Only a short drive south from Gladstone are the picturesque coastal communities of Boyne Island and Tannum Sands. Here you will experience a relaxed coastal lifestyle centred on superb beaches, riverside walkways, parklands and recreational activities.
With a population of close to 12,000, these ‘twin’ communities are linked by a bridge across the beautiful Boyne River. Boyne Island – the island you can drive to – offers a quality mix of residential, business, shopping, industry and environment where foreshore parks overlook boats, outrigger crews and fishing on the calm river waters.
The island is also home to Australia’s largest Aluminium Smelter – the State’s largest user of electricity. It employs 1,300 people to produce up to 558,000 tonnes of Aluminium per year. You can learn more about this fascinating facility at the Smelter Visitor Centre.
With only a small variation in seasonal water temperatures, the waters of Tannum Sands and Boyne Island are perfect for year-round swimming. The area is a popular stopover for the winter ‘migration’ from the south!
Click here to view the Tannum Sands Beach webcam and weather conditions.