By far the district’s greatest claim to fame is its fishing.
The Burdekin is well-known for its barramundi, mudcrabs, other estuary species and off-coast reef fishing. The district has one of the highest rates of boat ownership per head of population and many locals have fishing huts at Ocean Creek, Plantation Creek, Groper Creek or Wunjunga.
Launch your boat at one of the boat ramps to chase the elusive barra or try a bit of beach fishing.
Fancy a fishing tour – try Stenno’s Sport Fishing Tours or Giru Fishing Tours
|Stenno’s Sport Fishing Tours||Stenno’s Sport Fishing|
Ph: 07 4782 9667
Mob: 0427 833 894
|Giru Fishing Tours||Giru Fishing Tours|
Ph: 0407 307 661
Council maintains eight boat ramps located within the shire on behalf of Queensland Transport.
These boat ramps are located at Cromarty Creek, Barratta (Morris’s) Creek, Jerona, Ocean Creek, Plantation Creek, Hell Hole, Groper Creek and Wallace Creek.
Requests for upgrades of individual boat ramps should be made in writing to the Council and general maintenance requests can be made by phoning Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800.