Coral Coast Pathways (Burnett Heads to Bargara)

Multiple Locations

Discover the spirit of the Bundaberg Region, stroll along the regions diverse beaches.

Burnett Heads to Bargara will see you venturing from the marina, along Oaks Beach through the turtle nesting grounds at Mon Repos, following the coastline down Nielson Park, past the coastal town of Bargara to Kelly's Beach.

Journey Details

2 Hours
11 Kilometres


  • Birdwatching
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming

Full Itinerary

Burnett Heads to Oaks Beach

"Southern gateway to the Great Barrier Reef"
Walk to the marina from any point along the coastal pathway or simply enjoy the fantastic views of the Burnett River

Burnett Heads Lighthouse
Take in the historical significance of the South Head Lighthouse- originally built in 1873, retired in 1971 and relocated in one piece for preservation to Lighthouse Park. The new Burnett Heads Lighthouse is one of two Australian Cospas Sarat satellite ground receiver stations.

The Burnett Heritage Trail winds from Oaks Beach via the former Burnett Heads Pilot Station Reserve, to take in both the original South Head Lighthouse and the new taller, automatic Lighthouse. This walk showcases the significant role that our region played in maritime progression. En route you may wish to stop for a while and enjoy the South Head Parklands sports and recreation hub.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Suggested Stops
Burnett Heads
Burnett Heads
Sea Gypsy

The Coastal Pathway from Oaks Beach to Neilson's Park known as the "Turtle Trail" provides walkers and cyclists with shared pathway to enjoy and experience the region's natural diversity whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The pasturage reserve is home to an abundance of native flora and wildlife. When walking or cycling along the trail please stay on the pathway and obey any guidelines. Native wildlife may be encountered on this pathway so please take care.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Plane
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 2: Suitable for families with young children
Suggested Stops
Mon Repos Beach
Mon Repos Conservation Park
Mon Repos Information Centre
Mon Repos Waling Track
Neilson's Park
Oaks Beach
Bargara to Kelly's Beach

Bargara's coastline boasts some of Australia's most pristine shoreline coral reefs, thanks to the unique basalt headlands- remnants from nearby Hummock volcanic eruptions many centuries ago. Magnificent white sandy beaches such as Kelly's Beach are nestled along the coastline.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Suggested Stops
Kelly's Beach
The Basin
Bargara to Business District

Bargara is a popular seaside township 16 kilometres away from the city of Bundaberg. At the heart of the foreshore is the Bargara Streetscape, which incorporates attractive public areas including shady foreshore parks, decks and picnic areas to sit and relax, a walkway that hugs the coastline and play areas including the popular Bargara Foreshore Turtle playground. At Bargara you can enjoy a wide variety of dining options and cuisine. Everything is within walking distance including a shopping centre, accommodation, first class golf course and Bargara's beach.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 1: Suitable for the disabled with assistance
Suggested Stops
Amandine Lavender
Bargara Central Shopping Viage
Bargara Golf Club

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