The Great Sandy Strait

In and along the tranquil waterways of the Great Sandy Strait nature abounds. Fish, dugong, turtles, dolphins, mangroves, sea grass pastures, wild flowers and bird life are plentiful.

Dotted along the mainland of the Great Sandy Strait lie the seaside townships of Tin Can Bay, Tinnanbar, Poona, Tuan, Boonooroo and Maaroom. The southern waters of the Straits are lined with mangroves, shipwrecks, abandoned jetties, whilst the northern waters are every hue of blue and the sheltered bays and endless beaches are a perfect spots to throw in a line, read a book, or get exploring.

The area is a fisherman’s paradise! A great variety of fish including bream, whiting, flathead, mackerel, tailor and mangrove jack inhabit the waters, along with sand and mud crabs. For those bird watching enthusiasts, The Great Sandy Strait is a declared wetland of International importance, where shorebirds from as far as Siberia and Japan rest and feed over summer. The fantastic variety of wildlife and the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere make the Great Sandy Strait a perfect destination for everyone.

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