Burrum Coast National Park Bundaberg | Fraser Coast

On the banks of the Burrum and Gregory rivers, Walkers Point day-use area is a prime location for a spot of fishing. Photo credit: ©\; Chris Whitelaw

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

Walkers Point day-use area

You’ll never want to leave this riverside day-use area that is brimming with opportunities and prospects!

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Boat

Attraction facilities

  • Picnic tables
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)

Settle in for a day on the banks of the Burrum and Gregory rivers. Head off for a walk, photograph the wildlife, go fishing, have a picnic, play beach cricket, paddle a canoe, or just sit back and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Blue gums, bloodwoods and Moreton Bay ash shelter the picnic tables, offering a reprieve from the sun.

Pack some water, binoculars and camera and set off on foot on the Bird Hide walk and Melaleuca track, or you just wander along the water’s edge. Keep an eye on the water—marine turtles and dugong are seen here.

Slip your canoe or kayak into the water and explore the rivers and ocean or launch your boat nearby and anchor carefully off the day-use area.

Getting there and getting around

Walkers Point day-use area is in Burrum Coast National Park, 46km north of Maryborough or 57km south of Bundaberg in the Wide Bay area. The park is spread over four sections—Kinkuna, Woodgate, Burrum River and Buxton sections.

Walker Point day-use area is in the Woodgate section of the park and is accessible by conventional vehicle.

From the south to Woodgate section

  • Follow the Bruce Highway north to Childers and turn right onto Goodwood Road.
  • Travel 18km along Goodwood Road then turn right on Woodgate Road and drive a further 19km.
  • At the Woodgate township, turn right onto Acacia Street and drive 3.5km.
  • At the side street turn-off to Twelfth Avenue in Woodgate, follow Walkers Point Road for another 1km to the park entrance.
  • Follow Walkers Point Road 6km through the park to the town of Walkers Point.
  • Follow Manly Smith Road for 100m, then turn left on Zimmerus Street. In 100m, turn left onto the Esplanade and follow this for 100m to the day-use area.
  • An alternative route from Woodgate township is driving 9km along Woodgate Road, then driving a further 13km along Heidkes Road to Walkers Point.

From the north to Woodgate section

  • Follow the Isis Highway south from Bundaberg and turn east onto Walker Street.
  • Drive 2.4km then turn right onto Barolin Street towards Goodwood and Burrum Coast.
  • Follow Barolin Street and Goodwood Road for 34km and turn left on Woodgate Road and drive a further 19km.
  • At the Woodgate township, turn right onto Acacia Street and drive 3.5km.
  • At the side street turn-off to Twelfth Avenue in Woodgate, follow Walkers Point Road for another 1km to the park entrance.
  • Follow Walkers Point Road 6km through the park to the town of Walkers Point.
  • Follow Manly Smith Road for 100m, then turn left on Zimmerus Street. In 100m, turn left onto the Esplanade and follow this for 100m to the day-use area.
  • An alternative route from Woodgate township is driving 9km along Woodgate Road, then driving a further 13km along Heidkes Road to Walkers Point.

Wheelchair access

The picnic area is paved and the first 500m (return) section of the adjoining Melaleuca track is wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Walkers Point day-use area is open 24 hours a day

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Visiting safely

For more safety information see Visiting Burrum Coast safely.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.