7 Burleigh Heads Things to Do for the Easter School Holiday
Create memories to last this Easter! The Easter weekend and the April school holiday offers the perfect time to escape with friends and family, and Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast is one of Queensland’s best holiday destinations if you’re looking to relax, recharge and explore with the kids at your side.
Burleigh has it all, situated in the heart of the Gold Coast and loved by tourists and locals alike for its laid-back quality, picturesque coastal scenery and abundance of exciting things to do. For the upcoming Easter holiday, here are the 7 best things to do in Burleigh Heads Gold Coast:
David Fleay Wildlife Park
The ultimate day out in Burleigh and perfect if you’re looking to spoil the kids while school’s out, David Fleay Wildlife Park is one of two must-visit wildlife parks the Gold Coast has to offer – the other being Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary just 10 minutes down the coast.
At Fleays Wildlife, see and meet some of Australia’s most lovable animal species in a stunning heritage-listed conservational park, boasting numerous natural habitats to explore the home to koalas, kangaroos, Australian birds, pythons, platypuses, estuarine crocodiles and more. It’s open all week and only a 7-minute drive from Burleigh Heads Beach!
Burleigh Head National Park
The jutting Burleigh Headland is hard to miss on the Gold Coast, exhibiting lush rainforest trees that make up the famous Burleigh Head National Park. For bushwalkers and nature lovers in general, Burleigh National Park offers a small rainforest adventure that rewards at every turn – simply not to be missed for active families and groups who want to see the region’s tropical heritage.
Ask a local for a popular trail or go off the beaten path – in Burleigh Head National Park you’ll encounter friendly wildlife, rich and colourful flora, scenic picnic spots and the coast’s best panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.
Nestled between Burleigh Head National Park and Tallebudgera is Tallebudgera Creek, one of the Gold Coast’s best, and most idyllic, tourist spots for swimming, kayaking and fishing!
White sandy banks, surrounding rainforest trees and crystal-clear estuary waters – Tallebudgera Creek will set the scene for a range of leisurely holiday activities this April, from simply picnicking on the waterfront to kayaking down the river. Bring picnic food, inflatables and your trusty paddle-board, or find kayaks and other equipment for hire at Smoothwaters Gold Coast on Tallebudgera Creek Road.
Make your way west on the Ocean View Track in Burleigh Head National Park (the best walking track for Burleigh Head National Park’s incredible ocean views!) to set foot on Burleigh Hill, which offers a stunning side-view of Burleigh Beach.
Burleigh Hill is perfect for both strolling and settling down with a picnic, and it’s where you can view Cock Rock: a popular cliffside viewpoint and picture-taking location that presents a breathtaking panorama of the Pacific Ocean, the waves crashing below and the coast stretching all the way to Surfers Paradise. While Burleigh Hill is an ideal location for families to explore and relax, Cock Rock is best left to those with confident footing!
Burleigh Heads Markets
Burleigh Heads is famous for its eclectic local markets, held throughout the month and not to be ignored if you want to hunt for souvenirs, taste fresh regional cuisine and integrate with the locals while enjoying the Gold Coast this Easter.
These include the Farmers Markets every Saturday morning at Burleigh Heads State School, the Burleigh Heads Art and Craft Markets on the last Sunday of the month near Justins Park, and the popular Burleigh Heads Village Markets at Burleigh Heads State School every first and third Sunday. Visit the Burleigh Farmers Markets for fresh produce, the Art and Craft Markets for artisan goods and gifts, or The Village Markets for simply everything you can think of.
Burleigh Heads Dining
When it comes to food and cuisine, Burleigh Heads Gold Coast doesn’t disappoint. For all moods and preferences, Burleigh offers quaint cafés, beachfront bistros and multinational restaurants, as well as award-winning fine dining establishments with uninterrupted views of Burleigh Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Whatever your family is into, Burleigh has it all!
Enjoy a casual dining experience on the beachfront at North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club and The Surf Club Burleigh, or explore the built-up central precinct comprising James Street, Goodwin Terrace and Connor Street for a whole host of cafés, fast-food eateries and upmarket leading Gold Coast restaurants, such as Rick Shores and The Fish House.
Last but not least, Burleigh Heads Beach, one of the Gold Coast’s premier holiday beaches, is sure to become the focal point of your family escape if you’re heading to Burleigh Heads this Easter.
Boasting pristine white sand, fantastic surfing conditions and striking views of Burleigh Head National Park on the headland, Burleigh Beach is one beach you’ll be returning to each day, where swimming, sunbathing, surfing and picnicking on the sand are just a few ways you can make the school break one to remember.
With our beachfront Burleigh accommodation at Southern Cross Holiday Apartments, enjoy everything Burleigh has to offer while taking full advantage of Burleigh Heads Beach on your doorstep!
Southern Cross Burleigh Heads Accommodation
Make Burleigh your destination this April with our affordable Burleigh Heads holiday accommodation, ideal for families and groups and comprising a simple choice of 2 bedroom Burleigh Esplanade apartments just footsteps from the sand and sea.
Here at Southern Cross, our Standard and Superior apartment accommodation comes fully self-contained so you can feel at home from the moment you arrive, complemented by exclusive access to our onsite facilities including a heated outdoor swimming pool, indoor/outdoor spas, gym, sauna, two half-size tennis courts, barbecue amenities and more.
Simply book directly with us for the cheapest rates! For an unforgettable Burleigh Heads family holiday this Easter, find more information by just visiting Southern Cross Apartments.