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Don and Christine Burnett Conservation Area

Attraction 361-381 Avalon Road, Sheldon

Phone: 1300 667 386


The Don and Christine Burnett Conservation Area is a 4.17 hectare bushland reserve located in the suburb of Sheldon in Redlands Coast.

Attractions of the area include bushwalking, mountain biking, birdwatching in vast quiet settings, wildlife spotting and taking in the peaceful bushland conservation.

The conservation area is named after Don and Christine Burnett - long-time supporters of the Redlands Coast environment. Don and Christine were also heavily involved in setting up a wildlife ambulance in the city to aid the rescue of sick and injured koalas.

The conservation area is largely comprised of eucalypt regrowth, with significant remnant vegetation concentrated along the riparian corridor of Buhot Creek.

The conservation area lies south of Avalon Road and Ford Road, Sheldon, and north of the Neville Lawrie Reserve. Enter from the access point along Avalon Road, where parking is located.

The bitumen carpark offers space for about 20 cars, a trail-hut with map and seat, tank water and bike/horse rail. There are currently no toilets at this entrance. The park reserve is open from 4am to 10pm daily.