Melaleuca Circuit - Burrum Coast National Park

Queensland
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A nice walk, just 45 minutes drive from Bundaberg. Walk through the trees to come out to a beautiful mangrove and continue on to an 4WD/walk in only camp-site. A short sandy section along the beach, leads you back to the start of the circuit. Official signage says 12km return, but my GPS only measured around 11km.

Swimming
Bird Watching
Picnic Facilities
Toilets
No Wheelchair Accessibility
No Public Transport
No Scrambling or Climbing
No Navigation Required
No Trail Bikes Permitted
Coastal
10m
Maximum Elevation
120m
Total Climb

Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

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Leave Bundaberg and follow signs for Woodgate. Follow Walker's Point road to the end of of the esplanade, where you will find a turnaround with picnic tables and parking. The trailhead is here.

Maps

Which maps cover the area?

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/burrum-coast/about.html

Route/Trail notes

Around 500m of bitumen leads into a kilometer or so of hard packed stone/dirt. You then come out on a mangrove, with plenty of wildlife. From here you can go to the campsite, or follow the signs for the circuit (this is where the return actually starts). The campsite is around halfway through the circuit and has toilets available. Then there is a short walk alongside the beach until you return through the bushland back to the start.

Permits/Costs

No permit or costs.

Other References

https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/burrum-coast/about.html

Comments

We are only new to bushwalking as a hobby so had only intended on doing the easy little Bird Hide track, but after reaching the hide we decided to continue on the circuit. We will do it again but didn't expect it to venture so far into the scrub and then the track back is a good 2km of softish sand. But all in all was nice to hear the waves and birds and we were lucky enough to come across a young roo too.

Leilani Glover on 5 Jul, 2020

Great circuit in Burrum Coast National Park. A very flat and easy to traverse track. You could bring swimmers and stop for a swim just after reaching the campground. Would be spectacular in winter.

Cathy Mylrea on 10 Oct, 2019

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