Getting There

Situated about 36km from Hervey Bay, Burrum Heads is a popular fishing village. To access Burrum Heads from the south, visitors will travel along the Bruce Highway to the Torbanlea exit (Torbanlea-Pialba Rd) on the right hand side. Follow this road to a T intersection and turn left onto Burgowan Rd. Follow this road for just over a kilometre and then turn right onto Burrum Heads Rd. This is well sign posted. Stay on Burrum Heads Rd until you come into town. From the north simply travel along the Bruce Highway to Torbanlea and follow the same directions to Burrum Heads.

The Fishing

burrumheadsmap Burrum Heads is all about relaxation and many visitors come to relax with a rod in their hand. Luckily, Burrum Heads gives anglers access to some magic areas and some even more magical fishing. There are two boat ramps in Burrum Heads, a small ramp to the east of town and a 2 lane ramp in the middle of town just past the council run caravan park. There is also a proposal for a 4 lane ramp to be built to the east of town, but that may be some time away yet. Straight out from the boat ramp is a myriad of channels, gutters and sand flats that hold grunter, whiting, bream, flathead, barra and more. The Black Bank directly to the north of Burrum Heads is a local hotspot that is well known for its impressive catches of grunter. Other areas like The Swirls, Buxton Hole, Burrum River and Gregory River are all producers of quality fish in protected waters. The real beauty of the area is the diversity of habitat and the ability to find your own spot where you are a chance to catch just about anything that swims because Burrum Heads sits almost perfectly on the cross over point for tropical and temperate fish species. Offshore the fishing in Hervey Bay is nothing short of spectacular. There are wrecks, reefs, deep channels, kilometres of sand flats and a pelagic fishery from various mackerel, tuna and marlin that is the rightful envy of just about any location in Australia. If the weather is with your trip and you can get offshore, do not be surprised if you’re bottom bouncing for snapper one minute and casting lead slugs or flies at a passing school of northern bluefin tuna the next. In fact, these offshore pelagics can often be found hunting inside the mouth of the river at times!