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Witness the Migrating Humpback Whales This Spring

What have you got planned this spring? If you’re looking for an experience to remember, head to Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast

Burleigh Heads is one of the best destinations to enjoy free whale watching on the Gold Coast. If you’re keen to see the whales this year – but don’t want to overspend the budget – Burleigh Heads offers many fantastic lookout points where you can witness the whales without spending a thing.

July to October marks peak whale watching season on the Gold Coast. The migrating humpback whales pass just off the coast on the famous “Humpback Highway” and seeing them first-hand is an experience that isn’t easily forgotten.

Of course, you can book one of the Gold Coast watching tours for guaranteed sightings, but seeing them from afar is just as good – especially when all you need is a trusty pair of binoculars.

Burleigh Hill/Burleigh Point

Burleigh Hill, right next to Burleigh Beach, is everyone’s favourite relaxation spot, which just so happens to offer sparkling ocean views right into the horizon. All you have to do is throw down a picnic blanket and have your binoculars at the ready. The good thing is you won’t get bored – simply sunbathe, enjoy the view and keep your eyes peeled for whales splashing in the distance.

Tumgun Lookout Burleigh Heads

Higher than Burleigh Hill/Burleigh Point and only a stone’s throw away. Find Tumgun Lookout inside Burleigh Head National Park – a vantage point that boasts incredible views far into the ocean. This observation deck is not hard to reach and the view you’ll be treated to is truly worth it, even without whale sightings.

Burleigh Head National Park Ocean Walk

Don’t like to stay in one place? Well, Burleigh Head National Park Ocean Walk is particularly popular for its ocean views, which you can take in while strolling along the park’s rocky edges. Once again, have your binoculars ready for the migrating humpbacks. The Ocean View Track is reachable from Burleigh Beach by just heading up through Burleigh Hill.

Don’t Miss Whale Watching Season at Burleigh Surf

Ready to see the whales? Our Burleigh Heads accommodation at Burleigh Surf will place you just moments away from Burleigh Hill, Tumgun Lookout and Burleigh Head National Park.

Here at Burleigh Surf Apartments, we offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom fully self-contained Burleigh Heads apartments on the beachfront of Burleigh Heads Beach.

Brightly designed, spacious and fully equipped, Burleigh Surf apartments offer everything you need to relax, including free WiFi and cable TV, full kitchen and laundry facilities, spa baths, large Queen bedrooms and more.

Our beachfront complex offers low-rise and high-rise apartments (up to 30 floors high), with all apartments boasting breath-taking beach and ocean views from large private balconies. You might even see the whales from your own balcony.

On top of that, you’ll get to take advantage of our range of onsite facilities. These include two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), an indoor heated spa, steam room/sauna, gym, full-size tennis court, kids games room, barbecue area and free secure parking.

Witness the whales for free near our Burleigh Beach accommodation and save by just booking directly with us – best price guaranteed, not available anywhere else.

Take a minute to view our Burleigh Heads apartments and special direct rates at Burleigh Surf Apartments Burleigh Heads.


238 The Esplanade Burleigh Heads
Gold Coast 4220 Australia

Email: [email protected] ▪ Phone: +61 7 5535 8866 ▪ Fax: +61 7 5535 8523



Make the most of a well-deserved, long stay with us at Burleigh Beach!

Enjoy our stunning features such as:

+ Two swimming pools
+ Indoor heated spa
+ Steam room
+ Full-size tennis court