Off the back of our first blog the Top 10 Things we love about Winter in Bundaberg on the Southern Great Barrier Reef comes ‘Our Favourite Secluded Beaches’ Blog. We are pretty lucky here to still have secluded beaches. Even though they’re at there most secluded during the winter months, even over January you can still get a beach to yourself if you know where to look!
Rifle Range Beach
Our favourite part of Rifle Range Beach is the natural coastal bush that you walk through and that shelters the beach. There is no car park in sight and the bush protects it from the road.
At low tide there is great rock pools and Rifle Range Creek can be explored. Great place to chase ghost crabs too.
If you have bikes (you can hire some from us) there is a great path that weaves along Rifle Range Creek and along the Coast.
It is so beautifully peaceful.
Neilo’s as it is affectionately known by us locals, is our local Surf Beach. Nippers and Surf Carnivals are held here, so if you’re after seclusion plan around these events.
This is a lovely beach with an awesome Park for the kids, a basketball court, exercise equipment close by and showers! The bike path goes right past here so you could even ride down, it is only 3. 8 km. You could definitely make a day out of Neilson’s Park.
Psst, there is also awesome coffee too. Check out Sea Bean for their opening hours
Elliot Heads Beach
Elliot Heads is one of Bundaberg and the Southern Great Barrier Reefs best kept secrets. The river meets the ocean here and the colours and the view is spectacular, we reckon it even gives the Whitsundays a run for its money.
On low tide you can walk across the sand to Dr Mays Island (in season as closed for nesting birds) and even get glimpses of Coonar Beach. It seems like the beach goes on forever here in three different directions!
There is Driftwood Cafe that has burgers and chips too, so make an afternoon of it!
Woodgate Beach is just over 40 minute drive but well worth it! This has got to be the most untouched part of the Bundaberg Region sitting in the Burrum Coast National Park. Just down the road from the beach is the unmissable Theodolite Creek. If you can plan it go on dusk or dawn to check out the kangaroos.
There is a great cafe just across the road from the beach, if you need a coffee for the return drive Russo Nature park is only 20 minutes away too which has a nice easy 30 minute walk through bush to a lookout!