Just an 1 hour and 15 mins ferry ride from the sodden mainland and we were greeted with blazing hot sunshine - yay!
Moreton Island is a lesser known island on the backpacker trail - which is a good thing, because although there is a resort there, apart from that it is an unspoilt island with a white sandy beach all the way around it.
The resort was fun and friendly, and our beachcomber apartment was really nice, a great view of the beach and sea and swimming pool. The evening we arrived, after dark we waded into the water after grabbing a fish each from a bucket, and fed a dolphin called storm. That was a lovely experience. We saw dolphins the next day also as we were walking along the beach.
The next day we did two wonderful activities - quad biking on the beach and through the forest - so much fun. Our guide could tell Russ was itching to do some tricks and he nailed the driving straightaway, so he took Russ and another guy on their own little drive, so they could do crazy turns etc. I was just happy to survive! It was so so hot and they are heavy things to manoever! so good fun and it lasted for ages going over all sorts of terrain and up and down tracks and across sand.
After lunch back at our apartment, we went sand dune toboggaing down the biggest sand dune you can imagine. The walk up it was really tough in that heat and the incline was steep. We were given wooden boards rubbed with wax and went down head first. Russ and I got t shirts for going the furthest. Ok, Russ actually went the furthest...but we have been wearing our T shirts with pride :-)
On our final day, we hired a couple of Kayaks and went sea Kayaking, heading out to a shipwreck. It was hard on the arms, but just such fun, and gave us great views of the island. We also sneaked in a bit of archery too.
This was definitely a highlight of our trip so far - so many things to see and do.