Ocean View Cir­cuit

Walking New Zealand - - Australian Walks -

Don’t leave the Coast with­out walk­ing the Ocean View Cir­cuit. You can start out from the carpark at Burleigh

cumbed to at­tacks by dogs and cats from sur­round­ing sub­urbs.

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.

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