Burrum Coast National Park Bundaberg | Fraser Coast

Enjoy the tidal wetland on the Bird Hide walk in Burrum Coast National Park. Photo credit: Lisa Emmert © Queensland Government

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

Bird Hide walk

Comfortably concealed in the bird hide you’ll be rewarded with visits from some of the park’s resident waterbirds.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
5.8km (from day-use area) and 7.6km (from camping area) return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow about 1.5hrs walking time.
Grade
Grade 2 walking track
Where
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Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle
  • Boat

Journey facilities

  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking

The tidal mangrove forests and shallow wetlands surrounding the hide are alive with birds! Grab your binoculars, field guide and camera, and follow the track from the Walkers Point day-use area (via the Melaleuca track) or Burrum Point camping area.

See how many birds you can identify on the easy walk through tea-tree wetlands, coastal plains, grasslands and mangrove forests.

At the hide, look for pied oystercatchers, black-fronted dotterels, black-winged stilts and other wading birds. If your bird identification skills are a bit rusty, helpful signs inside the hide will guide you.

Visit the hide during the cooler parts of the day when the birds are most active.

Getting there and getting around

The Bird Hide walk 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 Bird Hide walk 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 to the Burrum Point camping area, or to Walkers Point day-use area, to access 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, turn right onto Acacia Street and drive 3.5km.
  • At the side street turn-off to Twelfth Avenue in Woodgate, follow Walkers Point Road to the Burrum Point camping area, or to Walkers Point day-use area, to access the start of the track.

Wheelchair access

The first 500m (return) section of the Bird Hide walk from the Walkers Point day-use area is wheelchair accessible.

Before you visit

Opening hours

Bird Hide walk 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.

  • There are currently no park alerts for this park.