Holiday Location - Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads is home to one of Australia's best surfing beaches, a national park, wildlife park, seaside restaurants, beachfront markets and beautiful foreshore parklands. And the area's relaxed beachside charm makes it a perfect holiday destination, offering plenty of accommodation with spectacular ocean views.

Burleigh Beach is world renowned for its spectacular surfing conditions, and is the venue for major international surfing tournaments including the Quicksilver Pro. Burleigh has a predominant surf youth culture, and is home to the head offices of Billabong, Rip Curl and Cult Industries.

The foreshore at Burleigh Heads is also well known for its great walking path right along the beach, and kilometers of parklands which feature great picnic areas with barbecue facilities and playgrounds. North Burleigh Headland is a popular wedding location, where you can capture magical coastal views up to Surfers Paradise and the famous high rises. Or head south to Burleigh Beach, which adjoins the Burleigh Heads National Park where there are a number of bush trails to follow around the coastal rainforest, curving around to Tallebudgera Creek on the southern side. The National Park covers around 25 hectares and is the coastal extreme of an ancient volcano that was active over 22 million years ago.

Apart from the fabulous beach, there's a lot to keep you entertained in Burleigh. Stroll around the shops and local café's on James Street, or wander through the art and craft markets on the Burleigh beachfront on the last Sunday of every month for some great local products, gifts and produce. For the kids, visit David Fleay's Wildlife Park where they can see native animals in their own environment. Or have a round of golf at a course in nearby Tallebudgera Valley. At night, indulge at a fine dining restaurant including Oskars, Danielle and Mermaids. Or have a great value meal with million dollar views at the North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club. If you're looking for music and dancing, don't miss the Swell Tavern, a popular with the locals.

Burleigh's central location means that it's easily accessible both by car and public transport, and only a short drive to Surfers Paradise and other Gold Coast attractions, the major theme parks and the Gold Coast Airport.

Places to visit in Burleigh:

  • Burleigh Heads National Park
  • David Fleay's Wildlife Park
  • North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club
  • Mermaids and Oskars
  • Burleigh Headland and Burleigh Beach

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