Burleigh Head National Park, Burleigh Heads

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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  • Bring some water as water fountains are at the beach and this time of the year it’s hot Lovely walk with a lovely view walk  more »
  • My husband and i walked in the national park around the whole track. We decided to start by going up hill. The beautiful scenery while we walked down was breathtaking. You will come across a beautiful...  more »
  • Often filled with runners, walkers and people out for a good view. The national park is expansive and full of life. Definitely come for a visit.  more »

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