Burleigh Heads Walk, Something Special

We all really enjoy this Burleigh Heads walk, it’s one we do on a regular basis. Why? Well the list is long but following are a few highlights:

1.Burleigh Heads National Park is way local, it’s simple to find, you’re close to everything and there are a few different ways to access it so you can mix it up a bit. We’ll leave links at the bottom to help you find your way.

burleigh headland walk

The ever changing landscape

Burleigh Headland Walk

Burleigh Headland Walk

2.We get to walk in a lush rainforest that has amazing huge trees and boulder formations to die for (we love going rock climbing so rocks and boulders are our thing).

Burleigh Head National Park

Climbing Time

burleigh heads fig tree

3.Most of the walk is shaded by the trees so even in Summer it’s a cooler walk or jog and if it’s a bit drizzly it’s still doable and the rainforest smell is delightful.

burleigh heads walk

burleigh headland walk

And on those overcast days, while it’s still generally warm, you may find you have it all to yourself while others head for the crowed shopping centres.

Burleigh Head National Park

Tallebudgera Creek

4. We love having a swim in the Tallebudgera Creek or the Burleigh sea half way around the walk.

boys on Tallebudgera creek beach

Tallebudgera Creek Beach at high tide

Tallebudgera Creek

Tallebudgera Creek

5. We also get to have a treat at the Burleigh end at the local cafe or ice cream van.
(can we hear the jingle??)

Hot Chocolates at Burleigh

Hot Chocolates at Burleigh

And of course no family adventure is complete without a little Burleigh Heads Gangnam style!

6.We see all sorts of wildlife from lizards to bush turkeys with their huge leafy nests plus the occasional trap door spider (keep an eye out along the banks of the trails especially on the Tallebudgerra Creek side). We have also spotted sting rays, dolphins and whales from the lookouts along the way. What a spectacular habitat we are apart of if we take time to observe.

bush turkey


bush turkeys nest

Bush Turkey’s nest

7. Plus the sea views all the way down to Tweed Heads and up to Surfers Paradise on a clear day are amazing.

burleigh heads view to surfers paradise

burleigh headland lookout

We put baby in his back pack carrier as its not very stroller friendly as there are stairs in places, but if you just did the bottom sea side trail that links Burleigh Heads to the Tallebudgera creek then your stroller is go!!

It’s just a little gem this walk with so much to see in such a small place, we  easily make a half day adventure out of it (once the boys made a raft out of logs and rope they found on the creek beach which added hours of entertainment but that’s a whole extra adventure to tell). Take a picnic or grab some great food from James Street in Burleigh, and if you do the walk on a Sunday arvo you can stay for the local drumming in the Burleigh park which is totally kid friendly and has a fantastic vibe. You can have a go at slack lining and the fire twirling is spectacular. Whether your a local or visiting, put it on your list.

Find out more about Burleigh Heads

Here’s a couple of links that will help you find out more and get you get started.

Here’s a map to show you the different routes.

And here’s the Queensland National Park site for lots more information.



  1. Susan Hatch
    Nov 22, 2012

    Fabulous Guys!
    Wow, cool dancing Tagore – and Rabbin you are a star my friend, I swear you are actually talking to your dad in that vid. Tarquin and Brad, what can I say cool as ever.
    Thanks Tabitha, Brad and Boys for another great adventure suggestion.

    • Brad Fennell
      Nov 27, 2012

      Thanks Susan, we had a lot of fun on this adventure, so great to have a place like this in our own backyard.

  2. Burleigh Tourism
    Nov 25, 2012

    Love this great family post. I’ll share it on Burleigh Tourism. :) http://www.burleightourism.com.au

    • Brad Fennell
      Nov 27, 2012

      Thanks so much for sharing, we are blessed to have a place like Burleigh that we can share as a family.

  3. Sharon Fennell
    Nov 27, 2012

    OMG! So good to be able to see all of your adventures and vicariously explore with you via your blog! Loving it! So cool….I already can’t wait for the next installment! Gangnam style-AWESOME! You guys rock!!

    • Brad Fennell
      Dec 6, 2012

      That’s Sharon, stay tuned more to come, maybe even a little more dancing, you never know.


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