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Burnett Heads and Port of Bundaberg

Burnett Heads and the Port of Bundaberg

Burnett Heads and the Port of Bundaberg is the 'Gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef'. This relaxed coastal village is located close to Mon Repos Conservation Park and is only 17 kilometres from the centre of Bundaberg. Burnett Heads has a variety of caravan parks, marinas, pubs and clubs mixed with waterfront dining and boutique shopping outlets.

Burnett Heads has great natural experiences that include:

  • The Turtle Trail Walk - enjoy this coastal stroll with majestic views of the coastline between Burnett Heads and Bargara
  • Oaks Beach - safe swimming beach with weekend patrols over the summer
  • Sharkies Beach - located between the northern end of Mon Repos and Oaks Beach. This secluded beach is enjoyed by the locals for a leisurely stroll, swimming or snorkelling.
  • Butchers Rocks - enjoying exploring the interesting basalt rock formations left behind after the volcanic eruption of the Hummock. Lava bubbles have left behind rock pools with soft corals and plenty of sea creatures living in and around the pools. This is also a popular spot to wet a line or snorkel in the right conditions.
  • Boat Harbour Sea Wall - this is a popular land based fishing spot
  • Wallace Creek - great spot for kayaking, crabbing and fishing

At low tide, nearby Duchess Rocks has a display of soft coral and it's here where remnants of an ancient lava flow can be viewed. Snorkel or fish off the rock wall and then check out the marina to see how the other half lives.