If you are into fishing, you’ll love Burrum Heads. There are three boat ramps, with 24 hour access to the very popular offshore fishing areas. There is a well patronized fishing tackle shop in town, and each year Burrum Heads hosts a major fishing competition at Easter, which attracts approximately 2000 fishing enthusiasts and spectators. Summer and winter Whiting are prevalent off the beaches and Bream, Flathead and Mangrove Jacks are to be found in the river.
The town also features:
- Regular bus service to Hervey Bay
- Train station 20 minutes away with high speed trains to Brisbane and Northern Cities
- FoodWorks supermarket
- Hardware store, butcher, bakery, general store and fish and chip shop
- Tackle shop “By the sea”
- BP Service Station
- Newsagent & Post Office
- Hotel/ Motel
- Community Hall with Sunday Church services
- Medical Centre, Chemist & Pathology
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THE BURRUM HEADS LIFESTYLE
This quaint and friendly fishing village sits in the mouth of the Burrum River, about 36km north of Hervey Bay. From the Esplanade, you can look across to the Bay and on most days see the top end of Fraser Island. Take a stroll along the miles of soft, sandy beaches, collect interesting shells, explore rivers and creeks by boat or canoe, or just sit and watch the pelicans, or some of the other 90 species of bird life that inhabit the area. The district comes alive in spring with vibrant wildflowers.
This quiet seaside village also has plenty to keep retirees active – there is a bowls club, golf nearby, fishing, safe cycling, walking on the beach (dog areas off leash), tai chi in the park, very large craft group, choir, writing and painting groups, aerobics, zumba classes, outrigger canoe oldies group, windsurfing, kayaking, card groups, bingo, SES, tennis, indoor bowls and the list goes on and on. It also has a great friendly atmosphere making settling in easy.
Burrum Heads is paradise for littlies as well as the big boys and girls. The Lions Park provides a wonderful safe area for swimming and Sirenia Beach has a soft sandy beach without the dumping waves to knock littlies off their feet. When the tide is out there are still lots of puddles in the sand to investigate. Should this not be enough for them, then they will find a lovely play area just up off the beach in the estate. If the children are a little bigger and have bikes then Burrum is ideal for them as well. The area around Burrum and all through the town is nice and level and suitable for all bike riders.