Tin Can Bay

Local services include Doctor and Dental surgeries, Daycare Centre, Primary to Year 10 Public School, and a varied retail shopping centre. At Cooloola Cove, only 5 minutes away, a Woolworths with 12 specialty shops has recently opened. This beautifully maintained Residential Estate is just minutes away from where famous wild dolphins visit each day. Situated on the quiet, natural waterways of the Great Sandy Strait, it is both an ideal place to raise a family away from the hustle of big cities, or to settle down into an active and social retirement. The town of Tin Can Bay boasts a huge range of enjoyable sports and leisure activities.


Boat Ramps 

Tin Can Bay being the boating and fishing paradise that it is, has two public boat ramps located around the bay.

The most used Ramp is situated at Norman Point between the Volunteer Coast Guard and Barnacles Cafe', this boat ramp is popular because of the large car and trailer parking area at the top of the ramp and allows the quickest access to the rest of the Great Sandy Straits as well as the passage to the open sea.

The second boat ramp is located at the southern end of the bay at the Crab Creek opening and also has a small car park. 



Tin Can Bay and the surrounding water ways are well known for its fishing and crabbing opportunities. The area boasts both estuary fishing and reef fishing for those enthusiastic anglers. The variety of fish that can be caught in the Great Sandy Straits and estuaries is extensive due to the mangrove breeding grounds found through out the straits, some of the more popular fish are whiting, flathead, bream, cod, mangrove jack, mackeral, tailor and some of the tall stories told by the locals would have you believe the occasional barrumundi.

The reef fishing means a trip across the bar before you can reach the bombies (small rock clusters ) and reefs and have just as many varieties as the estuary fishing. Some of the most popular fish to be caught are snapper, squire, pearl pearch, tailor, sweet lip, cod and red emperor.

Another popular fishing spot is the world heritage listed Fraser Island, where the beach fishing is of world standards and holds an annual fishing competition every year that attracts thousands of anglers from around the globe.
If you want fresh bait then there is plenty to be found. The Tin Can Bay foreshore at low tide will produce yabbies, the jetties will gain you white bait and other small bait fish. Rainbow Beach can supply fresh sand worms and pippies for the beach fisherman. The local shops can also supply bait for both fishing and crabbing.



For those with the bug, the Tin Can Bay Country Club has an 18 hole golf course that should satisfy your itch for sand, water or the trees, and if you are lucky the fairways. Either way you can take a stroll around the course or hire one of the golf buggies at very reasonable rates and don't forget to visit the 19th hole!


Lawn Bowls

Tin Can Bay has two venues for lawn bowling, The Country Club or the Cooloola Bowls Club, both have friendly and welcoming atmospheres.

Sporting Clubs & Groups

  • Two Bowls Clubs
  • Marina
  • 18-hole Golf Course & Country Club
  • Tennis Courts
  • Shooting Range
  • Model Aero Club
  • Yacht Club
  • Craft & Quilting Groups
  • Gardening Club
  • RSL Club
  • Restaurants & Hotel
  • Excellent fishing
  • Waterside cycling & walking circuits
  • Horse riding tracks
  • Boat ramps
  • Skate park & Playgrounds
  • Public BBQ & picnic facilities


Volunteer Opportunities

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Cooloola Medical Transport
  • Tin Can Bay Resource Centre
  • Red Cross
  • Friends of the Library
  • Cooloola Coast Care
  • Lions & Lioness Clubs
  • Local Ambulance Committee
  • Christian Community Groups
  • Cooloola City Farm
  • Aust Volunteer Coast Guard
  • T.C.B. SES
  • R.S.L.
  • Neighbourhood Watch

All this is only 1.5 hours from Noosa and since the completion of the latest Bruce Highway upgrade, Brisbane is generally only 2 hours drive, making Tin Can Bay one of the last truly unspoiled waterside locations.

Less than 20 minutes from town you'll find the well-know surf beaches and coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, unique dive locations, 4WD tracks through lush rainforests, bush walks to secluded inland lakes and the heritage listed Fraser Island. Read more about Nearby Destinations...

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  0418 749 723

20 Gympie Road,Tin Can Bay, Qld 4580