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About Tannum Sands

Australia is well known for its quirky place names and Tannum Sands is no exception. The name received its calling in 1951 as a group of school friends returned from a beach picnic a little sunburnt. A local responded with the comment “we can really tan ‘um over there.” And in true Aussie form, the town was officially named Tannum Sands.

Situated in the Gladstone Region and around 25km south of Gladstone CBD, Tannum Sands is a local hot spot little-known to the rest of the Australia. This beachside town boasts a relaxed local atmosphere coupled with an abundance of activities to suit your holiday needs.

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Australia is well known for its quirky place names and Tannum Sands is no exception. The name received its calling in 1951 as a group of school friends returned from a beach picnic a little sunburnt. A local responded with the comment “we can really tan ‘um over there.” And in true Aussie form, the town was officially named Tannum Sands.

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