About Burleigh Heads
The Ideal Gold Coast Accommodation & Holiday Destination
Burleigh Heads has it all on your doorstep – from serene green to golden sands with spectacular mountain views. Our world famous, patrolled beach beckons you to bask in the sun year round; dip in the warm Pacific ocean or revel in the renowned surf break at the headlands, locally known as “The Point” – a favourite for spectators soaking up the scenery. Burleigh Heads is considered one of the most beautiful breaks in the world.
Explore heritage listed Burleigh Head’s National Park – a rainforest reserve with abundant bird life, whale watching in winter and spring, winding walking trails with ocean views to reach sheltered swimming, snorkelling and kayaking at Tallebudgera Creek.
Once home to the 5000 year old Kombumerri tribe, Burleigh Headland or Jellurgal was a traditional festival and feasting ground still holds deep spiritual significance to indigenous Australians. Formed millions of years ago by a volcanic eruption, the Kombumerri people tell of how Jabreen the Creation Spirit stretched on awakening, and his long fingers can still be seen today as rocky formations protruding from the headland.
Burleigh was settled as a quiet fishing village increasingly visited by tourists from the early 1900s which saw early development of restaurants and guesthouses; Burleigh has been the centre of beach activities for many years with a long history as a holiday haven.
Burleigh is a dining destination, coffee connoisseur and food lovers’ delight; boasting beachfront cafes and renowned restaurants, all while maintaining a unique seaside village vibe. Burleigh has it’s own art, craft & farmers markets; boutique and young designer shopping caters for all tastes; emerging artists and designers are celebrated at the local Village market.
The tree lined parkland beside the sea is ideal for the kids with play areas, a pool and surf lifesaving club; enjoy cricket, picnics and barbecues; cycle or stroll the 4km long winding walkway overlooking the ocean or enjoy extensive exercise equipment. Sunday afternoons are spent lazing on the lawns entertained by local musicians and fire-twirlers.
Within easy reach are the Gold Coast’s tourist attractions from theme parks, wildlife parks, hinterland hiking amongst the waterfalls and mountains of the Gold Coast Hinterland and Scenic Rim. Broadbeach and Surfer’s Paradise can conveniently and easily be enjoyed.
But for a true holiday with heart, Burleigh has it all – just ask the thousands of laughing rainbow lorikeets teaming the tall pine trees, they know where best to rest their weary heads – Burleigh, the heart of the Gold Coast!