Rainforest Circuit

Gold Coast
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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
74m
Maximum Elevation
74m
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

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

Deceptively hot in summer. Watch for snakes.
The view from the platform at the top is amazing

Remy on Sometime...

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