4.1 out of 5

"Overall good, the resort's food (not the cafe) needs to move with the times, add healthier food and update the food menu as it has been the same for y ... " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 06 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Tangalooma awaits you at Tangalooma Island Resort. You'll be 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Tangalooma Wrecks and 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Moreton Island Sand Dune. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools and a private beach.

TVs and phones are featured in all 302 rooms. Fridges and room service make in-room dining convenient.

A day of pampering can include facials and body treatments. The restaurant, Fire and Stone, serves Asian cuisine. For a drink, you can stop by the resort's own bar/lounge. Enjoy the kids' club and outdoor tennis court as well as access to ecotours and a driving range. Other amenities include 2 coffee shops/cafés and free WiFi in public areas. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM. There's also self parking, along with the convenience of car rentals on site.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 3.5-star Brisbane Waterfront resort include Mount Tempest and Fort Cowan Cowan.

Standard Room (Ferry Additional)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$190 per night

Deluxe Room (Ferry Additional)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, Beachside (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Deluxe Villa, Beach View (Unserviced - Ferry Additional)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Resort Unit (Ferry Additional)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite (Ferry Additional)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Tangalooma Island Resort ratings based on 452 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Tangalooma Island Resort

Everyone (135) Couples (148) Family (167)
5 out of 5
Great for kids, beautiful location, plenty to do ..or perfect for lazing on the beach, pool or bar. Some activities can be expensive for families but you work out what you really want to do and find fun elsewhere with bush walks or free sports gear hire (tennis, squash, table tennis, volley ball etc). Dolphins, birdlife were spectacular.

Posted by , from Casino on 18 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5
There were a couple of staff who were amazing, then there were staff that were terrible!

Posted by on 5 May 2019

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3 out of 5
Definitely geared towards practicality. Amenities were the type where it was expected that people would be trailing sand and salt beach water in with them so areas were either clean and plain. Furnishings were basic but did the job. Was told that there would be a microwave which there wasn't. People were friendly.

Posted by on 3 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Like the dolphin feeding and Kookaburra and Pelican feeding. Kayaking and snorkeling were great too. Short walk from the ferry.

Posted by on 8 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
The properties may just need a slight touch up. The room carpets are slightly old, the paint and elevators, especially for a resort. I still do like the place, it’s very hospitable and pleasant.

Posted by on 4 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2019

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1 out of 5
Expensive. Not what we expected for a resort - dated, had to wait long periods for check in & out, limited food options.

Posted by on 5 Feb. 2019

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2 out of 5
The island is amazing. The hotel looks to have had no investment into it, probably since it opened in the 70’s. Very old buildings, interiors and decorations. The food at the resort is a disaster. Only 3 options to eat and all are super unhealthy, not fresh and crap. The staff were nice, although much more training required. Of course the highlight is very much the dolphins and the experience around them is nice and very worth it. If the owner of the hotel would invest in his asset, this could return Tangalooma back to its original Vision as it really is such a nice and relaxing Isalnd, so close to Brisbane. Please renovate the hote.

Posted by on 1 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
It eas nice to go over again.went last year and stayed in a villa..this time hotel room.And it was great

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2019

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Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 23 April 2019 until 07 December 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Selected guestrooms

Renovation work will only be conducted during working hours on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Simply walk outside to smell the salty air and watch the ocean waves from the white sand beach. Bring your whole family to Tangalooma Island Resort for summer fun including 2 the outdoor swimming pools, the outdoor tennis court and parasailing. There are 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, as well as a nearby corner/local shop. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Tangalooma resort.

  • 302 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Corner/local shop
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • On-site shopping
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Brisbane, QLD (BNE) (50.1 km / 31.1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Tangalooma Island Resort offers 302 forms of accommodation. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a shower.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Fire and Stone – This beachfront restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Tursiops Buffet – This beachfront buffet restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves breakfast.

Beach Cafe – This beach bistro serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Coffee Shop – This coffee shop only serves light fare. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 7 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

Guests are automatically booked on the 12 PM 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. Guests must contact the resort prior to arrival to choose an alternative ferry time. Guests can contact the resort using the number on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Ferry transfers depart from Holt St Wharf, Pinkenba and are payable on arrival. Ferry transfers are AUD 80 per adult return and AUD 45 per child return (3-14 years), valid to 31 Mar 2019. Ferry transfers are AUD 84 per adult return and AUD 46 per child return (3-14 years), valid from 01 Apr 2019.

Cruise ship arrivals throughout the year may restrict access to some tours and activities on the following dates:

May: 11, 15, 25, 30
June: 6, 13, 25
July: 8, 30
August: 6
September: 4, 7
October: 2
November: 13, 20, 23
December: 1, 7, 8, 18

January: 18
February: 8
March: 21, 24, 25.
April: 01.
May: 09, 13, 20.
June: 07.

For more information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property has scheduled power outages. Guests who need constant electricity must notify the property 96 hours in advance. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 7 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged 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
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • To get to the property, guests need to transfer by boat. Transfers need to be confirmed by contacting the property at least 24 hours before travel at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & 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.

National Rating

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

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.