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Burrum Coast National Park,Woodgate QLD
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Situated within the Woodgate section of Burrum Coast National Park, the Banksia Track and Boardwalk takes you over swampland and open forest into palm forest and towards wildflower territory. Four walking tracks offer you a chance to take a closer look at Woodgate's scenery and wildlife.The boardwalk experience starts off your journey, taking you through a melaleuca tea tree swap, an enjoyable 20 minute return journey. The Banksia Track follows with a two hour journey through the park. Between August and October is prime wildflower season, where the end point of wallum health thrives in colours and shapes.
The boardwalk — 800m return (Allow 20 minutes) Grade: EasyThe boardwalk is wheelchair accessible and enables visitors to take a short excursion through melaleuca (tea tree) swamp. Access is via Sixth Avenue then along Acacia Street. Banksia track — 5.2km return (Allow 2 hours) Grade: Moderate This track passes through melaleuca (tea tree) swamp and open forest, into Livistona decipiens palm forest and finally through a wallum heath plain where wildflowers bloom between August and October. Timing a visit to see the wildflowers is very rewarding for photographers, birdwatchers and those interested in native plants. Access is via Sixth Avenue then along Acacia Street. Melaleuca track — 12.3km return (Allow 4 hours) Grade: Easy This track passes through wallum vegetation and around saltpans, swamps and mangroves. Birds are abundant near swamps and mangroves in the early morning. Access via Burrum Point campground or Walkers Point picnic area. Birdhide walk — 5km return (Allow 1.5 hours) Grade: Easy 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 via Burrum Point campground or Walkers Point picnic area. Getting there: The central section of the park, Woodgate Section, can be reached from Childers or Bundaberg. From Childers, travel 2km east on the Bruce Highway, take the turn off to Goodwood and travel 36km to Woodgate Beach township. From Bundaberg, follow Barolin Street until it becomes Goodwood Road and travel 57km to Woodgate Beach township. From Woodgate Beach township, signs lead you to the national park. Kinkuna Section: Access to Kinkuna, the northern section of the park, is by 4WD vehicle only. Travel 14km south from Bundaberg or 40km north-east from Childers on the Bundaberg-Goodwood-Childers Road. Turn into Coonarr Road at the railway overpass and follow for 8km, then turn right into Palm Beach Road for 1km to the park boundary. Follow the signs to the bush camping areas.
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