The Burrum Coast

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Just a short drive north from Hervey Bay lies some of the Fraser Coast’s most picturesque seaside townships just waiting to be discovered. The Burrum Coast stretches from Toogoom and Torbanlea to Burrum Heads and is an explorers’ dream.

The beachside town of Toogoom is 15 minutes from Hervey Bay and offers a tranquil setting for visitors looking for seaside dining and a relaxing day out. An angler’s paradise, Toogoom boasts incredible fishing including crabbing at local Beelbi Creek. It’s also a nature lovers dream with hotspots for bird watchers, with a large variety of species inhabiting the area.

Just 37 kilometers west, lies the historic mining towns of Torbanlea and Howard, which is the former home to Andrew Fisher, the first Labour Prime Minister of Australia. Both are treasure troves filled with memorabilia from the past, including remnants of the historical development of the townships past and link to the Burrum Coal Fields. The Annual Coal Fest and Torbanlea’s iconic Picnic Races are key events that run each year.

Venture further up the coast and you can discover the fishing village of Burrum, where the Burrum River meets the ocean. The Burrum is a haven for water life including turtles and dugongs. Fishing conditions like the weather are incredible year round. Waterholes, picnic and camping areas along with the beautiful Lake Lenthall are all near the town.

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Our Top Things To Do

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Take part in the Burrum Heads Fishing Classic

If you’re planning a trip to the Fraser Coast around the Easter break, you can be a part of a 3 day fishing classic that takes over Burrum Heads each year.  The classic was started by the Burrum Heads Fishing Club back in 1991 and continues to grow each year with more and more avid fishers competing with their families.

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Enjoy your next Fraser Coast meal by the water

A drive around the Burrum Coast calls for lots of water-based activities and you can’t go past the many parks, seats, beach spots and local cafes for a meal with uninterrupted water views. Whether you are packing your own lunch, want an iconic summer BBQ or prefer to have someone else do all the work for you – there will be something on the waterfront.

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Spend Saturday's exploring local markets

Saturday mornings are for finding fresh produce and other goodies on the Fraser Coast. If you’re basing yourself on the Burrum Coast, make sure to check out the Howard Country Markets from 7am – noon on the first Saturday of each month or the Burrum Heads Markets from 7am – noon on the second Saturday of each month.

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Celebrate the discover of coal at the Coal Festival

Head to Howard on the Fraser Coast in July to celebrate the discovery of coal which happened on the Burrum Coast in 1863. The festival features the firing of the cannon, marching bands, a street parade and stalls from local community groups all coming together to celebrate the occassion.

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Hit the bike trails in Vernon State Forest

A short distance from the beachside town of Toogoom, you’ll find the Vernon State Forest where walkers, trail runners and mountain bikers can get their adventure fix on the Fraser Coast. There are a number of different biking trails that range in difficulty levels to suit all kinds of experience levels. 

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Wander around a bamboo wonderland

When travelling through the town of Torbanlea on the Burrum Coast, make sure you make some time for exploring Bamboo Land. You can walk through 20 acres of landscaped gardens that are set on along the beautiful Burrum River. The gardens offer plenty of spots to have a seat and take in this relaxing oasis.

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