Sunday outing: Five reasons to visit Burnett Heads


Sunday outings are a great way to explore the beautiful Bundaberg Region. We have so much to see and enjoy at our doorstep it's hard to know where to start. Today we look at five reasons to visit Burnett Heads, although there are many more than that!

1Walk along the foreshore

Kath Nielson Park Burnett Heads
Stroll along the foreshore at Kath Nielson Park in Burnett Heads.

There's the popular Turtle Trail from Bargara or you can drive to Burnett Heads and walk as far as you want along the foreshore while enjoying magnificent ocean views. Check out the lighthouse and there are plenty of places to sit in shade and enjoy the outlook.

2Coffee and meals

Burnett Heads cafe
There are some delightful places in Burnett Heads to visit for a coffee and meal.

Who doesn't love coffee or brunch on Sunday morning? There are some delightful places in Burnett Heads to stop for a coffee, bakery treats or meal. The Lighthouse Hotel Motel also offers drinks and accommodation.

3Picnic in the park

Burnett Heads War Memorial Park
Enjoy a picnic in the tranquil setting of Burnett Heads War Memorial Park.

If you haven't been to Burnett Heads since Council completed the streetscape improvements then you really must take a look. Relax in the War Memorial Park, enjoy a picnic and watch the world pass by.

4Oaks Beach

Oaks Beach, Burnett Heads
Oaks Beach at Burnett Heads is popular with residents and visitors.

Local residents reckon it's the Bundaberg Region's best-kept secret but sometimes they're happy to share. It may be a small area for swimming, but Oaks Beach is as good as anywhere in Queensland to take a dip or soak up some rays.

5Get on your bike

Mon Repos Beach is not just for turtles
Mon Repos Beach is not just for turtles. It's also a great place to swim, walk or cycle.

We mentioned the Turtle Trail but if you don't want to ride 11km to Bargara, start in Burnett Heads and take the scenic route to Mon Repos and you won't be disappointed. It's also just a short ride from Burnett Heads to Bundaberg Port Marina in the other direction.

Sure, we've probably missed a few things in our five reasons to visit Burnett Heads. Let us know your favourites in the comments.