Overview of Tangalooma Island Resort

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On the beach, white sand, sailing, kayaking
On the beach, white sand, sailing, kayaking
On the beach, white sand, sailing, kayaking
2 outdoor pools

4.0/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Business Services
  • Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationThe Desert12 min walk
    Popular LocationMoreton Island Sand Dune25 min walk
    Popular LocationMount Tempest1 min drive

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  • Deluxe Villa, Beach View (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)

    Room amenities

    • 9 sq m
    • Beach view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Queen Bed, 2 Single Beds and 2 Single Bunk Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Villa, Beach View (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)
  • Resort Unit (Ferry Additional)

    Room amenities

    • 38 sq m
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed, 1 Single Bed and 1 Single Sofa Bed
    More detailsResort Unit (Ferry Additional)
  • Deluxe Room (Ferry Additional)

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Single Sofa Bed and 1 Single Trundle Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room (Ferry Additional)
  • Standard Room (Ferry Additional)

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed, 1 Single Sofa Bed and 1 Single Trundle Bed OR 2 Single Beds, 1 Single Sofa Bed and 1 Single Trundle Bed
    More detailsStandard Room (Ferry Additional)
  • Family Suite (Ferry Additional)

    Room amenities

    • 55 sq m
    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 1 Queen Bed, 3 Single Beds and 1 Single Sofa Bed
    More detailsFamily Suite (Ferry Additional)
  • Villa, Beachside (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)

    Room amenities

    • 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
    More detailsVilla, Beachside (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)

About this area


Located in Brisbane, Tangalooma Island Resort is on the beach. Tangalooma Wrecks and Fort Cowan Cowan are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Moreton Island National Park and Moreton Island Sand Dune. Discover the area's water adventures with nearby snorkelling, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Desert - 12 min walk
  • Moreton Island Sand Dune - 25 min walk
  • Mount Tempest - 1 min drive
  • Fort Cowan Cowan - 1 min drive


  • Fire and Stone — 1 min walk
  • Tursiops Buffet — 1 min walk
  • Beach House Rotunda Restaurant - 4 min walk

About this property

Tangalooma Island Resort

Ocean-view resort with a bar/lounge, near Moreton Island Sand Dune
Spend the day playing on the beach then return to dine at one of Tangalooma Island Resort's 3 restaurants. All 302 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, plus room service (during limited hours) and TVs with satellite channels. Safes, showers and phones are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Tangalooma Island Resort offers 302 forms of accommodation with a safe. Satellite televisions are provided. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a shower.
2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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 industry sanitisation guidelines 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.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking on site (AUD 15 per day)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–9:30 AM: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 20 for children
  • 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Basketball
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Golf driving range
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Parasailing
  • Playground
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Corner/local shop
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Fridge
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Corner/local shop
  • Lockers available

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Korean

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Linens


  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Fridge


  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe



Check-in from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests are automatically booked on the noon ferry from Brisbane to Tangalooma on the day of arrival, and on the 2 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.
Access to some tours and activities may be restricted due to cruise ship arrivals on the following dates: September 23, 27; October 10, 14, 21; November 7, 11, 18, 25, 28; and December 5, 9, 16, 18 in 2020. In 2021, the dates are January 30, February 3, 17, 20; March 17 and 29; April 3 and 28.
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for AUD 20 per stay

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Boat transfer per adult: AUD 84 (roundtrip)
  • Boat transfer per child: AUD 46 (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 30 for adults and AUD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 15 per day
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 20 per stay
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
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
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

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
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Tangalooma Island Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, Tangalooma Island Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Tangalooma Island Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Tangalooma Island Resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.
Is Tangalooma Island Resort pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Tangalooma Island Resort?
Self-parking is available for AUD 15 per day.
What time is check-in at Tangalooma Island Resort?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Tangalooma Island Resort?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Tangalooma Island Resort located?
Nestled on the beach, this Brisbane Waterfront resort is within 2 mi (3 km) of Moreton Island National Park and Moreton Island Sand Dune. Tangalooma Wrecks and Mount Tempest are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Accurate to all the descriptions and very clean. Happy with the service
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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A great place for a relaxing holiday although activities a bit on the expensive side
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
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Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Very clean Seemed very understaffed when it came to food service Stayed in room k78 Reported a loud ringing sound in the bathroom to service desk and they had the duty manager come and have a quick look at it. Loud ringing again at 4am and 6am -told the front desk but she didn’t even take the unit no down. I hope the next guests aren’t disturbed multiple times throughout the night as we were.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

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