Tours & Activities


Tin Can Bay Photography Tours & Outdoor Workshops

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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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 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.

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 spectacularColoured 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 owned and operated by Andrew and Kirsty McCarthy, along with their two children Courtney and Zac.  They own high quality horses that are as experienced mustering under helicopters as they are walking along the beach.  The quality and standard of these horses is second to none in this industry.

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

Tin Can Bay Photography Tours

Ken Ferguson at Tin Can Bay Photography Tours offers very low cost assistance to Tin Can Bay visitors and locals alike who have a strong interest in photographing the natural assets of our unique little seaside township and its surrounding scenery. This may include landscape/seascape imagery or the naturally occurring flora or bird-life of the area.

Ken's outdoor workshops can also help you gain a better insight and importance of understanding the the manual operation of your camera or DSLR. The tour will also include learning some of the compositiona rules and guidelines, passed down through the ages by the classic artists and those of which the pro photographers use today to their best advantage, to create that same inspiring interest in their images.   

It may be worth mentioning here, that although all cameras, regardless of make or model, are made to do the one thing (to take pictures), the actual operation and workings do differ greatly in many ways; so, if it is help with your camera you need, it would help me greatly if you brought your manual with you.

Take a drive

Seary's Creek Picnic Area
Lovely freshwater swimming hole on the way to Rainbow Beach

Inskip Point
Spend the day fishing. - Gateway to Fraser Island

Silky Oaks in Ki Ora
Relaxed rustic restaurant that service delicious food and cold beer and Relax while the kids can explore the gardens for local activites and whats on  !!!


Rainforest Walk and 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.

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.

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. 

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.


Permits are required for the National Parks please visit.