About 4 hours drive or 300km north of Brisbane at the mouth of the Burrum River lies relaxing Burrum Heads.
See & Do
There is plenty to do here from fishing, boating or canoeing to bird watching or quiet walks along the pathways and beach. There are two boat ramps that can be a bit challenging with the tidal run, however, a new five-lane ramp is currently under construction (mid-2016).
There are no banks in town but you can get just about anything else here from food, fuel, liquor, takeaways, fishing tackle, even a haircut!
The Burrum Heads Hotel and the Burrum Heads Bowls Club serve up excellent meals and both run a courtesy bus. Be careful if you order a hamburger from the hotel, though – it’s huge.
The Burrum Heads Markets are held at Community Hall on the second Saturday of each month with a variety of art, craft, gift, food and clothing stalls.
Caravan Parks & Camping
The two well-maintained caravan parks here are the council owned Burrum Heads Beachfront Tourist Park and the privately owned Hillcrest Caravan Park. The Hillcrest allows pets on application and includes a swimming pool and playground. No pets or pools at the Burrum Heads Beachfront Tourist Park, however, this one is slightly better located and gets good coverage with Telstra Air. It also has a small boat ramp for tinnies.
Day trips from Burrum Heads could include Bundaberg, Childers, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Howard & Torbanlea.