Burleigh Head National Park, Burleigh Heads

4.8
#2 of 34 in Wildlife in Gold Coast
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 and 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.
For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Gold Coast holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Burleigh Head National Park and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Burleigh Head National Park

(Gold Coast is the nearest city to Burleigh Head National Park)

map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Burleigh Head National Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
379 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Burleigh Headland is my favourite place on the Gold Coast to walk and watch the world go by. A fortune was spent on pathways on the lower section of the pathway walk around the headland and through th...  more »
  • Take an early morning stroll through the National Park to get back to nature. Visit early to avoid the crowds as it is a popular place to visit. A moderate level of fitness is required to climb the hi...  more »
  • Up the road from the sandy beach on the South side was explosively Firefly soon though! However, in July the late dusk and evening only seems to, so be careful.
    View original

Plan your trip to Gold Coast

  • Get a personalised plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customise it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best activities
    and find special offers
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Burleigh Head National Park by other users

60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 58 days in Australia BY A USER FROM VIETNAM September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Brisbane & Gold Coast BY A USER FROM EGYPT January, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ROMANIA December, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ROMANIA December, kids, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDONESIA October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans