Planning your next family holiday and considering the budget to allocate? There are many benefits of a camping holiday, one of them being their low cost compared to other holiday options. We recently spent 5 nights at Burrum Point camping in the relaxing Burrum Coast National Park where camp site fees totalled $140. Love National Park camping fees! Adding in fuel costs to travel from Brisbane to Burrum Point and back home ($280), tolls ($10), food and drinks ($330) and lunch with a stunning view at Woodgate on our arrival and our final day ($110), the total cost came to $870. We had a fantastic family trip in the beautiful natural setting of Burrum Point, relishing the opportunity to switch-off, and spend quality family time together in nature.
Burrum Point is a hidden gem nestled along the picturesque coastline of Queensland, 46km north of Maryborough or 57km south of Bundaberg. Make sure you stop at Woodgate for a bite to eat from the local store and soak up the beach views, breathe in the fresh air and you will feel your body start to relax.
What we loved about Burrum Point Camping area:
- Stunning beach sunrises – you might even get to enjoy the sunrise with some kangaroos
- Only 13 camp sites and not all of them were being used on our trip – camp sites are surrounded by lush greenery and a short 50m walk to the beach
- Great size camp sites giving you a good amount of space between your neighbours and a good mix of sunshine and shade
- Clean toilets and cold water shower facilities on site
- Two ways to access the camp ground – a 10 minute drive along the beach or the inland track
- Enjoy a long beach walk soaking up the quiet, views and do some dolphin spotting
- Calm waters perfect for stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking or a swim – keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and sting-rays
- Walking tracks accessible from the camp ground – highly recommend the morning views from the Melaleuca walking track
- Star gazing on the beach at night
- Hang a hammock for your afternoon nap
Things you can’t do at Burrum Point camping area:
- No fires allowed
- No hot showers on site – bring your own
- No generators
- Bring your own drinking water
Fellow campers told us that the start of their trip with some heavy rain did result in some pooled water around their campsite, so keep that in mind if the weather forecast has rain for your trip. A reminder to always check the weather forecast before heading off on your camping trip and pack recovery gear for beach driving.
With the current environment of rising costs, booking in a low cost camping trip is great for the budget but this doesn’t mean you have to compromise on the quality of your experience and I promise you can still create lasting memories without straining the budget. We loved our trip to Burrum Point and will definitely be back another time to relax, re-charge and enjoy quality time with family and friends.