Tin Can Bay Queensland

Tin Can Bay

Holidays in Tin Can Bay will be the best decision you have ever made. It’s a brilliant location to stay and get away from the busy city lifestyle. There are so many things you will be able to enjoy in Tin Can Bay.

With one of the most stunning beach views to really refresh your mind, your stress and frustration will be left behind and you will not want to leave this place. Why not ask your family and friends to join the holiday with you!

Tin Can Bay itself is located in Queensland only 90 minutes from Hervey Bay, 50 minutes to Maryborough, and neighbours Rainbow Beach. One of the best beach locations in Australia. You will never regret a minute of spending your summertime here, Learn about the local history here

Before you go packing your bag and jumping in your car, you will need to find as much information about holidays or accommodation in Tin Can Bay as possible. Why not prepare a small list of things to pack, and make your holiday in Tin Can Bay the best it can be.

Spend some time to read up on some of the Tin Can Bay reviews, to get all the information you need about the local area. There are so many people who want to spend time holidaying here, and it makes perfect sense to plan ahead.

Tin Can Bay is still all about fishing, as it’s been its main industry for many years. With many prawn and scallop trawlers that still work here on a seasonal basis. The local Spanner Crabs are now in high demand for the overseas market to expanding the industry.

How To Get To Tin Can Bay

You can get to Tin Can Bay by car or by bus. The most common routes are from Brisbane to Tin Can Bay. You can travel to the town by car, it’s just a 2 1/2 hour drive with lots of scenery to look at, the distance is around 218 kilometres (135 miles).

The bus ride takes a lot longer between 5 to 6 hours from Brisbane to Tin Can Bay. The bus operates only once per day. The bus fare is from $40 to $85 dollars.

Tin Can Bay Google Map

Is Tin Can Bay Worth Visiting?

There are a lot of things that you can do in Tin Can Bay. For those who like spending time on the water, you will enjoy your time here as you have a fully protected bay to fish and go boating in. You can go swimming in one of the many beaches on the shoreline.

Many people agree that Tin Can Bay is a paradise for those who like boating and fishing. You can also get a different experience by feeding the dolphins there. Here is a small list of the things to do:

With a long 9.5 km, you can follow the foreshore of the bay, and check out the “environmental walkway”. The best way to experience this is to walk on the raised wooden path along the shoreline.

The local bushy fauna you can view without any disturbance to the plants that reside there within the walkway. For the adults, you are able to eat out at the local cafés near the beach and enjoy a quiet drink or two.

Popular activities to do in Tin Can Bay while visiting:

Why Is It Called Tin Can Bay?

Over the years since its discovery Tin Can Bay has had many different names, as to where the names came from it is still unknown, but there are many speculations.

Tin Can Bay was originally called “Wallu”, in 1937 they changed the name to Tin Can Bay that is believed to have originated from the aboriginal name “Tinchin”(mangrove) due to the many mangroves in the area. Or it could have derived from is “Tuncanbar” relating to the dugongs that frequent the area.

To learn more about the history of Tin Can Bay you can find out more on our history of Tin Can Bay page.

Find Tin Can Bay Accommodation

If you’re looking for good accommodation in Tin Can Bay you will find many options to choose from. There are many local hotels, motels and apartments to book here. You will just have to choose the one that fits your needs and preferences.

You will find many types of accommodation in Tin Can Bay and surrounding areas. Sit back and relax with magnificent sunsets, enjoy fishing and boating!

Local accommodation providers for the area:

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Caravan and Tourist Parks
  • Hotels/Motels
  • Holiday Units / Apartments
  • Real Estate Holiday Letting

Tin Can Bay Queensland Boat Hire Or Fishing

Tin Can Bay boat hire can be the perfect option to create an unforgettable experience for yourself, as a couple, or your family. You can choose from a few different boats without having a boat licence, and yes children are very welcome to go boating with plenty of life vests for them too.

This is a great opportunity for you to get out on the water or check out the waterways for some excellent crabbing and fishing. Tin can bay is one of the most popular places for fishing. So much so that it used to be home to the seafood festival every year.

You can read more about the seafood festival below, but while you’re in Tin Can Bay why not ask the locals for tips on the best fishing spots in the area.

To book with Tin Can Bay Boat Hire call them on  0408 329 167  between the HOURS of 7 AM – 5 PM

Tin Can Bay Seafood Festival

This festival used to be held in Tin Can Bay every September but has now been renamed and moved to Hervey Bay as the Hervey Bay Seafood Festival, this was due to more ample parking and to be able to reach more communities. With the new seafront Oval being built in Hervey Bay it has now hosted many events including the seafood festival.

This festival is held in September every year. Many local families come to hang out and have fun. The festival is located on Tin Can Bay foreshore.

Adults can enjoy a huge range of local beers, the kids can visit the animal farm, camel rides, skate park, playgrounds.

Live music and dancers are included, So if you find yourself in Tin Can Bay in September take the short drive to Hervey Bay to visit the festival to enjoy great food and drink.

If you love nature, water, animals and fauna this is the right place for you!


The website is run by myself Daniel Clarke, I’m lucky enough to have been living in Hervey Bay, for 29 years so I’m classed as a local I have seen many changes over this time. I have been running websites since early 2000 and also have a tech business in Hervey Bay.

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