MORETON BAY WILDERNESS

  • Kayaking through the waterways

Location

Moreton Island QLD, Australia

Fitness Level

Level 2: Moderate

Cost

From A$1,500 per person

Overview

This is one seriously epic Best Life ‘Back-Pocket’ Adventure in more ways than one – and we can’t wait to take you with us.

The stunning beauty and relatively undiscovered wilderness of Moreton Bay and her islands are best explored by water, far from the crowded hot spots.

Our Moreton Bay Wilderness expedition takes you on a three-day kayaking adventure to the most remote parts of the islands to explore hidden channels and sand dunes, watch the mystical marine life up close, and camp under a carpet of stars.

Over the three days, we paddle 50kms across Moreton Bay and up the lee-side of North Stradbroke and Moreton Island which offer generally smooth-water conditions. We end our adventure at Tangalooma before catching the ferry back to the mainland.

This will be a true Best Life Adventure for the mind, body and soul.

Previous kayaking experience isn’t necessary. You just need an adventurous mind and a moderate level of upper-body fitness. We’ll provide you with full training and safety gear on Day One.

MINIMUM NUMBERS – this expedition is subject to a minimum number of paying guests and once reached, the expedition is guaranteed to go ahead if not, it will be cancelled, and you can transfer amounts paid to an alternate expedition, departure date or receive a full refund.

INSURANCE – We highly recommend taking out personal travel insurance within seven days of booking this expedition. It will ensure you are covered if things go pear-shaped on your side even before the expedition begins including cover for lost baggage, flight disruption or cancellation, broken gear or personal health or injury.

Itinerary

Kayak from Cleveland to North Stradbroke, via Peel Island

Kayak from Cleveland to North Stradbroke, via Peel Island

It’s time to leave the madness of the mainland behind, and head out into the vastness of Moreton Bay for a few days of digital disconnection and physical adventure.

Our expedition departs from either Victoria Point or Cleveland (weather dependant) where we issue the kayaks, safety gear, and sumptuous food parcels, before departing in a combination of single and double kayaks for an easy few hours on the water, paddling east towards heritage-listed Peel Island, a former quarantine station for the colony of Brisbane.

We have lunch here before departing across the channel towards our destination for the night, North Stradbroke Island.

Dugongs, turtles, and dolphins frequent the waters and the island itself is known for its abundant bird and animal life largely undisturbed by pollution, development and nosey humans.

Our overnight accommodation is in cabins at Amity Point on North Stradbroke Island.

 

 

 

 

 

The Channel Crossing - Straddie to Moreton

The Channel Crossing - Straddie to Moreton

Day Two of our expedition is a big one – the paddle from North Stradbroke to Moreton Island across South Passage. Using the slack tide we carefully navigate our way around the sandbanks and network of channels that have left many an unwary sailor high and dry.

Once we’re safely across, our destination for an early lunch is Kooringal. We paddle north and find a campsite on the beach at the foot of the towering sandhills that look west across to the Glasshouse Mountains and Brisbane.

This is our night of true wilderness underneath a starry summer sky.

Overnight accommodation in tents on Moreton Island

Paddle West Moreton to Tangalooma

Paddle West Moreton to Tangalooma

After two days at sea, our paddle along the western shore of Moreton Island is our last of true solitude, with our destination, the bustling resort of Tangalooma.

Warm showers, fresh water on tap and a hearty meal are your rewards for completing an adventure that very few people from South East Queensland have even considered.

We catch the ferry back to the mainland where your Best Life Adventure ends at the Tangalooma ferry terminal – Holt Street, Pinkenba.

Costs

COST

A$1,500 per person (BYO gear)
A$1,700 per person (includes camping gear)

INCLUDES:

  • All meals, snacks and drinks including breakfast on Day 1, through to lunch on Day 3. Due to the nature of the expedition, we may eat some rehydrated meals….but they are bloody tasty ones, not cheap crap and you get to choose your meals. See Your Tasks for more information
  • Drinking water
  • All activities – two-person and single kayaks including all safety gear
  • Best Life Adventures Head Guide
  • Experienced Kayak Guide
  • National Park campsite and entrance fees

EXCLUDES:

  • Transport to Victoria Point or Cleveland, Queensland at the start of the expedition
  • Transport from Holt Street Ferry Terminal at the end of the expedition
  • Alcohol
  • Travel Insurance: Domestic travel insurance is recommended
  • Personal clothing (please refer to the equipment list for recommendations which can be found in the Your Tasks section of the Expedition Dashboard)

HOW TO REGISTER & PAY:

  • Click the BOOK NOW button to book and register for this expedition.
  • A 20% non-refundable Booking Fee is due 7 days after registering for this expedition.
  • Your Balance Due must be paid 60 days prior to departure or your deposit will be forfeit.

DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: We can cater for some food allergies or vegetarians/vegans. You can list any dietary requirements in the Participant Information Form that you need to complete as one of your tasks in preparation for the expedition.

ACCOMMODATION: We will stay at Amity Point Campground in quad-share cabins, and a remote Queensland Park and Wildlife campsite on Moreton Island.

Our full terms and conditions are published here.

Expedition Reports

Read about our latest Moreton expedition with masses of marine life, near-perfect conditions and sunrise from up high on a huge sand dune.

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