Snorkellers paradise (panorama)

Margaret  Hyde

Ulverstone, Australia

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808 viewings on 18 October, 2016.

Taken with my LUMIX DMC G3

These wrecks have been placed close to the beach on Moreton Island to provide a venue for snorkellers. Moreton Island is an Australian National Park about 1 & 1/2 hours by catamaran from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Moreton Island is the third largest sand island in the world – the four largest sand islands are all off the coast of Queensland.. Transport to the island can be made by vehicle barge or boat. A vehicle permit is required. There are a variety of camping grounds – permits are required. No pets allowed. There are eight walks ranging from 200 metres (5 minutes) to 9.8 Km (3.5 hours) one way.

The first European recorded sighting of Moreton Island was made by Capt Cook in 1770. European settlement began in 1848. In 1857 Queensland’s first lighthouse was built on the island by convicts. Queensland’s only whaling station operated at Tangalooma from 1952 -62.

Top 10 in challenge in “Beach, River and Lake treasures” group
Top 10 in two challenges in “Australia at Large” group.

Featured in “Nature and Man” group.
Featured in “Islands, Islands, Islands” group
Featured in Queensland’s SouthEast" group.

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