Top family walks for autumn in Bundaberg Region

Sharon Gorge Nature Park
Sharon Gorge Nature Park is an important habitat area for wildlife and rare plants such as the vulnerable Wedge-leaf Tuckeroo. It's also a great place for family walks. Picture: Wide Bay Kids

With cooler weather nearly upon us we take a look at some family-friendly walks in the Bundaberg Region to enjoy the great outdoors.

We republish this list courtesy Wide Bay Kids. Let us know your favourite in the comments or on Facebook.

  1. Riverside Boardwalk: The Riverside Boardwalk along the Burnett River is a terrific outing for the whole family. It’s only about 3km from start to finish and the scenery is pretty spectacular!
  2. Beach walking trails: Almost every beach in the Bundaberg area has its own spectacular walking tracks or walk on the beach itself.
  3. Bundaberg Botanic Gardens: The gardens host some lovely walking tracks. All trails are suitable for prams, children's bikes, scooters and in some areas skates.
  4. Russo Park: Just south of Childers on Goodwood Road, this walk not only includes great tracks but has a shallow running creek to add to the adventure (more information below).
  5. Meadowvale Nature Park: Has two short walks leading to Splitters Creek. There are nice wide tracks for kids on bikes and prams with pump-up tyres.
  6. Baldwin Swamp: This large park is packed with heaps of walking tracks and has lots of wildlife. The new path makes it great for cycling too.
  7. Sharon Gorge: Just 10 minutes out of town on the Gin Gin Road, this short walk takes 20 minutes to complete the round trip.
  8. The Hummock: The highest point in the area. The boardwalk is an easy 10-minute stroll up to a small lookout. The main lookout area is a great place for picnics.
  9. Riverview: The Riverview Environmental Reserve runs parallel with the Elliott River and has easy short walks that are great for kids.
  10. Banksia walking track: Set within the Woodgate section of the Burrum Coast National Park, it includes a boardwalk wetland area and a bush walking track.

Our thanks to Wide Bay Kids for this list of great family walks. Wide Bay Kids was founded in 2012 by twin sisters Angela Stedman and Gayle Reynolds. The team started with a Facebook page, collecting information from across the web and posting it in one spot, so families could find things to do and services more easily.

Russo Park nature walk near Childers
Russo Environmental Park near Childers gives visitors a chance to explore interesting vegetation and wildlife along the picturesque Stockyard Creek. Picture: Wide Bay Kids