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Looking for free things to do on the Gold Coast?

Summer’s coming and there isn’t a better excuse to get outdoors. 

And if you’re looking to welcome summer in the best way possible, head to Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast!

Burleigh Heads is the best Gold Coast destination for outdoor activities and things to do. These are also FREE, making Burleigh a no-brainer if you’re on a tight budget.

Ready to explore? Here are 5 free things to do in Burleigh Heads.

Justins Park Burleigh

Nothing beats a picnic on the lawn with a sparkling view of the ocean. Justins Park offers exactly that, with a prime location next to Burleigh Beach and just a stroll away from James Street.

Take shelter under the trees on a hot day, or sunbathe while enjoying the park’s peaceful atmosphere. Justins Park features a kids’ playground, as well as a handful of great spots to stretch out doing yoga.

It’s also one of the best locations to watch the sunrise.

Burleigh Heads Markets

Burleigh is well-known for its markets. The most popular one is The Village Markets, held at Burleigh Head State School on the first and third Sunday of every month.

Whether you’re a foodie, bargain hunter or Gold Coast newcomer, the Burleigh Village Markets aren’t to be ignored – even if it’s just for a free morning stroll.

This vibrant pop-up market boasts local street food, souvenirs and crafts, preloved clothes, homewares and more, in addition, to live local bands and kids’ entertainment.

Burleigh Head National Park

Visiting Burleigh Head National Park is one of the best things to do on the Gold Coast. Why? This stunning oceanside park offers gorgeous trails, friendly wildlife and some of the best ocean views the coast has to offer.

It’s free to explore, offering guided walks as well as free-roaming if you prefer to go off the beaten track. Pack a picnic to enjoy inside the park, and make sure to take in the views from Jebbribillum Lookout and Tumgun Lookout.

Burleigh Beach

Of course, Burleigh Beach will be the main focal point of any Burleigh Heads holiday – and for good reason.

Burleigh Heads Beach is one of the Gold Coast’s premier beaches, enjoying sweeping sand, a laid-back vibe and natural surfing conditions generated at the headland.

Simply put, it’s a beach lover’s paradise fitting for any mood.

Tallebudgera Creek

On the other side of Burleigh Head National Park is Tallebudgera Creek, and there isn’t a better location to swim, kayak and paddleboard.

Tallebudgera Creek is a picturesque natural attraction offering a host of free outdoor activities. Swim, kayak and paddleboard along the river, or simply kick back with a picnic on the sandy banks. It’s also a great spot to fish!

Are you keen to enjoy the above? Then head on over! Relax in style in Burleigh Heads, right next to Burleigh Beach, here at Burleigh Surf Burleigh Heads Apartments.

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Gold Coast 4220 Australia

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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