Burleigh Head National Park, Burleigh Heads

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Burleigh Head is a small national park at Burleigh Heads in the City of Gold Coast in South East Queensland, Australia.GeorgraphyThe park is 81km southeast of Brisbane. The park is tiny yet it contains a diverse range of habitats. Tallebudgera Creek enters the ocean directly south of the park. No camping is permitted in the park. Access is via the Gold Coast Highway which passes by the park. An information centre is available.Burleigh Head National Park is a popular place for hiking, walkers and joggers because it located in a cool climate and provides great views. There are two walking tracks in the national park, one climbing the hill to the summit which is about 88 m above sea level, called the Rainforest circuit and another leading around the headland just above sea level called the Ocean view circuit. Watching migrating whales from within the park is another popular activity.LandformThe headland has steep sides and is 80 m in height. The formation of the Burleigh headland began between 23 to 25 million years ago. At this time the Tweed Volcano was active. Molten basalt lava from the volcano flowed all the way down the valleys and eroded them all. The valleys were covered in hardened sedimentary rocks before reaching what is now the Burleigh headland. Along Tallebudgera Creek there are rocky platforms and sandy beaches. On the seaside part of the park are black boulders at the base of a cliff. Upstream tidal Tallebudgera Creek has a mangrove environment.
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  • Got to go to here if you have spare time. This national parks with tracks and only sad that I can not go to Ocean Track since the track was under maintainence. It is great for local or tourist to stro...  more »
  • Apart from walking along the flat walkway of the beautiful Burleigh beach track (which provides a sensational view of the water) the Burleigh Head National Park has numerous tracks to walk through. No...  more »
  • Burly heads National Park , surrounding waterways and beaches is by far one of the most stunning parks you can visit . The walk to the top around 1k gradual incline offers amazing views as your reward...  more »
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