Burleigh Heads National Park offers the best of the best: perfect views of the Gold Coast City skyline, access to remote beaches and creeks, native rainforest and a number of unique viewpoints. Burleigh Heads National Park is my 1 hiking trail on the Gold Coast as it exposes you to so many different elements of the Gold Coast. This blog will tell you everything you need to know about hiking in Burleigh Heads National Park.
Within Burleigh Heads National Park you have several options of hiking trails. I have attached a National Park Map below.
My preferred trail enters the park from Burleigh Headland (Northern entrance) and goes up the hill, past Jebbribillium Lookout (2) and up to Tumgun lookout (3). From Tumgum Lookout I suggest continuing along the trail which will lead you down to Echo Beach and Tallebudgera Creek (5). From Tallebudgera Creek you can continue along the loop called the Ocean view Track (1) that will lead you back to where you started at Burleigh Hill. Photos Below.
This trail is a loop and passes all the best parts of the National Park. I don’t know about you but as far as I am concerned, you can never go wrong with a loop track.
This loop will take you 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on how fast you hike. Although I suggest making a day out of it and packing a picnic and swimmers and towel to enjoy some time at Tallebudgera Creek.
You can use the map below to decide which trail will be best suited to you. If you have kids the Ocean view Track (1) may be better suited.
Burleigh Heads National Park map
What to pack
Swimmers, Towel, Sunscreen, Water bottle, snacks, camera and go pro.
Getting to Burleigh Heads National Park
Burleigh Heads National Park is located in the heart of the Gold Coast. I suggest parking at Burleigh point and entering the park from the Northern Entrance.
Facilities in Burleigh Heads National Park
You won’t find any facilities within the park itself, but you will find everything you need (bathrooms, water, cafes) at Burleigh Headland, my suggested starting point.
There are no national park fees payable for entering Burleigh Heads National Park
Plan ahead and come prepared to spend a few hours down at Echo Beach and Tallebudgera Creek. Tallebudgera Creek is one of the nicest waterways on the Gold Coast.
Watch out for snakes, I don’t want to scare you but it is good to keep an eye on the ground.
Wear a hat and sunscreen – Gold Coast sun is hot.
Don’t forget to pack a big water bottle.