Pack your swimming cap or picnic blanket and head to Burleigh Beach for three top-drawer upcoming sporting events, offering lots to spectate and even more to get involved in this autumn on the Gold Coast.
The coast from Burleigh Beach to Snapper Rocks offers prime conditions for annual surfing events, ocean swims and SUP competitions, with this autumn seeing the return of 12 Towers Ocean Paddle Festival and The Aussies, plus a brand new WSL ocean swim to be held on Burleigh Beach. Mere footsteps from our beachfront Burleigh Heads holiday apartments, get set for these three autumn sporting events on Burleigh Beach!
12 Towers Ocean Paddle
Taking its name from the twelve lifeguard towers its participants pass from Snapper Rocks to Burleigh Beach, 12 Towers Ocean Paddle Race is a huge annual paddle-boarding event that sees Australia’s best SUP athletes give it their all across the full span of the Southern Gold Coast. The long 15-kilometre course makes each beach a vantage point for watching the action, with Burleigh Beach marking the finishing line!
Along with the 12 Towers 6-kilometre course, don’t miss this thrilling two-day SUP festival starting March 6.
Australian Surf Life Saving Championships
Bringing together Australia’s elite surf lifesavers and surf lifesaving clubs to go head-to-head over a nine-day championship, The Aussies is the ultimate proving ground in Australian surf lifesaving which, this year, will feature more than 450 offshore and onshore events shared between Kurrawa Beach in Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads Beach.
Make sure you’re on the Gold Coast to soak up all the events, plus a fantastic atmosphere on the beach, comprising the Youth Championships, Masters Championships and Open Championships from March 30 to April 7.
Aussie Ocean Swim
Join hundreds of ocean swimmers on Burleigh Beach for Aussie Ocean Swim, a brand new WSL event that is inviting both casual and seasoned swimmers to take part! Measuring two kilometres, this upcoming ocean swim is ideal for setting a personal challenge or getting active with friends, where there will also be national surf clubs taking part to earn points and awards.
To be held in the morning, spectate or dive in for WSL Aussie Ocean Swim on April 19.
Book Today - Burleigh Heads Beachfront Accommodation
Don’t want to miss the action? Have the above events on your doorstep with our Burleigh Heads two-bedroom apartment accommodation at Southern Cross Burleigh, just footsteps from Burleigh Beach and the Pacific with a choice of fully self-contained two-bedroom apartments for any kind of budget.
Ideal for families and groups, our 2 bedroom Burleigh Beach apartments are bright, spacious and complemented by breathtaking ocean views, featuring free WiFi for all guests, full kitchen facilities plus exclusive access to our outdoor swimming pool and spa, gym, sauna, two half-size tennis courts, barbecue area and more.
For an unforgettable family holiday on Burleigh Beach or an ideal location for 12 Towers, The Aussies and Aussie Ocean Swim this autumn, save by booking directly with us today at Southern Cross Apartments Burleigh Heads.