If you are after bushwalking gold, then stop hunting - the treasure lies right here in the Melaleuca Track.
This walk is a four-hour return journey of softly lapping waves on the sand, native landscape, birds, butterflies and other wildlife with none other than the Melaleuca (which comes from a family of over 300 types of trees - most will be familiar with the common paperbark or tea tree) ending the journey.
Kilometres of quiet beaches run parallel to the track providing a soft ocean soundtrack for your walk and when you wind your way through saltpans, mangroves and swamp you might just spot a Brolga or Jabiru.
Flowering wattle blossoms and other native plants such as the Acacia attracts a diverse range of butterflies and birds such as the Rufous Whistler and Bronze Cuckoo with its distinctive striped underbelly.
This track is part of the Burrum Coast National Park and is easily accessible via Walkers Point Day Camping area or the Burrum Point Camping area (which is only accessible via Four Wheel Drive).
In four hours you can educate yourself in the native flora, fauna and wildlife so unique to the Southern Great Barrier Reef's diverse coastal habitats..
Access this track via the Woodgate section's Burrum Point camping area or Walkers Point day-use area. This track passes through wallum vegetation and around saltpans, swamps and mangroves. Birds and butterflies are abundant near swamps and mangroves in the early morning.
Please note: The Melaleuca track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.
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