Oceanview Walk, Burleigh Head National Park

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Ancient volcanic columns meet the sea on this easy stroll in Burleigh Head National Park in the heart of the Gold Coast.

The Oceanview track skirts the coastline leading around the rocky headland from the southern edge of Burleigh Heads township to the southern [park entrance near Tallebudgera Creek.

Pack a picnic and relax by the creek at Echo Beach and marvel at the tumbled masses of six sided basalt columns. Spot whales (during winter and spring), white-bellied sea-eagles and birdwing butterflies (in summer).

Allow 30 minutes from the rocky headland at Tallebudgera Creek to walk the track through pandanus groves, tussock grasslands, coastal heath and mangroves to southern Burleigh. You can either return by the same path or via the Rainforest circuit and Tumgun lookout.

For your safety, a section of Oceanview walk may be temporarily closed before, during and after severe weather, due to the increased risk of rock falls. Check Park Alerts for track closures.

Journey Details

Duration
0.5 Hours
Distance
1.2 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching

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Oceanview walk, Burleigh Head National Park

This track skirts the coastline leading around the rocky headland from the southern edge of Burleigh Heads township to Tallebudgera Creek. Enjoy the chance to see whales in spring and sea-eagles soaring along the coast.

This walk is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. The map only shows an indicative start point; the track route and end point are not shown, and the map cannot be used for navigation purposes. See the web site for detailed maps and the latest park information. When you are in the park, read the signs at and near the start of the track.

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Route Details
Mode of Travel Walk
Distance 1.2 kms
Route Type One Way
Level of Difficulty Level 2: Suitable for families with young children

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