If you’re craving a simple, coastal holiday that includes boating and fishing, Tin Can Bay should definitely be on your list.
The town is an easy 3 hours’ drive north of Brisbane and has something for everyone. We’ve put together our top tips to make the most of your stay!
The Tin Can Bay Marina is the gateway to the Great Sandy Strait. If you’re visiting the bay with a boat, you’ll have everything you need, right at your fingertips. From 24-hour fuel services to a Chandlery and travel lift.
Thinking of staying in town for a few nights?
The Marina Villas are right on the water’s edge and if you’ve brought your boat into town, you can also arrange a 10-metre berth with your booking. That way, your boat doesn’t even have to leave the water! The Villas are also available for those travelling by car. The self-contained cabins are equipped with all the comforts of home. And the views? Picture perfect!
For those who are travelling with a caravan in tow, the Tourist Park is a great place to stay. The park also has spacious cabins, powered and unpowered sites, as well as ensuite sites to choose from.
The park recently received Highly Commended in Caravanning Queensland’s 2020 Refurbishment Awards for their renovations on their amenities block, camp kitchen and pool area. As well as beautiful, clean facilities, the staff are super friendly and always willing to lend a hand!
If you’re on the hunt for a delicious feed, follow your nose to the Marina Bar and Grill. The restaurant overlooks the marina and as you’d expect, they specialise in fresh, local seafood. The chefs can also cook up a mean steak, so all diners are taken care of!
One of the best ways to enjoy the bay is to get out on the water. Even if you don’t have a boat, you can still make this happen!
Tin Can Bay Houseboats have a beautiful fleet of vessels available for hire. They have everything you could possibly need for a couple of nights away, from comfortable beds to a fully stocked kitchen.
Hiring a houseboat with Tin Can Bay Houseboats, was recently voted the 2nd best way to enjoy an “Australian Adventure on the water” by The Weekend Australian Review.
The great thing about hiring a houseboat is that you don’t need a boat license. All the training you need is provided by the staff and they’re also contactable 24/7 should you require any help. “Even if you take the boat for 7 days, you get a free service run if you need some more ice or bait,” explained owner, Margot.
“You instantly relax as soon as you’re on the water. It’s just such a beautiful therapy. Even if you’re only out there for 3 days, you feel like you’ve had three weeks holiday.”