Rainforest Circuit

Gold Coast

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.

Picnic Facilities
Public Transport
No Dogs Permitted
Maximum Elevation
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.


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.



Other References/Comments:

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


A bit slope but not difficult at all! Great views also

Henry Lin on 16 Jul, 2022

A good high intensity jog. Lots of stairs.
Beautiful view at the top.

Courtney Moran on 19 Apr, 2022

Easy walk beautiful forest and nice ocean views

Polarbear88 on 28 Jan, 2021

Beautiful part of the world

ELISE on 8 Aug, 2020

Great walk at any time. I took advantage of "not as busy" covet-times.

Wanderlust on 24 Jun, 2020

Started off from the Julia St, entrance, detoured to Ocean view track, and rejoined the rainforest track. A refreshing one.

dinbush on 13 Jun, 2020

Took this route as the coastal walk is closed and gated off due to falling rocks. Don't forget your mozzie spray, it's pretty brutal rn

:) on 17 Feb, 2020

Paved path, some small inclines. Nice bit of forest in the middle of the city.

Lihz on 2020

Easy walk. Parked at Goodwin Terrace, grabbed a coffee from the Nook and headed for a walk along the ocean view track. Got to Echo Beach, sat on the sand for a bit then headed back along the rainforest circuit. Great little loop. Although very busy and narrow. So generally single file. Get there early (before 9am) for an easy park on Goodwin, otherwise you'll be doing loops for a while. Alternatively, park on Julia Street and start the walk from the other side. Usually easier to get parking here if you're a late starter.

Troy on 13 Jul, 2019

Beautiful walk! We started from the Caravan park as we were staying there. Very easy walk and we stopped at Burleigh Heads for breakfast.

Exploringonfoot on 31 Mar, 2019

Beautiful easy walk. But can obviously get quite busy at times.

Rhiannon Brooks on 22 Oct, 2018

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

I have done this walk many times, great coastline, beautiful views and great place for a swim after the walk on a hot day

Bobbe on 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. 🙏💕

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Mel on 19 Mar, 2017

Nice little walk with awesome views

Evo on Feb, 2017


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