A five week housesit in the lovely Burleigh Heads has offered us a chance to participate in areas of the Gold Coast as a visitor.
With such a wide range of activities and areas to explore we have filled our time. What with walking our lovely house sit dog, in the morning to get the paper and in the late afternoon for a good walk, we have still managed to get out into the Hinterland, or as it’s sometime called the Green behind the Gold, the hills beckon with a multitude of bush walks available for all levels of fitness. We walked not long after a big storm, so lots of water in the many waterfalls for us to oh and ah over, and lots of photos, actually 110 photos so some culling was in order there.
If you are contemplating going bush walking, check the tracks are open and note how much time you need to allow yourselves. Take plenty of water and tell someone were you are going. The views are certainly worthwhile.
If like us you love the water then your time spent here can slip by with you either swimming, surfing, paddling, Sup paddling or just lazing on one of the many beaches.
Burleigh offers easy access to the ocean as well as Tallebudgera Creek for some flat water, a little further south you encounter the beautiful Currumbin Creek, with a lovely big estuary, used by many ( including us) for swimming laps, and paddling Sup’s.
There are plenty of walking and cycling tracks around Burleigh, you can walk/ride the length of the Esplanade, from Miami headland to the start of the Burleigh National Park ( no dogs in the park). At the Miami end you have a wonderful viewing platform were you can take in the length of the coast.
Farmers and Arts and craft markets abound on the coastal strip, and its not hard to fill in a morning at one of these, and of course not forgetting the amazing amount of good coffee shops and restaurants. Plenty to keep the most discerning happy.
There’s a lot more to the Gold Coast than the Theme Parks to keep you busy when you choose to stay, although these of course are a lot of fun for a day. My pick is to go Whale watching during May to September, a must for all visitors.