The laid-back seaside township of Woodgate is home to an uninterrupted sandy beach and expansive national parkland. Woodgate is renowned for its adrenalin-pumping four-wheel driving trails, but is also a fishing paradise and great spot to see dolphins, whales and turtles nesting.
Things to do in Woodgate
Woodgate is a dream destination for beach lover’s, thanks to its 16 kilometres of relatively untouched white-sand beaches. The offshore islands and coral reefs make the water quite calm and family friendly. Cast a line out for the chance to catch golden trevally, tailor, cobia, squire and red emperor. Those with a boat can venture even further out to the reefs for snorkelling, diving and fishing.
Thrill seekers can go on a four-wheel drive to get their kicks around Woodgate, which features a range of off-road tracks that lead to picnic spots and camping areas. If you prefer to keep an eye out for birds, head to the neighbouring Burrum Coast National Park, home to over 300 different species of birds.
More wildlife spotting takes place during the humpback whale migration seasons, and turtles can be seen nesting on the shoreline between November and March each year. However, keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, wallabies and dolphins throughout the year.
While you’re in Woodgate, don’t forget to visit the nearby city of Bundaberg, which is only 45 minutes’ drive away. Here you can stroll down the charming main street, which features locally-owned boutiques and unique restaurants. Dine on freshly-caught seafood while overlooking the Burnett River at Grunske’s by the River or taste world-famous rum at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery.
Getting around Woodgate
Woodgate is easily reached by flying into Bundaberg Airport or driving four hours from Brisbane. You can walk around town, but will need a vehicle to explore further.