Destination guide

Explore Tangalooma in holiday homes to rent

Located on the western side of Moreton Island, Tangalooma is known far and wide for its great beaches, swimming, snorkelling and nearby nature preserves and attractions. Here you can experience everything from a relaxing day enjoying the sun, surf and sand to taking in mountain views while hiking and cycling or having direct encounters with local wildlife. It’s an area on the island where there’s always something going on and always something to do. Tangalooma holiday homes to rent offer you the potential for an unforgettable travel experience, whether it’s a romantic getaway, a business trip, or a family holiday.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventures near Tangalooma holiday homes

If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure near Tangalooma holiday homes, the options are plentiful. The Ben-Ewa camping area provides a natural, unspoiled preserve where you can enjoy nature at its best. Cape Moreton features a lighthouse you can climb to watch migrating pods of humpback whales in the ocean. You can also take a day cruise along the Bay, enjoying all of the aquatic life and scenery the island has to offer. Another popular outdoor adventure involves renting a quad bike, getting off-road and taking a tour of the sand dunes.


Seasonal weather averages in Tangalooma

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, December, February, January and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Tangalooma

Travellers appreciate the island views and pristine beaches, which is just a taste of what Tangalooma has to offer. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Tangalooma is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Moreton Island Sand Dune (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Mount Tempest (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Moreton Island (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Moreton Island National Park (6.2 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Blue Lagoon (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Cape Moreton (11 mi / 17.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Tangalooma

The nearest airport is in Brisbane, QLD (BNE), located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

How to get around Tangalooma from holiday rentals

The most popular way to access Tangalooma is to take an island resort ferry which takes just over an hour to arrive from the mainland after flying into Brisbane. Of course, many of the trails and areas of the region are eminently walkable, and hiking is a great way to see the local scenery from holiday rentals. Cycling is another way to get great exercise and enjoy the countryside. Most taxi service on the island will be by way of four-wheel drive vehicles and will be off-roading in nature, though this is also a popular means of travel on Tangalooma.

Food & drink 

Sample cuisine in Tangalooma

Seafood is king in Queensland, and that is true of Tangalooma. Just steps away from holiday homes you’ll find outstanding local delicacies made from mud crabs, Moreton Bay bugs, mackerel, tiger prawns, king prawns, sea scallops and barramundi. It’s also a region known for its produce, including exotic fruits like pawpaws, pineapples, mangos, strawberries and bananas. Macadamia nuts are widely used in local dishes, from salads to savory entrees to desserts. You’ll also want to try local Queensland rum, a drink for which the region is renowned and can be found in most local bars and restaurants and which is made from sugar cane grown in local fields.

Essential info

Key facts for your stay in Tangalooma holiday homes

Tangalooma is located on the west side of Moreton Island, along the eastern shore of Moreton Bay. It hosts a full-time population of just 300 people, but gets up to 3,500 visitors weekly due to its close proximity to Brisbane. It was originally a whaling station that opened in 1952, which closed in 1962 and converted to a holiday destination for visitors. The hospitality industry is the primary economic factor in the community, meaning there are plenty of holiday rentals to enjoy. One of its major goals and missions today is to promote environmental awareness.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Tangalooma?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 86 holiday rentals around Tangalooma. From 25 villas to 46 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Tangalooma is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Tangalooma?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Tangalooma. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Tangalooma Wrecks: 341 holiday rentals
  • Honeymoon bay: 230 holiday rentals
  • Cylinder Beach: 273 holiday rentals
  • Adder Rock Beach: 328 holiday rentals
  • Deadmans Beach: 272 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Tangalooma listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Tangalooma?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 25 Villas in Tangalooma. Our other popular types of Tangalooma holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 46 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 12 holiday houses
  • Studios: 12 holiday houses

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Tangalooma?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 48 holiday homes with pool available in Tangalooma. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.