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Moreton Island
27°36.700'S, 153°21.300'E Chart icon.png
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Moreton Island shipwreck

Moreton Island covers an area of approximately 170 square km, and extends for 38 km from north to south. At its widest it is 8 km across.

Cape Moreton, at the north eastern tip of the island, is the only rock outcrop on the island. It was named Cape Morton by Captain James Cook in May 1770, and was at that time assumed to be part of the mainland. The current spelling came about because of a clerical error later.

The highest point on the island is named Mount Tempest, which, at 280 m, is reputedly the highest coastal sandhill in the world. Close to Mount Tempest is another large sandhill—Storm Mountain at 264 m. Only in Iran are there sandhills of comparable size, measuring up to 210 m from bases to crest.

Four small settlements exist on the western side of Moreton Island. The northern most of these is Bulwer near the north western corner of the island, whilst Cowan Cowan is approximately 4.5 kilometres further south. Approximately 6 kilometres further south lies Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort. This former whaling station features a Marine Education and Conservation Centre and is known for its dolphin feeding and wreck diving. Tangalooma is the main access point to the island with regular passenger ferry and vehicular barge services. The other settlement is Kooringal which is located near the southern tip of the island.


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