Destination guide

Beach retreat near Burleigh Heads holiday homes to rent

Nestled between Surfers Paradise to the north and Coolangatta to the south, Burleigh Heads is a picturesque beach location in the vibrant Gold Coast region of Australia. The vast parklands, calm surf, fragrant pine forests and abundance of wildlife provide boundless adventure in the great outdoors. Whether you’re travelling with family or on your own, Burleigh Heads holiday homes to rent offer plenty to do to make your beach retreat unforgettable.


Sightseeing in and around Burleigh Heads

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like surfing and swimming. Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Burleigh Heads a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sea World (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Warner Bros. Movie World (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Mallawa Drive Sports Complex (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Burleigh Golf Club (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Pizzey Park Sporting Complex (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
Outdoor activities

Activities near Burleigh Heads holiday homes

Both land and sea provide an endless landscape for fun and adventure in Burleigh Heads. Just outside your holiday accommodation, you’ll find sparkling seas for whale watching, boating, kayaking, boat cruises, surfing, sailing and paddleboarding. In the vast parklands and dense forests, you can explore the scenery with nature walks, biking, horseback riding, rainforest canopy walks, sand duning, rock climbing, abseiling and off-roading. Golf, motorcycling, rope walks, parasailing and kitesurfing are also popular for outdoor enthusiasts.


Seasonal weather averages in Burleigh Heads

Travellers enjoy Burleigh Heads for its surfing. If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, January, February, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads is famous for its beautiful parks and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Burleigh Heads is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Surfers Paradise Beach (5.9 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Burleigh Beach (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Burleigh Head National Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • David Fleay Wildlife Park (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Nobby Beach (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Schuster Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)

Best beaches near Burleigh Heads holiday rentals

From relaxed and picturesque to rough and adventurous, the Burleigh Heads beaches offer a little something for everyone. Currumbin Beach, a popular surfing beach with big waves and a playful atmosphere, and Tallebudgera Beach, a serene destination with white sand and turquoise waters, are found near holiday homes in the area. Nobby Beach, a tranquil beach with a playground, recreation areas and nature trails, is popular with families, while Miami Beach, an iconic seaside destination with a sandy beach and historic landmarks, is more for partygoers.

How to get there

Transport to and around Burleigh Heads

The nearest airport is in Gold Coast, QLD (OOL-Coolangatta), located 6.7 mi (10.7 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Getting to Burleigh Heads holiday accommodation

Burleigh Heads and the Gold Coast region have a variety of transport options to get you to and from your holiday accommodation. Serviced by two international airports, Burleigh Heads has trains, taxis, buses, ferries and car hire options to get around, as well as tours and transfers to nearby regional destinations. Depending on where you choose to stay, you may be able to walk or bike to popular landmarks, parks and beaches from the holiday rentals in the area. For a more luxurious experience, charter a yacht to enjoy water destinations and take advantage of water sports opportunities.

Food & drink 

Cuisine in Burleigh Heads

With rich bounty from the sea and wineries dotted throughout the landscape, Burleigh Heads is a premier foodie destination that features authentic Gold Coast cuisine mixed with multicultural recipes. Seafood such as sea scallops, prawns, barramundi and mud crabs combine with local produce and native macadamia nuts to create unique concoctions that are both traditional and creative. No matter your craving, you’re sure to find the perfect restaurant, cafe or eatery near your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near Burleigh Heads?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,069 holiday rentals near Burleigh Heads. From 489 Houses to 1,440 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Burleigh Heads is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Burleigh Heads?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Burleigh Heads. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Burleigh Head National Park: 2,689 holiday rentals
  • Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Tours & Information Hub: 2,700 holiday rentals
  • David Fleay Wildlife Park: 2,703 holiday rentals
  • Burleigh Brewing Company: 2,721 holiday rentals
  • Mount Tamborine Winery: 1,817 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Burleigh Heads listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Burleigh Heads?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 489 Houses in Burleigh Heads. Our other popular types of Burleigh Heads holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,440 holiday houses
  • Villas: 26 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Burleigh Heads?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,465 holiday homes with pool available in Burleigh Heads. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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