Tours & Activities

Hand feed the rare Indo-Pacific Dolphin’s in Tin Can Bay with Barnacles Dolphin Centre. It is an amazing experience!

The dolphins generally arrive early so plan to be there 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.

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.

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!

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.

Smooth Water Fishing Charters & Tours offering full day/half day/private charter tours and events. * All Inclusive Price:

  • Up to 4 passengers
  • All rods, reels, bait and tackle supplied
  • Cold drinks, morning or afternoon tea provided
  • Lunch included on Full Day Charters
  • Our skipper will provide coaching & tips to help you land that “BIG ONE”
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Children Welcome

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!!

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.

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.

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.

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 sunscreen…

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.

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.

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

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

Farm & Cafe

Experience the serenity of our macadamia orchard while enjoying our genuine farm hospitality.

Cafe Open Friday & Saturday 9am-3pm (tour free for cafe diners)

$10pp for the tour itself!

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

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.

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.

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 4×4. Click here to purchase a permit

Location: Fraser Island

Spend the day fishing. The Gateway to Fraser Island.

Photo credit: Rainbow Beach Helicopters.

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

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 4×4.

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

Photo credit: Destination Gympie Region

Lovely freshwater swimming hole on the way to Rainbow Beach.

Photo credit: Rainbow Beach Australia

Location: Rainbow Beach Road

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

This tour is run as a small family business by pilot Glen and wife Diana opened in late 2016. They are passionate about the area having spent a lot of time here as children.

They are dedicated and very passionate about bringing a unique and personalised experience to all their customers that want to share their ultimate adventure with them. Rainbow Beach & Double Island Point have always been the best kept secret in South East Queensland and are truly world class destinations.

Share an amazing experience with them and book today!

The Little Street Circus

The Little Street Circus offer holiday entertainment for all ages. Face painting, circus tricks and tie dying. We organise this entertainment through school holidays so please contact our office for dates.

Seasonal ONLY!