Tours & Activities


Tin Can Bay Photography Tours

With your camera and my expertise, I can guarantee the photos you take home with you of Tin Can Bay and its surrounds will always remain as a proud testament of your visit. 

Fraser Island Nature Tour Day Tour

Bookings in advance are essential, enquire now so you don't miss out. Fraser Island is busy all year round.

Fraser Island Nature Tours are a family owned company, operating for over 29 years. They take pride in sharing with you the unique experiences of world famous Fraser Island. 

Delicious 'Aussie' Style sizzling bush barbecue lunch with welcome icy cold drinks (included)

Depart from Rainbow Beach at 7.30am (own transport to Rainbow is required) You will return to Rainbow Beach at  4.30pm

You'll swim at Eli Creek, Visit the Shipwreck, swim and unwind at crystal clear freshwater lakes Lake Birrabeen or Lake McKenzie.

Over night options are available also. 

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Great Sandy Straits Sports Fishing

We are a  fishing charters in the great sandy straits the ability to fly fish as well. The boat is a 6m Hooker Pro fisherman SII.

We hope you can find everything you need. Great sandy straits sport fishing is focused on providing high-quality fishing experiences and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to strive and meet your expectations and more.

With a variety of different fishes, we're sure you'll be happy fishing with us. Now available tailor made trips to suit your needs and budget!!! All charters are provided with snacks and drinks. All equipment provided!! Sunscreen also provided!!

Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf

Welcome to Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf, the only ASI Accredited Surf School in Rainbow Beach.  Join us for a fun surfing experience within walking distance to parking, shops and accommodation.  Let our Accredited Surf Coach teach you the skills of surfing in a fun, supportive and relaxed environment.  
Take a look at our site, read our testimonials from happy surfers and make your bookings here or give us a call to discuss your lesson today!

Tin Can Bay Boat Hire

Come explore Tin Can Bay and the Great Sandy Straits in style with Tin Can Bay Boat Hire!  Climb aboard one of our well appointed hire Vessels for a great day on the water! Tin Can Bay Boat Hire has vessels to suit families, couples and the most diehard fishing enthusiast.

Surf & Sand Safari Escape

Visit the world famous Coloured Sands - over 40 colours. Coastal views from the Double Island Point Lighthouse. Cooloola's unique Rainforest, kilometres of beautiful golden beaches, lagoons, lakes with sightings of Dolphins, Turtles, Seabirds, etc (Whales and Wildflowers in Season. Half Day Tours with morning or afternoon tea supplied. Don't forget your camera and sunsreen.....

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Cooloola Eco Tours

Our authentic regional Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tours allows you to explore and enjoy Rainbow Beach in an environmentally conscious way.  We want to create experiences which will be remembered!   

Cafe & Culture Tour

Presenting this deliciously mouth-watering walking tour through the heart of Rainbow Beach and immerse yourself to discover the fresh local produce from the Gympie Region! This tour will  introduce and share Rainbow Beach's unique cafes and restaurants.  Join us for a 3.5 hour fun-filled guided walking tour while exploring  food, beverage, and dessert tastings at five local eateries.

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Tin Can Bay Country Club

You are assured of a welcome at the Tin Can Bay Country Club. We cater for all ages and especially welcome visitors from outside the area. Our friendly staff are on hand to serve you in our Chinese Restaurant or cool drinks in the bar areas where you can meet with your friends and relax in the climate controlled rooms at the Tin Can Bay Country Club.

Feel like a round of golf or bowls? For more information on golf days and competitions contact reception and we can organise it all for you.

Location: Tin Can Bay Road, Tin Can Bay

Dolphin Ferry Cruises

The dolphin cruise runs daily between Carlo Point at Rainbow Beach and Tin Can Bay. Passengers depart Carlo Point and are transported to the dolphin feeding area on the Tin Can Bay inlet. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for people of all ages. Take the opportunity to interact with and feed live dolphins!

Barnacles Dolphin Centre

Handfeed the Dolphin's in Tin Can Bay with Barnacles Dolphin Centre. It is an amazing experience!

The dolphins generally arrive early so plan to be here some time between 7.00 and 8.00am. On arrival visitors are welcome to join the volunteers in the water and get to know these beautiful mammals.

Bird Watching

Whether a professional student of ornithology, an ardent “birdo” wishing to add more ticks to his list, or just an amateur wishing to “bird “ in peace and solitude, you will find your wish fulfilled in Cooloola.

Mary Valley Rattler

The Mary Valley Heritage Railway Runs The Valley Rattler Steam Train & Railmotor Tours from Gympie in Queensland through the Scenic Mary Valley.

Skydive Rainbow Beach

Experience the Ultimate in Beach Tandem Skydivingwith amazing coastal views over Fraser Island and the spectacular Coloured Sandsthat Rainbow Beach is famous for.

Fraser Island Day Trips

Experience the 75 Mile Beach, Inland tracks through heathlands, towering hardwood forest, sub tropical satinays and Kauris. Swim and unwind at crystal clear Lake McKenzie. Enjoy a fabulous lunch with icy cold drinks included. Eli Creek, Ship wreck SS Maheno. Very informative and experinced. Best to pre-book so you dont miss out.

Choose from a number of different operators to suite your requirements.  Speak to Mel regarding the best tour for you.

Call 07 5486 4411 or email the booking request form.

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Rainbow Beach Horse Rides

Rainbow Beach Horse Rides is a family run business. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and try to give our guests the best experience possible. We have selected horses of a quiet nature suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike.

Epic Ocean Adventures

Surfing made easy - Learn to surf at Double Island Point the longest, safest and most uncrowded waves in Australia. 

Dolphin Veiw and Sea Kayak -  Dolphin View Sea Kayak tours are a must for anyone looking for a lifetime experience with the wild. View large pods of Dolphins, paddle with whales, turtles, stingrays, manta rays, schools of fish and sea birds !

Epic Ocean Adventures is the only operator permitted to operate surf and kayak tours in the local National Park. 

Tours depart from Rainbow Beach.

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Self-Guided Day Tours

Inskip Point

Spend the day fishing. The Gateway to Fraser Island.

Photo credit: Rainbow Beach Helicopters.

Location: Inskip Point

Silky Oak Tea Gardens

Cold Beer Real Food Live Music.

Silky Oaks is a Hotel, Craft Brewery and Restaurant situated in a unique garden environment.

​Open 7 days a week from 10:00am, we serve lunch every day (11:30 - 2:00) and dinner Wednesday to Saturday (5:30 - 8:00pm). Bookings on 07 54865535. We serve freshly prepared wholesome food sourced locally wherever possible.

Location: 33 Priddy Rd. Kia Ora

Local Activities, Festivals & Markets

Stay tuned with local activities, festivals and markets through our local publications...

Rainbow Beach Community News

Cooloola Bay Bulletin

Coloured Sands

Starting from the Surf Club, walk along the beach towards Double Island Point for a kilometre or so to these amazing Coloured sand cliffs, or Drive in your 4x4.

Note: beach permit required for 4x4. Click here to purchase a permit.

Photo credit: Destination Gympie Region

Cooloola Berries

Discover strawberry cider & handcrafted ice-cream. Enjoy light lunches & desserts at our licensed café. Pick strawberries from June to November. Blueberries January.

Location: 856 Tagigan Road, Wolvi

Seary's Creek Picnic Area

Lovely freshwater swimming hole on the way to Rainbow Beach.

Photo credit: Rainbow Beach Australia

Location: Rainbow Beach Road

Rainforest Walk to Lake Poona

Take the Freshwater Road.  3km on a good gravel surface will bring you to Bymien Picnic Area. Experience a spectacular Rainforest walk to Lake Poona. Allow 40 minutes to reach Lake Poona.

Photo credit: Joseph Auclair

Location: Lake Poona

Carlo Sand Blow

A bush walk up to Carlo Sand Blow is a must for every visitor.  Drive to the reservoir at the top of Cooloola Drive.  The Blow is an easy 600m walk from the car park or take the longer walk from the National Parks Office.  Spectacular views of The Coloured Sands, Double Island Point and Tin Can Bay Inlet are the bonus for your efforts. 

Photo credit: Paul George

Location: Carlo Sand Blow

Fraser Island

Is the world’s largest sand island and an area of remarkable natural beauty. The many archaeological remains found on Fraser Island record thousands of years of culture and tradition, and provide important links to their past for the Butchulla people. The island is 123 km long and covers an area of 166,038 ha, so you need to allow plenty of time to explore and appreciate it.

Photo credit: Richard Hägglund.

Note: beach permit required for 4x4. Click here to purchase a permit.

Location: Fraser Island