Burrum Coast National Park, QLD: Destination Guide

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Take the road less travelled and visit the little known but exceedingly charming Burrum Coast National Park.

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About Burrum Coast National Park

The Burrum Coast National Park comprises four sections – Kinkuna, Woodgate, Burrum River and Buxton – spread out along the magnificent coastal fringe between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. They embrace diverse habitats of sandy plains, melaleuca swamps, banksia heathlands and mangrove-lined rivers.

Things to do in Burrum Coast National Park

There’s plenty to do when you get there, be it swimming, fishing, camping, bird watching, scenic driving, bushwalking or simply vegging out under a brolly on a secluded beach at the edge of the Great Sandy Marine Park. The walking track entrances are accessible by conventional vehicles but you’ll need a 4WD or a boat to reach the camping areas.

Attractions in Burrum Coast National Park

Burrum River

The 12km Burrum River begins below Lake Lenthall and merges with the Isis and Gregory rivers before discharging into the Burrum Fish Habitat Area through a 2km-wide estuary. The river’s catchment covers 3371sq km, of which 3 per cent comprises riverine wetlands. This melange of tidal flats, sand banks and mangrove channels are nationally significant bird habitats and are critical for the protection of Hervey Bay’s recreational and commercial fishing species.

Banksia Walk

The town of Woodgate lies at the edge of the national park and the trailhead for the Banksia Walk is accessed off Acacia Street. This 5.2km track begins with a wheelchair-friendly boardwalk (800m) through melaleuca wetlands that were dry at the time of our visit and stands of weeping cabbage palms, before traversing banksia woodlands and a wallum heath plain. This is a great walk at any time of year, but especially during the peak wildflower season from August through to October.

Getting to Burrum Coast National Park

Burrum Coast National Park is located between 25km and 95km south east of Bundaberg.

By air

Numerous flights operate throughout the day from Brisbane to Bundaberg.

Where to stay in Burrum Coast National Park

The Kinkuna Camping Zone comprises a series of about 40 informal tent sites among the sheoaks at the top of the dunes. At intervals, exit ramps provide vehicular access to a 6km stretch of pristine beach and limitless possibilities for water-based recreation. Between November and March, threatened loggerhead and green turtles use the beach’s warm sands to incubate their eggs, and migrating humpback whales may be seen from August to October. There are no facilities here and campers must be self-sufficient and mindful of protecting this fragile environment.

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