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Burrum Heads is a peaceful village on the Burrum River estuary about 45km north of Hervey Bay. It offers the ideal base for quiet escapes with clean sandy beaches and a great choice of holiday homes for rent.
Burrum Heads has excellent sandy beaches for swimming, surfing and relaxing. The area offers great fishing for garfish and marlin in the clear warm waters of the Burrum River and off the seashore. Visitors can hire boats and canoes to explore the river and quiet creeks nearby or to explore the scenic coastline of Hervey Bay. Whale watching, diving, sailing and watersports can all be enjoyed in the area. You can stroll along the quiet beaches for miles or go bushwalking further inland. There are great local restaurants at Burrum Heads for dining out and the Burrum River has some beautiful spots for picnics and swimming.
The Burrum Coast National Park is popular for bushwalking and nature spotting. Torbanlea is a small historic town about 20 km drive south from your Burrum Heads holiday rental. The Burrum Mining Museum is worth visiting, spread over 11 buildings with over 4,400 items giving an insight into the coal mining industry in this area. Toogoom is another delightful place to visit. It has wildlife, bird watching, tea gardens and a waterfront restaurant in a picturesque seaside community. Hervey Bay has beautiful Botanical Gardens to explore with an Orchid House; and the marina area offers waterfront dining along the Esplanade. Nearby Fraser Island is a World Heritage Site and makes a memorable day out.
Burrum Heads holiday rentals enjoy a sub-tropical climate. For much of the year the area enjoys high temperatures with some humidity, and temperatures average 32°C (90°F) in January. The rainy season is from January to April although the area can have tropical showers at any time. Winters are warm and pleasant with temperatures around 26°C (79°F) in June.
Holiday rentals at Burrum Heads are served by Brisbane (BNE) Airport which has both domestic and international flights. The main airlines using Brisbane Airport are Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Virgin, Tiger and Jetstar Airways. Burrum Heads is about 288km north of Brisbane Airport and is easy to reach by car along Bruce Highway. There is also a regional airport at Maryborough (MBH), 47km away, and at Hervey Bay (HVB) 48km away, which has connections with Qantas to Brisbane and Virgin to Sydney. There are also high-speed rail connections to Burrum Heads from Brisbane.
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