The suburb of Burleigh Heads is found on Australia’s popular Gold Coast in the state of Queensland. It has a population of around 8,000 residents. Perfectly positioned in the middle of 2 resort towns, Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise, it provides the ideal holiday destination for those who want warmth, sea and sunshine.
The climate is ideal all year long. Temperatures during summer days average at 28 degrees (Celsius). Temperatures during winter days average at 22 degrees (Celsius). The temperature of the sea water during summer averages 22 degrees (Celsius), and during winter the average water temperature is 17 degrees (Celsius).
The area is a perfect alternative from other towns on the Gold Coast which swarm with tourists. Burleigh Heads provides a more peaceful setting. James Street is situated in the centre of the suburb and has a village-like atmosphere. Here you can find an assortment of delis, cafes, shops, pharmacies, hairdressers and restaurants. There a number a different accommodation option available. Choice from motels to luxury Burleigh Heads Apartments.
Gorgeous lines of pandanus trees and pine trees flank the main shopping center. Industry booms in the western part of Burleigh Heads with a variety of international manufacturing and exporting companies. This is where the Billabong brand has its headquarters.
The locals refer to the headland as ‘The Point’. During weekends it is a popular site for cricket matches, surfing and barbecues. Every Sunday afternoon, crowds gather to enjoy a ‘dance and jam’ session with music provided by local musicians. Burleigh Heads has a very religious community, and the main beliefs are Hare Krishna, Christianity, and Buddhism.
The local residents have a great sense of humour and are laid back, friendly and helpful. This makes visitors feel relaxed and welcome. The area is very child friendly which is the reason why so many families come to this part of the world for holidays. There are lots of fun activities for children.
The sea provides excellent surf breaks, making conditions ideal for swimming, body boarding and surfing. The beaches are bordered with pretty parklands that have barbecue and picnic sites, and showers. There are a number of first class restaurants close to the beach. Enjoy a meal and then browse through the wares at the arts and crafts markets.
During your stay, you could book an overnight tour to the waterfalls and rainforest. After enjoying a guided walk, tuck into a gastronomic picnic near the waterfall. In the evening you will be served a three-course candle-lit dinner in a garden. Overnight accommodation is provided by a guest lodge.