Burrum Coast National Park Bundaberg | Fraser Coast

The Banksia track is a great walk for the whole family. Kids will love the 800m boardwalk through the paperbark wetlands. 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

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Dreaming of escaping from the family routine? No school lunch boxes to pack, no mad scramble to ballet lessons and football training? Photo credit: © Ross Naumann

Banksia track

Experience a kaleidoscope of wildflowers, calming tea-tree forests, towering cabbage palms and birdlife galore along this easy walk.

Journey type
5.2km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow about 2hrs walking time.
Grade 2 walking track

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Bicycle

Journey facilities

  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking

From the town of Woodgate, venture into a lush tea-tree wetland along this wheelchair and pram-friendly boardwalk. Keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos lazing in the shade and listen to a cacophony of bird calls in the canopy above.

At the end of the boardwalk (400m) you can return the way you came, or continue through more tea-tree wetlands, towering cabbage palm stands and forests of eucalypts and banksias. Eventually you’ll find yourself among wallum heath that, in winter and spring, is awash with colour and birdlife. Make sure you have your camera ready!

Getting there and getting around

The Banksia track 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.

The Banksia track 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, drive via Sixth Avenue then along Acacia Street to the start of the track.

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, drive via Sixth Avenue then along Acacia Street to the start of the track.

Wheelchair access

At the beginning of the walk, a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk (800m return) provides access through melaleuca wetland.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Banksia track 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 and Walk with care.