Tangalooma Island Resort

3.5 star property
3.5-star beachfront resort with bar/lounge, near Moreton Island National Park

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Tangalooma Island Resort

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Overview of Tangalooma Island Resort


Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Moreton Island, Off Brisbane, Tangalooma, Moreton Island, QLD, 4025
Main amenities
  • On the beach
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Breakfast available
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Self parking
  • Room service
  • 2 coffee shops/cafes
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Meeting rooms
  • Garden
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Resort Unit (Ferry Additional)

  • 38 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Single Sofa Bed

Family Suite (Ferry Additional)

  • 55 sq m
  • Partial ocean view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed, 3 Single Beds and 1 Single Sofa Bed

Deluxe Twin Room (Ferry Additional)

  • 35 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Single Beds and 2 Single Sofa Beds OR 1 King Bed and 2 Single Sofa Beds

Deluxe Villa, Beach View (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)

  • 9 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Queen Bed, 2 Single Beds and 2 Single Bunk Beds

Villa, Beachside (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)

  • 107 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 8
  • 1 Queen Bed, 2 Single Beds, 2 Single Bunk Beds, 1 Single Sofa Bed and 1 Single Trundle Bed OR 1 Queen Bed, 2 Single Beds, 2 Single Bunk Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Deluxe King Room (Ferry Additional)

  • 35 sq m
  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Room (Ferry Additional)

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Single Sofa Beds OR 2 Single Beds and 2 Single Sofa Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Tangalooma

Getting around

  • Brisbane Airport (BNE) - 64 min drive


  • Tangalooma Beach - 5 min walk
  • Fire & Stone - 5 min walk
  • Whalers Bar - 5 min walk
  • Fire & Stone Beach Front Restaurant Tangalooma - 2 min walk
  • Beach Cafe - 5 min walk

About this property

Tangalooma Island Resort

At Tangalooma Island Resort, you'll have access to on-site parasailing, sailing and kayaking. 2 outdoor pools provide plenty of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in facials. Serving Asian cuisine and offering a beachfront location, Fire and Stone is one 3 restaurants. A bar/lounge, an outdoor tennis court and a garden are other highlights at this eco-friendly resort.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese, Korean


Sustainability practices

This information is provided by our partners.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 302 units
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • This property has occasional scheduled power outages. Guests who require continuous power supply for life support equipment must notify the property 96 hours prior to check-in.
  • This property is accessible only by boat. Guests are automatically booked on the 12:30 PM ferry from Brisbane to Tangalooma on the day of arrival, and on the 2:30 PM ferry from Tangalooma to Brisbane on the day of departure. Ferry transfers depart from Holt St Wharf in Pinkenba and are payable on arrival according to the listed transfer service fees. Guests must contact the resort prior to arrival to choose an alternative ferry time.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • On-site self-parking (AUD 20.00 per day)

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)
  • Local/corner shop

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Volleyball
  • Ecotours
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Golf driving range on-site
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Lockers available


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Phone


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Fire and Stone – This beachfront restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).
Tursiops Buffet – This beachfront buffet restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves breakfast. Open daily.
Beach Cafe – This beach bistro serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.
Coffee Shop – This coffee shop only serves light fare. Open daily.
Beach BBQ – This diner is located on the beach. Open selected days.

Awards and affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in EarthCheck – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately AUD 34.00 for adults and AUD 22.00 for children
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1 per cent

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Cots/infant beds are available for AUD 20.0 per stay


  • Self-parking costs AUD 20.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Tangalooma Island Resort
Dolphin Resort Tangalooma Wild
Hotel Tangalooma Island
Tangalooma Beachcomber / Driftwood Hotel Moreton Island
Tangalooma Island Hotel
Tangalooma Island

Frequently asked questions

Does Tangalooma Island Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tangalooma Island Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tangalooma Island Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Tangalooma Island Resort?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Tangalooma Island Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Tangalooma Island Resort?
Yes. Self-parking costs AUD 20.00 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tangalooma Island Resort?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Tangalooma Island Resort and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, parasailing and sailing and improve your game at the on-site tennis courts. Additional recreation on-site includes basketball, ecotours and helicopter/aeroplane tours. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the resort's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Tangalooma Island Resort?
Yes, there are 3 on-site restaurants, featuring al fresco dining and Asian cuisine.
What's the area around Tangalooma Island Resort like?
Tangalooma Island Resort is a short 2-minute walk from Tangalooma Beach and 4 minutes' walk from Moreton Bay.



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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

We loved the island! A great getaway for a few days and so close to Brisbane! Plenty to do.
Gina, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Nice weekend but some improvements needed.
Our stay unfortunately coincided with a cruise ship day. Nowhere was this mentioned and I would not have booked this date had I known. It’s just too busy with 2500 people visiting at once. The boat transfer was great with a friendly, interesting commentary. How we nobody mentioned where the location of reception was so we had to ask. It’s not at the pier - it’s in the middle, quite a walk. Your luggage is conveniently taken to your room. Our Deluxe category room was available on arrival at 11am which was a bonus. This recent renovated room was in the 6 storey Kookaburra block and had an amazing view of the ocean. The king size bed was very comfortable and faced the view. Shower pressure was excellent however hot water took 5 min to come thru (don’t give up waiting - it gets there eventually). The downside and main reason for my low score - smoking is allowed on the room balconies and we were subjected to the secondhand smoke of our neighbours. I find this appalling in 2023 - in Australia, where smoking is discouraged almost everywhere. When raised with management, there was nothing they could do. Suggestion: Do not allow smoking on balconies. Simple! It is disgusting Food is below average. Dining is limited to a terrible Asian restaurant or a diner so if it’s a special occasion, don’t have any expectations. Otherwise we had a lovely time. The wrecks were amazing snorkeling and the resort had a nice vibe.
B, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The resort is in an amazing setting. The quality of the resort's amenities was disappointing
Belinda, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Love this place lots of fantastic activities to do ;)
Chris, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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10/10 Exceptional

This stunning property was just what i needed for a solo 3 day stay! My room was Devine, with beautiful views and the ocean so very crystal clear. The food in the beach bar is very expensive though, and my meals average for the price. I'd suggest the Malaysian restaurant... meals were fresh and hot! Activities were endless. but for me it was all about relaxing, ad that was achieved!
Cristal, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tangalooma Island resort boasts one of the most beautiful beaches I have visited. Crystal clear waters, beautiful sandy beach, plenty of activities to keep everyone amused. However, what has impressed me the most is the wonderful friendly staff. Only thing that needs improvement is the selection of dining options. Pretty much limited to Asian or the pub meals.
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10/10 Exceptional

The hotel was great, activities were excellent. The only down side was the BBQ - they over cooked the fish and it was tough, yes fish tough
Sharon, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

I love everything about the resort except the room where we stay very noise, we can hear noise come from room on both sides and upstairs downstairs. Plumbing noise when people turn on water. Can’t really relax with the noise when we stay in the room.
Thanh, 2-night family trip
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