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Destination(s) 🇦🇺 Australia
Sailings Up to 5 times per day
Duration 1h 18 mins.
Distance 18 MIles, 29 km
Operated by Micat, Tangalooma Island Resort

If you want to book the Brisbane-Tangalooma ferry, you can choose from two ferry companies. Together they make many crossings at various times.

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Micat from the Sand Dunes - Moreton Island
Micat visible from the Sand Dunes – Moreton Island (Wikimedia Commons)

Ferry to Tangalooma (Moreton Island) and Brisbane

A great way to escape the hustle and bustle of Brisbane is to occasionally book a ferry to Tangalooma. Between Brisbane and Tangalooma, you can travel with Micat and with the Tangalooma Island resort ferry. Both hotel guests and day visitors can book the resort ferry.

The Tangalooma Island Resort ferry is only suitable for foot passengers. Choose Micat if you want to go by 4×4 car.


  • Travelling time is 90 minutes in both directions
  • This ferry docks on a beach!
  • Cars are also allowed on this ferry.
  • The Micat ferry brings you to the Tangalooma Wrecks where you can snorkel around. If you want to go to Tangalooma resort or town, you need to make an 800m beach walk.
  • The Micat departs from 14 Howard Smith Dr, Port Of Brisbane.
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Tangalooma Island Resort passenger ferry

  • Travelling time is 75 minutes in both directions
  • Departure is from Holt Street Wharf in Pinkenba, Brisbane
  • Check-in at Holt Street Wharf is at least 1 hour prior to departure time. Pre-bookings are required.
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Tickets and booking

It is often required to buy your ferry tickets well in advance. Some popular ferries get booked up quickly and prices rise accordingly.

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Brisbane and Tangalooma is currently operated by: Micat and Tangalooma Resort passenger ferries.

How long does the Brisbane-Tangalooma crossing take?

The travel time of the Brisbane-Tangalooma ferry is 75 minutes or 90 minutes (Micat). Please arrive early at the harbour and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Brisbane-Tangalooma ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferries up to 10 times per day. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry operators can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Brisbane and Tangalooma?

The distance between Brisbane and Tangalooma is approximately 18 miles or 29 km.