Banksia Track And The Boardwalk
  • Length: 5.2km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 74 Esplanade, Woodgate

  • End: 74 Esplanade, Woodgate

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Woodgate

  • Distance from state capital: 349 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -25.112554

  • Longitude: 152.569787

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Banksia Track And The Boardwalk is a 5.2km, grade 2 Return hike located in Woodgate Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.

Summary

Woodgate is known for the long, white stretches of sandy beaches that overlook the magnificent Southern Great Barrier Reef, but you can also strap on your walking boots and experience some of Australia’s distinctive flora and fauna as you walk the Banksia track.

A paperbark-lined, wheelchair accessible boardwalk opens up to a 5.2 kilometre experience like no other with tea trees and the brown Banksia dotting the landscape.

Keep an ear out for the wattle and friarbirds and you be the judge of to see who wins the loudest battle as the loudest amongst the Banksia’s foliage.

A flash of fire engine red might just be the scarlet Honeyeater, a streak of emerald green a King Parrot, the chorus of the distinctive Whipbird and the grey Shrikethrush are just some of the 200 plus bird species spotted in the park.

Take a stroll and take in the vistas, sounds and smells of mangrove-lined riverbanks, wallum heath, swamp banksia, wallum banksia, tea tree wetlands, eucalypt forests and spectacular wildflowers and bird life throughout August to October (when everything is in full bloom).

About the region

Woodgate, is a seaside township on the Burrum Coast of Queensland, Australia. The majority of the coastline of Woodgate consists of sandy beach, making it a popular holiday destination for people who live in nearby areas of Queensland. This small seaside town with 16 km of white sandy beach with crystal clear peaceful, safe, sub tropical water is surrounded by a 20,000 hectare National Park with superb scenery, and provides a diverse range of holiday activities.

At the 2011 census, Woodgate had a population of 941, up from 758 recorded at the 2006 census.

On the inland side of Woodgate lies Burrum Coast National Park. The beach itself is quite calm, being protected by Fraser Island. The Kabi group Dundaburra are traditionally connected to the area.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com

 

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