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Hiking Around Burleigh Heads

I bet you never thought of hiking around Burleigh

Grab a bottle of water and your backpack and hike around Burleigh Heads, if you choose to do the hike in one day you will be looking at approximately 24km or 14.4 miles, this does include some back tracking. Nonetheless it’s a good distance and the best thing is you are never too far from a Cafe if you plan it correctly.

Below are four maps of the walking routes representing approximately 18km, all the walks can be broken up and you can do them one or couple at a time.

It is your plan… all the walks can be joined up for a day’s hike in beautiful Burleigh Heads. Now go get lost….

Hiking Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Ridge Park Walk Map of Burleigh Ridge Park
Burleigh Headland Walk Map of Burleigh Headland
Burleigh Heads Heritage Walk Map of Heritage Walk
Tallebudgera Conservation Walk Map of Tallebudgera Conservation Walk
Burleigh Esplanade Walk (This starts from Tallebudgera Map of Burleigh Esplanade Walk
Burleigh Ridge to Tallebudgera Conservation Park Connect both walks
Why not do the Tallebudgera Loop Walk Tallebudgera Loop Map

All the maps are here for you to plan you day trip hiking around Burleigh Heads

View Hiking in Burleigh Heads in a larger map
I’ve walk the walks, now it’s time for you to plan….remember these are bush areas so take precautions.

Tallebudgera Conservation Park


Why not take the kids for a day hike, the secret is to plan… if they get tired you can always entice them with a swim or maybe lunch at Burleigh Village or West Burleigh. The best thing is that most of these walks providing you plan ahead are on or near bus routes. Always have an exit plan for those who don’t feel the same enthusiasm, food or a drink stop is the best approach.

David Fleay Wildlife Park (cafe, check this one) West Burleigh Cafes, Burleigh Village and Jellurgal Cultural Centre Cafe at Burleigh Headland.

Experience the Gold Coast on foot….

Schuster Park

Schuster Park

Where is Schuster Park?   Access to Schuster Park can be made via the foot bridge on Nineteenth Ave and Saffron Street, Elanora (near the roundabout) . Heather Street, Tallebudgera, Tallebudgera Creek Road. It’s a wonderful location for walking and running.   Check this link out for an interactive map. Children will love the pathways;… Continue Reading

Elanora Wetlands

Elanora Wetlands

Beautiful Bush Walking Trail at Elanora Wetlands Reserve It’s been over three years since I walked Elanora Wetlands along the upper reaches of Tallebudgera Creek, and what a difference in the walking trail. The volunteers and maintenance from the Gold Coast City Council have made a vast improvement in the experience.   The last time… Continue Reading

Mangrove Walk

Mangrove Track and Tallebudgera Creek Conservation Walk Tallebudgera Conservation Park walk is not well known, it’s part of a network of bushwalks around beautiful Burleigh Heads, and there are two options to access this walk. Where is this Mangrove Track? Access From David Fleay Wildlife Park Ocean Parade, Burleigh Heads Distance Approximately 2.8km return Hat,… Continue Reading

Tallebudgera Creek Track Downgraded

Tallebudgera Creek Track Downgraded

It’s been four long years since the Tallebudgera Conservation walk which continues on from David Fleay Wildlife Park Boardwalk to Ocean Parade Burleigh Heads was closed but news of this public walking track reopening is wonderful. Public Access Restricted However there is a downside to this reopening, this walking track originally had disabled access, but… Continue Reading

Pet Friendly Gold Coast

Tallebudgera Beach dog exercising area (North Palm Beach)   Palm Beach North dog exercise area is a pet friendly Gold Coast beach next to the rock groyne under the shadow of beautiful Burleigh Headland National Park. The same scenario repeated here a hive of movement, dozens and dozens of Gold Coast dogs frolicking in the… Continue Reading