A prosperous suburb on Australia’s famous Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads boasts a population just shy of 8,000 people, making it a cozy destination for travelers seeking rest and relaxation in the region.

The main commercial center in Burleigh Heads is James Street, a village of sorts that is packed with cafes, delis, hairdressers, retailers, chemists, restaurants and charity stores.

The main attraction for many visitors is the main surf break, a welcome opportunity compared to other quality spots that have become overrun with flocks of tourists and adventure-seekers. The Quicksilver Pro and the Breaka Burleigh Pro are two popular local surfing events.

The area known as “The Point” is a favorite of locals and foreigners alike who seek a pleasant place to have picnics, barbecues, recreational cricket matches and to surf.

A bi-monthly event known as “The Village Markets” promotes local emerging designers and artists.

The David Fleay Wildlife Park, Aboriginal Bora Ring and Burleigh Head National Park are all well worth checking out as well. There are also a number of cricket, rugby, soccer and Australian Rules football teams worth looking into.

This little gem of a destination is located roughly halfway between Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise, and as with the latter two, there are plenty of affordable places to seek accommodations. If you feel like venturing out a bit, be sure to check out the famous shopping centers, protected stretches of rainforest, theme parks and boat and helicopter tours that are readily available in Coolangatta.

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Small-Group Gold Coast Beaches and Mt Tamborine Wine Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Enjoy the best of both the Gold Coast beaches and mountains. This small-group tour gives you the experience of enjoying beautiful beaches in the morning, lunch ...  Read more

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.56

Kayak and Bushwalking Day Tour from the Gold Coast Including Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Enjoy a day trip from the Gold Coast on this day-tour including a bush-walk through Burleigh Head National Park, Kayaking across Tallebudgera Creek and entry ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: Flexible

From USD $99.26

Burleigh Head National Park to David Fleay Wildlife Park Kayaking Tour from the Gold Coast

Experience three Gold Coast adventures in one incredible tour. Walk through the subtropical rainforest and view the incredible Queensland coastline views. ...  Read more

Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.79

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