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Great Sandy Strait - Fraser Island's Playground


Tin Can Bay sits on the southern end of World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

The magic of Tin Can Bay is captivating in its simplicity. Tin Can Inlet adjoins the great Sandy Strait which is considered to be one of the best and safest waterways in Australia for sailing and house-boating. Boaties regularly report sightings of dolphins, dugongs, sea turtles and abundant birdlife. Tin Can Bay is one of the few places you can feed the rare Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins for free.

Discover a new sense of freedom while venturing by canoe through the estuaries and waterways that are teaming with wildlife.

Birdwatchers can spot some of the 137 species of birds and while in the area take a stroll along the Environmental Walkway.

The Coastcare Groups for these 2 communities combine in 2001 and have won numerous awards for Community Action, Young Legends, Individual Outstanding Achievement and Natural Heritage.

In 2006, Cooloola Coastcare won 2 of 8 categories in the regional Keep Australia Beautiful Clean Beach Challenge for Young Legends and Beach Spirit and went on to win State award for Beach Spirit! There were 136 entries from around the State.