Better known for its long, white sandy beaches overlooking the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Woodgate is also home to superb walking tracks where you can experience some of Australia’s most distinctive flora and fauna.
The Banksia Track and The Boardwalk are situated within Burrum Coast National Park. At the beginning of this stunning 5.2km walk, a wheelchair-acccessible paperbark-lined boardwalk runs for 800m and provides access through tea tree swamp. The track then continues through mangrove-lined riverbanks, wallum heath, swamp banksia, wallum banksia, tea tree wetlands and eucalypt forests. And if you visit between August and October, you'll encounter the wildflowers in full bloom.
Birdwatchers will delight in this walk, with more than 200 bird species throughout the park including the wattle and friarbirds, which are attracted to the banksia foliage.