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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

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 2.7K 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

Gladstone Aquatic Centre


The Gladstone Aquatic Centre is a public swimming facility located in the heart of the Gladstone City. Relax and enjoy the tropical surrounds and expansive grassed picnic areas for play and sunsmart shaded areas to escape the sun. There is an onsite kiosk for snacks, drinks and the obligatory ice-pole on a hot summer's day.

The Aquatic Centre has a 50 metre outdoor pool and 25 metre indoor heated pool plus the newly opened 'Splash Zone' water park which will keep the kids entertained for hours!

Gladstone Aquatic Centre also offers learn to swim programs and is home to the Gladstone Gropers Swimming Club.




60 Tank Street
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 15.6K 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
      4th Nov
      2nd Dec


Millennium Esplanade
Tannum Sands, QLD, 4680

Located 1.0K from Tannum Sands

Boyne Tannum HookUp


The Boyne Tannum HookUp is Australia's top family fishing competition which is held annual with the aim of bringing together friends and family from all parts of Australia.

With a prize pool worth over AUD300,000, the event attracts around 4,000 registered fishing competitors and 30,000 visitors to Bray Park, Boyne Island where fishing weigh-ins and family entertainment is provided over the three days of competition.

The Boyne Tannum HookUp Association works incredibly hard to make the Boyne Tannum HookUp one of Gladstone's most professional and prestigious events, aiming to have an international presence in the future.

The Boyne Tannum HookUp has run annually for the past 20 years and hopes to continue as an event for families to enjoy all that the Gladstone Region has to offer as a premier fishing location.


Event Dates
2018
      4th May
      5th May
      6th May


Wyndham Avenue
Boyne Island, QLD, 4680

Located 1.5K 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
      28th Oct
      4th Nov
      11th Nov
      18th Nov
      25th Nov
      2nd Dec
      9th Dec
      16th Dec
      23rd Dec
      30th Dec
2018
      6th Jan
      13th Jan
      20th Jan
      27th Jan
      3rd Feb
      10th Feb
      17th Feb
      24th Feb
      3rd Mar
      10th Mar
      17th Mar
      24th Mar


Lions Park
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 15.5K from Tannum Sands

Rotary Kmart Markets Gladstone


The Kmart Midday Markets held on the third Sunday of every month and run by Rotary. Come and enjoy their family friendly all-weather free markets held in the Kmart car park at Stockland Gladstone from 7:30am - 12:30pm.

The markets feature fresh fruit and veggies, coffee, cakes, handmade children's toys, food stalls and barbecues, ice cream, plants, handmade soaps, books, children's clothing, jewellery and other bric-a-brac. All stall holders must have Public Liability Insurance. There is no restriction on stall types or goods sold.


Event Dates
2017
      19th Nov


Dawson Road,
Corner of Philip Street
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

Located 15.5K from Tannum Sands

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