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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Banksia Walking Track, Burrum Coast National Park, Woodgate, QLD.

Banksia Walking Track, Burrum Coast National Park

The small seaside town of Woodgate is on the way to Burrum Point Campground in Burrum Coast National Park. The Banksia Walking Track is behind the caravan park in Woodgate.

Banksia Walking Track: 5.4 km circuit, Grade 2.
The car park for the trail head of the walk is off Acacia Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. As the walk is in a section of Burrum Coast National Park, pets are not allowed. 

At the beginning of the walk, there is a 400 m boardwalk through a paperbark forest.

Boardwalk, Banksia Walking Track
At the end of the boardwalk we continued along the Banksia Circuit and really enjoyed this easy walk through wallum heath and coastal woodland.  

There were a number of lizards beside the sandy track. 

Lively Skink
Copper-tailed Skink

We were pleased to see a Burton's Snake Lizard. Burton's Snake Lizards are a type of legless lizard and are non-venomous. This one was only about thirty centimetres long and I walked very close to it before noticing it.

Burton's Snake Lizard
Burton's Snake Lizard

The wallum plants, banksia trees and eucalypts make this a great birding area.  

Brahminy Kite

Scarlet Honeyeater
Rainbow Lorikeet on a Banksia.
Laughing Kookaburra

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