Visits  regions
&   Moreton   Island


  Mt. Coot-Tha Loofout Mt Coot-Tha Forest is part of Brisbane Forest Park, a 26,500 hectare natural bushland reserve stretching from the outskirts of Brisbane for more than 50km to the north and west. Here, panoramic views of the Great Dividing Ranges and to the north the Glassfouse Mountains.

  Mount Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens at the foot of Mount Coot ha opened in 1976.
The fine Japanese garden is a souvenir of Expo "1988"; a desert area presents a variety of cacti; and the Scented garden is a favourite with many.

Also within the gardens is the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, the largest palnetarium in Australia.

   

  Wildlife Sanctuaries, The Alma Park Zoo at Kallangur, 28km north of the city centre.
Just a 35minute.
  The Lone Koala Sanctuary, of which the star attractions are the 130 or so koalas.


  Moreton Magic

                  
Moreton Island

For at least 40,000 years the Aborigines called Moreton Island home.
Vast middens can be found further down Ocean Beach.



                                          

       Moreton Bay
and Islands




    Organised Tours

  • Sunrover Expeditions.
   Ph:(07) 3203 4241.

  • Tour Compagny is Dream Island
   Ph:(07) 3824 0786.

   Website: www.tangalooma.com

 

The Stradbroke Island - Visitor Information Centre
Ph:(07 )3409 9555
- is near ferry Termonal in Dunwich.
 

the City and surrounding suburbs are guaranteed.
Is less
Visited and still almost a Wilderness.

Apart from a few rocky headlands it's all sand, with Mt Tempest towering to 280m. It's a strange landscape, alternating between bare sand, lakes and swamps, forest, with a 30km surf beach along the eastern side. 96% of the island is now a national park.
 
Moreton Bay Island is known for its friendly dolphins, and humpback whales can be seen from June to October.

Moreton Island has no sealed roads, but 4WD vehicles can travel along beaches and a few cross-island tracks.

      
  





For information and camping permits, contact the QPWS
Ph:(07) 3227 8186-Brisbane
or the ranger at False Patch Wrecks - Ph:(07) 3408 2710.