Tin Can Bay and House Boat Rentals
Start your luxury houseboat holiday in the serene waters of Tin
Can Bay, Queensland Australia. Sheltered by Fraser Island, Tin Can
Bay is an excellent base for your house boating vacation. Situated
at the southern end of Fraser Island and north of Noosa Heads the
places to stop are endless. Don't miss out on Tin Can Bay's attractions
though. From feeding the friendly dolphins to beautiful nature walks
along the foreshores. Tin Can Bay is a relaxed nature loving holiday
town with plenty to offer, including their Seafood Festival in September
each year. As well as cruising on your self-contained luxury house
boat, why not try your hand at fishing or crabbing not only is it
therapeutic, but also very exciting when you catch dinner. For more
on tourism attractions or tourist information in the Tin Can Bay,
Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island areas please do not hesitate to
contact our office, or visit this site www.tincanbaytourism.org.au
Houseboating Holiday attractions, Rainbow Beach
Relax and take in the coloured sands on the huge expanse of beach, or join in one of the more adventurous experiences commencing here. From horse riding or scuba diving to participating in their fishing competition in July, there is always an adventure to be had. So put it on your list of places to visit when on your Queensland houseboating holiday. Rainbow Beach is most famously known as the gateway to Fraser Island (via Inskip point), with barges leaving frequently. See this site for more information www.rainbow-beach.org
Fraser Island Houseboating Adventures
Famous for being the largest sand island in the world and world
heritage listed, Fraser Island is a must see on your houseboating
holiday. Explore the beautiful natural environment and wildlife.
From the freshwater lakes boasting tortoises, to the only rainforest
in the world to grow out of the sand, Fraser island is full of wonderful
surprises. Relax in the Champagne pools, ponder the dingoes and
birdlife, or photograph the beautiful coloured cliffs, the Cathedrals.
But most of all, enjoy the unspoilt beauty of this remarkable gift
of nature. Permits are required prior to traveling to the island,
which also has camping facilities, fantastic holiday accommodation,
restaurants, convenience stores, fuel, ice and gas. The Queensland
Government has also spent a huge amount of money building walking
tracks through much of the islands environmental attractions. Contact
our office for more information, and don't forget to enter the Fraser
Island fishing competition in May. For more information on the Kingfisher
Resort and Tours visit this link www.kingfisherbay.com
Great Sandy Strait, perfect House Boating
One of the best houseboat friendly waters in the world, the Great
Sandy Strait has an abundance of places to stop.
The most popular ones being Teebar Creek, Kauri Creek, Pelican Bay,
Snout Point, Garry's Anchor-age, Ungowa, Kingfisher Bay and River
Heads. Not only fantastic places for swimming or sheltered anchorages
for the night, they are also recognised as fantastic fishing and
crabbing spots. Count the variety of fish you can catch, bream,
whiting, flathead, mackerel, tailor or mangrove jack, as well as
sand mud crabs. Cruise in your luxury self-contained houseboat by day and relax and watch the sun go down with a glass of wine by night.
Gympie and the Mary Valley
All roads lead to Gympie! Known as the 'town that saved Queensland', Gympie is a large country town, offering all of the modern conveniences of a large city without the hustle and bustle. Rediscover the Gold mining days at their museums, or travel on the steam driven 'Valley Rattler' with local wine and cheese tasting on route. Gympie and it's surrounds have many attractions or you could just enjoy the drive through the rolling green valleys. Why not explore this area in August and be swept up in the atmosphere of the National Country Music Muster, or join the Mary Valley Show and Rodeo. Lake Borumba is well worth the visit with great camping facilities and deer park, explore the area, you never know you may find a platypus!
Hervey Bay Whale Watching
Hervey Bay is known as the whale watching capital of Australia.
From late July to early November, Hervey Bay is the place to be
to encounter the winter migration of the infamous humpback whale.
Listen to them sing as they breach or toss their infants up in the
air, showing them off on their long trek north. From catamarans
to vessels with underwater viewing rooms, watching the largest mammals
in the world 'play' is an experience to remember forever. Hervey
Bay is a beautiful place to visit anytime, with pristine beaches,
fishing charters, fantastic holiday accommodation and amazing seafood
cuisine. See this site for more information on Hervey Bay Whale Watching and call the office to coordinate your trip from your houseboat. www.herveybaywhalewatch.com.au
Southern Great Barrier
Relax on the most southern Great Barrier
Reef island, 'Lady Elliot Island'. With it's idyllic natural surrounds
and unspoilt beaches, Lady Elliot is one of the best kept secrets
in island holidays. Accessible from Hervey Bay or Bundaberg, it
boasts turtle hatchings, whale breaching, coral spawning and some
of the most unforgettable snorkeling or diving available. Northwest
of this amazing island is 'Lady Musgrave island'. This island possesses
one of the most remarkable natural occurrence in the world, with
a coral-fringed lagoon just off it's shores. The variety of fish
and coral are unprecedented and has to be seen to be believed. Camping
is available on the island, however you need a permit before staying.
If you are more interested in tours, they leave frequently from
Hervey Bay, Bundaberg and The Town of 1770, this is a definite must
see. Please contact us regarding booking tours through our office.
One of the oldest historic cities in Queensland, Maryborough is a delight to visit. Explore the number of Museums, looking back to the days Maryborough was one of the main immigration ports in Australia. Or drive through the cities and take in the beautiful old Australian Pubs or the fantastic examples of Queenslander or Colonial houses. Home to some our of most famous Australians, Maryborough is a unique and charming city, proud of its gardens and parks and located on the Mary River. Visit on the last Sunday of each month to join in the festivities of the Queens Park market, then stay in one of their famous bed and breakfast stays.
Childers is a small country town with
big surprises, from the 'Snake Whisperer' at Snakes Downunder, to
the local wines from the 'Hill of Promise Estate Winery' or the
'Stanton Estate'. This magical little town is full of character.
Enjoy the local rum or macadamia nut icecream or sorbet, then join
the locals for an all day breakfast, or in the pub for a yarn. You
will definitely be able to say you had an Australian country town
Goomeri Pumpkin Festival
Goomeri, home of the Australian Pumpkin pie, is an Antique buyers delight. With many shops to ponder you are sure to find something to start or add to your collection. If antiques are not your cup of tea, there are many craft shops or the 'Emporium' to tempt you. Visit in May for the Pumpkin festival and encounter the Pumpkin races down the main street.
Kilkivan Olives, Lavendar and Redclaw Crayfish
As popular for it's lavendar and local
olives as it is for the redclaw crayfish, Kilkivan has an abundance
of character for such a small place. The historical museum looks
as life as it once was, and as tells of Kilkivan being the first
place for gold to be discovered in the area. Stay for the night
and experience the short walks and birdwatching at Mudlo Gap Conservation
Park, or join the 'Great Horse Ride' through the Bicentennial National
Trail in April.