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Elliot Heads QLD

Elliot Heads

Postcode: 4670

Elliot Heads is a town in the Bundaberg region of Queensland, Australia. The town is located at the mouth of the Elliott River in the Burnett Shire, 359 kilometres (223 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2001 census, Elliott Heads had a population of 725.

Elliott Heads is surrounded by small crop and sugarcane farms and is a popular recreation area, offering both surf and stillwater areas for swimming, fishing, sailboarding and jet skiing. Barolin House, constructed as a summer residence by a family with a grazing property near Gin Gin is a distinctive local landmark.

Elliott Heads beckons anyone who fancies escaping the madding crowd. Set on a stunning, unspoiled estuary of the Elliott River, 19km south-east of Bundaberg, Elliott Heads boasts sweeping golden beaches frequented only by the occasional angler attracted by the fish which lurk in the river, estuary and ocean.

Swimmers have the choice of still water or surf, and more and more sail-boarders, catamaran sailors and jet skiers are discovering the delights of the region.

There is a safe boat ramp and a picnic area popular with families and sportsfolk.

Nature has designed the sandstone cliffs and rocky headlands for exploring, while Barolin House, built as a summer retreat by Gig Gin graziers of the Brown family, is a distinctive landmark on the headland to the south of the rivermouth.

The protected, turtle-hatching areas on Mon Repos beach are just a few kilometres north.

Elliott Heads is situated at the river mouth and offers both surf and calm water swimming, it is also a popular spot for boardsailing and jet-skiing while the fishing is good either from the shore or on the nearby reefs. Sandstone cliffs form an interesting headland and the rocky foreshore is fun to explore. A shady, landscaped caravan park is adjacent to the beach as are a number of pleasant picnic spots with barbecue and toilet facilities. Surf lifesavers patrol the designated area during the summer season. This is a great family holiday destination.