Package Holidays in Queensland
Burleigh Heads Gold Coast Queensland Australia
Situated on the Gold Coast, some 90kms from the capital city of Brisbane in Queensland, Burleigh Heads exudes a chilled out beach goer atmosphere. Its turquoise tree-lined beach attracts serious surfers and families alike. A wealth of action-packed adventures and major attractions are found right on Burleigh Heads doorstep. For an escape to nature, lush verdant rainforest is found in the nearby National Parks. In the municipality of the Gold Coast City Council, Burleigh Heads has a population of 7606 souls.
Burleigh Heads Attractions
Visitors have the chance to see Queenslands rare native animals in the natural setting of cool green rainforest at David Fleay Wildlife Park. Crocodile feeding and Indigenous heritage programs are also featured within the park. For endless recreational opportunities, the Paramount Adventure Centre offers the chance to experience the thrill of indoor rock climbing, mountain-biking, kayaking and much more. The beachfront park at Burleigh Heads is the perfect place for a relaxing picnic after an action-packed day.
Burleigh Heads Beaches
The world-renowned Burleigh Heads Beach boasts spectacular surfing conditions, especially with its famous tubular Burleigh Barrel waves drawing international pro surfers from far and wide. Luckily, the Norfolk Pine-bordered Burleigh Heads Beach also provides great swimming in more protected sections. The nearby Palm Beach boasts beautiful golden sands, and the sheltered Rainbow Bay provides excellent swimming conditions. Greenmount and Coolangatta Beaches boast clean white sand and beautiful views over the coast, and the premier surfing spot of Snapper Rocks offers one of the worlds longest point breaks.
The 10-day annual Wintersun Festival held in the nearby towns of Coolangatta and Tweed Heads, embraces all things retro. Featuring hot rod, classic, and custom cars, the retro nostalgia festival has attracted thousands of people every year since 1988. Both national and international bands and performers entertain the crowd with Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Swing, Concept and Tribute. Charming market stalls and lively street parades also add to the overall retrospective vibe.
Other Burleigh Heads Events
Visitors can experience the excitement of the annual Gold Coast Cup Outrigger Canoe Marathon and enjoy a leisurely stroll through one of the monthly beachfront markets, including the Burleigh Art and Craft Market and the Coolangatta Markets.
Burleigh Heads Restaurants and Cafes
Many alfresco restaurants, bars and cafes are situated along the Gold Coast Hwy, offering a mixed range of cuisines. The village-style James St is also home to a number of popular cafes and restaurants.
Burleigh Heads - Near by
The world-famous Surfers Paradise is just 11kms north of Burleigh Heads, boasting a beautiful golden sand beach and the much photographed beachfront skyline. Visitors can see the business of movie making up close at Warner Bros. Movie World and experience the fun and excitement at Sea World and Wet n Wild Water World, not far north of Burleigh Heads.
To the south, the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary consists of the Crocodile Wetlands, a rainforest aviary, and fun rides on a miniature railway. The feeding of wild rainbow lorikeets and the amazing experience of seeing nocturnal animals at night is not to miss. Those with a sweet tooth will love Superbee Honeyworld, within walking distance of the wildlife sanctuary.
In nearby Tweed Heads, Point Danger boasts magnificent views over the ocean and coast. Visitors may be lucky enough to spot a dolphin from the Captain Cook Memorial Lighthouse.
Olsons Bird Gardens houses beautiful bird species from all over the world amidst lush sub tropical gardens, just southwest of Burleigh Heads.
On the banks of the Tallebudgera Creek, Burleigh Head National Park features an ocean view circuit walk trail taking in beautiful coastal vegetation, rainforest and mangroves. Visitors may even see dolphins and humpback whales at the Tumgun Lookout. The Mt Cougal section of the Springbrook National Park boasts magnificent rainforest walks with views of Mt Cougals twin peaks.