Look out for the ‘Community Welcomes Recreational Vehicles’ signage on your next trip and rest easy knowing that your destination is equipped to welcome you and your caravan, camper trailer, motorhome or campervan. This month we are profiling Tin Can Bay (Queensland).
These towns have made a commitment to offer easily accessible long vehicle short term parking within the town centre and have clear directional signage to their local visitor information centre.
Tin Can Bay is located on the Cooloola Coast which is an easy two and a half hour drive north of Brisbane.
Located at the southern tip of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, Tin Can Bay is known for its abundant wildlife, easy atmosphere and wild catch seafood which comes from the unspoiled waters of the Great Sandy Strait) Great Sandy Marine Park) and the Pacific Ocean. For seafood lovers this is THE place to be!
A must do for visitors to Tin Can Bay is visiting the wild dolphins at the Barnacles Dolphin Centre which are usually found at Norman Point (next to the boat ramp) between 7:00am and 8:00am daily with a dolphin feeding session commencing at 8:00am daily. Every day a group of dedicated volunteers can be found onsite for the dolphin feeding to care for the dolphins and to answer any questions visitors may have.
With vast areas of untouched waterways most visitors to the region enjoy the many water based activities available to them including sailing, cruises, fishing or just keeping their eyes peeled for one of the many turtles, dolphins, dugongs, mud or sand crabs or fish species that calls Tin Can Bay home. If you are looking for a peaceful activity why not try the kayaking experience which will allow you to explore Snapper Creek and Crab Creek.
For birdwatchers there is the chance to observe more than 140 species which have been spotted in the region, including rare shorebirds that have migrated from as far as Siberia to find their summer resting ground after breeding.
The incredible Great Sandy National Park is just a short drive from Tin Can Bay offering spectacular walks. You can also four-wheel drive past towering coastal sand cliffs and coloured sands, fish straight from the ocean, canoe on tranquil waterways, hike through rainforest remnants and across vast sand blows or enjoy the blooming wildflowers.
The region boasts a sensational climate with temperatures averaging 24° over the winter/spring season with mild humidity.
For more information, please visit the Community Welcomes website.