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Burrum Coast National Park conserves essential habitat for wildlife of the coastal vegetation communities. Remarkable cabbage tree palm forests are one of several coastal lowland vegetation types protected in the Woodgate section of this park.
The Melaleuca track passes through wallum vegetation and around saltpans, paperbark swamps and mangroves. Birds are abundant near swamps and mangroves in the early morning.
About the Walk
Half Day Walk
Access to this circuit is via Burrum Point campground or Walkers Point picnic area.
- Wallum vegetation
- Abundant birdlife
Please do not feed the kangaroos. Prevent erosion by keeping to the formed tracks. Wear a hat, sunscreen and carry water.
Best Time To Go
Between August and October, when the wildflowers are in bloom.
The best time to visit the Melaleuca Track is between August and October when the wildflowers are in bloom. Highlights of this trail include: wallum vegetation, abundant vegetation and mangroves. The track has an easy classification and is 12.3 kilometres long. This should take between three and four hours to complete. Please do not feed the kangaroos. Prevent erosion by keeping to the formed tracks. Wear a hat, sunscreen and carry water.
How To Get There:
From Childers, travel two kilometres east on the Bruce Highway. Turn off to Goodwood then travel 45 kilometres to Woodgate township. From Bundaberg, follow Barolin Street (which becomes Goodwood Road) and travel 60 kilometres to Woodgate township. Roads within the park are gravel or sand.
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Burrum Coast National Park
Queensland 4660 Australia
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