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

Things to do

    Woodland on the Banksia track. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Woodland on the Banksia track. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Wallum heath in the Woodgate section. A great place to explore this plant community is on the Banksia track. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Wallum heath in the Woodgate section. A great place to explore this plant community is on the Banksia track. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Many beautiful flowers, including forest boronia, bloom in the wallum heath between August and October. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Many beautiful flowers, including forest boronia, bloom in the wallum heath between August and October. Photo: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer.

    Camping and accommodation

    Camping

    Camping areas are provided in the Kinkuna and Woodgate sections. Camping is only permitted in the Burrum Point camping area and the Kinkuna camping zone. There is no camping in the Burrum River and Buxton sections.

    Camping permits for all campsites must be booked in advance—online, over-the-counter or by phone.

    Book well in advance for school holidays and long weekends.

    Collect camping tags from information shelters at the southern and northern entrances to Kinkuna, and at the Burrum Point camping area. Insert your booking number and display the tag at your campsite.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in Woodgate Beach, Buxton, Burrum Heads, Bundaberg and Childers. For more information see the tourism information links below.

    Walking

    Designated walking tracks are provided in the Woodgate section only.

    There are no designated walking tracks in the other three sections. If using firebreaks for hiking, watch for vehicles.

    Dogs, horses and other domestic animals are not allowed. Be considerate of local landholders—do not enter private property adjoining the park.

    Track standards

    Grade 2 walk: No bushwalking experience required. The track is a hardened surface and may have gentle hill sections and occasional steps.

    Grade 3 walk: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.

    Banksia track (Grade 2)

    Distance: 5.2km return

    Time: Allow about 2hrs walking time

    Details: This track features melaleuca wetlands, stands of weeping cabbage palm, eucalypt and banksia woodlands and a wallum heath plain.

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

    Between August and October, when wildflowers are in peak flowering, this is a great walk for photographers, plant enthusiasts and birdwatchers.

    Access is from Woodgate Beach township via Sixth Avenue then along Acacia Street.

    Melaleuca track (Grade 3)

    Distance: 12.3km return

    Time: Allow about 4hrs walking time

    Details: This track passes through wallum vegetation and around saltpans, swamps and mangroves. Birds and butterflies are abundant near swamps and mangroves in the early morning.

    Access this track via Woodgate section’s Burrum Point camping area or Walkers Point day-use area.

    Birdhide walk (Grade 2)

    Distance: 5.8km return

    Time: Allow about 1hr 30min walking time

    Details: A birdhide on the edge of a shallow wetland offers excellent views of a variety of waterbirds. Visit the birdhide in the cooler parts of the day when birdlife is most abundant and active.

    Access this track via the Woodgate section’s Burrum Point camping area or Walkers Point day-use area.

    Russell’s rest track (Grade 2)

    Distance: 500m return

    Time: Allow 10min walking time

    Details: Beginning at the Burrum Point camping area this track meanders through cypress pine and past a large fig to a small picnic area with views over the water.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Theodolite Creek day-use area—Kinkuna section

    A picnic table and small parking area is provided on the northern banks of Theodolite Creek. Access is off the Beach Road and suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles only.

    Hoppy Lark’s Creek day-use area—Woodgate section

    A wheelchair accessible track leads to a viewing platform with picnic table and fishing platform on the banks of the Gregory River. Access is possible with conventional vehicles during dry weather only.

    Walkers Point day-use area—Woodgate section

    Facilities include paved areas to picnic tables and about 250m of walking track that is sealed and wheelchair accessible.

    Other activities

    Boating, canoeing and fishing are popular activities on the Burrum and Gregory Rivers, between the Woodgate and Burrum River sections of the park.

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