Rainforest Circuit

Queensland

A wild, natural headland in the heart of the Gold Coast offers walks along the rocky foreshore and through rainforest, with the chance to see whales in winter/spring and sea-eagles soaring along the coast.

Lookouts
Picnic Facilities
BBQ
Toilets
Public Transport
No Dogs Permitted
Coastal
Rainforest
69m
Maximum Elevation
61m
Total Climb

Getting there:

Northern entrance; from Burleigh Heads, take the Gold Coast Highway south and turn left into Goodwin Terrace. The car park is situated at the end of the road on the left.

Southern entrance; from Burleigh Heads, take the Gold Coast Highway south and turn left into the car park, just before the Tallebudgera Creek bridge.

Maps:

Burleigh Head National Park .

Route/Trail notes:

Northern entrance; take the Burleigh link track, which includes Jebbribillum Lookout and after 460m it joins the Rainforest Circuit. From there, follow the track in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction, stopping at Tumgun Lookout on the way.

Southern entrance; take the Oceanview track for 250m and turn left onto the Tallebudgera link track for a further 250m, where it joins the rainforest Circuit. . From there, follow the track in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction, stopping at Tumgun Lookout along the way.

Permits/Costs:

None.

Other References/Comments:

Whilst here, why not walk the Oceanview Track (if open) for views along the foreshore.

Comments

Nice easy stroll

Jodii on 28 Aug, 2018

Nice easy stroll. The walk along the water front is closed so had to do this rain forest circuit which is beautiful. A few steps to get up there but nothing too challenging. view from the lookout is breathtaking!!

Ashwin on 25 Aug, 2018

I was on school camp nearby and this walk was the activity on one of the days. Pretty easy walk for me, with the views from Tumgun Lookout the highlight.

F.A.B. on 18 Jun, 2018

Nice alternative to the ocean view walk. Great for doing laps of the hill if training hills.

Chantelle on 8 Jun, 2018

A small climb with a great view.

rob.bushman on 28 Jan, 2018

Not as picturesque as the Oceanview walk in our opinion but a nice alternate return walk to it.

Ian and Sue on 6 May, 2017

Nice quick little half an hour walk through some rainforest area with some lovely views. 🙏💕

Instagram:- misslissy79
Facebook: Miss Lissy
Blog: misslissy79.com

Mel on 19 Mar, 2017

Nice little walk with awesome views

Evo on Feb, 2017

Very easy and short walk, but with beautiful views. Pictures of all of my walks and climbs are on instagram @teniille

A peak a week on 26 Sep, 2016

Another pleasant walk. The oceanview path is closed - apparently a rockfall danger

Bruce on 17 May, 2015

Did this walk as a warm down the day after the Gold Coast Marathon. Came across another marathoner that was running this circuit, obviously 42km the day before was not enough.

Grumps on 7 Jul, 2014

Burleigh headland walk

Pardo on 2014

Nice spot to do your daily exercise. Watch the dolphins play or the surfers at work.

Callaghan Clan on 24 Jan, 2013

Easy, a little steep in one part.

rob.bushman on 1 Aug, 2008

Where

Click here to load this map.

Nearby Walks

Done this walk?

This walk has been ticked 34 times

Aussie Bushwalking can keep track of your bushwalks.

Login/signup to tick this walk off.

Tick walks to keep track of where you've been. You must Login to tick walks. Accounts are 100% free so sign up if you don't have one.