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Burrum Point camping area

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Burrum Point camping area

Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Cold showers No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access

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Tent camping No tent camping
Caravan camping No caravan camping
Campervan camping No campervan camping
Motorhome camping No motorhome camping
Camper trailer camping No camper trailer camping
Toilets (flush) No toilets
Cold showers No showers
Camp fires allowed (conditions apply) No camp fires
No barbecues
Generators allowed (conditions apply) No generators
Picnic tables No picnic tables
Dogs allowed on leash No dogs
Wheelchair access (may require assistance) No wheelchair access
World Heritage Area

Relax in your shady, beachside camp site and enjoying boating, fishing and walking in the surrounding parks.

Pitch your tent or camper trailer at the shady Burrum Point camping area.
Pitch your tent or camper trailer at the shady Burrum Point camping area. © Bluedog photography
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Set up camp in this well-appointed camping area, just behind the foredunes and a short walk from the Gregory and Burrum rivers. You’ll need a high clearance 4WD to get here, but it’s well worth the drive.

Spend your days exploring the park on foot or by 4WD. Slip your canoe or kayak onto the Burrum River and go in search of sea turtles, dolphins and dugong, or fish and boat in the adjacent Great Sandy Marine Park.

At night, you’ll be lulled asleep by the waves gently crashing on the shore.

At a glance

Camping layout: Separate numbered sites
Number of camp sites: 13
Site surface: Sand
Camp sites are suitable for: Tent camping beside car; camper trailer
Facilities: cold showers bins
Permits and fees: camping permits

Getting there and getting around

Burrum Point camping area 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 Burrum Point camping area is in the Woodgate section, which is accessible only by 4WD. All-wheel-drive vehicles, and vehicles towing low-clearance trailers, boats or caravans are not recommended.

  • Remember all vehicles must be registered, drivers must be licensed and all Queensland road rules apply, even on beaches.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.

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, drive along Walkers Point Road to the camping area.
  • Alternatively you can turn left at the junction of Twelfth Avenue and Walkers Point Road in Woodgate township to access the beach and drive towards camping area.

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, drive along Walkers Point Road to the camping area.
  • Alternatively you can turn left at the junction of Twelfth Avenue and Walkers Point Road in Woodgate township to access the beach and drive towards camping area.

Road conditions

Parking

Parking is available at each camp site.

Fuel and supplies

Fuel and supplies are available at Woodgate Beach and Burrum Heads townships, and a wider range of supplies is available in Bundaberg and Childers.

  • For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Wheelchair access

There are no wheelchair-accessible facilities.

When to visit

Opening hours

Burrum Point camping area is open 24 hours a day. Check-in to your camp after 2pm and check-out by 11am on the day of departure.

Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Climate and weather

The Burrum Coast National Park has a mild, subtropical climate. In summer, evenings can be humid. Average daily temperatures range from 20–35°C in summer and from 5–20°C in winter.

Permits and fees

Camping permits

Organised events

  • If you are planning a school excursion or organising a group event such as a wedding, fun run or adventure training, you may need an organised event permit. Maximum group sizes and other conditions apply depending on location and activity type.

Pets

Domestic animals are not allowed here.

Staying in touch

Mobile phone coverage

Generally available. Check with your service provider for more information.

Tourism information

For tourism information for all regions in Queensland, see Queensland.com, and for friendly advice on how to get there, where to stay and what to do, find your closest accredited visitor information centre.

Be prepared

  • Parks are natural environments and conditions can be unpredictable. You are responsible for your own safety and for looking after the park.
  • In high fire danger conditions, walking tracks and other areas may be closed. Make sure you follow the instructions on signs in these conditions.
  • Read safety during extreme weather for important information about what to do during floods, bushfires and cyclones.
  • See the Bureau of Meteorology for weather conditions and forecasts.
  • Read stay safe and visit with care for important general information about safety, caring for parks and essentials to bring when you visit Queensland’s national parks.

  • Check park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Camping

Open fires

  • Open fires are not allowed. Bring a fuel or gas stove for cooking.

Drinking water

  • Drinking water is available in the camping area.
  • Treat all water before use.

Rubbish

  • Bins are provided at junction of Walkers Point Road and the 4WD sand track to the Burrum Point camping area.

Driving

  • Driving is not permitted on firebreaks and management tracks where signposted.
  • Only use signed and well-established tracks to exit the beach. Do not drive over, park on or set up camp on vegetation or vegetated foredunes.
  • Best beach driving time is 2hrs either side of low tide. Be aware that tides rise quickly and if you become stuck, it will be many hours before you can drive out safely.
  • Stay clear of any sand depressions that form on the beach and never drive through them.
  • Deep washouts can happen at any time, particularly after heavy rain and large ocean swells.
  • Remember all vehicles must be registered, drivers must be licensed and all Queensland road rules apply, even on beaches.
  • Read 4WD with care for important information on 4WD safety and minimal impact driving.

Trail bike riding

Walking

  • Stay alert when walking, playing or fishing on the beach. Approaching vehicles are difficult to hear over the sounds of the surf and wind.
  • Be aware that mobile phone reception is not reliable in all areas of the park.
  • Read walk with care for tips on walking safely and walking lightly.

Boating and fishing

  • The waters adjacent to Burrum Coast National Park are in the Great Sandy Marine Park.
  • If you're heading out on the water make sure you know your zones so you can follow the rules.
  • When beach fishing be aware of vehicles on the beach and at night, wear high-visibility vests and use glow sticks to alert approaching drivers of your location.
  • Treat all refuse from fish cleaning as rubbish, and remove it from the park. On the beaches, all rubbish from fish cleaning, including offal, scales and unused bait, should be buried at least 50cm deep just below the high tide line.
  • There are no boat launching facilities within the park. The closest boat ramps are at Walkers Point and Woodgate.
  • Fisheries regulations apply. You can obtain information on bag and size limits, restricted species and seasonal closures from Fisheries Queensland.
  • Be croc-wise in croc country.
  • Beware marine stingers.
  • Read boat and fish with care for tips on boating and fishing safety and caring for parks.

Around water

  • Be aware that there are no patrolled swimming areas near the Burrum Coast National Park and you enter the water at your own risk. We don't recommend swimming.
  • Sharks are common in the ocean, river and estuary, and blue bottles and other marine stingers are prevalent during spells of northerly winds, mainly between October and May.
  • Beware marine stingers.
  • The accepted habitat range of the estuarine crocodile in Queensland extends from Torres Strait south to the Boyne River, just south of Gladstone (approximately 180km to the north). Although a sighting of a crocodile on these beaches are rare, there have been unconfirmed reports of crocodiles in Burrum Heads National Park.
  • Be croc-wise in croc country.
  • Read water safety for important information about staying safe in and near water and caring for parks.
Last updated: 10 September 2018
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