Suburb Profiles

Map of the Burrum District


Burrum Heads

Burrum Heads opens up a world of opportunity, with a relaxed pace where you can rejuvenate the soul. Nestled at the mouth of the Burrum River, just twenty minutes from Hervey Bay, and less than four hours from Brisbane the scenery is idyllic. The view to Woodgate and Buxton is delightful even on a dull day. You will also see the top end of Fraser Island. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beachfront, a picnic or barbecue in the park, or just kick back and enjoy the view… Visit the Burrum Heads Bowls Club or the Burrum Heads Hotel while you are here, or any one of the delightful shops in the main street for a great range of tasty treats and other delights. The beach village offers everything you need with butcher, baker, general store, fish, takeaway fish, chips and burgers, and even a hair salon, and everything is in walking distance. If you are looking for somewhere to escape the daily hustle and bustle, you will find your peace at Burrrum Heads. Tranquil waters, excellent fish...

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Howard is a thriving country town offering a central location near the regional centres of Maryborough & Hervey Bay. Originally settled by miners back in the 1880's, Howard's affordable housing prices combined with its unique laid back country charm and close proximity to the Burrum coastline (15 minutes) make it a very popular choice among its residents. The township offers everything you need with an IGA Supermarket, Doctor, Post Office, Butcher, Baker, Takeaway Shop, Vet, Mechanic and even a hair salon, and everything is in walking distance. The Historic Grand Hotel has lasted the test of time, and is popular today with locals and visitors alike. With future residential and commercial developments currently in the pipeline and with a continual influx of people moving to the area, Howard will continue to thrive as a progressive rural community.

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Torbanlea offers great lifestyle choices and a sense of history…. A landmark is the Torbanlea Race Track and Recreation Reserve. It has set the scene for many race days, picnic days, athletics carnivals, and family fun days over the years. The Torbanlea Picnic Races have become a tradition each October, attracting thousands to the district for a family fun day. The Historic Miners Arms Hotel is a must see aswell with cold beer and delicious meals their speciality. The Torbo Servo is the local fuel, post, newspaper, and grocery stop, and a great place to find out local information. On the Bruce Highway is a huge Mobil Torbanlea centre, with truck stop, groceries, restaurant and great fruit and vegetables can be purchased here. For leisure there is a choice of football, soccer, little athletics, active riders, tennis just for starters….

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Take a drive through Toogoom along the scenic route from Hervey Bay through to the Burrum district and you will love it… Nestled between O’Regans Creek and Beelbi Creek is another of the delightful Burrum district where you can choose to live beachfront or creek front. Protected by its northerly aspect from the harsh winds, and yet in the flow of gentle breezes during the summer from the north east, Toogoom is a sought after destination for holiday makers and renters alike. It's affordability compares well to similar places along the coast line, and with developing estates around the township there is plenty of potential here. Holiday rentals are in demand, and the safe environment is great for families and retirees. Investment in holiday accommodation has proven attractive to many. Enjoy nature at its best, just a stone throw from Hervey Bay, and swim, fish or go boating any day. Goody’s Restaurant is worth a visit, and the store has your essentials. Call in and dis...

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Pacific Haven

Bounded by the Cherwell and Burrum Rivers, the ‘haven’ is just that, a peaceful haven! Peaceful and for many a place to call home, especially on the river fronts. Just 20 minutes from the mouth of the Burrum River enjoy fishing, boating and crabbing at your doorstep. Wal’s Camp Boat Ramp allows you to put your boat in with ease, and for those who fancy leisure of a different sort, you can always fly in to the Pacific Haven Airstrip. Close to all the facilities of Howard, Pacific Haven is not far from anything and offers an ideallyic peaceful rural lifestyle!

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