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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  • Do all the tracks at Burleigh Heads. They are not big walks but do take you away from the highway, away from the hordes of tourists, and away from stresses of life when you start to notice the sounds ...  more »
  • The coastal track's closed off now (June 2017) for repairs following an earth slip, so access is up the hills to the lookouts above. Nothing too strenuous and some lovely rain forest walking. The trac...  more »
  • great hike easy to challenging well groomed trails. Vista views all through park... watch for the wild turkeys  more »
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  • Perfect little oasis of natural tranquility to enjoy during your visit to the Gold Coast. I highly recommend the rainforest walk, it's short but sweet and you get plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife (wild turkeys, lorikeets, etc.)
  • Good place for a walk if you need a break from the beach or a view over the Gold Coast
  • They have outdoor fitness equipments, nice benches, playgrounds for kids, nice beach walk, etc. It is just awesome!
  • 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.

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