Posts Tagged ‘Moreton bay’

Beach House Rotunda

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

The Beach House Rotunda restaurant is a fine dining delight at Tangalooma Resort. This restaurant if located on the absolute beach frontage past the Dive shop and next to Chef’s restaurant. This magnificent vantage point overlooking the pristine waters of Moreton Bay is a diners delight. The restaurant caters for both indoor and outdoor dining, but maintains the outdoor feel through open windows and doorways.

The menu as the name suggests, serves succulent M.S.A. grade steak with an accompanying variety of sauce eg. pepper and dianne. There is also fresh fish and poultry and the serve  portions are most generous. All meals are served with an idaho potato and there is also a selection of salads from the smorgasbord style salad bar. Children are of course catered for and most welcome. Check the blackboard daily for early bird bookings.

Bookings for the Beach House Rotunda are advisable and can be made at the Tangaloma tour desk. This restaurant is also able to cater for private functions.

Quad Bike Tours

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

The Quad Bike guided tour is sheer excitment and fun for everyone. The Tangalooma Resort proffesional guides will take you on a basic training course to asses your skill levels. The tour caters for all ages 6 years and up and for all levels of ability. It is not a priority to have prior experience.

Once you have gained your confidence on the 4wheel A.T.V.(All Terrain Vehicle) we follow the sand tracks behind the resort and onto the bush sandhills. As well as the sheer thrill of the driving watch out for the native flora and kookaburras, bandicoots, whistling kites and their nests and many other varieties of bird species.

When you reach the highest point you feel like you are on top of the world. The views across Moreton Bay are stunning, from the bands of blue in the crystal clear waters, across the shipping channel towards the Glasshouse Mountains and Brisbane.

The Tour operates daily, on the hour, 10am-4pm. and the duration is 45-50 minutes. Please book at the tour desk to avoid disappointment. Shoes are compulsory and a helmut is provided. The cost is $58 per person. This tour is fun for the whole family and should not be missed.

Quad Bike Tour

Tangalooma massage

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

The Tangalooma Massage hut is ideally located on the beach where the stresses and tension of every day life can be washed away. This is instant relaxation under the tutelage of proffesional therapists while listening to the gentle waters of Moreton Bay lapping the beach. Here it is easy to wash away the pressures of every day life. It is more than relaxation, as you will also feel the wonderful benefit of the massage.

The treatments each have their own unique choice of aromatic pure essential oil blends. All you need to do is choose which treatment you need. The therapist will give some assistance in your choice. The Relaxing massage uses a combination of styles that will rejuvenate and regenerate your whole body, with relief of muscular tension and reduction of stress and anxiety in many areas of your body. The Relax blend of oils used include lavendar, geranium, ylang ylang, rosewood and bergamot. There are many other treatments such as back, neck and shoulders, or feet, or leg muscles, hips and lower back, or any other combination tailored to suit your individual needs.

Perhaps the most important message is to book and allow plenty of time for your body to fully utilize this service. Bookings can be made at the Tour desk at early to avoid disappointment as this is a very popular service.

This beautiful experience will highlight the feeling of being far away from life’s bustle and give you the opportunity to look back into your life with a clear mind and relaxed body.

Coffee Shop

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

The Coffee Shop at Tangaloma Resort is a relaxing meeting place. How often we would say let’s meet for a cappuccino and cake at the coffee shop. The shop is loacted within the Main bar area, and provides both indoor and outdoor seating. While sipping a fresh cappachino or hot chocolate soak up the natural beauty of Moreton Bay. The shop also serves a wide variety of light meals, which are made fresh daily, and include, pies, sausage rolls, sandwiches, wraps and pizza swirls. Then it is onto the delectable deserts such as cheesecake, mudcake, vareitys of gateau, slices, and an all time favourite of melting moments and passionfruit kisses.

Any time is ideal also for a milkshake, thickshake or a large selection of icecreams and gelato. There is a wide selection of icecream flavours such as rum and raisin, boysenberry, honeycomb crunch, chocolate or vanilla. The shop opens daily between 8.30a.m. -9 p.m.  What a perfect way to conclude a Tangalooma day with desert or coffee at the coffee shop.

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.