Tin Can Bay
Tin Can Bay was originally part of a large timber logging area, which finally ceased in 1893, although some milling and dugong catching continued until the end of the century. The first recorded inhabitant to settle the Tin Can Bay area in the 1890's cultivated Oysters in the calm waters of Snapper Creek but this venture proved uncommercial due to variable tides.
World heritage listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world with its own Eco system consisting of some very unique flora and fauna. The island is only a short boat ride from Tin Can Bay but the recommended way to see Fraser Island is either by taking a tour or by four wheel drive. The barges from Inskip point to Fraser Island are running every day and start around 7.am and stop around 5 p.m. and are the only way to get to Fraser for those with 4 wheel drive vehicles. More information on Fraser Island!
Rainbow Beach is known as the gateway to Fraser Island and is surrounded by its own natural wonders such as the world famous Coloured Sands and the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy Straits, the Carlo sand blow and the light house that sits on Double Island point are only a few of the attractions that Rainbow Beach has to offer. For more information on Rainbow Beach please follow the link provided. Rainbow Beach please click here!
You're invited to the Gympie Cooloola region - our little patch of nature's paradise found just above Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
We have a range of unique natural attractions for you to explore, ranging from the spectacular coloured sand cliffs of Rainbow Beach, to the hand feeding of dolphins at Tin Can Bay. Discover the beauty of the mighty Mary River as it flows through the Mary Valley. Soak in Gympie's rock pools, an amazing natural rock formation along Boulder Creek, or head out west for bush camping and a horse ride through Kilkivan and Goomeri. Once you come for a visit you'll find yourself naturally attracted to it! For more information on the Gympie Cooloola region click here.
The Heritage City has beautifully restored buildings and houses. Take a Heritage walk or drive. These tours include some of the best examples of Queensland's distinctive architectural style. For more information on Maryborough please follow the link provided. Maryborough please click here!
Between July and November take a whale watching trip from Urangan Harbour. A 'must do' experience and only a 90 minute drive up the Cooloola Coast Road through Maryborough. For more information on Hervey Bay please follow the link provided. More information on Hervey Bay please click here!