Burleigh Heads National Park walks
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.