Sleepy Lagoon Motel | Tin Can Bay Accommodation

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Tin Can Bay

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Holiday Accommodation Tin Can Bay

In need of holiday accommodation in Tin Can Bay?

Book your stay at the Sleepy Lagoon Motel! Conveniently located close by to numerous must-see sights and activities for the whole family, Sleepy Lagoon Motel also offers its guests a variety of useful amenities, friendly, helpful staff and easy access to Tin Can Bay’s gorgeous beaches! Book online now to save.

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Budget Friendly Accommodation Tin Can Bay
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Holiday Accommodation Tin Can Bay

Our friendly holiday accommodation in Tin Can Bay boasts a fantastic location and provides a wonderful weekend or week-long getaway experience for you and the whole family. The seaside village that Sleepy Lagoon Motel calls home, Tin Can Bay, is located on the southern end of Fraser Island—a World Heritage site—and is just 90 minutes from the Sunshine Coast. Nestled along the Tin Can Inlet, this sleepy village adjoins the Great Sandy Strait and offers easy access to an array of local and natural attractions near our Sleepy Lagoon Motel and your holiday accommodation during your stay in Tin Can Bay!

Tin Can Bay is known for its ecotourism attractions, as well as its abundant wildlife, making it the ultimate draw card for nature enthusiasts. With a laid back atmosphere and tranquil surroundings, this part of Queensland is the ideal escape from the nuances of the big city. Local attractions in and around Tin Can Bay include The Great Sandy National Park, the upper Noosa River, Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, and three state forests surrounding the village. All of these wonderful attractions are just a few minutes away from your holiday accommodation in Tin Can Bay.

The nearest airport to your holiday accommodation in Tin Can Bay is the Maryborough Airport, which is about 55 kilometres away, while the Sunshine Coast Airport is approximately 120 kilometres from the location. Furthermore, Brisbane can be reached in just under three hours, and the Gold Coast is a three-and-a-half-hour drive from the village. Tin Can Bay is the ideal location for a weekend escape from the city.

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Holiday Accommodation Tin Can Bay

Guests staying at the Sleepy Lagoon Motel holiday accommodation in Tin Can Bay can enjoy a powerhouse of outdoor recreation and attractions in and around the seaside village. For the intrepid traveller, there are networks of trails waiting to be explored—some strewn with wildflowers, while others offer bird watching opportunities and sensational coastal views. Queensland is well known for its world-class fishing, so avid anglers staying at our accommodation are encouraged to bring along their gear or book a fishing charter with a reputable company.

For those who love the water, Tin Can Bay offers a wonderful array of activities to suit any traveller. From the Great Sandy Strait with its perfect sailing conditions to the sheltered bays and sandy beaches ideal for on-shore fishing, walking, sunbathing, and simply enjoying the views—there is something for everyone. Other popular activities near the Tin Can Bay accommodation include horse riding, kayaking around Snapper Creek and Crab Creek, bird watching, and heli-flights.

Dolphin feeding in Tin Can Bay is an amazing experience that is highly recommended by many. Tourists and locals alike flock to Tin Can Bay to check this incredible activity off their bucket list. The dolphin feeding experience takes place at Barnacles Dolphin Centre and provides a magical encounter with these impressive marine mammals. Snapper Creek in Tin Can Bay is home to the Australian Humpback dolphin—a river and estuarine dolphin that requires about 20 metres of water to fish. 

This Humpback dolphin species is one of four in the world—Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, the Indian Ocean humpback dolphin, and the Atlantic humpback dolphin—and is identified by its lengthened, low and triangular dorsal fin and humped back appearance. Furthermore, the Australian humpback is dark grey in colour and can weigh up to 260 kilograms. 

For a break from the outdoors, visitors can explore the village, play a round of golf at the country club, visit a spa, or shop for souvenirs to take home. Additionally, there are two bowls clubs, tennis courts, and an outdoor swimming pool in Tin Can Bay.

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Holiday Accommodation Tin Can Bay

Double Island Point is located between Rainbow and Noosa and is only accessible to SWD vehicles—depending on the beach conditions. It is home to a beautiful lighthouse and has sweeping coastal views, ideal for aspiring photographers. The scenic beach drive is incomplete without boarding the river ferry to Noosa—providing a different view of the landscape.

The Mary Valley is about an hour’s drive away and boasts green rolling pastures and farming land. The valley has wineries, popular fishing, boating, and ski dams and is home to the mighty Mary River. Guests can sit back and relax on The Rattler—a heritage rail experience that provides a unique journey through the beautiful and scenic Mary Valley.

Gympie is an original gold mining boomtown and has a rich history, which can be seen first hand at Gympie’s gold mining museum located at the beautiful Lake Alford locally known as the duckponds. Large farmers markets are held every Sunday. For more information on things to do in the region see: Visit Gympie Region

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Holiday Accommodation Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay is a nature enthusiast’s paradise and is abundant with wildlife, birdlife, and marine life. Those visiting the area can expect a colourful canvas painted with diversity when it comes to the animal kingdom. The village and its surrounds are home to over 140 species of birdlife, so avid birdwatchers should bring along their binoculars and feast their eyes. Among the species found in the area are rare shorebirds that have migrated from as far as Serbia to use Tin Can Bay as their summer resting ground.

As an extension of the Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Bay is an important stopover for an array of wading birds, including the Long-tailed Nightjar and Comb-crested Jacana. Other common species that are found in the area are the Bar-tailed Godwit, the Eastern Curlew, the Whimbrel, and the Grey-tailed Tattler.

One of the biggest drawcards for Tin Can Bay is the underwater marine biodiversity. The water teems with the likes of turtles, dolphins, sand crabs, and mud crabs. Furthermore, locals and tourists alike flock to the Bay to experience the rare Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins. At the Barnacles Dolphin Centre, visitors can get up close and personal with this impressive species, hand feed them, interact with them—a truly unique experience to the Tin Can Bay area. Furthermore, the sheltered bays and mangrove-lined creeks of Great Sandy Strait are home to dugongs and ideal for fishing and sailing.

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Stay at Sleepy Lagoon Motel


Self-contained cabin accommodation

Sleepy Lagoon Motel accommodation in Tin Can Bay offers 24 air-conditioned cabins, as well as a three-bedroom holiday house. The accommodation boasts modern amenities and facilities to make any discerning guest feel right at home during their stay. The cabins can accommodate between two and five guests, while the three-bedroom holiday house accommodates up to eight adults and one child. Each accommodation option comes with comfortable beds and a bathroom, as well as linen and bath towels.

Inside the cabin accommodation, guests will find a kitchenette with modern appliances such as a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, and refrigerator, ideal for whipping up a quick meal. After a long day out and about in Tin Can Bay, guests can sit back and relax while watching a DVD on the flat-screen TV in the spacious living area, or sit outside on the private balcony and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Sleepy Lagoon Motel.

Other amenities in the self-contained cabins include air conditioning, heating, and free Wi-Fi access.


Three-bedroom holiday accommodation

This fully-refurbished holiday accommodation is located in the centre of Tin Can Bay and provides the perfect opportunity for a weekend getaway with the whole family. This Tin Can Bay accommodation comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms and can accommodate up to eight adults and one child. In the bedrooms, there are two queen-size beds and three single beds, while the bathrooms have showers and amenities. Linen and towels are provided by Sleepy Lagoon Motel.

In the living area, there is a lounge, a kitchen, and a dining room. Here, guests can kick off their shoes after a day exploring the Great Sandy National Park and watch their favourite movie. When guests get hungry, the fully-equipped kitchen provides modern appliances to make cooking a breeze. There is also a dining table, perfect for sharing a meal with the whole family. Other amenities include air conditioning, heating, and a DVD player.

Outside, there is a deck with an outdoor table and chairs. Here, guests can enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine as the sun goes down. This Tin Can Bay accommodation is centrally located—allowing for easy access to most attractions and amenities, including a supermarket and the foreshore, which are a five-minute walk away.

Budget Friendly Accommodation Tin Can Bay
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Budget Friendly Accommodation Tin Can Bay
Budget Friendly Accommodation Tin Can Bay

Making Your Stay a Memorable One

Jen and Mike Gray, established owners of the Sleepy Lagoon Motel, have travelled extensively throughout the world and locally in Australia. Their experience of various accommodation types around the globe, both simplistic and lavish in nature, has allowed them to apply a great deal of knowledge to their own local accommodation in Tin Can Bay. Drawing on their own experiences, they always try to put themselves in their customers’ shoes to ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay.  

Treating every customer as if they were Sleepy Lagoon Motel’s only one, Jen and Mike try to provide a five-star experience: 

  • Each room at Sleepy Lagoon Motel is kept clean and tidy 
  • Decor and style is updated regularly  
  • The accommodation’s free WiFi facility is updated to ensure ease of access and reasonable internet usage 
  • Each guest is treated individually and have their requests and requirements catered to 
  • Any issues that may arise during a stay at Sleepy Lagoon Motel are addressed as soon as possible  
  • Each visitor and guest receive a warm and friendly welcome 
  • To make the most of their trip, guests can get useful information about the area or nearby activities.



In line with the Queensland Government Regulations,

Plus we are still able to supply accommodation for workers and for certain essential situations.

We are taking extra precautions at this time to include extra disinfecting of all surfaces to keep everyone safe.

Please contact us if you are unsure or have any questions regarding our accommodation.

We apologise for any inconvenience.