Burleigh Heads, Qld
We have family on the Gold Coast and when there one of our favourite walks is through the Burleigh Heads National Park. A short 3km return walk takes you around the headland and through patches of rainforest between Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera. There are stunning ocean views to Surfers Paradise in the north and Coolangatta in the south.
In the rainforest the antics of the brush turkeys will keep you amused and water dragons can be spotted wandering about in the shade. High above you the steep grassy hillside is strewn with giant hexagonal basalt plugs.
So much to see and you can wind down with a good coffee from any number of cafes at Burleigh.
Thinking about it this has to be the perfect National Park, good paths, short walks, stunning views, throw in some wildlife, some surf action, a world class beach and excellent coffee!