Burleigh Heads National Park

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!

Views to Surfers Paradise in the north
The chance to watch the surfers in action
Shady rainforest
Amusing brush turkeys
Shy water dragons
and magical trees


Basalt plugs scattered on the hillside
Tallebudgera Creek and Coolangatta in the south


10 thoughts on “Burleigh Heads National Park

  1. Great photos of a glorious spot! My first walk through this unique National Park was at a young age with my parents. The tracks were dirt and pebbles then. It was growing dark and wildlife rustled around us. I remember startling wallabies and bats and was glad to reach civilisation again.


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