Australia: The Land Where Time Began

A biography of the Australian continent 

Burleigh Head National Park   

What's special?

Right in the heart of the busy Gold Coast, Burleigh Head National Park provides a peaceful haven for wildlife and walkers. Remnants of past volcanic activity, littoral rainforest and reminders of the living culture of the Kombumerri people are protected in this park. The Kombumerri call the headland “Jellurgal”.

In spite of its small size, the park is quite diverse, with fringing mangroves along the creek, and windswept tussock grassland, open forest, rainforest and coastal vegetation around the headland.


Sit quietly on Echo Beach at Tallebudgera Creek and enjoy the scenery. Watch for passing dolphins or humpback whales from Tumgun Lookout.

Picnic on the Burleigh foreshore just outside the park. Toilets are located here and near the park’s southern entrance.

Visit the Burleigh Head Information Centre on the Gold Coast Highway to find out about the park, Kombumerri culture and nearby hinterland parks.


See the park’s vegetation and scenery along the walking tracks. Do the circuits in a clockwise direction. Wear a hat and sunscreen and stay on the track. A section of the lower coastal track is occasionally closed after rain when there is a risk of rockfall.

Getting there

The park lies between Burleigh Heads and the Tallebudgera Creek estuary and is about 70 minutes from Brisbane. Access is from the Gold Coast Highway near the Tallebudgera Creek bridge or from Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads.

Sources & Further reading

Journey Back Through Time
Experience Australia
Aboriginal Australia
National Parks
Photo Galleries
Site Map
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