Burleigh Heads a Vibrant Community

View from North Burleigh

Burleigh Heads is no longer a sleepy seaside suburb known for its surf break and beautiful white sandy beach it is also a vibrant destination.

Every weekend the area is alive with activities, with many spending their weekends using the grassy Esplanade and ‘The Point’ Burleigh Headland for picnics and BBQ’s.

There is a great family atmosphere here with all age groups represented, from the young riding their bikes on the pathway along the Esplanade to the elderly taking advantage of the seating to watch the world go by.

Burleigh Esplanade is used by many locals and visitors for exercise and would undoubtedly be one of the best locations to take a Gold Coast walk, with a Headland at each end of the beach to push you to your limits.

Burleigh Esplanade a place to exercise…

In addition the Gold Coast City Council have installed an elaborate set of public exercise equipment to enhance your experience, so there is no excuse that you are holidaying and can’t get to the gym. You could play on the adult equipment while your children play in the children’s playground and everyone will be happy.

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Self Guided Walks

These self guided walks can be walked separately
or take a day hiking away from your travel party,
and only a stone’s throw from the local cafes
and restaurants, and discover walks that even
the locals don’t know about.

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Norfolk Island Pines line the main beach area at Burleigh and extend right up to Burleigh Headland National Park, during the late afternoon and early evening the screeching of the Rainbow Lorikeets settling for the night is deafening.

However this nightly choir of colourful bird-life is a fascinating experience and one that is a delight for locals and tourist.
Many a late afternoon can be spent grabbing a bite to eat from the local cafes or bringing your own picnic and sitting below the trees (but be careful you don’t get hit by a flying missile).

Living on the Gold Coast we can easily take this evening chorus for granted, however tourist are awed by the whole experience and the look on their faces particularly those from overseas is a delight to watch.

Burleigh Heads Accommodation

Burleigh Heads accommodation offers some unique options, everything from Motel style accommodation to rental homes and of course luxury style apartments with views that rival other beach location in Australia and overseas.

There is abundant luxury apartment style accommodation lining Burleigh Esplanade, and continues up Goodwin Terrace which offers fabulous view from Burleigh Point all the way to Surfers Paradise and beyond.

Imagine leaving your Burleigh accommodation and going for a fabulous walk in the National Park before you plan your day’s holiday activities.
The laid-back style of the Gold Coast and the friendly village atmosphere that is James Street translates into a holiday that is close to all amenities, including travel to and from Gold Coast International Airport.

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Burleigh Heads has an energetic coffee culture happening and some of the larger coffee outlets like Coffee Club have moved in, Burleigh Village is a busy spot with boutique fashion stores, restaurants and bakeries to suit locals and visitors.

This obsession we have of drinking coffee has extended also along the Gold Coast Hwy opposite Fourth Avenue Burleigh Heads with a number of cafes lining lower Burleigh Road.


Go for a walk around the headland and drop into one of the local cafes in Burleigh Village to recuperate and refresh after a walk with breakfast or lunch.


Burleigh Headland National Park

There are few places in the world where you can enter a National Park with rainforest extending to the beach, absorb the Australian fauna and flora and walk to your accommodation. For overseas tourist this would be a wonderful experience.

Pandanus Palms Burleigh Headland

There is an upper and lower track and one that skirts around the western side of the headland.
Burleigh Headland walking track is a must for all visitors and local, its here you will…

  • Feel and smell the Australian rainforest
  • See native hibiscus flowers
  • Observe the  wildlife
  • Watch Brush Turkeys scurrying along the walking track
  • See Water Dragons perched on boulders waiting for you to take their photo
  • Watch Whales off shore during June and early November
  • Soak in beautiful vistas Burleigh Heads to Surfers Paradise and on the south side of the Headland, Palm Beach to Coolangatta


Burleigh ticks all the boxes

This Headland walk ticks all the boxes, Burleigh Headland National Park is undoubtedly one of the best bush walking tracks on the Gold Coast.

There are two entrances to the National Park, north entrance at Tallebudgera Creek Bridge.

The south entrance is at the top of Goodwin Terrace.

So take a walk in this beautiful area and read the following page links below for a first hand account of what to see while walking in this location along with other walks in the area.


Explore the walks around Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Headland Walking Trails

Walk around beautiful big Burleigh (Jellurgul) there are two walking trail upper and lower, upper trail is 2.3 return and the Ocean walk about 1.3km one way.Read more….
Rainforest Circuit Burleigh National Park
Tallebudgera Foreshore WalkThis walk is an extension of Burleigh Headland, you cross the Tallebudgera Bridge and check out the view from another angle. Read more…. Burleigh Headland National Park
Miami Beach Walk Palm Beach to Miami Beach and climb the Lookout at Little Burleigh for a spectacular view. This walk is approximately 12 Kilometres from Palm Beach to Miami, you walk through Burleigh National Park and along the Esplanade till you arrive at Little Burleigh. (Jebbribillum)Read more… Miami Beach to Surfers Paradise
Burleigh Ridge Park  
We are all familiar with Burleigh Headland National Park, but few know about Burleigh Ridge Park, including myself. The networks of tracks are easy going with the exception of two areas that will require sure footedness and exertion. Read on…
View from the top of the ridge
Burleigh Heritage Walk Burleigh is rich in local history, but very few locals know about it, in fact you will know more after reading this blog post than most. Read on Wairoo Street Burleigh

Where is Burleigh Headland National Park?

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This Ebook is available on Kindle  AmazonCome with me and explore Burleigh Heads coastline and waterways, along with indigenous and early pioneering history which includes points of interest along the way.These self guided walks can be walked separately or take a day hiking away from your travel party, and only a stone’s throw from the local cafes and restaurants, and discover walks that even the locals don’t know about.
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