Ocean View Circuit
Don’t leave the Coast without walking the Ocean View Circuit. You can start out from the carpark at Burleigh
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Distance: 2.3km one way, Time: 45 minutes, The pinch: Brief inclines may be a liitle tough for some..
At Burleigh Heads National Park, ancient volcanic columns meet the sea.
The Kombumerri people named this prominent rocky headland ‘Jellurgal’. Today, its northern side is one of Australia’s most famous surfing point breaks. Walk to Tumgun lookout, where migrating whales may be seen. dmire the coastal vista to Surfers Paradise across Burleigh Beach, the venue for many international surfing tournaments.
Burleigh Heads national Park in Gold Coast is located between Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise and houses the famous ‘Burleigh Barrel’ and other major international surfboard competitions. There are some great picnic areas along with barbeque facilities and playgrounds of the foreshore at Burleigh Heads.
Walk the 1.2 kilometre track through a living museum of plants, many of them rare. See Australian bush-turkey nesting mounds, seabirds and water dragons. Picnic on Burleigh foreshore or relax on Echo Beach. A ramp to the fishing platform provides access for wheelchairs. Visit the information centre to learn about the park’s interesting history.
From Surfers Paradise, travel south along the Gold Coast Highway to Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads. The car park is at the end of Goodwin Terrace. To reach the southern entrance at Tallebudgera Creek, turn off the Gold Coast Highway at the traffic lights near the Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service Burleigh Head Information Centre.
Above left and right: Looking out towards Tallebudgera Creek from the track.
Below left: Old trees take a battering from the weather. Below right; The track is flat and easy to walk along.