South Nobby Headland

Gold Coast

A walk on South Nobby Headland also referred to as Little Burleigh or North Burleigh Headland which is within Mick Schamburg Park . The walk links to Miami Beach via Don Macsween Park and North Burleigh Beach via Ed Hardy Park while enjoying many lookout points with views North to Surfers, East to the Pacific Ocean, South to Burleigh Heads and West to the Gold Coast Hinterland. As well as traversing the Miami Rainbow Stairs.

Picnic Facilities
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Getting there

How do you get to the start of the walk?

Walk can be started from the Northern side of the headland at Don Macsween Park on Miami Beach or from the Southern side of the headland at Ed Hardy Park on North Burleigh Beach.


Which maps cover the area?

Map of North Burleigh or Miami.

Route/Trail notes

A detailed description of the walk!

Starting from North: Head to the Southern end of Don Macsween Park / Miami Beach and make you way up the Miami Rainbow Stairs a sharp right turn is taken immediately and a short well worn dirt path from foot traffic through the grass leads to Lores Bonney Lookout (look for the little path through the bush to a rock with a view just South of the lookout). After soaking up the view return to the top of the stairs and continue South on the paved path enjoying the views from the lookouts before heading down of the headland continue straight ahead to complete a loop of yet more lookouts. The Mick Schamburg Park Lookout is at the far end of the loop and provides the best Southerly aspect. After completing the loop now follow the paved path down the hill to North Burleigh Beach. After enjoying North Burleigh Beach return to the start.

Starting from South: From the Northern end of North Burleigh Beach / Ed Hardy Park walk North into Mick Schamburg Park continuing up the paved path up the headland. At the first junction turn right for a short loop of lookouts including the Mick Schamburg Park Lookout which has the best Southerly view of the walk. After completing the loop continue North along the paved path before turning left onto a dirt path to Lores Bonney Lookout just before the Miami Rainbow Stairs. At the lookout look for the little path through the bush to a rock with a view just South of the lookout. After enjoying the views return to Miami Rainbow Stairs and descend them to Miami Beach. Once you have enjoyed the beach return to the start of the walk.


Do you need any permits? What's the cost?


Other References

How can I find more info? Any guide books?

GPS Tracks

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Walked 12km return from Broadbeach along the coastal pathway and climbed the stairs at the headland before making this our turn around point for the day. Beautiful spot.

Bobbe on 4 Feb, 2022

There was a nice double rainbow just off shore. The view back down Burleigh beach towards Burleigh Head National Park was particularly pleasant.

Lahs on 4 Jan, 2022


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