The Great Sandy Marine Park extends from Baffle Creek in the north to Double Island Point in the south. It includes Hervey Bay, Great Sandy Strait, Tin Can Inlet and the waters off the east coast of Fraser Island, seaward to three nautical miles.

The park is easily accessed from coastal towns and boat ramps from Rules Beach north of Bundaberg to Rainbow Beach on the Cooloola Coast, and from marinas in Bundaberg, Urangan, and Tin Can Bay.

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visitor guide

map5 great sandy straits double island point including tin can bay 1232 x 877What you will find in this guide:

  • Provisions Table (What you can do and where)
  • Get to know the five zones
  • A guide to best practice in the marine park
  • Permits and fees
  • Visitor information
  • Camping on Fraser Island or Woody Island
  • Know your zones and designated areas
  • Report incidents


  • Map 1. Woongarra Coast to Woodgate Pages 4–5
  • Map 2. Southern Gutter; Platypus Bay; Rooney Point to Sandy Cape; Point Vernon to Moon Point Pages 6–7
  • Map 3. Hervey Bay: Burrum Heads to Urangan; Northern channels of Great Sandy Strait Pages 8–9
  • Map 4. Great Sandy Strait: River Heads to Kauri Creek Pages 10–11
  • Map 5 Great Sandy Strait: Kauri Creek to Double Island Point including Tin Can Inlet Pages 12–13

More Usefull Government Links

Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing | Department of Agriculture and Fisheries | Rules and regulations 

Tips and responsibilities  | Boating & Fisheries Patrol  | Permits for fishing in dams | Net-free fishing zones | Maritime Safety Queensland