Moreton Bay Wilderness

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Location

Moreton Bay, Queensland

When to Go

MAY 21-23 2022

Fitness Level

Level 2: Moderate

Cost

From $1,400

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, and camp under a carpet of stars.

We end our adventure with a hearty feast at Tangalooma before powering back to Brisbane by ferry.

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 the amount paid to an alternate expedition or departure date or receive a refund, minus the booking fee. If you’d like to find out more about how COVID-19 may impact this trip click here.

DAY 1 KAYAK FROM MAINLAND AUSTRALIA TO NORTH STRADBROKE ISLAND

Start location: Victoria Point or Cleveland Queensland, 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 either Victoria Point or Cleveland (dependant on weather conditions) 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.

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.

 

DAY 2  

THE CHANNEL CROSSING – STRADDIE TO MORETON

Start location: North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia

Day Two 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.

 

DAY 3  

PADDLE WEST MORETON TO TANGALOOMA

Start location: South West wilderness, Moreton Island Queensland, Australia

After two 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 $200 per person (twin-share).

MORETON BAY WILDERNESS:
$1,400 per person – BYO camping gear (twin-share)
$1,600 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 21st of May 2022, until lunch 23rd of May, 2022. 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 the start point at either Victoria Point or Cleveland, Queensland
  • Alcohol
  • 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 but aim for an 07:00 start on 20 May, and finish around 17:00 on 22 May.

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.

I won't adventure with anyone else now! BLA trips are unreal. I'm booking my next one in already!
Elisha Caldwell

Health Professional

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