Tin Can Bay
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!
With ample sunshine, the Cooloola region boasts a glorious climate with temperatures averaging 24 degree's celcius 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 Straits 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.
December 2013 New year festivities in Tin Can Bay
TIN CAN BAY FORESHORE CARNIVAL 28th – 31st December
Its on again, to thank our Tin Can Bay and Cooloola Cove residents for the patronage during 2013 and to welcome holiday makers, the Tin Can Bay Chamber of Commerce & Tourism is again providing four days of family fun and entertainment (28th, 29th, 30th 31st Dec.). Loads of carnival rides including dodgem cars every day from 4.00pm until 9.00pm and that old fashioned carnival food that we all love on the foreshore parkland.
This year we will also have pony rides, supplied by Buckaroo Pony Parties, a local company based at Tin Can Bay. They will be providing pony rides at $5.00 per child per ride over the 4 days of the foreshore festival between 4pm and 9pm each evening and 4pm til late on New years eve.
Where will this be located you ask ?: Situated behind the library and RSL in Tin Can Bay why not bring a rug or chair and enjoy this beautiful outlook across the waterways of Tin Can Bay. The Foreshore Carnival is a fun family event and is therefore a Dry Event.
New Year’s Eve stage entertainment will commence with Glen Mooney at 6.30pm with Southbound performing a great mix of country and Rock and roll until 12pm. The main firework display will be held at 10pm. The night does not end there as the band will continue until midnight which will be followed by a few big bangs to mark in the new year at midnight.