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5 FREE Things to Do in Burleigh Heads

You don’t have to spend money to enjoy the Gold Coast.

And if you’re on a tight budget, Burleigh Heads is the best Gold Coast destination when it comes to having a good time without pulling your wallet out.

For spring/summer 2021, get outdoors and enjoy the best free things to do in Burleigh Heads!

Burleigh Heads Markets

Did you know Burleigh is loved for its markets? The most popular Burleigh Heads market is The Village Markets – held at Burleigh Head State School on the first and third Sunday of every month.

Whether you’re a foodie, bargain hunter or Gold Coast newcomer, the Burleigh Village Markets are not to be ignored.

You don’t have to spend a thing, but The Village Markets does offer local street food, souvenirs and crafts, preloved clothes, homewares and more, in addition, to live local bands and kids’ entertainment.

Justins Park Burleigh

Nothing beats a picnic on the lawn with a full view of the ocean. Justins Park offers exactly that, situated next to Burleigh Beach and just a stroll away from James Street.

Take shelter under the trees on a hot day, or sunbathe while enjoying the park’s peaceful atmosphere. Justins Park features a kids’ playground, as well as a handful of great spots to stretch out with some yoga.

It’s also one of the best locations to watch the famous Gold Coast sunrise.

Burleigh Beach

Of course, Burleigh Beach will be the main focal point of any Burleigh Heads holiday – and for good reason.

Burleigh Heads Beach is one of the Gold Coast’s premier beaches, enjoying sweeping sand, a laid-back beach town vibe and superb, natural surfing conditions at the Burleigh Headland.

Simply put, it’s a paradise for beach lovers, sun-soakers and surfers.

Burleigh Head National Park

You have to visit Burleigh Head National Park on the Gold Coast. Why? This unique oceanside park offers gorgeous trails, wildlife to spot and some of the best ocean views the coast has to offer.

It’s free to explore, and you can take a guided walk or go off the beaten track if you prefer. Pack a picnic to enjoy inside the park, and make sure to witness the ocean views from Jebbribillum Lookout and Tumgun Lookout.

Tallebudgera Creek

Looking to kayak, paddleboard or fish on the Gold Coast? Then head to Tallebudgera Creek – located on the other side of Burleigh Head National Park.

Tallebudgera Creek is a picturesque natural attraction that sets the scene for free outdoor activities. Swim, kayak and paddleboard along the river, or simply kick back with a picnic – and fishing line – on the sandy banks.

Looking to escape this summer? Relax in Burleigh Heads, mere footsteps from Burleigh Beach, here at 2nd Avenue Burleigh Heads Apartments.

Take a minute to view our cheap direct rates at 2nd Avenue Burleigh Heads Accommodation.


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Gold Coast 4220 Australia
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