designed for travellers who love the sun, surf and sea. This amazing 5 days is packed with activities and you will never be bored!

The Great Barrier Reef is the most iconic place in Australia and is home to the world largest coral reef. Sitting just outside the waters of Moreton Bay, Moreton Island is home to many marine life and 15 sunken vessels. Experience Sunset Safaris “NIGHT TIME TRANSPARENT KAYAKING” and see the underwater world like never before as we navigate the eerie sunken shipwrecks at night with brilliant underwater lights. Stay in our ECO-Glamping Tents (Optional Upgrade) as you enjoy all the comforts of home while camping in the great outdoors. Sunset Safaris makes this possible with the best value package tour EVER to these magnificent locations. This package is loaded with extras, including:

  • FREE Visit to Childers Local Zoo
  • FREE Mon Repos Turtles Centre
  • FREE Live Turtle Encounter (During Season)
  • FREE Whale Watching (During Season)
  • FREE transfers to connect Great Barrier Reef & Moreton Island Tours

To see the finer details of the Moreton Island section of our 2-Day Package tour – CLICK HERE

To see the finer details of the Great Barrier Reef section of our 3-Day Package tour  – CLICK HERE



5-Day Moreton Island & Great Barrier Reef Explorer Tour

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  • Price
  • Itinerary Attraction
  • Accommodation
  • Media Gallery
  • Reef Activities
  • Important Info
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Departs Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays

Includes:

• The Moreton Island Get Wrecked 2 Day Tour
• Brisbane City overnight stopover 
• Great Barrier Reef 3 Day Tour 

Great Barrier Reef

• Fully guided tour
• Eco Villa Accommodation
• Return Bus Transfers
• Snorkelling
• Glass Bottom Boat
• Guided walk on Lady Musgrave Island
• All meals on Tour

Brisbane City Stop-over 
• Dinner is not included this night. Breakfast is included the next day. 
• Multi-share Accommodation included (twin & single share motel upgrades available)

5-Day ITINERARY

The following itinerary may not follow in the same order as below due to tide times, weather conditions or other factors.

Day 1: (Moreton Island Section)

• Pick-up and return service for Gold Coast, Brisbane and Sunshine Coast

Enjoy
• A cruise across the magnificent Moreton Bay on the MiCat Ferry
• A fully guided snorkeling tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks
• Spot turtles, dolphins, coral and thousands of beautiful reef fish


• Try our fully guided Transparent Kayaks tour around Tangalooma Wrecks
• Feel the exhilaration of sand tobogganing at speeds of up to 70km/h
• 4WD adventure in the rugged 4WD tracks of Moreton Island
• Enjoy beautiful Sunset views 

• Stay overnight in the rustic “Castaways Beach Resort”, with optional accommodation choices including ECO GLAMPING (See accommodation Tab for Glamping details)
 - Multi-Share Dormitory accommodation as standard price
 - ECO GLAMPING upgrades available (see accommodation tab for pricing)

Night Time Activities: (all night activities are weather, wind and tide dependant)


- Night Time Transparent Kayaking on the Tangalooma Wrecks (optional at $45). Must do Experience in Brisbane. See colourful fish and coral as our kayaks light up at night with brilliant underwater lights. For many, this is a life changing experience and is guaranteed to please.

- Or sit around the Camp Fire (weather permitting).

Day 2

• 4WD along the magnificent Eastern Surf Beach
• Swim in Champagne Pools (conditions permitting)
• Visit “Honeymoon Bay” and “North Point”
• 4WD to “Cape Moreton” seeing -

  - Cape Moreton Lighthouse and Museum
  - Spot Marine Animals
  - Spectacular views of Moreton Island and the Eastern Beach
• Swim “Blue Lagoon” fresh water lake
• Take the cruise back to Brisbane and be dropped off in Brisbane City.   

The Sunset Safaris 5-Day Moreton Island Get Wrecked & Great Barrier Reef Tour offers fantastic value, with a 1 Night stay at YHA Backpackers, (Hotel Jen Upgrades available). Brisbane City is one of the fastest-growing capital cities in Australia, take a leisurely stroll into Queen Street Mall or head to Caxton Street and enjoy dining, shopping and the entertainment hub.

Arrive Brisbane City 6 pm:

Day 2 Cont:

  • Check in at Resort Reception
  • Enjoy a stroll and experience the night life in Brisbane city
  • Purchase your own dinner at Brisbane's many dining locations

Day 3:

  • Breakfast is included.
  • Brisbane 7:15 am

GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR

  • Visit Childers Local Zoo
  • Check into Kelly’s Beach Resort
  • FREE Guided Snorkel School
  • MON REPOS Turtles (During Season)

Day 4:

  • Take a cruise to Lady Musgrave Island
  • FREE Whale Watching (During Season)
  • Snorkel on the reef
  • Glass bottom boat Viewing
  • Guided walk on Lady Musgrave Island
  • Scuba Diving (Optional Activity)

Day 5:

  • FREE TIME on day-5 to relax around the resort, or enjoy a host of OPTIONAL activities, including:
    • Surfing Lessons
    • Bundaberg Rum Factory Tour
  • Stop at Mamminos to taste Home Made Ice-cream (Optional Activity)
  • Back to Brisbane or Gold Coast

4 & 5 Share accommodation is included in the below prices as standard. For all Hotel and Motel Twin Share and 2-Bedroom Accommodation Upgrade prices, please refer to the “Accommodation Tab” and Upgrade Prices below.

Tour Prices

Leaving FromPrice
This is pup and return to same location after each trip (departing separate days)
Gold Coast: AD: $719 + $280 = $999
CH: $679 + $175 = $854
Brisbane: AD: $659 + $280 = $939
CH: $619 + $175 = $794
Sunshine Coast: AD: $719 + $280 = $999
CH: $679 + $175 = $854
WITH BNE Accommodation YHA
Gold Coast: AD: $769 + $280 = $1,049
CH: $729 + $175 = $904
Brisbane: AD: $739 + $280 = $1,019
CH: $699 + $175 = $874
Sunshine Coast: AD: $769 + $280 = $1,049
CH: $729 + $175 = $904
upgrade typepricesFeatures
Budget Twin Share upgrade $229.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $229 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people)
Budget Single Share Upgrade $519.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $519 per person for single share room
HOTEL Twin Share upgrade $279.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $279 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people)
HOTEL Single Share Upgrade $609.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $609 per person for single share room

Moreton Island & Great Barrier Reef tour include boat access & reef fee (AU$280) to be paid in cash to the driver upon departure. Students, YHA, and VIP card holders get a $10 discount on all tours. Small overnight bag only. Luggage restrictions apply. $20 surcharge applies to all tours operating on Public Holidays. A fuel levy may apply if fuel prices rise above $1.80 per litre.

TICKET PRICE DISCOUNTS:

Students / Backpacker Cards = $10 off
Child (13 years of age & under) = $20 off
POB (Pay on Board) Reef Tax & Boat Fees
Per Person = ADULT $280 (Moreton Island & Great Barrier Reef)
Per Person = CHILD $175 (4 - 13 years)
POB to be paid in cash to driver upon departure

$20 surcharge applies to all tours operating during Christmas/New Year & Easter Periods.
A fuel levy may be applied if fuel rises above $1.80 per litre.
Excess Luggage Restrictions Apply: Max Bag Size - 40cm wide x 30cm deep x 60 cm high.
Secure Luggage Storage available: Gold Coast and Brisbane passengers only - $10 per bag per day.

VALUE FOR MONEY

Sunset Safaris offers you Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, LUXURY 4WD go anywhere vehicles, the most sought after locations on Fraser Island, the BEST tour Guides from Gold Coast and Brisbane, and all at Budget prices. 

Sand Tobogganing

Experience the thrill of Sand Tobogganing up to 70 km/h as we visit the Desert. This fully supervised activity is guaranteed to give you the thrill ride of a lifetime as you slide down a huge naturally formed sand dune.

Snorkelling

See Nemo up close as we take you on a fully guided snorkel of the Tangalooma Shipwrecks. See coral, fish, turtles and much more as we weave our way through the shipwrecks on our snorkelling discovery.

Transparent Kayaking

Enjoy one of the most unique experiences in the world as we guide you over the Tangalooma Shipwrecks in our fully transparent Kayaks. 
These amazing Kayaks allow us to see straight through the bottom of the boat to see fish, turtles, coral and even dolphins as we guide you safely through a maze of sunken shipwrecks.

Experience the awesome spectacle of thousands of fish swarming around your transparent Kayak as we “Feed the Fish” during our kayak adventure.

See the incredible coral garden and even find “Nemo.” 

Kayak on Beach 1

Night Kayak (optional Extra)

What has been described as the “WORLDS BEST Kayaking experience,” AND“one of the world’s greatest marine experiences,” YOU can enjoy our unique NIGHT TIME KAYAKING over the Tangalooma Shipwrecks.  Nowhere in the world can you experience this utterly unique combination of brilliantly coloured coral and fish, sunken shipwrecks, turtles and a myriad of other marine species while gently paddling in our fully transparent Kayaks fitted with brilliant LED lights shining into the water. It is like someone switches on a Television Screen right under your feet to show you life underwater at night. This is the ULTIMATE adventure experience and is guaranteed to surprise all who take part. This is a fully guided tour of the Tangalooma Shipwrecks at night, showing you all the BEST hidden locations to ensure you see loads of Coral, Fish, Wobbegongs, Turtles, Rays and Ghostly Shipwrecks. Guaranteed experience of a lifetime. 
Normally $89 per person – Sunset Safaris Guests only $45

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LIVE TURTLE ENCOUNTER – November to March 

Only Sunset Safaris offers the Mon Repos LIVE Turtle Encounter on the Great Barrier Reef. See wild turtles crawl up the beach at night to lay eggs and see baby turtles hatch and scurry down the beach. Between April & October, visit the Mon Repos Turtle Centre to learn all about the endangered Loggerhead Turtle and the Mon Repos conservation efforts.

 

One Night Stay in Moreton Island

Backpacker Accommodation – Standard 
Snorkelling tangalooma-wrecks-893Included in the base price is standard Backpacker accommodation at the rustic Castaways Resort. Enjoy a clean bunk bed, hot shower and basic kitchen facilities. This dorm room feature undercover outdoor areas to gather and enjoy a few drinks at night, and is conveniently located right next to the campfire meeting place.

Accommodation Upgrade Options -
BEACH HOUSE Units923953-fd7370a2-0b44-11e4-a510-9f89e2418c8b (Shared Facilities - Private Bedrooms)
Based in the Rustic Castaways Resort, these units feature your own private bedroom with shared bathroom, lounge, kitchen and balcony area. Perfect for those who wish to have their own private sleeping quarters at a budget price. Very clean and tidy and great value for money. Great for couples, singles or friends, with Twin beds or Double Queen Size beds available.
•   Double & Twin Share rooms from only $229 extra per person 
•   Private Single Share rooms from only $519 extra per person 
•   4 - 6 Share units available (price on application)

ECO GLAMPING Tent923953-fd7370a2-0b44-11e4-a510-9f89e2418c8b (Glamorous Camping) 
The most unique accommodation option on Moreton Island. Enjoy the wonderful experience of bush camping without the uncomfortable experiences that camping can sometimes bring. Included in your Glamping Tent is your own private bathroom with toilet, hot shower and basin. Also included is double & twin share beds, and for some Glamping tents, 4 beds to suit a family. Also included is your own private balcony integrated into each and every tent. This is a truly amazing experience guaranteed to please. 

Please note that our Glamping Tents are extremely popular and are booked out well in advance. Phone bookings are essential to book this accommodation, and may not be available to be booked over the internet within 3 months of departure.

•   Double & Twin Share from only $110 extra per person
•   Single Share from only $220 extra per person
•   Quad Share from only $80 extra per person (ideal for small groups or family) 

One Night Stay In Brisbane

There are 3 accommodation choices for the tour.

1) Multi-share (includes YHA in Brisbane)
2) Budget Twin Share (includes YHA in Brisbane)
3) Hotel Share (includes Hotel Jen in Brisbane)

Two Night Stay in Great Barrier Reef

Our resort accommodation is right beside Kellys Beach with swimming pools, restaurant, bar, & easy beach access for that moonlit walk. We offer comfortable accommodation to suit your budget & lifestyle with 4 - 6 bed Multi-share ECO Villa accommodation, including single beds in the loft, or Queen & single beds on the ground floor. Choose a Villa for yourself, or save money & share with others from the tour. All ECO Villas have lounge room, Bathroom, Toilet, air-conditioning & Balcony with outdoor setting. Enjoy the spacious gardens, lakes & entertainment areas in this beautiful ECO resort. Tennis, pool-table, air-hockey & other games also available.

Pricing Upgrades

upgrade typepricesFeatures
Budget Twin Share upgrade $229.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $229 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people)
Budget Single Share Upgrade $519.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $519 per person for single share room
HOTEL Twin Share upgrade $279.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $279 per person Twin Share (minimum 2 people)
HOTEL Single Share Upgrade $609.00 Room has 1 x Double & 1 x Single Bed $609 per person for single share room

Moreton Island & Great Barrier Reef tour include boat access & reef fee (AU$280) to be paid in cash to the driver upon departure. Students, YHA, and VIP card holders get a $10 discount on all tours. Small overnight bag only. Luggage restrictions apply. $20 surcharge applies to all tours operating on Public Holidays. A fuel levy may apply if fuel prices rise above $1.80 per litre.



 

Whale Watching Experience - June to November 

Encounter the majestic grace of the singing Humpback and Minke Whales as they curiously investigate your luxurious vessel. Spot, stop and shadow the largest mammals in the world. Experience intimate to lengthy encounters with these friendly and inquisitive giants of the deep during their annual migration period. (*during whale season only, and in accordance with regulated safe distances).

Snorkeling  

Enjoy snorkeling on the world largest reef. See fish and coral seen nowhere else in the world. Snorkel the famous “Turtle Cleaning Station,” and enjoy watching Turtles being cleaned by small fish.

Scuba Diving

This is an optional extra and costs extra to participate. Enjoy the best scuba diving prices on the reef, with introductory dives available for the beginners, and outer wall dives for the licensed diver. A must do experience…

 Coral Cay Walk

Get off the boat and on land to experience the wonders of a coral cay Island in the South Pacific. See this untouched Island on your guided walk, and learn about the wildlife and unique features of this coral Island.

Glass Bottom Boat

Take a ride with your experienced guides to see the underwater beauty without getting your face wet. See turtles, coral, fish and much more in comfort and style.

Fish Feeding

Enjoy the boiling water of fish within arm’s reach as we feed the reef fish. Thousands of fish of all colours, shapes and sizes eagerly join in the feeding frenzy on the pontoon –great for all ages.

CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
All prices are subject to change without notice & at the discretion of Sunset Safaris. All information stated in this publication is true & correct at the time of publication. Due to traffic, & the extreme conditions experienced on Fraser Island to buses & the environment, Sunset Safaris reserves the right to alter or cancel any section of the itinerary which may result from road, traffic, weather, mechanical, or any other condition or failure or delay of an operational nature without penalty, & such conditions will be considered as a Force Majeure Event. Sunset Safaris will take all reasonable steps to rectify the situation during any such event, however no liability will be accepted by Sunset Safaris in circumstances outside of Sunset Safaris control. No responsibility or liability will be taken in the event of injury from pre-existing medical conditions (eg: bad back), accident, injury, loss or damage to persons or property due to persons own negligence.These booking conditions do not waive Sunset Safaris from any of its obligations according to law. Minimum booking numbers & cancellation fees apply.

PAYMENT

Your Tour payment is broken up into 2 components, your Sunset Safaris ticket price component ($739), and your Moreton Island & Great Barrier Reef - LOCAL Fees ($280). The Moreton Island & Great Barrier Reef  - LOCAL Fees component of $280 must be paid in CASH to driver upon departure, while the $739 boarding pass can be purchased HERE on this web site.

CANCELLATIONS 

Notice Provided Cancellation Fee Incurred
Less than 24 hrs Incurs 100% cancellation fee
25 hrs - 72 hrs Incurs 50% cancellation fee
73hrs - 7 days Incurs 25% cancellation fee
More than 7 days Incurs 5% cancellation fee (administrative fee)
What is the itinerary/schedule for the activities?

All activities are subjected to winds, tides, and weather conditions on the day. Therefore, there is no set time for the activities.

How long does it take to get to Moreton Island?

The boat trip is approximately 75 minutes from the Port of Brisbane to Moreton Island.

How do I make a booking?

We offer a range of booking options. You can make secured online booking 24/7 via our website, call us on +61 7 3287 1644, or speak to us via LiveChat. Please read our Terms & Conditions before making any bookings.

Are shower facilities available on the island?

Yes. There is a cold shower for you to freshen up after your swim.

Is there any WIFI on the Island?

Unfortunately WIFI service is not available on the Island.

Do I need to bring my own sleeping bag?

Since you are not camping, linens are provided in the standard multi-share dorm room, private single or twin room, and in the Glamp tents.

Are there any towels/amenities/hairdryer supplied in the accommodation?

Please bring your own towels, amenities and hairdryer (if needed) as these are not provided by the accommodation provider.

Do I get any refund if any activity (kayaking and/or snorkeling) gets cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions?

Unfortunately there is no refund if any activity gets cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Please kindly refer to our Terms and Conditions. We will try our best effort to replace the cancelled activity with an Island scenic tour when unpredictable weather condition happens, however this is not guaranteed.

Can I change the travel date before tour departure?

Yes, you can. However, we can only allow one-time change (subject to availability), and the change must be made and confirmed with our reservations staff at least 24 hours prior to your original departure date. After one change has been made, no more change is allowed and a 100% cancellation fee applies (that is, no refund will be given).

Do I get any discount if I book another tour(s) with Australian Sunset Safaris?

Yes. You will receive 10% off the tour ticket price when you call us directly to book a second tour or third tour with us.

Is there any public holiday surcharge if I travel on public holidays?

Yes. There is AU$20 pp holiday surcharge for the Moreton Island 2-day tour during Christmas holiday period, New Year’s Day and Easter long weekend. There is no surcharge on other public holidays.

What are Local Fees/Pay On Board (POB) Fees? Why do I need to pay that?

The Local Fees/Pay On Board Fees include the return boat ticket and the national park fee. The national park fee allows you to access the national park/World Heritage Listed Area.

How do I make a booking?

We offer a range of booking options. You can make secured online booking 24/7 via our website, call us on +61 7 3287 1644, or speak to us via LiveChat. Please read our Terms & Conditions before making any bookings.

What do I need to bring for the tour?

A towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, thongs, waterproof camera, money to buy drinks or snacks from the licenced bar on the boat.

Do you provide wetsuit?

Yes, and for free.

Do you provide snorkelling gear?

We provide masks, gloves, snorkel and fins.

Do you have life jackets and safety equipment?

Yes, and for free. We have a wide range of life jackets and body board for floatation.

Do you supply towels?

No. Please bring your own towels.

Are shower facilities available on the cruise?

Yes. There is a cold shower for you to freshen up after your swim.

What are the types of accommodation?

It is a multiple-share villa accommodation, normally 4-6 people in one villa. We also provide upgrade options: Private Twin / Triple-Share villa accommodation, extra fee applies (AU$150/per person). Please contact us for upgrade availability and cost.

Are there any toilets/bathroom facilities in the share accommodation?

Yes, each 4 or 5 share room includes a shower and a toilet.

Do you separate males and females in the share rooms?

Since you are not camping, linens are provided in the standard multi-share villa, and in the private single or twin villas.

Are there any towels/amenities/hairdryer supplied in the accommodation?

Please bring your own towels, amenities and hairdryer (if needed) as these are not provided by the accommodation provider. Though bath towels are supplied in the upgraded accommodation type, We encourage you to bring your own beach towels as we are not permitted to use the resort’s bath towels as beach towels.

Is there any WIFI on the cruise or at the Reef?

No, WIFI service is not available.