Burleigh Head National Park, Burleigh Heads

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Burleigh Head is a small national park at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast in South East Queensland, Australia, 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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  • Especially early in the morning or early afternoon. The walk is suitable for families but for the disabled.... not really enough room on the walking path. You will see the odd bush turkey or even see ...  more »
  • Nice place to go and enjoy a great view of burleighs, good for walking and seen some animals. You can end up in diferent places depending on which track you follow.  more »
  • We walked this last year and it is the one of the nicest walks on the Gold Coast, it does require some fitness as some of the hills are quite big but the views are spectacular, we saw so many water dr...  more »
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  • A walk around Burleigh Head Hill to Tallebudgera creek is just magnificent the view as you are walking is of crystal clear blue ocean and to stand back and take in the Queensland coast line it is just beautiful. Don't forget to stop at the look out for a photo. There are several tracks through the headland and you take your pick as some are up hill for the fit and some are just walking at one level. After your walk grab a blanket and sit on the hill at Burleigh and watch the surfers and you can grab a coffee/ice-cream or some take away at the bottom of the hill, such a relaxing place to be.
  • Nice little national park in the heart of the Gold Coast. It is the ideal place for a run, a walk with family and watch the whales during migration season. Prefer the South Access (near Jellurgal Cultural Centre) as the North in Burleigh itself is always busy with car drivers looking for very rare parking spot.
  • A beautiful slice of nature on our doorstep offering great walking trails with amazing views of the Gold Coast and the opportunity to see some nature both on land and in the water.
  • Rated 5 Stars because of the amazing views from Cock Rock, which is a bit off the path but still a great place to go. Seriously stunning. Great place to eat lunch or just relax.
  • Lovely place. Good beach, headland, cafes, views, restaurants and so much more. Great place to chill out or to bring family and friends.