Woodgate


What to do in Woodgate


Is this your first visit to Woodgate? Then we want to help you enjoy your stay so you will return again and again. We trust the following will whet your appetite:

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Walking


Woodgate enjoys 16km of pristine white sandy beaches. Walk out of your front door and walk the beach for 5 minutes or 5 hours. The choice is yours. If you would prefer, there is a paved walkway on the treed nature strip bordering the beach and extending from near 1st Avenue to Barramundi Drive. It is ideal for walking or for the kids to cycle, roller blade or roller skate.

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Swimming


The 16km of beach, fronts 16km of crystal clear water, perfect for swimming. Woodgate forms the northern end of Hervey Bay (north of the Burrum River) so is protected from the open ocean swell by Fraser Island, which is some 60km off shore. The result is a perfectly protected swimming beach. If it is too windy to swim from the beach, then a short drive to the north is Theodolite Creek, which offers a protected waterway.

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Fishing


If you don’t have a boat, then fish along the beach from the Theodolite Creek to the Burrum River, or try the estuary of the creek or river. Buy your bait at one of the shops or catch your own yabbies in the creek or river. Sand worms can also be caught on the beach at low tide, but this does require some expertise. For those with a boat, there is an ocean ramp in front of the Hotel. There are a number of access points to the beach along the Esplanade if you have a 4WD or access to a tractor. There is a chain ramp at the Theodolite Creek that is accessable from half in tide to half out. At Walkers Point (all bitumen road now) is a concrete, all tide, boat ramp.

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Bush Walking


Woodgate National Park is part of the Burrum Coast National Park, and provides a number of developed walking tracks. The Board-walk is a wheel-chair friendly stroll, which starts from Acacia Street midway between 5th and 6th avenues, behind the Caravan Park. This is a raised timber walk-way over a tea-tree swamp and is a leisurely 800 metres return. For the more active, consult the National Parks and Wildlife information service sheets re the Banksia Track, Bird-hide Walk and Melaleuca Tracks.

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Off road


Kinkuna Section of the Burrum Coast National Park is accessible only via 4WD and can be accessed by turning right at the Kinkuna sign approx 4km out of town on the highway. Kinkuna offers a variety of sand track or beach driving. The beach south of the 12th Avenue beach entrance can be driven by 4WD. Drive around Burrum Point and come off the beach at the Burrum point camping ground, then follow the track back onto the Walkers Point Road. The Burrum Point camping ground is accessible by 4WD only. Facilities include water, cold showers and toilets. Call or phone the ranger in charge to book a site. Phone: 07 4126 8810.

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