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8 Awesome Things To Do In Burleigh Heads (local Finds)

aerial view of burleigh headland over burleigh heads beach

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If you’re thinking of a Gold Coast vacation in Australia, then you might want to cast your eyes on Burleigh Heads.

This quaint suburb in the Gold Coast city, nestled between Surfers Paradise and Coolangatta, is famous for its surfing, but there are so many more things to do in Burleigh Heads than just hit the waves.

Credit: Destination Gold Coast

What we love about Burleigh Heads is its unpretentious and caters largely to families, so you will find a relaxed, welcoming vibe and plenty of activities for kids to enjoy.

We also love how so many small businesses flourish here and are what gives Burleigh Heads a hip and edgy vibe that promotes wholesome food, wellness and outdoor living.

This communal vibe makes our hometown an awesome place to live, so we’re sharing our top attractions in Burleigh Heads, as well as list our favourite small businesses that give Burleigh Heads a communal and vibrant feel.

Things to Do in Burleigh Heads

But first, if you’re not sure what to do in Burleigh Heads, then here’s a list of the top Burleigh Heads attractions to add to your itinerary:

1. Visit the Burleigh Markets

people walking through a market

One of my favourite things to do is my weekly visit to the Burleigh Farmers Market.

It’s held every Saturday morning from 7-12pm at the Burleigh Head State School. It’s my time-out to grab an organic coconut milk coffee and then slowly wander the fresh produce store. I stock up on my organic fruit and veg and sometimes buy a plant or a new crystal.

people sittin gon grass at The Village Markets

Then, on the first and third Sunday of every month The Village Markets are held at the same place. This one is more focused on local art – jewelry, clothes, homewares, gifts, boutiques and a few food trucks.

They have live acoustic music on the lawn and I generally sit for a couple of hours with my coconut milk coffee listening to amazing home-grown talent while the girls play in the playground.

It has such a chilled Sunday vibe for me and the moment I really feel like a Burleigh local!

Click to read a full guide on the Burleigh Farmer’s Market including lots of photos.

  • Location: Burleigh Heads State School on the corner of Lower Gold Coast Hwy and West Burleigh Rd. 
  • Hours: Every Saturday from 7am – 12 noon
  • Website

2. Go Walking In Burleigh Head National Park

view of tallebudgra creek going into the ocean from tumgun lookout
View from Tumgun Lookout, Burleigh Heads NP

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