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Moreton Bay Wilderness

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Moreton Island QLD, Australia 4 days
FRI 26 FEB 2021 - MON 1 MAR (UTC+10:00)

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 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 one of the highest coastal sand dunes in the world. 

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.

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PLEASE NOTE - this itinerary may change and is published as a guide only.

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 or departure date or receive a full refund.

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.

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Kayak from Cleveland to 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 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. 

 

 

 

 

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Kayak from Peel Island to Amity Point

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

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The Channel Crossing - Straddie to Moreton

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

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Paddle West Moreton to Tangalooma

After three days at sea, our paddle along the western shore of Moreton Island is our last of true solitude, and our destination 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. 

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Moreton Island QLD, Australia
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