Moreton Bay Wilderness
When to Go
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 Queensland’s 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 kayaking adventure to the most remote parts of the islands to explore hidden channels and sand dunes, watch the mystical marine life up close, camp under a carpet of stars, and summit the highest coastal sand dune in the world – Mount Tempest.
We end our adventure by transforming your kayak into another mode of transport for some high adventure on the ocean as we power back to Cleveland.
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. Once this number is reached the expedition is guaranteed to go ahead, if not, it will be cancelled, and you can transfer amounts paid to an alternate expedition or departure date or receive a full refund. If you’d like to find out more about how COVID-19 may impact this trip click here.
|DAY 1||KAYAK FROM CLEVELAND TO PEEL ISLAND
Location: Cleveland QLD, Australia
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 Cleveland where we issue the kayaks, safety gear, and sumptuous food parcels, before departing in 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.
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.
Overnight accommodation in tents on Peel Island
Once we reach our destination it’s time to set camp, explore the old trails and ruins and prepare for a night under the stars in a location that feels a million miles from mainland Australia.
KAYAK FROM PEEL ISLAND TO AMITY POINT
Location: Amity Point QLD, Australia
Sunrise from our campsite at Horseshoe Bay looks towards the southern end of Moreton Bay, and after a hearty breakfast, we pack our boats and prepare for a full day on the water.
After a relatively easy crossing to Dunwich on North Stradbroke Island, we turn north and follow the coastline towards Amity Point for around 8km before stopping at our overnight campground.
Overnight accommodation in tents on North Stradbroke Island.
THE CHANNEL CROSSING – STRADDIE TO MORETON
Location: Southwest Moreton Island QLD, Australia
Day Three of our expedition is a big one – the paddle from North Stradbroke and 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 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
Location: Tangalooma, Tangalooma, Moreton Island QLD, Australia
After three days at sea, our paddle along the western shore of Moreton Island is our last of true solitude, and our destination for the night is 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.
No tent? No worries. We can organise camping gear hire (tent, sleeping mat and bag) for $150 per person (twin-share).
MORETON BAY WILDERNESS:
$1,350 per person – BYO camping gear (twin-share)
$1,500 per person including camping gear hire (tent, sleeping mat and bag)
(Single Supplement Price $500 paid in addition to above price).
- Accommodation – We will stay in a variety of Queensland Park and Wildlife remote campsites around Moreton Bay for most of the nights listed in the itinerary.
- National Park camp site and entrance fees
- All meals, snacks and drinks from lunch 26th of February 2021, until lunch 1st of March, 2021. Due to the nature of the expedition, we eat rehydrated meals….but they are bloody tasty ones, not cheap crap and you get to choose your meals from a selection once you register.
- Drinking water
- All activities – two-person kayaks including all safety gear
- Ben Southall – Expedition Leader
- Experienced Kayak Guide
- Transport to/from Raby Bay, Cleveland, Queensland
- Travel Insurance: Domestic travel insurance is recommended
- Personal clothing (equipment list is provided after registration)
Once you book we’ll share our recommended gear list with you.
DEPARTURE / RETURN TIMES – to be confirmed.
COVID POLICY – Best Life Adventures may postpone or cancel this Event due to Covid-19 travel restrictions being imposed by national, federal, state or local governments which limit travel to the Event and result in the event being postponed or cancelled. A decision on whether the Event will take place will be made prior to the event based on the most up-to-date information available at the time.