The area encompassing Benaraby and Tannum Sands is a popular choice for those seeking a coastal location with big town amenities close by.
The small town of Benaraby sits 20 kilometres south of Gladstone on the Boyne River and offers easy access to popular Lake Awoonga.
The population of Tannum Sands and neighbouring twin town, Boyne Island, is around 10,000 now, and Tannum benefits substantially from a growing tourism industry. It has a patrolled beach and is well known as a fishing venue, with access to the Boyne River and the Great Barrier Reef.
Boyne Island and Tannum Sands are also home to the Boyne Tannum Hookup, Australia's largest family fishing event held on the Queen's Birthday long weekend, at Bray Park. This event is very popular with more than 3,000 entrants.