Located only 13 kilometres or a 20-minute drive from Surfers Paradise you won’t need to go too far to discover a few excellent attractions of Burleigh Heads. For recommendations on what to do at Burleigh Heads Gold Coast, read on the following eight local tips and don’t miss out on #6.
When in Burleigh Heads, you must visit the Burleigh Head National Park for a more natural experience that lets you unwind from your busy lives. Burleigh headland is a prominent Gold Coast landmark. Within the headland’s 27ha national park you will discover rainforest, eucalypt forest, pandanus groves, tussock grassland, coastal heath, mangroves, creeks, rocky foreshore and beaches.
During weekends and public holidays, the iconic Burleigh Hill becomes a picnic ground. This is the ideal place to gather friends and family to enjoy the atmosphere, the view and the stunning sunsets. The Burleigh foreshore is home to towering fragrant pine trees characteristic of the coast and in this parkland there are plenty of places in which to picnic or barbecue.
When in Burleigh Heads, do not miss out on a trip to the five-star Burleigh Heads beach. Burleigh Heads beach has often won beach of year in terms of cleanliness and being very children friendly. Burleigh Beach is great for those who like to swim in her protected waters and those who love to surf around the headland. On a day when it might be a little choppy everywhere else along the Coast, you can bet your bottom dollar there’s a protected corner at Burleigh in which to dip.
Burleigh Heads is also well known for its Burleigh markets that are scattered around every Sunday. With over 150 stalls along the Burleigh Heads beachfront, the Burleigh arts and craft market is held on the last Sunday of every month from 8am to 2pm. With an assortment of stalls including clothing, handmade jewellery, fresh produce, delicious homemade baked goods and much more.
If golf is a little more your style or you are just curious about experiencing a few tees, head down to the Burleigh Golf Club where you will be sure to enjoy this championship 18 hole golf course. Burleigh Golf Club includes options for the beginner and the seasoned golf veteran. If you are not used to golf or attending golf clubs, have a quick read and understanding of the golf etiquette and the club dress code to enjoy the best experience and minimise damages to the beautiful course. For more info and bookings, visit: Burleigh Golf Club
After a long day exploring the beautiful Burleigh Heads, do not miss out on visiting James St and grabbing a bite to eat here. James Street gives you the quintessential seaside village feeling with charming cafes, eateries and unique shops. Come to James St and experience Burleigh at its best.
In addition to many delicious food in Burleigh, across the street from Justin Lane, there is “Rabbath Lebanese Bistro” with its Mediterranean style food, another great place to eat and a favourite among Burleigh visitors. Scoring an overall 4.7 star Google review make easy to understand why people keep going back and trying new things from the menu.
Our overall favourite from guests and staff is Justin Lane. Justin lane is located on the Gold Coast Highway and is a must visit restaurant. With its fun and vibrant environment, the amazing Italian menu and the ever so helpful staff, this establishment boasts a 4.5 star online rating and the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Make sure if you do visit, to take a look at the Lockwood bar “hidden” in Justin Lane. It is a secret small red door in the restaurant and instructions on how to enter are on the door. That’s all we can share without giving it away, but it’s definitely worth a look.
Still wondering how to spend your next holiday on the Gold Coast? Check out our local team member’s guide on what to do at Burleigh Heads Gold Coast. All Holiday Holiday accommodation and holiday apartments are located within 20 minutes drive to Burleigh Heads.