Banksia Track, Burrum Coast National Park

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Woodgate, in Burrum Coast National Park, is known for the long, white stretches of sandy beaches that overlook the magnificent Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Strap on your walking boots and experience some of Australia's distinctive flora and fauna as you walk the Banksia track. At the beginning of the walk, a paperbark-lined boardwalk provides wheelchair access for 800 metres through melaleuca wetland. The track then opens up to a 5.2 kilometre experience like no other with tea trees and the brown banksia dotting the landscape.

Keep an ear out for the wattle and friarbirds and decide who wins the loudest battle as the loudest amongst the banksia's foliage.

A flash of fire engine red might just be the scarlet honeyeater, a streak of emerald green a King Parrot, the chorus of the distinctive whipbird and the grey shrikethrush are just some of the 200 plus bird species spotted in the park.

Take a stroll and take in the vistas, sounds and smells of mangrove-lined riverbanks, wallum heath, swamp banksia, wallum banksia, tea tree wetlands, eucalypt forests and spectacular wildflowers and bird life throughout August to October (when everything is in full bloom).

Image credits: Chris Whitelaw

Journey Details

Duration Distance
2 Hours 5.2 Kilometres

Activities

  • Hiking/Trekking

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Banksia Track

Banksia Track

Woodgate, in Burrum Coast National Park, is known for the long, white stretches of sandy beaches that overlook the magnificent Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Strap on your walking boots and experience some of Australia's distinctive flora and fauna as you walk the Banksia track. At the beginning of the walk, a paperbark-lined boardwalk provides wheelchair access for 800 metres through melaleuca wetland. The track then opens up to a 5.2 kilometre experience like no other with tea trees and the brown banksia dotting the landscape.

Keep an ear out for the wattle and friarbirds and decide who wins the loudest battle as the loudest amongst the banksia's foliage.

A flash of fire engine red might just be the scarlet honeyeater, a streak of emerald green a King Parrot, the chorus of the distinctive whipbird and the grey shrikethrush are just some of the 200 plus bird species spotted in the park.

Take a stroll and take in the vistas, sounds and smells of mangrove-lined riverbanks, wallum heath, swamp banksia, wallum banksia, tea tree wetlands, eucalypt forests and spectacular wildflowers and bird life throughout August to October (when everything is in full bloom).

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See www.des.qld.gov.au for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

Image credits: Chris Whitelaw

Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type Return
Level of Difficulty Level 2: Suitable for families with young children
Level 2: Suitable for families with young children

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