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Popular Tangalooma Wrecks of Moreton Island

Moreton Island is a large sand island located on the coast of south-east Queensland, Australia and the home to the shipwrecks of Tangalooma.

Moreton Island, which is the third island in the world, along with Fraser Island forms the largest sand structure in the world.

The fifteen vessels, which have been intentionally sunk near the coast in order to create a breakwall for small boats, form a wreck dive and snorkel site in the process.

The story of these wrecks starts in 1963, when a group of boat owners requested the construction of a man-made harbor just off the island. Therefore 15 junk ships were buried in a sandbank for safe anchorage. These wrecks offer a beautiful place in which to dive and snorkel, being now a popular attraction of Moreton Island.

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