Blogs from Tin Can Bay, Queensland, Australia, Oceania


Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Tin Can Bay October 27th 2022

After delaying our visit to Tin Can Bay due to severe storms in the area, we finally packed up at Hervey Bay, and headed south. The weather was stifling on arriving at the Tin Can Bay Tourist Park, and after setting up our caravan, we headed for a cool swim in the park pool. We were up early next morning to visit the Barnacle Dolphin Centre located at the Tin Can Bay Marina. Volunteers run the dolphin feeding, and for $10 each, you get to see the dolphins come near the boat ramp, hear a good deal of information about the dolphins and to get in the water and feed the dolphins. The dolphins are Australian Humpback Dolphins, and there are only about 1,000 of these type left. How they started coming in for feeding at ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Tin Can Bay April 8th 2016

Place names in Australia are interesting - some finding their origin with the original land owners, others from European sailors from the 1770's and on. I was expecting some unusual story where a mystery message washed ashore in a tin can. Nope! It appears that this is an unusual adaption of the aboriginal land owners name - Tuncanba. Tuncan is the seam mammal we know as a dugong, and ba is 'the place of'. No, we didn't see any dugong, but there is a population of about 120 Australian Humpback Dolphins here. These dolphins never venture into the outer ocean, but live in the estuaries around Tin Can Bay and Fraser Island. They live long lives, breed very slowly, and are generally a very gentle dolphin. I say generally because should you touch their rib area, ... read more
Waiting to grab a fish!
Musical entertainment
A friendly nudge

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Tin Can Bay December 30th 2015

The bus was full-ish when it arrived and Steve and I had to sit separately initially. I sat next to a lady who was getting off at the next stop, Maroochydore (as it happened I could pronounce that - we should have stayed there instead!), just 10 minutes down the road so we were able to sit together again. The route took us through varied countryside; lowlands, wetlands and hills, all green and full of trees. I saw geese for the first time in Australia - probably attracted by all the water which occasionally blossomed into colourful lily ponds. We saw wild horses at one point and it made a change to see road warning signs for those rather than the elusive kangaroos. Thankfully, the journey avoided all the motorways and associated traffic jams. The bus ... read more
Sleepy Lagoon Motel, TCB
TCB pub and backpackers
Fish please, now!

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Tin Can Bay December 12th 2012

Tin Can Bay, is off the southern edge of Queensland's Fraser Island, and is a large horseshoe shaped bay, affording natural refuge for yachties, houseboats, fisherman and a friendly pod of dolphins that call the bay home. Legend has it that a dolphin injured by a boat prop, was rescued and nursed back to health by a local villager in the 1950's, it subsequently returned with its pod every day at sunrise to thank and pay homage to the special lady that became its benefactor. Ever since, the progeny of that dolphin, swim and parade at the same very place every morning around 7 oclock. As always some enterprising entrepreneur, smells a touro attraction,when they see one, and has set up shop,with tourist paraphenalia, restaurant/coffee shop, $5 dollar fish to feed dolphins and dolphinologists, miked up ... read more
yachts at tin can bay
house boat at tincan bay
rebel mike tin can bay

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Tin Can Bay May 14th 2012

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Die Stimmung ist gut.
Die Landschaft macht Spass.

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