Every now and then, whenever you travel off the beaten track, you will find along the way some beautiful “little treasures” and it has been said many times before that our little Tin Can Bay, on the road to Rainbow Beach, very aptly fits that category.
This quaint little coastal township with a population of around 2500 is situated about 54 Kilometers NE of Gympie, in the Cooloola Region of SE Queensland; just over a two-hour drive from the state’s capital, Brisbane.
This Region, which also borders the Great Sandy National Park Recreation Area, also boasts many great visitor facilities.
And for those wishing to get away from the rigours of everyday life in the fast lane, Tin Can Bay could not be more suitable, for it is well-accepted as a safe, peaceful, and dreamy little seaside fishing village. Although for some, that could be a bit off-putting.
It does, however, just like any other town, have some bonus annual attractions that are great drawcards for many visitors. We are also well within reach of the South Burnett District and its wineries and other attractions or day trips from Rainbow Beach to Fraser Island (K'gari); the Sunshine Coast and its Hinterland is also easily accessible. These other areas can all be visited within a day, but then you can return to the quiet and welcoming hospitality of little old Tin Can Bay - to relax and unwind again.
So, what other reasons can we give for wanting to come to our little corner of the world? Well, there’s the fishing, the golf, the bowls; oh, and we do have our wild dolphin feeding each morning – the kids just love that, and they can paddle or swim safely in our quiet, shallow, and tranquil waters! However, if it’s the open beaches and rolling surf you are looking for, it’s just a 20-minute drive away at Rainbow Beach.
There is an ambulance center and 2 doctors' clinics, a Woolworths shopping center as well as an IGA store and other small businesses. A very fairly priced service station and soon to have another.
On another slant, the photographer or naturalist might fancy taking photographic advantage of the natural flora and fauna of the area. Such as local wildflowers, land and shore birds; in fact, we have many migratory shorebirds that visit annually from faraway lands.
Also, to be considered are the great seascapes - or if you’re keen, opportunities for a great sunrise or sunset.
Your camera, regardless of type or quality, is an invaluable tool and has the potential to not only record the restful and laid-back way of life here but also to show off to the rest of the world just what our little haven and its beautiful surrounds have to offer.
Look me up and I can show you around!