Destination: Burleigh Heads & Tallebudgera Valley
Renowned for its surf break, Burleigh Heads is a beachfront alternative to the more touristy suburbs of the Gold Coast. Burleigh’s headland, known to locals as ‘The Point’ is a favourite spot for weekend barbecues. With great surfing off the shore, room for cricket and plenty of barbecue facilities it’s no wonder ‘The Point’ is a family favourite.
Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park sits on the waterfront of the Tallebudgera Estuary and is home to many water based holidays. Pack your gear for swimming, fishing, boating, water skiing, wind surfing or canoeing.
If the rainforest is more to your tastes then the Burleigh Heads National Park offers beautifully scenic walks to explore. Burleigh has something to offer for most holiday makers who want to avoid the bustle of a busy tourist town.
Things to do in Burleigh & Tallebudgera
Burleigh Heads National Park is a wild, natural headland that has walking tracks along the rocky foreshore and through lush rainforest. The headland is a great spot to watch sea-eagles soaring along the coast and even spot koalas and wallabies roaming free. If you head down in spring you can even catch a glimpse of whales frolicking offshore.
Burleigh Beach – The Point – provides a well-known surf break that attracts many surfers to the area all year round. When the surf is up there will also be more than a few spectators along the beach watching the displays. The grassy area by the beach is popular for cricket, footy, barbecues and family picnics without really getting too crowded.
Not far from Tallebudgera is Springbrook National Park, a World Heritage Area and magnificent patch of rainforest. Take a walk through the lush rainforest to some of the spectacular waterfalls, ancient trees and phenomenal panoramic views.
David Fleay Wildlife Park in the heart of Burleigh heads has dozens of threatened species and educates visitors on the importance of conservation. Take a walk through the rainforest and experience the diversity of threatened wildlife.
Burleigh Golf Club is a private members golf club that offers short membership options for those on holiday in the area. The course provides first class golfing through a diverse ‘woodland’ type forest and full clubhouse facilities.
The Burleigh Corporate Art Centre is a gallery that exhibits over 300 different artworks by a range of Australian artists.
A visit to the Burleigh Brewing Company will give you the chance to take a tour of the brewery and sample the local Duke Beers. The guys at Burleigh love making their craft beer so much that they get pretty focused. They’ve set aside time to chat with fellow beer lovers though so you can experience what they love so much.
Dining & Nightlife
There is a vast array of casual, formal and romantic restaurants around the Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera area. Grab a meal at the Surf Club or have a romantic dinner for two overlooking the night time beach scape.
Oskars on Burleigh is in a prime location overlooking the beach giving diners at dusk a magnificent light display on the backdrop of the coastal skyline. Oskars also has a reputation for a daily changing seafood menu based on the best and freshest catches.
On the edge of Burleigh Heads Beach is Mermaids Restaurant & Bar. Sit on the deck and watch the waves while dining on local seafood matched with some beautiful Australian wines.
Pointbreak Bar + Grill claims to make the most amazing pizza on the coast. Why not drop by and see for yourself? While you’re waiting for the pizza order a cocktail and sit out on the deck overlooking the beach.
The Teavine House in Tallebudgera Valley specialises in High Tea. This doesn’t stop them making hearty ploughman’s lunches, hosting elegant functions and boutique weddings.
Shopping & Events
There is a quaint, village atmosphere in the James Street shopping area of Burleigh Heads that draws both locals and visitors. Browse through stylish boutiques, relaxed cafes and find some unique gifts to take home.
Stocklands Burleigh Heads shopping centre is easily located just minutes from the Gold Coast Highway. The centre has over 115 stores with a huge range of fashion, gifts, cafes & dining, health & beauty and other services.
Treetops Plaza in the heart of Burleigh offers a vibrant and modern shopping experience. On the last Sunday of each month wonder down to the beachfront at Burleigh Heads for the Art & Craft Markets. The Esplanade fills up with over 200 market stands selling local and Australian made arts, gifts, souvenirs and other weird and wonderful items.