Burnett River

The Burnett River is a river in central Queensland, Australia that empties into the Pacific Ocean near the city of Bundaberg. The river rises close to Mount Gaeta, east of Monto, flowing in a general southerly direction past Eidsvold and Mundubbera.

Downstream of Mundubbera, the river swings east, going through the townships of Gayndah and Wallaville before entering the city of Bundaberg. The river flows into the ocean at Burnett Heads, roughly 20 km from Bundaberg.

The river is named after James Charles Burnett, the explorer who discovered it in 1847. Source: Wikipedia

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Coonarr Creek Mangrove Watch Survey GPS Track

Coonarr Creek GPS Track

The yellow track represents the survey of the right hand bank while the red track show the path taken to survey the left hand bank.

Mangrove Watch Coonarr Creek Report Card

Mangrove Watch Coonarr Creek Report Card

Community Volunteers

A key feature of MangroveWatch is its close partnership between community volunteers and scientists from the James Cook University’s Mangrove Hub. Together they are systematically recording basic data as video and still imagery for assessments of estuarine habitat health.

Armed with expert support, training and advice, MangroveWatch volunteers in key regions are actively contributing to the monitoring of local estuaries and shorelines. An important goal in this phase of the program is to develop a network of like minded groups with the aim of producing public documents that describe important issues affecting local estuaries and mangroves, and their overall health.

Donations & Sponsorships

MangroveWatch Ltd is a registered charitable company in Australia. To achieve its goals and those of community participants, the program relies on funding and sponsorships to keep things going.

Donations and Sponsorships will be acknowledged on this site.

We need support for:

  • Community volunteers for small vessel hire and fuel
  • Field kits - costing up to $AUD3,000 each
  • Promotional items and awards such as T-Shirts and hats
  • Website maintenance
  • Computers and support for shoreline assessments by the Mangrove Hub

If you can assist any any way then contact us at the Mangrove Hub

MangroveWatch Handout

You can download our fact and information sheet to get more information about the MangroveWatch program.

Mangrove Watch Brochure

You can download our fact and information sheet (see link below) to get more information about the MangroveWatch programs.

Mangrove Watch Brochure