Burleigh Heads Na­tional Park walks

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As you walk down the park you will also no­tice fring­ing man­groves, windswept tus­socks or open for­est. One can also walk to the top of Big Burleigh. You can also have a bird’s eye view of the north­ern seascape from the Burleigh fore­shore.

For the safety of vis­i­tors, sec­tions of this track coast­line may be closed dur­ing wet weather, due to the risk of rock falls. Check at the QPWS Burleigh Head In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre for the lat­est in­for­ma­tion on track clo­sures.

The Rain­for­est Cir­cuit (2.3km re­turn) is a track fea­tur­ing the Tum­gun Look­out. The look­out is a good place to watch for hump­back whales splash­ing off­shore in win­ter and spring.

The Burleigh Heads Na­tional Park ocean view walks lives up to its name, of­fer­ing stun­ning vis­tas up and down the Gold Coast, Queens­land. Aus­tralia.

Where can a hiker find a 4.3km track that winds through man­groves, traces a creek to its mouth, and en­com­passes a climb through rain­for­est over­look­ing the ocean?

The un­likely place is Burleigh Heads, and there are two main tracks to choose from. head­land or from the south­ern en­trance at Talle­budgera Creek near the QPWS Burleigh Head In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre. This safe and easy track skirts a beau­ti­ful stretch of the river teem­ing with bird and fish life, past Sandy Cove and Echo Beach and be­neath the gi­ant basalt col­umns that form Burleigh head­land.

Ex­pect stun­ning views up and down the Coast on one side and rain­for­est rem­nants of Burleigh Na­tional Park on the other. Re­turn along the same path back or stretch your stamina a lit­tle more on the rain­for­est cir­cuit.

Dis­tance 1.2km one way. Time 30 min­utes, The pinch: It’s a breeze.

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