Burleigh Head Rainforest Circuit
  • Length: 2.3km

  • Duration: 45 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 1705 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

  • End: 1705 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads

  • Location: Burleigh Head National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 95.4 km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -28.09768527

  • Longitude: 153.4562273

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Burleigh Head Rainforest Circuit is a 2.3km, grade 3 Return hike located in Burleigh Head National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 45 mins to complete.

Summary

Burleigh Head National Park is home to rainforest, eucalypt forest, pandanus groves, tussock grassland, coastal heath, mangroves, creeks, rocky foreshore and beaches. Most of the Rainforest circuit is an easy grade, but there is a steep section in the middle near Tumgun lookout. The lookout is a good place to watch for humpback whales splashing offshore in winter and spring. For the safety of visitors, sections of the track skirting the coastline may be closed during wet weather, due to the risk of rock falls.

About the region

Burleigh Head is a small national park at Burleigh Heads in the City of Gold Coast in South East Queensland, Australia.

The park is 81 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Brisbane. The park is tiny yet it contains a diverse range of habitats. Tallebudgera Creek enters the ocean directly south of the park. No camping is permitted in the park. Access is via the Gold Coast Highway which passes by the park. An information centre is available.

Burleigh Head National Park is a popular place for hiking, walkers and joggers because it located in a cool climate and provides great views. There are two walking tracks in the national park, one climbing the hill to the summit which is about 88 m above sea level, called the Rainforest circuit and another leading around the headland just above sea level called the Ocean view circuit. Watching migrating whales from within the park is another popular activity.


For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com

 

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