Woodgate

  • What to do in Woodgate

    Is this your first visit to Woodgate?


    Then we want to help you enjoy your stay so you will return again and again. We trust the following will whet your appetite:

  • Walking

    Woodgate enjoys 16km of pristine white sandy beaches. Walk out of your front door and walk the beach for 5 minutes or 5 hours.

    The choice is yours. If you would prefer, there is a paved walkway on the treed nature strip bordering the beach and extending from near 1st Avenue to Barramundi Drive. It is ideal for walking or for the kids to cycle, roller blade or roller skate.

  • Swimming

    The 16km of beach, fronts 16km of crystal clear water, perfect for swimming.

    Woodgate forms the northern end of Hervey Bay (north of the Burrum River) so is protected from the open ocean swell by Fraser Island, which is some 60km off shore.

    The result is a perfectly protected swimming beach.

    If it is too windy to swim from the beach, then a short drive to the north is Theodolite Creek, which offers a protected waterway.

  • Fishing

    If you don’t have a boat, then fish along the beach from the Theodolite Creek to the Burrum River, or try the estuary of the creek or river.

    Buy your bait at one of the shops or catch your own yabbies in the creek or river. Sand worms can also be caught on the beach at low tide, but this does require some expertise.

    For those with a boat, there is an ocean ramp in front of the Hotel. There are a number of access points to the beach along the Esplanade if you have a 4WD or access to a tractor.

    There is a chain ramp at the Theodolite Creek that is accessable from half in tide to half out.

    At Walkers Point (all bitumen road now) is a concrete, all tide, boat ramp.

  • Bush Walking

    Woodgate National Park is part of the Burrum Coast National Park, and provides a number of developed walking tracks.

    The Board-walk is a wheel-chair friendly stroll, which starts from Acacia Street midway between 5th and 6th avenues, behind the Caravan Park. This is a raised timber walk-way over a tea-tree swamp and is a leisurely 800 metres return.

    For the more active, consult the National Parks and Wildlife information service sheets re the Banksia Track, Bird-hide Walk and Melaleuca Tracks.

  • Off road

    Kinkuna Section of the Burrum Coast National Park is accessible only via 4WD and can be accessed by turning right at the Kinkuna sign approx 4km out of town on the highway. Kinkuna offers a variety of sand track or beach driving.

    The beach south of the 12th Avenue beach entrance can be driven by 4WD.

    Drive around Burrum Point and come off the beach at the Burrum point camping ground, then follow the track back onto the Walkers Point Road.

    The Burrum Point camping ground is accessible by 4WD only. Facilities include water, cold showers and toilets.

    Call or phone the ranger in charge to book a site. Phone: 07 4126 8810.

  • Dining out

    The Woodgate Beach Hotel and the Woodgate Club Inc provide meals and entertainment.

    Take-away is available from the Woodgate General Store, Serenity Cove at the caravan park.

    The Hotel, Club and General Store each have an ATM Machine. EFTPOS facilities are also available at all shops.

  • Sport

    The Woodgate Bowls Club playing days are as follows:

    • Tuesday: Ladies’
    • Wednesday: Men’s
    • Friday: Mixed
    • Sunday: Mixed

    Bowls are available at the club. Phone 4126 8880 to register.

    Tennis courts are located behind the Community Hall. Book the courts through the General Store.

  • Wildlife

    The sporting ground behind the Bowling Club is the place to see kangaroos most afternoons. Be careful, these are wild animals and should be treated with respect.
  • Shopping

    The Caravan Park shop, the Post Office store and Woodgate Friendly Grocer stock everyday grocery and vegetable items, take-away food and novelty items etc.

    Hardware items may be purchased at the Woodgate Beach Hardware & Hire Store in Frizzells Road.

    Coral Coast Pharmacy can help you with quality health care products and gifts.

    Woodgate is 36km from Childers and 54km from Bundaberg. Both these centres provide a large choice for your shopping dollar.

  • Other Attractions

    Looking for something more to do: how about a drive to Childers?

    On your way to town stop off at Mammino Macadamia for their award winning home made ice cream or visit Snakes Downunder.

    The heritage town of Childers offers some interesting attractions. Look for the art gallery and pharmaceutical museum in the centre of town, opposite the Post Office.

    There are many interesting attractions in and around Bundaberg. Visit the Tourist Information Centre at 271 Bourbong Street (the main street) for more details.

    Other trips could include one or more of the wineries opening up in the hinterland.