Tinnanbar is bounded by the Great Sandy Strait on the north and east and by Kauri Creek to the south. The town is located on the north coast, while the east coastal strip is protected as the . The marine areas and tidal flats of the conservation park has populations of dolphins, turtles and dugongs. It is an important roosting area for migratory wading birds and a nesting area for the false water rat.
The only access road to the town is Tinninbar Road, which connects to the Maryborough-Cooloola Road.
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