Burrum Coast National Park Bundaberg | Fraser Coast

Quiet beaches, flourishing wetlands and abundant wildlife make Burrum Coast National Park a great spot to retreat and relax. Photo credit: © Chris Whitelaw

About Burrum Coast

    Park features

    Covering 26,055 hectares the park protects the largest and least disturbed coastal plains in South East Queensland.

    The park’s wetland areas are of national significance with tidal wetland areas also supporting habitat critical for Hervey Bay’s recreational and commercial fishing species.

    A wide diversity of plant and animal communities occur here including mangrove-lined riverbanks, wallum heath with spectacular wildflowers and tea tree dominated wetlands where huge cabbage palms reach through the canopy. Areas of deeper soil support eucalypt forests, including the vulnerable Goodwood gum Eucalyptus hallii.

    Burrum Coast National Park is the perfect place to appreciate the splendour and peace of the natural environment.

    Looking after the park

    You can help protect the park and forest so it can be enjoyed now and in the future by observing these guidelines:

    • Everything in the park (living or dead) is protected. Do not take or interfere with plants, animals, soil or rocks.
    • Use toilets if available or bring a portable toilet when staying at Kinkuna camping area. If bush toileting, ensure ensure all faecal matter and toilet paper is properly buried at least 15cm deep and 100m from tracks, camp sites and waterways. Bag and carry out disposable nappies and sanitary products.
    • Take your rubbish home for appropriate disposal. Do not hang rubbish bags from trees or tents. Never bury or leave rubbish in the park. No rubbish bins are provided.
    • When bathing or washing cooking equipment or clothes, always wash at least 100m from streams and lakes. Waterways and the ocean should be kept free of all pollutants including soap, detergents, shampoo, sunscreens and food scraps.
    • Bury all refuse from fish cleaning, including offal, scales and unused bait, at least 30cm deep below the high tide line.
    • Do not feed or leave food for animals. Human food can harm wildlife and cause some animals to become aggressive. Store food in lockable boxes.
    • Contact the Queensland Government Wildlife Hotline to report: wildlife incidents, marine animal strike, marine stranding or an injured, sick or dead turtle, dolphin or whale.

    See the guidelines on caring for parks for more information about protecting our environment and heritage in parks.

    Park management

    In 1994 Burrum Coast National Park was declared combining several areas previously gazetted progressively between 1969 and 1991. The Kinkuna Section was extended in 2008 with the addition of the coastal strip south to Theodolite Creek.

    Burrum Coast National Park is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) under the Nature Conservation Act 1992. For more information read the Burrum Coast National Park Management Statement 2013 (PDF, 310.0KB) .

    Tourism information links

    Bundaberg West Visitor Information Centre
    271 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg
    PO Box 930, Bundaberg QLD 4670
    Phone: (07) 4153 8888
    Fax: (07) 4151 2527
    Email: info@bundabergregion.org

    For tourism information for all regions in Queensland see Queensland Holidays.