Make the most of the whales these school holidays!

A pod of four whales gave the ladies on a fishing charter an unexpected treat last month! Image Double Island Fishing Charters

A pod of four whales gave the ladies on a fishing charter an unexpected treat last month! Image Double Island Fishing Charters

Term is out again this month, as well as the Seafood Festival, Tin Can Bay Local Ambulance Committee Flower Show and the Lifesaver course. Here are some more fun things to do….

Whale watch

Humpbacks are reported to be in excellent numbers this year. Book an epic ocean kayaking adventure and  experience them up close.

Alternatively take a day trip and hop on a whale watching tour. Nothing compares with the beauty of these mammoth creatures of the deep – it is an experience you will never forget.

Traverse the sandblow

Jaws drop when people reach the entrance to our beautiful Carlo Sandblow. The huge expanse of it, with views oceanward covering Fraser Island to Double Island Point, and westward gives unforgettable sunsets, taking in the Tin Can Bay Inlet and Sandy Straits.

It has something for all ages – playing in the limitless sand, the steep dunes and exploring the Coloured Sand cliffs. You can walk the circuit, starting at the National Parks Office, and finishing down Cooloola Drive.

Bushwalking adventure

From boardwalks at Seary’s Creek, strolls to Poona Lake and a five-day trek to Noosa, Rainbow has a lot to discover. Make sure you skirt the esplanade at Tin Can Bay – there are miles of beautiful foreshore waiting for you!

Library and art activities

Workshops abound in the region – with free library activities on September 30, Tin Can Bay Library from 10.30 to 11.30am, and the Rainbow Beach Library from 2 to 3pm. The kids will be making a crazy character with grass hair.


Looking for something for the kids to do in the next school holidays? The Gympie Regional Gallery’s Holiday Fun brochure is out now, jam packed with all sorts of creative workshops for children of all ages.

Why not pop in to 39 Nash Street to pick up a brochure or check out the website for a full program of activities.

Discover sailing

Learn the ropes these school holidays. If you are between 8-14 years of age and would like four fun days on the water, the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club is running a course to learn how to sail, September 21-24.

A course fee applies. Limited numbers. Participants must be able to swim 25 metres. For further details email:

Music and dance

Visit the Pavilion, pub or Sports Club and relax on weekends to live music. Learn to ballroom dance Tuesday nights at the Community Centre, Tin Can Bay 7 to 9.30pm.

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