Tin Can Bay is a fishing and boating paradise located on the Cooloola Coast 2 1/2 hours drive north of the Queensland state capital Brisbane and just off the southern tip of World Heritage listed Fraser Island. Tin Can Bay's main industry is still fishing, boasting a fishing fleet of prawn and scallop trawlers working out of here on a seasonal basis and more recently Spanner Crabs are being caught for the overseas market.

Tin Can Bay is renowned for it's visiting wild dolphins! Our dolphins are usually at Norman Point next to the boat ramp between 7.30 am and 8.00 am. They may also visit at other times during the day, but we have no way of knowing when!

Some of the other popular attractions are:


  • Bowls Clubs
  • Marina
  • 18-hole Golf Course & Country Club
  • Tennis Courts
  • Shooting Range
  • Model Aero Club
  • Yacht Club
  • Craft and Quilting Groups
  • Gardening Club



  • RSL Club
  • Restaurants and Hotel
  • Excellent fishing
  • Waterside cycling and walking circuits
  • Horse riding tracks
  • Boat ramps
  • Skate park and Playgrounds
  • Public BBQ and picnic facilities



With ample sunshine, the Cooloola region boasts a glorious climate with temperatures averaging 24 degree's celsius over the winter/spring seasons and minimal humidity why would you not wish to escape the southern winters right here on the coast. For current temperatures, tides and all things weather related in Tin Can Bay you can click here

Marina and Houseboat/Yacht charter facilities reflect the predominance of water-based activities for visitors wishing to explore the Great Sandy Strait from Inskip Point to Hervey Bay, a beautiful waterway protected by Fraser Island. The old town itself is built on a peninsula that protrudes into Tin Can Inlet providing safe beaches for families and calm waters for recreational boating. Only 90 minutes north is Hervey Bay, home of Whale Watching from July to November and the same distance south to the bright lights of Noosa.



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 Find a relaxing place to stay in Tin Can Bay. Enjoy being able to walk from your accommodation to local shops, parks, cafes & restaurants.

Cafes & Restaurants

Choose from a delightful selection of cafes & restaurants. Take time out for a peaceful coffee or gather up friends & family to share a meal.


Taking a break with family & friends is a great chance to capture fun times together, with professional photography, so you can cherish those moments for a lifetime.

Real Estate

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Discover some of the local retail shops here for your convenience & enjoyment. 


Tin Can Bay has a collection of great services on offer to suit your needs. Check out the services available to you in the area.


We all know Tin Can Bay is the perfect place for fishing, boating, relaxing & of course, spending time with family. See what some of the Recreational activities on hand are here for you.


In each great community, there is amazing people doing amazing things. Check out what Tin Can Bay organisations have to offer to you.


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