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Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads Queensland

A swimming and surfing hotspot with protected waters in near proximity of a National Park.

At a Glance

Known to the locals as just ‘Burleigh’, Burleigh Heads is an ideal spot for surfers where thousands of local or international surfers come to surf the cool waves. The foreshore in Burleigh Heads features iconic pine trees that lines the beach. The nearby parkland is also perfect for picnics or barbecue parties.

At Burleigh Heads, along with several cafes and dining locations, regular art and craft markets are held around the shore, where visitors can take a break from the beach for a drink and indulge in a shopping spree.

Burleigh Heads


Where is Burleigh Heads?


Burleigh Heads is 74 kilometres south of Brisbane.

Burleigh Heads is a coastal suburb located in the Gold Coast, nestled between Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south. Being a suburb of the city of Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads is located only an hours south of Brisbane. Being part of the Gold COast region, the entire city is at the door step, but the suburb also offers amazing beach front cafes, foreshore dining as well as small shops to explore. Furthermore, head inland to West Burleigh in which a large industrial park contains some great shopping and a delicious dining scene. Renting a car and driving would be the best and quickest way to reach Burleigh Heads, although the train is available but will take a little longer.


Things to see in Burleigh Heads


David Fleay Wildlife Park

Greetings greetings great many friends to Kombumerri country. Please walk gently within Kombummeri country. David Fleay Wildlife Park have a peaceful surrounding with the most iconic natural habitats and meet the residents wildlife in one day. The park is home to many native animals, birds, plants and ground-breaking research. David Fleay 

visitors to the park enjoy birds, including eagles, brolgas, jabiru, owls and cassowaries, as well as crocodiles, kangaroos, koalas, tree kangaroos, snakes, lizards, gliders, and even butterflies.

David Fleay Wildlife Park

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Tallebudgera Creek

For Tallebudgera is best known for its sparkling creek which is framed by the Burleigh Heads National Park on one side and Palm Beach on the other. This is the focal point for any visit to Tallebudgera where the lifestyle is all about camping, swimming, picnicking, kayaking and a spot of fishing or two.

Tallebudgera Creek

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Gold Coast War Museum


The museum is a large and varied collection, representing every conflict and deployment made by australian. It has been displays in a minimalist and clinical approached and of military instruments what include vehicles and weapons to dedicated Bob Meehan OAM. A large room with inside some collector of WWII and beyond, weapons, uniforms, swords, pistols and many other war memorabilia. It is not very big as a museum I think in 30 minutes you can see everything


Currumbin Creek

Currumbin is an inspiring beachfront community where the epic Currumbin Creek waterway links to the pristine rainforest mountains of the region when heading west. Currumbin Creek and the Alley, the entrance to the ocean, offer a protected and patrolled haven for all kinds of active water sports, particularly stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking. There is good Flathead and Bream fishing off the rock wall or Taylor off the beach. Currumbin also has a gorgeous right-hand surf break which is a specialty for graceful longboard riders. The Currumbin Surf Life Saving Club is worth a stop to experience absolute beachfront dining, and of course, just metres from the beach.

Currumbin Creek

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What's the weather like?


As the Gold Coast region is a relatively small area, most places in this region experience similar climates. The Gold Coast region is known for having humid subtropical climate with hot summer and warm winters. Rainfall is relatively rare except in the summer months where residents experience ‘the Summer blues’ as precipitation may be significant in forms of thunderstorms and sustained heavy rains. In Summer (December to February), the average maximum temperature is 28°C with an average minimum of 21°C. In Winter (June to August), the average maximum temperature is 22°C with an average minimum of 13°C.


Get to know Burleigh Heads's history


Burleigh Heads is a suburb in the Gold Coast region in Queensland established in the 1870s.

According to archaeologists, the area around Gold Coast were settled by native Australians for at least 23,000 years. It was first sighted by Captain James Cook in 1770 and Matthew Flinders in 1802. However, their sighting has generated little interest to colonisers and settlers. It was not until 1823 when John Oxley landed there, that settlers began to flock in the area. The abundance of redcedar in the hinterland attracted loggers to the regions, more settlers were drawn in as the surrounding valleys and plains were suitable for agricultural use, bolstering the cotton, sugar and cattle industries.

The region started to grow exponentially as coastal roads were built to connect the region to Brisbane. The completion of the Surfers Paradise hotel complex has also led to a tourism boom in the region. Post WWII, the region became a wildly popular destination by servicemen, resulting in significant inflation in real estates and goods and services in the area. That is the reason the area earned its name as ‘Gold Coast’ in the 1950s.

The recent years, the region began to boom as a result of improved infrastructure, growth in tourism and increased foreign investment, with several theme parks and high rise buildings being built. Today, Gold Coast is one of the most popular international tourist centre in the world.