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The weather in Burleigh Heads
Check out the climate diagram for Burleigh Heads. During January, maximum temperatures go up to more than 28° Conversely, July is the coolest month in Burleigh Heads, with temperatures going under 10°. The rainiest month is March while the driest month is May.
Catch the waves at a holiday letting in Burleigh Heads
Whether you want a holiday letting that opens onto the beach, a luxury villa, or an apartment situated in the hustle and the bustle of the town centre, Burleigh Heads has you covered. With a huge range of accommodations to choose from, you can holiday just the way you want.
Excite those tastebuds
Burleigh Heads is brimming with unique restaurants, cafés and bars, all serving something different. With cocktail rooftop bars to cafés that offer delicious breakfasts, there’s no danger of going hungry. There are also plenty of budget options.
Burleigh Brewing Company will appeal to anyone who enjoys fresh, local brew. Set in a great location with space for children to run around in, it offers a small but tasty menu. On Sundays, you can sit back with your pint and enjoy some live music.
Head to Seascape Restaurant and Bar when you fancy something a little classier. Offering fresh, local seafood and stunning views over the ocean, it has a bistro, rooftop and bar in addition to the main restaurant. Menu items include snapper pie and yellowfin tuna.
The Pantry is a cozy café serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Whether you want a hearty breakfast for the day or a warm meal to end the evening, The Pantry’s menu will hit the spot, with zucchini pancakes, toasted sandwiches and milkshakes.
Get stuck in with arts and crafts
Burleigh Heads is a great place to visit if you're creative or love learning about local culture and traditions. Spend a day browsing its markets and soaking in its buzzing creative scene.
Burleigh Art and Craft Market, which takes place every Sunday morning, comprises over 150 stalls offering local produce, crafts and creations. Located in Justin’s Park, the market attracts vendors selling handmade food, jewellery and fashion items – perfect for a souvenir or gift.
Alternatively, head to the Burleigh Heads State School's Village Markets, which focus more on fashion and lifestyle. On the first and third Sunday of each month, you can enjoy fresh street food as you browse the boutique stalls.
If you're looking to escape, visit the Walls Art Space, a creative sanctuary of contemporary art. The gallery features regularly changing exhibitions, monthly talks, opening nights and an artist-in-residence program. Check out their website before you visit.
Let them play
Putt Putt Mermaid Beach, 6km down the coast from Burleigh Heads, has a choice of three different courses, each taking about 60 minutes. This exciting mini-golf course is filled with wacky holes and fun twists. Afterwards, splash in the waves at Mermaid Beach.
Children will have the time of their lives at Doodlebug Australia. This play centre offers plenty of climbing areas and hours of fun. Adults can enjoy some hot coffee or ice cream while they watch.
Stop in at Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, where children can learn all about Australia's first peoples. Located in the middle of the town, this centre recounts stories focusing on Aboriginal spirituality and society. Make sure to book your tour in advance.
Discover the area’s natural beauty
While Burleigh Heads is known for its surfing and beach scene, it also has plenty of other things to offer. The Gold Coast has some stunning nature to be discovered, with nature reserves, boat tours and wildlife parks. Most are just a stone’s throw away from Burleigh Heads.
Burleigh Heads National Park is a must-see during your visit. Venture on an ocean walk or a rainforest walk, or both to witness two different environments. Wander along rocky shores that promise sightings of eagles and whales, or past soaring trees and kookaburras. Both walks involve climbing but promise spectacular views.
David Fleay Wildlife Park, founded by the Australian naturalist, is within walkable distance of Burleigh Heads. It's run by volunteers who look after a huge range of animals, including sugar-gliders, pythons and wallabies. Get up close with the animals and listen to the wildlife rangers’ talks.
Feel the sand between your toes and taste the ocean salt when you spend a day at Burleigh Heads Beach. With its golden sands, clear warm water and easy access, it makes for a perfect day out with the family. Spend a calm and relaxing day lounging on the beach or going for a swim.
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