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Tangalooma Resort (also known as Tangalooma Island Resort or Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort) is situated on Moreton Island, Queensland, Australia. Most of the accommodation available is only about 50 metres from the beach – the photo here is the view from our unit balcony, with only the pool separating us from the beach. There are so many activities available, Tangalooma Resort makes a fabulous holiday for almost everyone.
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Tangalooma Resort lies on the western side of Moreton Island. Moreton Island is a sand island about 170 square km. It is about 95% national park.
Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort
One of the highlights of a stay at Tangalooma Resort is watching or participating in the dolphin feeding program which is run every evening. The dolphins at Tangalooma are wild, so they are only fed a fraction of their dietary requirements, ensuring they still have to catch the majority of their own meals and not become dependant on humans.
Feeding the wild dolphins at Tangalooma
Going to the birds at Tangalooma Resort
As well as the dolphin feeding program, every morning you can go and watch the pelican feeding at the Tangalooma wharf. The bossy cormorants also participate and you may also be fortunate enough to see the graceful whistling kite.
In the evenings there was a regular kookaburra feeding although we no kookaburras came to fed on the first few nights. The evening we saw the kookaburras, there was a father kookaburra with his young. Each time the the father kookaburra was fed a strip of beef, he would take it in his beak and whack it against a log, like it was a critter needing to be killed, before feeding it to the young kookaburra.
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Marine Education and Conservation Centre at Tangalooma
The Marine Education and Conservation Centre at Tangalooma employs full-time marine biologists and other scientists to conduct education programs for visitors to Tangalooma. At the Education Centre, there are videos to watch, exhibits to look at, books to read and scientists to talk with. They also conduct all sorts of walking tours. We have participated in a bushtucker walk, a bird watching tour and a possum spotlighting tour amongst others.
Where is Tangalooma Resort?
Tangalooma Resort is situated on Moreton Island, a 75 minute ferry trip from Brisbane.