Burleigh Heads Travel Guide

Burleigh Heads is a tourist mecca renowned for its fantastic point break, surf beaches and a laid back atmosphere. Set between Miami Beach and Palm Beach, Burleigh enjoys views of the Scenic Rim and hinterland to the west.

A stunning coastal holiday town, Burleigh Heads embodies traditional beach culture and features a relaxed pace, even though there are plenty of activities to enjoy. The promenade offers some of Burleigh's best views and is lined by some of the Gold Coast's most ancient trees, Norfolk Pines. Nearby are an amazing range of local cafes and restaurants as well as the surf lifesaving club which enjoys spectacular ocean views.

The local shops cater for all your holiday needs while the boutique shopping and cosmopolitan dining options of James Street are always very popular. Burleigh Heads is also home to a great range of recreational activities including a gym, barefoot bowls and plenty of picturesque walks.

However it's no surprise that the biggest attraction in Burleigh is the beach offering ideal conditions for both swimming and surfing practically year round. The beaches are well-patrolled making them safe for swimming while the great climate and conditions make the beach an excellent and very popular experience.

In fact, Burleigh Heads is full of exceptional natural attractions including a national park home to volcanic formations, rainforest vegetation, mangroves, a number of bird species and a wide range of wildlife. Wrapping around the headland, you can explore on your own or enjoy an guided nature walk providing an insight into the history and geology of Burleigh. You can also visit the David Fleay Wildlife Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary to get up close and personal with the native wildlife in a fun yet educational way.

There’s also golf courses, tennis and squash courts, ten pin bowling, a cinema, fishing and the Burleigh Brewing Company where you can observe the brewing process and even sample the local drop, Duke Beers. The Gold Coast's famous theme parks are also just minutes away by car or regular public transport services including Sea World, Movie World, Wet n Wild Water World and Dream World.


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