Mouth of Kolan River Conservation Park Bundaberg

Mouth of Kolan River Conservation Park. Photo credit: Ross Naumann, QPWS volunteer

Things to do

    Camping and accommodation


    Bush camping is permitted in the northern section of the park. The park has no facilities, so campers must be self-sufficient and take enough food, drinking water, fuel, first aid and medical supplies. Take strong storage bags or bins to take your rubbish home with you. Read about how to look after the park when planning your visit.

    Camping permits are required and must be obtained before setting up camp. Fees apply. You will receive a booking number to record on your camping tag.

    Other accommodation

    There is a range of holiday accommodation in Moore Park, Miara and Bundaberg. For more information see the tourism information links.

    Picnic and day-use areas

    Day trips are a very popular way to enjoy this park. You can picnic under shady trees overlooking the beach or river. Please remember to take all your rubbish home as there are no rubbish bins.

    Boating and fishing

    Fishing is a popular activity, both from boats and the beach: learn about fishing regulations before you go. Canoeing is also an enjoyable way to explore the park. Please be aware that this park is not patrolled by lifesavers and there may be dangerous tidal conditions, sharks and stonefish. Safety is your responsibility.

    This park is adjacent to the Great Sandy Marine Park; make sure you are aware of and abide by the marine park zoning plan’s access and use provisions. For zone regulations view the Great Sandy Marine Park visitor guide (PDF, 6.4MB) .

    Viewing wildlife

    There is an abundance of birds at Mouth of Kolan River Conservation Park. Birdwatchers can see many shorebirds and migratory waders, including pied oyster catchers Haematopus longirostris, eastern curlews Numenius madagascariensis and red-necked stints Calidris ruficollis. Birds of prey such as brahminy kites Haliastur indus, ospreys Pandion haliaetus and white-bellied sea-eagles Haliaeetus leucogaster can also be seen hunting for prey.

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