Burrum Coast National Park Bundaberg | Fraser Coast

Enjoy the peaceful setting overlooking the Gregory River at the end of the River walk. 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

River walk

You’ll be serenaded by fairy-wrens on this shaded and peaceful walk along the Gregory River.

Journey type
Walk
Distance
1.2km return Start and finish points are the same and the traveller must return via the same path
Time suggested
Allow 20min walking time.
Grade
Easy (walk)

Accessible by

  • Conventional vehicle

Journey facilities

  • Lookout (constructed)
  • Wheelchair access (may require assistance)
  • Walking

After a bite to eat at Hoppy Lark’s day-use area, grab your kids and their fishing gear and head through the shaded forest on this wheelchair- and pram-friendly track. Keep an eye out for Goodwood gums—they’re only found here. Their smooth, mottled-grey bark makes them easy to spot among the other trees.

Wrens, woodswallows and fairy-wrens will lead the way to a viewing area over the picturesque Gregory River. Here’s where you have the best chance of catching a mangrove jack for dinner … and seeing the river’s waterbirds feeding in the shallows.

Getting there and getting around

The River 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 River 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 6km through the park to the town of Walkers Point.
  • Follow Manly Smith Road for 200m and turn right onto Heidkes Road, and drive 9.6km on gravel before turning left onto Hoppy Lark's Creek Road and driving a further 700m to the day-use area and the start of the River walk.
  • Alternatively, take the shorter trip on gravel road from Woodgate township, driving 9km along Woodgate Road then turning left onto Heidkes Road and driving 3.6km on gravel to Hoppy Lark's Creek Road. Follow the road 700m to the day-use area and the start of the River walk.

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 6km through the park to the town of Walkers Point.
  • Follow Manly Smith Road for 200m and turn right onto Heidkes Road, and drive 9.6km on gravel before turning left onto Hoppy Lark's Creek Road and driving a further 700m to the day-use area and the start of the River walk.
  • Alternatively, take the shorter trip on gravel road from Woodgate township, driving 9km along Woodgate Road then turning left onto Heidkes Road and driving 3.6km on gravel to Hoppy Lark's Creek Road. Follow the road 700m to the day-use area and the start of the River walk.

Wheelchair access

A 600m section of paved track at the start of the River walk is wheelchair accessible, although assistance may be required across the rough surface.

Before you visit

Opening hours

River 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.