LifestyleBundaberg 4WD Club cleans up for Australia Day

Bundaberg 4WD Club cleans up for Australia Day

The group being given final instructions before the clean up. 4WB club cleans up
The group being given final instructions before the clean up.

The Bundaberg 4WD Club joined volunteers, at more than 17,000 registered sites across the country, to participate in the annual Clean Up Australia Day campaign, which is held on the first Sunday of March each year.   

The Department of Environment and Science allowed our Club access to the temporarily closed section of the Burrum Coast National Park, and particularly the Kinkuna camping zone, so we could clean up and give them an assessment of what was found by the group.

A marine buoy and an old woodstove (that had been buried for years) were the major items that stood out.

Various car parts also littered the main tracks through the area, including a full ute canopy, a testament to how bad the tracks can get.

Members retrieved numerous items amongst the trees and along the beach, including sheets of corrugated iron, loads of loose bottles and cans, tyres, broken chairs, broken gazebos, and other assorted bits of broken camping gear.

Bundaberg 4WB club cleans up.
Some of what was found.

Remember if you carry your gear in, you can carry it out.

Such actions would go a long way to keeping popular areas like Kinkuna open and in the pristine state it should be, for all to enjoy.

The camp zone has no facilities, so disposal of bodily waste is something that everyone needs to consider when using the park.

The amount of toilet paper and wipes throughout the area shows the message hasn’t got through to some. Your toilet waste needs to be dealt with properly!

Take a shovel and bury your waste (the paper as well), better still take a portable toilet, and dispose of the contents at the many dump points available closer to town.

Bundaberg Regional Council had once again organised a skip bin close to the area for our use.

We thank Active Skip Bins for going out of their way, delivering the bin on the Sunday morning of the event after a late change of plans happened.

Club members picked up an estimated six cubic meters of rubbish from along the beach and camp zone.

All eligible recycling cans and bottles the group found will be donated to the Turtle Care Volunteers Queensland Inc to support the great work they do.

To find out more on the Bundaberg Four Wheel Drive Club and activities we have on, contact us via Email,, on the net here or catch us on Facebook or Instagram.

Brad Praed
Bundaberg 4WD Club Inc.



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