Can you snorkel Tangalooma wrecks?

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Can you snorkel Tangalooma wrecks?

Join the boat trip for a guided snorkelling tour of the Tangalooma Wrecks, with all gear included. The Wrecks are home to a myriad of different species of reef fish, coral formations and marine life. Minimum age for snorkel tour is 6 years old.

How did the Tangalooma Wrecks get there?

The wrecks came about in 1963 when a group of boat owners requested the construction of a man-made harbour just off the island for safe anchorage. As a result of lobbying, their request was granted and approximately 15 junk ships were buried in a sandbank off Moreton Island.

Can you swim out to the Tangalooma Wrecks?

Tangalooma Wrecks Beach The Tangalooma Wrecks are located outside of the resort property, just a 15-20 minute walk from central Tangalooma Island Resort, making it a popular destination for unguided swimming and snorkeling.

How deep are the wrecks at Tangalooma?

The depth of the water ranges from 16-27 metres however some of the wrecks are only about 12 metres down.

Is there sharks at Tangalooma?

There is very good snorkelling, watersports and dolphin feeding at night as well as calm clear water for you to enjoy. Sharks are seldom seen but tend to remain in deeper water. To be on the safe side dont swim at dawn or dusk and/or with animals ( dogs etc..). 3.

How old are Tangalooma wrecks?

The history of the Tangalooma Wrecks dates back to the 1960s when boat owners asked for safe anchorage on the island as small boats found it difficult to dock. Their request for a man-made harbour was granted in the form of the Tangalooma Wrecks. Fifteen vessels were deliberately sunk over the next two decades.

Does Tangalooma Resort own the beach?

Tangalooma Island Resort is built on crown land but is able to operate under a State Government lease managed by the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. “Tangalooma Island Resort is required to allow ongoing access to this beach for the use and enjoyment of the public.”

Are there sharks at Tangalooma Wrecks?

Small, harmless sharks (wobbegongs) are common at the Wrecks, but they won’t take a bite out of you. Not to say there aren’t any bigger sharks around, and there are probably a lot of them on the east coast of Moreton Island and in deeper water areas.

Are there sharks at Moreton Island?

Many many people frollick in the waters on the bay side of Moreton ( where you will likely stay anyway) quite happily. There is very good snorkelling, watersports and dolphin feeding at night as well as calm clear water for you to enjoy. Sharks are seldom seen but tend to remain in deeper water.

Are there snakes on Moreton Island?

Typhlopidae (Blind or worm snakes) Habitat ranges from low vegetation in wet coastal forests to the arid zone. Most active in the early morning and at dusk, feeding on small lizards.

Is Moreton Island safe to swim?

Safety First There are no lifeguards patrolling anywhere on Moreton Island. Please use caution when swimming/surfing as strong currents are often seen around the Tangalooma Wrecks and the surf side of the island and remember it is never a good idea to swim alone.

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