Archive for March, 2008

Chef’s Restaurant

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Chef’s restaurant provides a-la- carte dining in the modern Australian style. The restaurant is located past the main bar area and the Dive shop. The view from the restaurant overlooking the pristine beach and Moreton Bay is magnificent. The combination of indoor/outdoor dining is most appealing, and while the airconditioned ambience is pleasant the doors and windows are open to create the outdoor feeling.

The menu is inspired by local produce from the bay which includes many prawn and seafood dishes. Ever popular are the suculent Malibu king prawns, and the Red Emperor crusted with herbs and goat chese. There is also a variety of prawn dishes “fresh from the tank”. Chef’s also serves duck, lamb and steak. Dessert is not to be missed and includes Butterscotch Schnapps Brulee and White and Dark Chocolate Terrine just to mention a few. A fine selection of Australian cheeses are available to compliment the dining. The restaurant also caters for children, serving Grilled Chicken and Minute Steak both served with Idaho potato and salad.

Private functions (ie. weddings /corporate receptions) are very well catered for. Please contact the Tangalooma Resort for bookings and information.

Chef’s fine dining is part of the Tangalooma experience.

Chef’s Restaurant The view from Chef’s Restaurant at Tangalooma Resort

Moreton Bay Dugongs

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Dugongs or seacows are marine mammals found in Moreton Bay either north towards Cowan Cowan or south of the Tangalooma jetty. They graze on the seagrasses which grow in the warm, shallow, protected waters along Moreton Island. They are the only marine mammal in Australia that live mainly on seagrass. The common term seacows refers to the fact that they graze on the seagrass. Dugongs live their entire life at sea, and surface only when necessary to breathe through their large snout and nostrils, sightings are not always common. The Eco tour at the Tangalooma Resort is a good way to see the dugongs in their natural habitat. Their movement through the water is from their paddle like flippers and their tails. They  are closely related to elephants…linked through D.N.A. We are most fortunate to have these gentle giants of the sea in Moreton Bay.