Overlooking where Palmers Creek meets the ocean is Innes Park Reserve.
Innes Park Reserve offers large open spaces along the Innes Park foreshore with car parking, two playgrounds, a basketball court and fitness equipment.
There are plenty of sheltered and shaded picnic tables and BBQs, with toilet and shower facilities also available.
The reserve also features a full-size beach volleyball court and skate bowl.
The main recreation area on the shore is a perfect spot for to have a splash or explore the clear waters at the mouth of Palmers Creek. The beach is unpatrolled and visitors are urged to exercise caution if entering the water.
Further up Palmers Creek are mangroves that form an important fish habitat, as well as providing a home for crab and shellfish species.
A dappled bush track on nearby Jennifer Young Park leads under a canopy of sheoak trees to the southern bank of the creek mouth.
Just south of the reserve is the Barolin Rocks dive site, where the rocky coastline leads to coral reefs of the Great Sandy Marine Park.
Barolin Rocks is a popular site for scuba divers and snorkellers to view a wide variety of sea life, and for exploring rock pools that form at low tide.
Innes Park Reserve and the adjacent Coral Cove Reserve are home to wildlife such as kangaroos, echidnas, and many species of birdlife.
Where: Esplanade, Innes Park.
Find out more about Innes Park Reserve, and other parks around the region, through Bundaberg Regional Council's park finder.