Destination guide

Soak in the sun on Australia's sunniest coast

This sandy little stretch of beach and its adjacent town are a popular holiday destination for the locals living in and around Queensland, making it feel like a bit of a hidden gem for non-Aussie visitors. Like much of the Queensland Coast, Woodgate enjoys the crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea, and is also situated just north of the Great Sandy National Park. Woodgate is a quick boat ride from Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island. Book your Woodgate vacation rental with the beach in mind, and enjoy your days soaking in the sun.

Things to do

Nature lovers need not worry: you'll never be bored here

Much of Woodgate's appeal is in its easy and approachable access to nature. Whether you're hiking along the Banksia Track Trail Head, spending the day in the Burrum Coast National Park, or lounging on the beach, you're likely to be surrounded by wildlife. Further inland, you'll find the Flying High Bird Sanctuary, as well as the Russo Nature Park, which is particularly great for kids. History buffs will be happy at the Military and Memorabilia Museum, but the whole family will love taking in the sunset from a comfy Woodgate vacation rental.

Activities

Kangaroos to your left, whales to your right

Woodgate is deservedly proud of its white sandy beaches and warm Southern Great Barrier Reef waves. The relaxed vibe matches the calm of the sea, and don't be surprised if your neighbors at your Woodgate vacation rental are a crew of local kangaroos. Hiking and biking trails abound, with campsites and picnic spots in between. Book a 4WD tour on one of the offroading tracks, or head out on the sea to watch for whales. Woodgate is a popular spot for much of the year, but Easter is especially festive, with plenty of events to occupy the whole family.

Weather

The year-round sun makes for year-round fun

Woodgate and the surrounding region receives less rain than the northern portion of Queensland. This, paired with its moderate temps from January through December, makes it ideal for travel almost year-round. When it does rain, generally from November through April, it passes quickly. Really, it's just an excuse to hop off the beach, pause for a cocktail, and then head back out into the sun for more fun. And another huge bonus? Unlike further north, there's no stingray season, making the waters easier for snorkeling and scuba-diving.

Natural features

The locals can be laid-back... or downright wild

Located north of Brisbane, Woodgate lies along the Southern Great Barrier Reef, complete with white sandy beaches lined by warm Coral Sea waters. It looks out onto the sea and Fraser Island, which is the world's largest sand island. If your visit is timed right, expect to watch the whales migrate off the coast, or see dolphins jumping over the waves. Kangaroos are a local favorite, or you can head to the Burrum Coast National Park for prime birdwatching and even more close encounters with the locals.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Woodgate

Fly into Bundaberg, QLD (BDB), the closest airport, located 19.3 mi (31.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Hervey Bay, QLD (HVB), which is 27.3 mi (43.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Woodgate, QLD, AU?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 106 vacation rentals around Woodgate. From 81 house rentals to 19 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Woodgate?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Woodgate. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Burrum Coast National Park: 138 vacation rentals
  • Burrum Coast National Park: 166 vacation rentals
  • Bundaberg Station: 70 vacation rentals
  • Kelly's Beach: 69 vacation rentals
  • Sugarland Shoppingtown: 70 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Woodgate listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Woodgate?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 81 Houses in Woodgate. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Woodgate include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 19 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 2 rentals available
  • Studios: 20 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Woodgate?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 18 vacation rentals with pool available in Woodgate. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.