Tin Can Bay is a town located in Queensland, a state in north east Australia. The picturesque seaside town is located in close proximity to the natural wonders of the Cooloola National Park, the Great Sandy Straits and World Heritage Fraser Island. It is the perfect place to book a nice holiday home to go explore the town and surrounding areas.
The primary industry of Tin Can Bay is fishing with a fishing fleet of prawn and scallop trawlers working out of the water ways on a seasonal basis. Tin Can Bay is a great area for both estuary fishing and reef fishing for avid fishermen. There are many different species of fish that can be caught in the Great Sandy Straits and estuaries as there are mangrove breeding grounds found in the straits. The types of fish are tend to be caught include whiting, flathead, bream, cod, mangrove jack and mackerel. Spanner crabs can also be found.
If you are planning to cook a nice special meal your self-contained accommodation, there are other varieties of fish to try by going reef fishing. Take a trip to reach the bombies (small rock clusters) where you can catch some snapper, squire, pearl perch, tailor, sweet lip, cod and red emperor. The World Heritage listed Fraser Island is also another attractive fishing area where the beach fishing is of world standards and holds an annual fishing competition yearly that lures thousands of anglers from many countries around the world. Fresh bait is plentiful at the Tin Can Bay foreshore at low tide where you can catch yabbies. At the jetties, white bait and other small bait fish can be found. Tin Can Bay can also supply fresh sand worms and pippies for the beach fisherman. The local shops supply bait for both fishing and crabbing.
Tin Can Bay is definitely the place to be if you love fishing! Get some tips from the local fishermen and fish to your heart’s content. Find yourself holiday accommodation in Tin Can Bay and catch some fresh fish, prawns, scallops, crab and yabbies and make you and your family a delicious fresh seafood platter for lunch or dinner.
Recreational facilities abound in Tin Can Bay with a range of accommodation options, houseboats and yachts for hire and a marina. Tin Can Bay has two boating ramps which allow access to the Great Sandy Strait, which is a Ramsar Convention Wetland of International Importance. Sporting facilities include an 18-hole golf course, two bowls clubs, tennis courts and an outdoor swimming pool. The Tin Can Bay Country Club is popular with both residents and visitors alike as they have an impressive 18 hole golf course. Tin Can Bay also has two venues for lawn bowling, The Country Club or the Cooloola Bowls Club, for holiday makers to enjoy.
Tin Can Bay is unique as it is one of only three places in Australia, where you can officially hand feed dolphins in the wild. The town is renowned for the regular arrival of wild Indo-Pacific dolphins which generally emerge early mornings next to the Norman Point boat ramp between 7.30am and 8am although they may also visit at other times during the day. The dolphins can be hand fed under close supervision which is perfect for children who would be fascinated with these beautiful wild creatures.
There are a range of events that Tin Can Bay holds throughout the year. Each September the town hosts the Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival, a great day for the family with entertainment, novelty competitions such as mullet throwing and prawn eating, helicopter joy flights over the bay and seafood and market stalls. Other events held during the year include the Bay to Bay Yacht Race, Dragonboat Regatta, Cooloola Coast Flower Show and the Foreshore Family Carnival from Boxing Day to New Year's Eve. Make sure you book your accommodation well in advance to secure a nice holiday apartment for you and your family.
The weather in Tin Can Bay is warm all year around like most of Queensland. During the summer months is when the most rainfall occurs. From July to November are the best times to visit with temperatures ranging from 21 to 26 degrees celsius.
Tin Can Bay can be reached from the UK by flying into Sunshine Coast Airport at Maroochydore and then transferring by an airport shuttle that takes an hour and a half or flying into Hervey Bay airport and taking a transfer which takes approximately an hour and 20 minutes. Alternatively, fly into Brisbane International Airport and catch an airport transfer that is a two and a half hour journey to your holiday accommodation in the pretty seaside town of Tin Can Bay.