Local Attractions

In and Around Tin Can Bay

Explore Tin Can Bay & Surrounding Areas

Local Attractions

Tin Can Bay is the ideal place to position yourself to explore the Cooloola Coast, the Mary Valley, and the Gympie region. Not far from Tin Can Bay’s Sleepy Lagoon Motel is an array of attractions and activities that the whole family can enjoy!

Book in at Sleepy Lagoon Motel today and enjoy all that this peaceful part of Australia has to offer.

dolphins in Tin Can Bay

Barnacles Dolphin Feeding

Barnacles Dolphin Centre offers its visitors a rare opportunity to interact with wild Australian Humpback dolphins. The Dolphin Centre opens at 7.00am with viewing time between 7.00 – 8.00am. There is only one feeding session per day commencing at approx 7.30am. During peak times 6am-6.30am arrival ensures you get a turn.

Phone: 07 5486 4899

Cooloola Berries

Cooloola Berries is a working farm located on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  The family owned farm is an award winning agri-tourism farm gate to plate café, store and function venue.

Phone: 5486 7512

Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf

Found at the Main Beach Carpark or on the Beach at Rainbow Beach, Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf offers surf lessons and hire, skate workshops and stand up paddle boarding.

Phone: 0435 934 087

Tin Can Bay Boat Hire - man and fish

Fishing Tin Can Bay

Fishing Tin Can Bay loves to share their passion and enthusiasm for boating and fishing on the calm water side of Fraser Island, The Great Sandy Straits. Their vessel is capped at 4 passengers plus crew to allow more one on one time.

Phone: 0408 329 167

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides

A truly unique horse riding experience. Our amazing location, service and lovable horses are what set us apart. We offer beach, country and full moon rides.

Phone: 0412 174 337

Mary Valley Rattler

This historic locomotive will take you on a 46 km journey through the beautiful Mary Valley departing and returning to Gympie station.

Phone: 07 5482 2750

Noosa2Fraser 4WD Beach Hire

Noosa2Fraser 4WD Hire provide a range of 4WD hire vehicles to enable you to explore the Noosa North Shore, Double Island Point, Wide Bay, Rainbow Beach, Fraser Island, Bribie Island, Stradbroke Island, Moreton Island to name a few.

Phone: 0413 522 051

Cooloola Eco Tours

Cooloola Eco Tours offers culinary tours in Rainbow Beach. Immerse yourself in this ultimate food adventure experience.

Gympie Gold Mining and Historical Museum

Heritage museum featuring artifacts related to the region’s gold mining history & a cafe. Home to a market held on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sunday of the month and a Steam Festival held in October.
Tour/School groups are welcome by arrangement.
Open daily 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Phone:  (07) 5482 3995

Beachfront Accommodation Tin Can Bay - photographer at sunset

Tin Can Bay Photography & Outdoor Workshop Tours

Ken Ferguson offers low cost assistance to both locals and visitors alike, on a one-on-one tuition basis, to learn how to, or just photograph some the beautiful and natural assets of this unique seaside township and its idyllic surrounds. 

Phone: 0438 831 947

Great Sandy Straits Sport Fishing

Great Sandy Straits Sport Fishing welcomes all levels of anglers from novice to pro. All gear is provided to fish the inshore waters of The Great Sandy Straits and beyond. Catering up to 4 passengers.

Phone: 0407 860 807

Lindols Macadamias

Located in Goomboorian with an on farm café and a fabulous range of macadamia nut products fresh from the farm.
Current opening hours Friday & Saturday 9am to 3pm

Phone: 0413 197 781

Sails Bar & Bistro

The Sail Bar & Bistro serves café-style breakfasts, lunch, and dinner, as well as offers coffee and cake. Enjoy a variety of delectable all-time favourites, including wood-fired pizzas and a range of homemade pasta dishes.

The club bar serves a selection of Australia’s favourite beers, premium wines, and popular spirits.

Phone: 07 5486 4308

Rainbow Beach Helicopter Tours

Flying over Tin Can Bay, Inskip Peninsula and Rainbow Beach you will get a birds-eye view of the stunning pacific ocean, pristine white beaches, intricate waterways and townships.

Phone: 0448 883 442

Beachfront Accommodation Tin Can Bay - snorkelling

Wolf Rock Dive

Wolf Rock Dive is a PADI 5 star dive centre situated in the picturesque beachside town of Rainbow Beach, Queensland. Located 2km off Double Island Point, Wolf Rock is home to the endangered Grey Nurse Shark. Experience diving with Sharks and Rays along with sea turtle, giant queensland grouper and in winter the humpback whale.

Phone: 07 5486 8004

Tin Can Bay Country Club

With a challenging 18 hole golf course, golf practice facilities, 2 bowling greens, a modern air-conditioned club house with bar, restaurant, gaming room and function room.

Phone: 07 5486 4231

Rainbow Paragliding

Established in 1996, Rainbow Paragliding is based in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Rainbow Paragliding hold a permit to operate in the Cooloola National Park including Teewah and Rainbow Beach.

Phone 0418 754 157
or 07 5486 3048

Beach Accommodation Gympie - sandy beach

Carlo Sand Blow

Found in Rainbow Beach, Carlo Sand Blow is a unique sand mass covering 15 hectares which overlooks the coloured sands and coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Peninsula and the southern tip of Fraser Island.

Skydive Fraser Island

Beach landings on every jump, views over Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach

Phone: 1300 663 634


The Cooloola Coast has a variety of walking tracks from beach walks to rainforests, from lighthouse walks to esplanades, there are lots of options to choose from.

Epic Ocean Adventures

Plenty of variety including Dolphin View Kayak Tour, surf lessons, Turtle View Kayak and 4wd beach tours.

Phone: 0408 738 192

Poona Lakes

Explore cool rainforest on a high dune and discover the tea-coloured waters and white sandy beaches of one of Cooloola’s hidden lakes.

Sublime Farm & Brewery

Previously the Silky Oak Tea Garden, Sublime Farm and Brewery offer visitors great music, fine food, and select craft brews, with live music every Sunday.

Phone: 07 5486 5535

Seary’s Creek

Relax over a picnic in this pleasantly-shady spot near Seary’s Creek, and enjoy displays of colourful wildflowers and abundant birdlife.

Fraser Island Adventure Tours

Fraser Island Adventure Tours specialise in day tours & group charters, visiting exclusive areas of Fraser Island and favourites including Lake McKenzie, Lake Birrabeen, Teewah Coloured Sands, Cooloola National Park, Sand Blows, and many other areas of the spectacular Great Sandy Region.

Phone: 07 5444 6957

Whale Watching Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay is known as the whale watching capital of the world. Its regarded as the best destination to see humpback whales because the whales stay here for an extended period. They relax and play with the whale watching vessels.

Phone: 07 3503 6789

Fraser Explorer Tours

Fraser Explorer’s one and two-day off-roading tours in World Heritage-listed National Park offer a fun experience for all types of travelers. Tours depart from Fraser Island, Hervey Bay, and Rainbow Beach.

tin can bay boat hire

Kayaking - The Chandlery

Feel like racing the rapids? Hire a kayak from The Chandlery and get exploring! Single person kayaks available. All necessary equipment provided, including a personal flotation device and a safety briefing.

Phone: 07 5486 4744

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Tin Can Bay Accommodation

Tin Can Bay’s best accommodation boasts a great location that is central to all there is to see and do in the area. Sleepy Lagoon Motel’s guests can enjoy a wonderful holiday experience for the whole family. The variety of accommodation we have available ensures that we can accommodate any number of guests or families. Our cozy accommodation also offers a variety of features and amenities, providing a true home away from home experience.

Enjoy your stay – book now at the Sleepy Lagoon Motel in Tin Can Bay!


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

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