Burrum Heads is about three and a half hours drive north of Brisbane and approximately 30 minutes drive north of Hervey Bay.  It is a peaceful seaside village that experiences a major influx in visitors each year as they return to enjoy the tranquility of this area.

Burrum Heads has lots of accommodation available as well as caravan parks and camping sites on the beachfront.  The local shopping provides most of the facilities you would require, without even leaving the village.

You can:

  • Relax, kick-back and enjoy the tranquility
  • Fish by boat, canoe or off the shore
  • Play lawns bowls
  • Boating, kayaking and canoeing
  • Bush walking, biking and beach combing
  • Indoor bowls
  • Safe non-surf swimming
  • Beach walks
  • Dugong spotting
  • Turtle spotting
  • Explore the creeks and river by canoe or boat
  • Birdwatching
  • Nearby golfing
  • Camping
  • Visit the Mining Museum at Howard
  • Visit Flame Lily Adventure Park
  • Picnic in the Lions Park


What goes on here?

Concerts  -  Dancing  -  Blue Water Fishing Trips -  Easter Classic Fishing Competition - Outrigger Canoe Club -  Amateur Fishing Club - Indoor Bowls - Village Voices Choir - All Denomination Christian Church Activities - Skate Boarding in Park - Garden Club - Friendship Club - Monday Crafters - monthly Saturday Markets



Finally, after years of negotiations, movement is afoot to build the new boat ramp.  Wonderful news!  However, the downside of this is that Lions Park will be closed to the public during part of the building process.  So … where do you go now to swim, picnic and a little bit of family time?
Well, you can always check out Traviston Park!  Traviston Park is located at the eastern end of Burrum Street (continue on past the ‘dog leg’ corner and you will find it).  It has excellent facilities for children and families including play area, large covered BBQ area, exercise
equipment station and clean amenities. There are another couple of interesting gems.  One is a native bee hive – non stinging bees of course – with some great information on the ‘Mabi’ native bee.  Another is the Bush Chapel. This has been erected in memory of the fishermen, professional and amateur, who have lost their lives at sea. The structure and inscription is worth a look.  It also makes a great backdrop for someone planning a wedding or renewing marriage vows.




 Also, tucked away behind the amenities block, is   the ‘Native Garden’.  This was funded a few years ago by a branch of FCRC and constructed by FCRC with the help of local groups such as Friends of Cheelii Lagoons, Girl Guides and Burrum Heads Progress Association members. The garden was designed to demonstrate the plants that are suitable and sustainable in this area.
The area is tastefully landscaped with plenty of areas to sit and enjoy a coffee or just contemplate life … and don’t forget the swimming beach just beyond the sand dunes.  Check it out for yourself!