Burrum Coast

Stretching from Toogoom and Torbanlea to Burrum Heads and Howard, the Burrum Coast takes its names from the Burrum River, where coal was discovered in 1863.

Just a short 17km drive along the coast from Hervey Bay is the township of Toogoom which boasts incredible fishing and boating, plus a restaurant located right on the water. Looking for an adventure? Check out the Toogoom Mountain Bike Trails or if you're wanting to chill out,  just relax on the beach.

You can venture further up to coast to discover the fishing village of Burrum, where the Burrum River meets the ocean. Make sure you keep an eye out for the turtles and dugongs that like to pop up and say hello in the area.  Anglers can take advantage of incredible fishing conditions all year round.

Further inland check out the Wongi Waterholes - a great camping and picnic spot - and Lake Lenthall.

The former coal mining towns of Howard and Torbanlea are about 30km north of Maryborough with their old fashioned pubs and a number of historical building. The Burrum District Museum at Howard houses an impressive collection of memorabilia and the annual Coalfest celebrates the area's early history.

Don't forget to dress up and check out the yearly Torbanlea Picnic Races which feature tug of war races, a wood chop and fashions on the field as well as horse racing.