My Fiance and I have just returned from our Glamping experience this weekend on Moreton Island. We cannot speak highly enough of this place. The tents were fabulous and clean, great bed and hot shower! The meals provided were also great. For Dinner we were provided steak and 3 Veg (Fresh Snapper in my case as I don't eat meat). The breakfast pack included bacon (vegetable patty), eggs, baked beans, toast and juice. The cooking facilities were generous and very clean. There is also a store at Castaways where you can purchase cold drinks, snacks and even a lovely latte! The caretakers are fabulous and deal with any hiccup immediately, making you feel very welcome.
From the moment we landed on Moreton from the Micat we were treated amazingly by the friendly staff. We were transferred by troopy up the beach to castaways and back to Tangalooma for a snorkel around the wrecks. The beach at Bulwer is amazing and secluded, we pretty much had the place to ourselves! Snorkeling the wrecks out the front of your Glamping tent is also a treat.
Whilst there we saw A Sea Eagle catch a lizard, friendly Kookaburras landing on our tent, curlews and other native birdlife. You also have the opportunity to see Sea turtle eggs hatch and dolphin pods swim by.
Whilst snorkeling Tangalooma we saw many colourful reef fish, stingray, wobbegong, turtles and others.
We walked down to Tangalooma resort to have a look around and buy some lunch, we wish we hadn't as it tainted our visit. The place was old, run-down, overcrowded, commercial and stressful! The food was horrible and overpriced, we couldn't even eat it! The staff were not helpful or knowledgeable; we have not a good word to say.
We will definitely be back to Castaways! Its the way an island stay should be!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you love the idea of getting out into the great outdoors but can't stand the creepy crawlies, sandy bed or thought of needing a shovel to go to the toilet, glamping's probably the answer! We've got 9 beautifully furnished tents, complete with a queen size bed, private ensuite and veranda overlooking the giant Moreton Melaleuca trees. When you're glamping, there's no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no fire to build! Glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury. The beach is just a short stroll from your front door (well, tent flap), you can grab a meal at the on-site cafe, cook on the communal barbie in the camp kitchen or just put your feet up and enjoy a glass of wine knowing you're not facing another night of sleeping on a half inflated blow-up! We have a mixture of 2 person and 4 person tents nestled amongst the giant Melaleuca trees of Moreton Island, with pristine beaches 100 metres from your door. A Glamp kitchen is also available for our guests to use, including tea & coffee making facilities & Barbeques. If you are bringing your own 4WD vehicle, Bulwer is a short drive to the Cape Moreton Lighthouse (see the whales in season)Champagne Rock Pools and Honeymoon Bay, which are some of the most spectacular sights on the Island. No 4wd? No problem, we can arrange on Island tours that include snorkelling amongst amazing amounts of beautiful fish at the wrecks and sandboarding down massive sand dunes. Castaways has an on-site restaurant so you'll never go hungry as well as a convenience store for all your holiday essentials. Moreton Island is a secret holiday paradise! ... more less
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