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.