Uncover Nature's Secret Water Park

Uncover Nature's Secret Water Park

If you and your partner are seeking a romantic escape, Christie Sutherland finds out why you need to add Tangalooma Island Resort to the top of your list.

By Christie Sutherland | 2nd March 2016

Spend a weekend chasing sunsets with your special someone; the unique attractions and countless activities at Tangalooma Island Resort serve romance and enjoyment on a platter.

It’s hard to believe that this slice of paradise is right on our doorstep, only 75 minutes away from Brisbane and easy to reach aboard any of Tangalooma’s high-speed catamarans.

Filled with amazing natural adventures, you might not think to pair this protected area with a romantic weekend getaway – but you would be wrong. The laughs and magical moments we experienced were all thanks to this uniqueness; Moreton Island really is as picture-perfect as it seems.

With an abundance of tours and activities both on land and in the water, this island has everything you need to keep you busy and relaxed. Determined to experience all that the resort had to offer, we donned life jackets and laughed our way out to sea on stand-up paddle boards. The water was the perfect temperature, which meant falling in was all part of the hilarity.

We also toured around the old wrecks and enhanced our marine skills by frolicking with an amazing array of sea life, including rainbow-coloured fish, stingrays, puffer fish and (from a distance) a green turtle.

From there, each moment kept leaving us breathless, from a sunset cruise with nibbles and drinks to relaxing massages with the sound of waves crashing nearby.

My favourite part had to be the dolphin-feeding. It’s hard to explain the feeling I got when I saw these animals; it was like my soul was swooning.This was an absolute one-of-a-kind experience that left me feeling totally in touch with nature.

The Tangalooma staff were incredible; they were fun and chatty, and their knowledge really topped off each adventure, making the experience both educational and enriching.

Constant excitement really works up an appetite. Out of the many food options, Fire and Stone made us never want to leave. The beachfront pagoda-style hut set in a lush garden is home to an Asian-inspired restaurant with a menu that will take your taste buds on an incredible tour to match the rest of your experiences.

The spectacular palm-lined beach views of Tangalooma Island Resort are hard to beat. Most rooms feature a private balcony overlooking the island, as well as a large ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower. Our Hotel Deluxe booking included a delicious welcome of chocolates and wine on arrival, plus comfy bathrobes and slippers to relax in after a long day of adventuring.

Make time to sneak off for a weekend of romance at Tangalooma Island Resort. This spectacular location will make all your island dreams come true, with everything you need and more to leave the rest of the world behind.


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Article by Christie Sutherland

Christie Sutherland is a former editor of Style Magazines. To her, limits are there to be pushed and there is always a time for polka dots and a piccolo. Do it with love or not at all, that’s all.


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