Burrum Coast National Park - Kinkuna section

What to Expect

Adventure Camping Scenic Difficulty
Starting point for this trip is the national parks shelter at point (1). It is located about 6kms short of the Woodgate Township on the left. It is a good idea to deflate here it will make the corrug...

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Starting point for this trip is the national parks shelter at point (1). It is located about 6kms short of the Woodgate Township on the left. It is a good idea to deflate here it will make the corrugation easier and be required for when you hit the sand. From here the track is graded corrugated road. At point (2) on the left is a small 4wd playground. Great fun for newbies that want to test their skills, in a relatively safe area. It has small steep ascents and descents and some potholes too. From here you continue to point (3) turning left. Continue to point (4) again making a left turn, from here the track turns to laid blue rock. On the left is what looks like fun mud holes. However beware as National parks often puts large blue rock boulders in here to prevent any more damage being caused. Please look after the environment and keep out of these. Down to point (5) making a right turn the track now turns to slightly rutted bush track with several shallow creek crossings. These are rarely above sidesteps and always have a firm base. At approximately point (6) you meet the sand, initially it is usually soft and fluffy before turning more packed. The bumps through here are deceptive and if you carry too much speed , your bouncing passengers with know about it. There are usually shallow creek crossing through this section, but again generally nice firm bases. One or two of the softer ones may be a little rutted, so use caution. As you approach the beach there is a track to your left (7), this will take you along the back of the dunes and has markers “beach access#”. The sand along here is very soft and fun to drive. Continue straight from (7) towards the beach and you arrive at the top of the dunes (8). Here you can go left or right which take you along the campsites, or down to the beach. Tide goes out very quick here and is great beach driving on the outgoing tide. If the tide is in the top of the dunes make for easy but slow access from one end to the other. If the tide is out turn right onto the beach and head for the spit (9), which is exposed at low tide. There is a very shallow washout to cross to get onto it, once there the photos are awesome with the water in the back drop. It is a great place for morning/afternoon tea of lunch and there are safe pools, not too deep for the kids to swim when the tide is out. At the other end of the beach is another river mouth and a good drive. To finish the day head to beach point (10) for the northern exit. The sand in this area when departing the beach/dune area is always soft and very fluffy. From here head for the cross road (11). Right is the entrance to the working sand mind (no access) left is the way out, straight is a little more fun before the day is over. Most of the time the track straight has water across it. This is not usually above side steps but can be rutted with a soft bottom. Be sure to send the depth gauges in to test both depth and bottom conditions first. Depth gauges are also known as children and we have not lost one yet, if we do we will know it’s too deep to drive through. At the end is a disused part of the sand mind that is great fun. When play time is over head back to (11) turn right and follow your nose back to the Woodgate/Bundaberg road.
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