For the love of lifestyle and lasting memories

Mel and Steven May in the new camp kitchen.

Mel and Steven May in the new camp kitchen.

In 2013 Mel and Steve May purchased the Tin Can Bay Tourist Park on Trevally St and set in motion a five-year plan that would transform a great caravan park into a fantastic family destination.

With a background in travel and hospitality, Mel threw all her knowledge into creating an old school, back-to-basics park that catered for everyone’s needs.

“The feel of the park changed after the addition of five new cabins and the revamp of the amenities block. We installed disability and family bathrooms, a poolside BBQ area and constructed a central camp kitchen that has become the heart of the park!”

Every week the guests come together and enjoy games, entertainment and laughs which leaves lasting memories for those who stay.

Visiting families once unknown to each other are united through kids who form makeshift bicycle ‘gangs’ with their new best friends. There’s even a space left vacant for a game of footy and the night brings on the torch favourite ‘spotlight!’

The park also receives visits from the famous Burdekin ducks much to Steve’s dismay, as ducks equal mess. When not on duck watch, Steve is always on hand to mediate any reversing dilemmas and has probably saved many a marriage from divorce!

Mel, Steven and their two boys have found the perfect base for their lifestyle. Days off are spent boating, fishing and camping on Fraser Island. This passion for, and knowledge of, the local area rubs off on guests who stay and play longer.

Whether a local or seasoned traveller, a Tin Can Bay Tourist Park stay is an experience in itself and is well worth a visit. For bookings email, call 5486 4411 or visit

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