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.
The township of Tin Can Bay has a rich history in the seafood industry and the annual Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival is one way to showcase what the locals get to enjoy all year long! Just 30 minutes from Gympie. Want to travel from Hervey Bay To Tin Can Bay by shuttle ? Well for $50.00 return you can !
Free admission and plenty of free activities to entertain the whole family. Enjoy fun, food and entertainment throughout the day with some brilliant street performers, local musicians and dancers. Relax at the main stage while eating your scrumptious seafood.
Event highlights include live stage entertainment, helicopter joy rides, cooking demonstrations, market stalls, rides for the children and steam driven engine displays and Camel rides. There's a Beer Tent too.
Free competitions throughout the day include famous prawn eating competition, home brew, mullet throwing competition, skateboard and BMX demonstrations.
Special Guest !
The Seafood Festival committee is proud to announce that Matt Golinski, the Food and Culinary Tourism Ambassador for the Gympie Region. Matt has been an advocate and user of produce from the Gympie region for a number of years and knows personally many of the farmers in the region. Matt will be in attendance conducting food and cooking demonstrations throughout the day.
Seafood Festival Raffle
You could drive home with this boat!
Drawn 3pm 27TH SEPTEMBER 2014
1st Prize of the boat and trailer went to Katie Denman of Tin Can Bay.
2nd Prize of the 8 hour bbq boat hire for up to 10 people Donated by Coastwide fishing charters (Tin Can Bay) was won by Peter Wason of Kilkivan
3rd Prize consisting of a $200.00 gift voucher, donated by Whatever Qld was won by Michelle Alexandre of Wondunna.
Congratulations to all winners, all have been contacted and have had delivery of their prizes organized, as Katie already has hers.