Welcome to Burradise
The three coastal villages of Culburra Beach, Callala Beach, and Currarong offer abundant opportunities to explore and immerse…
Under the watchful eye of ‘Cullunghutti’ mountain, our coastline boasts a network of rivers, bays, surf breaks, wetlands, and one very special internationally recognised Lake.
Check out our shortlist of the best places to bike, board, paddle and find your inner chill. Plus, some local secrets on where to catch live local music, cool cocktails, coffee, food, and all the best vibes.
We pay our deepest respects to the traditional owners of this land: the Jerrinja Wandi Wandian people; their elders past, present and emerging. Thank you for sharing these amazing saltwater places.
Things to do
First, choose your adventure. Next, check the conditions. Then, gear up for good times. Whether you are surfing, riding, swimming or paddling, there’s a place for you to discover…
Best surf spots
Find perfect beginner breaks across all our Cullunghutti villages…
Rivers and bays
Grab your paddle and get yourself to the nearest boat ramp for a SUP or kayak.
Off the beaten track
Bush trails, sandy tracks or rocky headlands: Choose your own adventure.
Culburra Beach offers a great spot for beginner surfers, especially the southern half of the picturesque stretch of sand from The Mall beach track to Haven Street and Tilbury Cove.
Intermediate surfers might find a spot of good swell at Crooky Headland, at the north end of Culburra Beach.
Currarong Beach is also a perfect spot for beginner surfers to try their moves. Most of Currarong is also a good option in a southerly wind – take shelter at Abraham’s Bosom for a sheltered beginner’s wave.
In Callala, you will be able to sniff out some small waves along Callala Beach, or try your luck at ‘Red Rock’, hugging the northern end of Jervis Bay and easily accessible from a gravel track along the Currarong Road.
Callala and Red Rock are also both good options in the region’s trademark summer nor-easterly winds.
Mountain bikers will love the network of tracks in Comberton off Forrest Road, with trails of varying ability winding through coastal scrub forest and Worrigee Nature Reserve. We recommend downloading funky apps Trailforks or All Trails for detailed maps, ride ratings and GPS for the area.
The coastal sand track from Currarong to the Beecroft Peninsula (known as Bundarwa to local Jerrinja people) takes mountain bikers to secluded beaches and bays, including Mermaid’s Inlet and Drum & Drumsticks, to the dramatic clifftop through Gosang’s Tunnel.
If you’re after a beach ride, go the distance from Warrain Beach (Culburra) to Kinghorne, or test your endurance all the way to Currarong… check the tides for maximum cruise factor.
Riders of all ages will handle the lakeside scenic route down sheepwash track from East Crescent in Culburra Beach to Lake Park beside Lake Wollumboola. At low water levels, the lake foreshore can be a beautiful ride, but take care during migratory shorebird breeding season throughout summer and into spring. Water levels are dependent on seasonal rainfall and time since the Lake’s last opening to the ocean. (For more info on this unique wetland habitat, visit www.wollumboola.org.au.)
Crookhaven headland to the Culburra CBD is another great easy ride, with a shared footpath providing family-friendly access off Prince Edward Avenue all the way to town.
Or take a turn from town towards Penguin Head to look for whales (May — October) and stop at Ocean Street carpark on the way back, with a grassy area perfect for a rest stop and surf check…
If paddling is your preferred mode of transport, you will love our rivers, bays and lakes around Culburra Beach.
Jump in a kayak at Crookhaven Boat Ramp and head across to Comerong Island or upriver to Greenwell Point for fish and chips. The Pelican Rocks seafood platter is a crowd favourite, and the sheltered outdoor eating area is dog-friendly too.
Stand-up paddlers will find less tidal pull from Orient Point Boat Ramp, from where they can explore the network of wetlands and islands on the Crookhaven River and Curleys Bay. Greenwell Point is also just a short float away from here if you work up an appetite for fresh fish or oysters.
In Callala, paddling is perfect at Wowly Creek and out into the Bay, as well as Currambene Creek towards Myola. Check wind conditions on the Willy Weather app before you go — mornings are usually perfectly still.
Currarong also offers both bay and river options, with paddling for all abilities at Currarong Creek, Currarong Beach and into the secluded bays from Abraham’s Bosom.
We have some favourite places to grab a bite to eat… but don’t take our word for it — try it for yourself!
COFFEE: Frankie’s Coffee Van is Culburra’s newest caffeine institution, with locally roasted South Coast beans and lots of love going into every cup. Look for the funky silver airstream in the middle of town and right out the front of Burra Bike & Board!
FISH N CHIPS: We’re not going to lie, there are some solid fish n chip options in these parts…
In Currarong, the legendary Zac’s has been a favourite destination for visitors for decades, and for good reason. Take those crispy battered flathead tails away to dine on the sand, or eat in and make a meal of it.
In Culburra, Burra Beach Eats in the main town centre, and Food & More on Lake Circuit towards Penguin Head are both firm crowd pleasers on the battered seafood and chip front. Don’t go past a fresh juice at Burra Beach Eats while you’re there, or pick up a charcoal chook from Food & More to keep the easy lunches coming.
In Greenwell Point, you’ll find prize-winning seafood baskets in a relaxed garden setting at Pelican Rocks cafe, as well as the creamiest, plumpest Sydney Rock oysters shucked direct from the growers (see Jim Wilds for more info). Why not paddle over from Orient Pt boat ramp and earn your prawns?
COCKTAILS: Loco Lane might be tucked away in a hidden laneway in Culburra Beach, but this funky bar’s constantly changing cocktail list brings nothing but big flavours. Call in for a tipple or make it a special night out with a delicious Mexican cantina menu of soft tacos, quesadillas and spicy snacks to share. We dare you to stop at just one visit!
VEGAN: We are all hippies at heart around here, and the Byron Bay evacuees behind Freaks of Nature food van in the Culburra community garden certainly know their way around a plant-based wholefood menu. The Freaks van is open most weekends for lunch, and boasts a seasonal, fresh and ever-changing menu of nourishment.
Our villages might be small in size but they are mighty in their community muscle.
The BURRADISE FESTIVAL began in 2011 as the ‘Love Culburra’ Festival. Back then, it was about celebrating live and local music, getting together, and celebrating everything that locals loved about the town. Now, it’s all of that and more, with three days of live music, surfing comps, skate jams, cooking competitions, art exhibitions, sustainability workshops, kids activities, food and wellness workshops.
Outside of the much-loved Burradise fest, you’ll find plenty of locals at regular ‘Soundgarden‘ live music gigs, in the heart of the town, the Community Garden. Check Facebook for upcoming gigs, bring an esky and a blanket and grab a bite to eat from the many nearby eateries between boogies.
Ask us anything!
Want to check your kids’ ages for our gear, your physical abilities or seasonal conditions? We’re here to talk…
All our hires come with detailed area maps of the local areas, including the best spots to surf, paddle, kayak or swim.
We also give you some solid local intel about where to go in what conditions, so you won’t be the mug dealing with a stiff nor-easter in your face — you’ll be the legend in full sun, on a perfect clean wave.
That’s the Burra mate!