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Tannum Sands

On a stunning part of the Gladstone Region Coastline, you will find the twin towns of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.

Year round swimming due to pretty consistent temps make this a water-sports paradise with stand up paddle-boarding, jet-skis, wind surfers, paragliders and more dotting the shoreline.

The landscaped and lush green of the foreshore and esplanade makes this a very family friendly area with barbecues, playground and fitness station areas dotted along nearly 20 kilometres of Turtleway Bikeway connecting all the major facilities of both Boyne Island and Tannum Sands.

Excellent fishing is not too far away at the famed Lake Awoonga stocked with the elusive and big Barra and Mangrove Jack and access to offshore reefs is also near at hand.

Where the forest meets the sea, you can set up for a day under the shade of the trees dotted along the shore and make the most of the great South East in this gem only 20 minutes from Gladstone.

Tannum Sands

Tannum Sands: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ocean Breeze Gallery


Ocean Breeze Gallery is an art space and drop in centre located on Ocean Street Tannum Sands!

The Gallery originated at BAM (Beach, Arts, Music) as a pop up gallery and was the project of a talented artist and dear friend to many in the local arts community.

Current artist featured in the gallery include Rosemary Anderson and Gary Hill!




Ocean Street
Tannum Sands, QLD, 4680

Located 0.9K from Tannum Sands

Canoe Point Beach and Parklands


Canoe Point Beach and Parklands are popular recreational areas in Tannum Sands, adjacent to the Tannum Sands Main Beach. The area shows off Gladstone's unique natural environment with walking and bike trails, beachside boardwalks, bushland reserves and windswept dunes.

Offering shelter huts, wood-fired barbecues, playground equipment and opened grassed areas, the Parklands are a tranquil environment for the community to enjoy.

A short walk from the parklands is the Canoe Point Beach where kids and dogs can run free and enjoy the sunshine, sand and surf.

Alcohol is not permitted within the Parklands.




Canoe Point
Tannum Sands, QLD, 4680

Located 0.9K from Tannum Sands

Millennium Esplanade and Tannum Sands Beach


For over 50 years, the esplanade beach areas of Tannum Sands has served as the principal destination for passive and active beachside pursuits for the Gladstone Region. Located just 20 kilometres south of Gladstone on the Central Queensland coast, this coastal foreshore area provides individual pavillions which provide intimacy and cool, weather proof refuges which make the most of the ocean views.

Kids will enjoy the amazing playground and flying fox, grassed areas for playing footy and pathways to enjoy riding scooters and bikes. The adults haven't been forgotten either, with free gas barbecue facilities. There are also a number of beach showers and toilet blocks for public use - all within a few steps of Tannum Sand's main beach.

If you're feeling energetic take a walk up the stairway to Peter's Park where you will be greeted with a spectacular view of the Esplanade and Beach.

Lifeguards patrol the beach from September to May each year. The Tannum Sands Surf Lifesaving Club, located along Millennium Esplanade, is open to the public on weekends for meals and snacks.




Millenium Esplanade
Tannum Sands, QLD, 4680

Located 1.3K from Tannum Sands

Lilley's Beach


Lilley's Beach is a popular weekend camping spot for locals and tourists alike!

Lilley's Beach is a sensitive foreshore area, that is carefully maintained by Boyne Smelter Ltd and Gladstone Regional Council. Access to Lilley's Beach is from the Boyne Island Sewerage Treatment Plan, via Handley Drive.

Lilley's Beach extends along the coast 1.7 kilometres and may be accessed by Four Wheel Drive only (motorbikes prohibited). It is best to travel at low tide or within 2 hours either side of the low tide. Driving on dunal areas is strictly prohibited.

Permits are required prior to accessing Lilley's Beach and must be carried in the motor vehicle at all times whilst in the area. Permits can be purchased online by selecting the Applications Icon.

Camping is only permitted within the fenced enclosed area at the northern end of Lilley's Beach. Look for evidence of an existing campsite in preference to creating another. There are no facilities or rubbish bins so you must take your rubbish with you when you leave.

Please remember to take your own firewood. Fires are to be established well away from any bushland or grassed areas, preferably in the middle of the beach.




via Handley Drive
Boyne Island, QLD, 4680

Located 1.9K from Tannum Sands

Capricornia Cays National Park


Capricornia Cays National Park protects eight coral cays which rise just a few metres above the high tide mark - Lady Musgrave, North West, Masthead, Wilson, Heron, Erskine and Tryon islands and Broomfield Cay. Their biological diversity, exceptional beauty and the endangered plants and animals they protect make them internationally significant. The cays support the largest breeding population of endangered loggerhead turtles in the South Pacific.

A large percentage of the Great Barrier Reef's seabird species visit each year to nest. Go reef-walking, snorkelling, diving, birdwatching, boating or fishing. Camping is permitted on two of the eight islands. Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Book well in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. Seasonal closures protect breeding seabirds, turtles and vegetation. Access to Tryon Island is restricted. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.




Capricornia Cays National Park
Capricorn Coast, QLD, 4702

Located 7.5K from Tannum Sands

Tondoon Botanic Gardens


The Tondoon Botanic Gardens are home to an impressive species of plants from the Port Curtis Region and Tropical North Queensland. The gardens are set upon an 83 hectare site with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Officially opened in 1988, the gardens provide local residents and visitors with a place of inspiration, recreation and relaxation and is a popular place for picnics, cultural and ceremonial events.

Take a stroll around the Japanese Tea Gardens, and the numerous walking tracks throughout the gardens and discover superbly cultivated gardens nestled into Mount Biondello.

Lake Tondoon situated in the centre of the gardens once provided the source of Gladstone's water supply until 1945. Today the lake provides a habitat for a variety of freshwater birds.

Free guided tours of the gardens are available each week. Picnic areas with electric barbecues, tables and chairs, toilets and kids playground are all available, free of charge.

Each year Tondoon Gardens play host to 'Ecofest'. Established in 1998, Ecofest is one of the Nation's biggest environmental awareness events held in June.




700 Glenlyon Road,
Tondoon Botanic Gardens
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 12.3K from Tannum Sands

Tannum Sands: Events

Beach. Arts. Music (BAM Markets)


Beach Arts Music is a free community event held on the first Saturday of every month from 2.00pm to 7.00pm at Millennium Esplanade, Tannum Sands. Featuring food stalls, live entertainment, arts and creation stalls and lots more making this event an awesome family friendly outing.

Don't forget to bring your own chairs and eskies!


Event Dates
2017
      2nd Sep
      7th Oct
      4th Nov
      2nd Dec


Millennium Esplanade
Tannum Sands, QLD, 4680

Located 1.0K from Tannum Sands

Under the Trees


Under the trees is a laid back music and arts festival located 'under the trees' between the soccer fields and oval at Jacaranda Drive, Boyne Island. The event is organised by the community, for the community, entirely run and built by volunteers. Under the Trees will bring the best of the festival acts to Boyne Island as well as keeping a grass roots feel across two stages. Sunset will feature a spectacular fire performance for all the family.


Event Dates
2017
      14th Oct


Jacaranda Drive
Boyne Island, QLD, 4680

Located 2.7K from Tannum Sands

Gladstone Ports Corporation's Botanic to Bridge


Botanic to Bridge is a fun run held in Gladstone, Queensland in August each year. Transforming the city into a vibrant hub for healthy, active living, whilst raising funds for the major community beneficiary and local schools in the Gladstone Region.

Runners and walkers can take the streets of Gladstone in their eight kilometre and three kilometre events, with both finishing at Gladstone Ports Corporation's popular Marina Parklands.


Event Dates
2017
      20th Aug


700 Glenlyon Road
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 12.1K from Tannum Sands

Gladstone Weekly Parkrun


Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed five kilometre run or walk, which takes place every Saturday at 7am sharp in the Lions Park, Kin Kora Gladstone.

Participating is easy, however you must register before the event on the Parkrun website to get your time. You only have to register the once. Parkrun is not a race against other runners, but a five kilometre timed run whether it's for fun or as part of a training plan.

It offers an opportunity for all the local community to come together on a regular basis to enjoy the beautiful surrounds and get physically active at the same time. They want to encourage people to jog or run together irrespective of their ability - this event is truly open to all and best of all it really is free!

Children and dogs are welcome to participate however must be supervised at all times.


Event Dates
2017
      19th Aug
      26th Aug
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2018
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Lions Park
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 15.5K from Tannum Sands

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