About an hour north of Hervey Bay lies a great fishing, boating and camping spot known as Burrum Point. Accessable only by 4wd vehicle, this camp ground is still close to civilisation yet far enough out of the way to feel remote.
Whether you prefer swimming at the beach or boating on a river, you’re blessed with the choice of both at Burrum Coast National Park. The sandy camping area is just a short walk from the beach at Burrum Point, and Burrum River is also close by. The campground has 13 numbered sites, cold showers and toilets. It is 8 km south of Woodgate; access is signposted on Walkers Point Rd from Woodgate. Note: it is 4WD access only, and roads may be closed during extreme wet weather.
The Burrum Coast National Park is divided up by the town of Woodgate. The Kinkuna section is north of Woodgate and covers over 13900 ha while the Woodgate section is much smaller with more of an opportunity for beach side camping.
We accessed the area through Hiedke's road which is a part bitumen part sandy gravel road. The going is easy and can be undertaken with soft-roader type vehicles. Most of the travelling is fairly smooth with a few corrugations. When you get closer to Woodgate there are some deeper mud holes but they have a fairly hard base.
This is a perfect fishing trip with opportunities to stop and fish in a number of locations around the area including the Burrum River inlet along the road. As the off-roading comes to completion you will come out into a small town at Walkers Point. There is a boat ramp available here and it is much easier to launch your boat in these calmer waters.
It is a short trip north to Woodgate on bitumen before you find yourself back off road and onto the beach. The beach is usually very hard and compacted having the high tide reach the tree-line. It is best to travel the beach on an outgoing tide so as to gain the most beach area for driving. Watch out for the millions of soldier crabs that populate the beaches around the point.
An opportunity for yabby pumping and bait gathering is just past the point with plenty of yabbies available on the sandy mud flats exposed on an outgoing tide.
The national part offers plenty of walking tracks, viewing platforms and fishing areas and you should take advantage of these as the actual off-roading is fairly minimal. All in all Burrum Point makes a great day trip from either Bundaberg or Hervey Bay should you be in the area.