Visit Burleigh Heads Gold Coast – it has it all on your doorstep – from golden sands and a turquoise sea to splendid serene green hinterland views. Our world famous, patrolled beach will 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 vantage point for spectators to soak up the scenery & surf. Burleigh is considered one of the most beautiful surf breaks in the world.
Explore heritage listed Burleigh Head’s National Park. This rainforest reserve is abundant with bird life along winding trails that offer ocean views. Walk around the headland and you’ll reach sheltered swimming, snorkelling and kayaking at Tallebudgera Creek.
Whale watching can be enjoyed in winter and spring.
Once home to the 5,000 year old Kombumerri tribe, Burleigh Headland or Jellurgal was a traditional festival and feasting ground that still holds deep spiritual significance for 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 that became increasingly visited by tourists from the early 1,900s. This saw early development of restaurants and guesthouses. Burleigh has been the centre of beach activities for many years with a long history as a beautiful holiday haven.
As a dining destination, Burleigh is a coffee connoisseur and food lovers delight. It boasts beachfront cafes and renowned restaurants, yet it maintains a relaxed, unique seaside village vibe. Burleigh has it’s own art, craft & farmers markets and designer shopping that caters for all tastes. Local emerging artists and designers are celebrated at the local Village Markets.
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. You can cycle or stroll the 4km winding paths that overlook the ocean, or enjoy extensive free exercise equipment on this popular route. Sunday afternoons can be spent lazing on the beachside lawns where you’ll be entertained by local musicians, drummers and fire-twirlers. Things comes to life at sunset, when thousands of laughing lorikeets arrive home from a busy day at the hinterland to nest for the night in the tall pine trees. Visit Burleigh Heads, its the heart of the Gold Coast.
Access The Gold Coast
Within easy reach are the Gold Coast’s tourist attractions – theme parks, wildlife parks or step out into nature and hike to waterfalls and mountains of the Gold Coast Hinterland and Scenic Rim. Broadbeach and Surfer’s Paradise are conveniently close and easily be enjoyed. Enjoy all the adventure and excitement that the Gold Coast has to offer and then head back from the crowds to your chilled accommodation in the more serene beachside villages of Burleigh Heads, Miami and Nobby Beach.