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Gold Coast Hinterland Tour

Take a day trip to the “green behind the gold” on a Gold Coast Hinterland tour during your stay at Burleigh Esplanade.

You’ll gain a whole new appreciation for the Gold Coast “beyond the beach” over the course of two days on this combined tour of the Gold Coast Hinterland and a bonus Gold Coast Waterways cruise.  Firstly, join your friendly and experienced tour guides as you’re taken on a full and satisfying journey to see a range of natural highlights on a Springbrook National Park day tour with Bush Tucker Tasting.

From cascading waterfalls, amazing mountain panoramas, guided walks through lush rainforest and much more, the tour will immerse you in the natural world away from the glitz and glamour of the main tourist strip. With full commentary and a range of inclusions, this tour is an excellent look at an underrated part of the region.

Follow it up with your choice of either a morning or afternoon Gold Coast Waterways cruise, where you’ll board a spacious and comfortable vessel for a trip down the expansive canal system. Take in the sights of the homes of the rich and famous, learning interesting facts along the way, as you relax upstairs in the open air viewing deck, or sit downstairs in the roomy, air-conditioned lower quarters.

Gold Coast Hinterland Tour details are as follows:
Tour operates: Daily
Tour duration: 8 hours approximately
Departs: Between 7.15 and 8.50am
Includes: A full day Gold Coast Hinterland Day Tour with hotel pick up and drop off

Gold Coast Waterways cruise details are as follows:
Tour operates: Daily
Tour duration: 2 hours
Departs:  Morning cruises depart daily from 10am to 11am and afternoon cruises depart daily from 3pm to 4:30pm.
Includes: Full commentary and morning or afternoon tea

Gold Coast Hinterland tour and Gold Coast Waterway cruise ticket prices start from:
$99.90 Adult*
$74.90 Child*

BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at Burleigh Esplanade to make your arrangements.

*Prices are subject to change based by the operator of this tour at any time.

 

Whale Watch Cruises from Surfers Paradise

Did you know that the first Humpback Whales start passing the Gold Coast from mid to late May? Don’t let this once in a lifetime experience slip by and make sure you get aboard a Gold Coast Whale Watching cruise.

The humpback whale season usually runs from June to end of October each year. There are different phases in the season where you will see different aspects of the whales on their journey past our coast. The whales migrate from Antarctic waters up the east coast of Australia to warmer water for breeding and giving birth.

Embark on an unforgettable whale watching cruise past homes of the rich and famous to the deep blue waters of the majestic “Humpback Highway”. This is the ONLY whale watch company departing from Surfers Paradise and also includes a bonus Gold Coast Canal Cruise.

The cruises depart up to five times a day, seven days a week during the whale season right from the centre of Surfers Paradise.

Tour operates daily during migration season (June to October)
Tour Duration: 3.5 hours
Departs: 8.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm or 2.30pm
Includes:

Morning Whale Watching tour ticket prices start from
$59 per Adult*

BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at Burleigh Esplanade to make your arrangements.

*Prices are subject to change based by the operator of this tour at any time.

Book your Gold Coast Accommodation staying at Burleigh Esplanade Holiday Apartments. Choose from a selection of spacious and fully self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, many boasting glorious ocean views where you might even spot some passing Humpbacks.

When: 17 to 20 May, 2018
Where: Broadbeach

Australia’s largest non-ticketed music festival, Blues on Broadbeach is returning for its 17th year on the streets and beachfront of Broadbeach from 17 to 20 May, 2018.

The festival highlights the best parts of the Sunshine State, with 20 performance areas both on the stunning beachfront and throughout the vibrant streets of Broadbeach, amazing food at local bars and restaurants, and activities for all ages throughout the festival precinct.

The line-up features five acts from the Gold Coast and surrounds, showcasing Australia’s best local talent to its thousands of daily visitors.

This year’s lineup features over 60 artists performing, including:

Download the App or get your festival program from Blues on Broadbeach

There is a free Festival Shuttle Bus that runs throughout the event from Friday to Sunday travelling from the heart of the Festival to Star Gold Coast and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

Blues on Broadbeach is a family-friendly music event for all ages but there is also carousel rides for children as well as art & craft markets.

Book your Gold Coast Accommodation for the Blues on Broadbeach festival at Burleigh Heads beachfront holiday apartments at Burleigh Esplanade. You can easily access public transport within a short stroll from our apartments to get you to the festival within 20 minutes. BOOK NOW

An upbeat Burleigh cafe, located just across the highway from Burleigh Esplanade, Commune Cafe with its quirky vintage decor, serves up light meals and coffee, with an organic food focus.

Commune is surprisingly one of the most popular coffee spots in Burleigh because of its location adjacent to the busy Gold Coast Highway. But don’t let that put you off because the restored Art Deco building, once an old butcher’s shop, has been decked out with vintage furniture, posters and artwork and has a comfortable easy-going vibe that is relaxing and trendy.

Commune is a breath of fresh air, with its outdoor garden area, where customers recline on comfy couches or upon retro metal framed outdoor settings. It’s a great place to sit and relax for a while and enjoy a superb brew of coffee.

They put good food and friendly service first with the kitchen serving up some great inexpensive fare for breakfast and lunch with a healthy and organic twist. Customers can enjoy cold-pressed juices, acai bowls and salads or they can try Commune’s selection of burgers, sandwiches, muffins and savoury breakfast options.

Commune Cafe is located at 1844 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads. Phone 07 55203377.

Opening Hours: 6am to 3.30pm 7 days a week.

Stay in fully self-contained holiday apartment at Burleigh Esplanade Holiday Apartments in beautiful Burleigh Heads. Enjoy the convenience of a self-catered holiday with each apartment featuring a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and spacious living areas. Plus, you’ll enjoy our onsite guest facilities including pool, spa and sauna, full sized tennis court and more. Book Gold Coast Accommodation.

 

 

Family holidays on Queensland’s Gold Coast are a tradition. Not only because the Gold Coast has some of the best Theme Parks in the country, but it also has a bounty of water and nature based activities to keep the kids entertained for weeks on end.

Here’s the top 10 Gold Coast Activities with kids in tow:

1. Cuddle a Koala at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the wonder and natural beauty of 27 hectares of Currumbin rainforest, wandering through open animal enclosures, feeding kangaroos and cuddling koalas along the way. There is plenty to see and do at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for animal lovers and adrenaline junkies alike.

Experience the wild lorikeet feeding, free flight bird shows and Aboriginal performances. Get adventurous on the TreeTops Challenge High Ropes Course and see the wonderful vets in action within the Wildlife Hospital precinct. There is also a huge outdoor themed playground, Wild Island, plenty of entertainment for kids to enjoy as they tour the sanctuary on a miniature train.

2. Ride the Waves with a Learn to Surf Lesson

Learn to surf right on Burleigh Beach with one of the top Gold Coast Surf Schools with highly experienced surf coaches. Paramount Adventures Burleigh Heads “Learn to Surf” school will have you up and catching waves in no time.

Enjoy learning how to ride waves on beautiful Burleigh Beach with a group of friends or by yourself. Paramount’s structured surf lessons have a high rate of success with the majority of surfers experiencing the thrill of standing up after just one lesson.  All equipment is provided and lessons start from $55 per person.

3. Hike or Bike the Oceanway

The Gold Coast Oceanway is a 36-kilometre network of coastal pathways stretching from the Gold Coast Seaway (The Spit) to the Point Danger Lighthouse (Coolangatta). There are nine segments that make the experience easy and enjoyable with navigable timber and stainless steel distance marker posts that provide information about where you are along the Oceanway.

The stretch along Burleigh Esplanade has wide concrete footpaths, green parklands with shady trees and picnic shelters, BBQs and playgrounds along the way. The park is also equipped with outdoor fitness equipment, such as bars, step and rowing machines, at intervals beside the pathway. Stop at each one and see how many reps of each exercise you can master!

4. Walk Burleigh Headland

Head south along Burleigh Beach until you reach the entrance to Burleigh Headland. There are a few options for walks across the headland, including a flatter track tracing the shoreline around the hill or a more challenging walk up to the top of the hill which has several spots to stop and take in the magnificent views over Burleigh Beach and Tallebudgera Estuary.

Enjoy the coolness of the rainforest and the variety of native animals and birds as you meander through the centre of the headland and National Park. Once you reach the other side cool off with a swim in Tallebudgera Creek.

5.  Go Beach Hopping

There are 21 stunning beaches on the Gold Coast! Starting from north to south the Gold Coast is adorned with the most stunning beaches where you can swim, surf, paddle, fish or dive into. And the good thing is that most of the beaches are patrolled by surf lifesavers and are very safe.

Burleigh Heads beach is a lovely headland protected beach that is safe for swimming, or head further north towards North Burleigh Beach where the beach is more open and generally has a bigger swell.

6.  Get Some Air

Get some air at the Air Factory at Burleigh Waters. This massive factory warehouse converted into an urban adrenaline zone, is full of wall to wall trampolines and sports training zones. From the professional athletes looking to develop their aerial skills through to the little ones just having fun, there is a zone for everyone! They also have an amazing mezzanine level Cafe with great coffee and food. Watch the kids having fun from air conditioned comfort. Plus they offer free WiFi.

7.  See the Sea Life

The Gold Coast’s iconic Theme Park Sea World is a full day of family fun that is not just enjoyment but also educational. There is magnificent marine life, from dolphins to seals, Polar bears, penguins and more.

Watch the amazing World of Dolphin Presentation, Seal Guardians and Jet Stunt Extreme Shows. Head to Sea World’s newest splash pad attraction, The Reef at Castaway Bay. Enjoy heaps of cool rides and make friends with the amazing sea life. Tickets start from $69 per person.

8.  Get out on the Water

The Gold Coast is the perfect location to get out on the water on a boat cruise, whale watching adventure or a thrilling jet boat ride. You can either get out on the ocean, the protected waters of the Broadwater or canals and creeks of the Gold Coast, or cruise over to South Stradbroke Island on a day trip. Experience the high adrenalin rush of Jet Boating or hire a Jet Ski. There are plenty of options to get out on the water. Ask our friendly staff at the Tour Desk for some suggestions.

9.  Slip & Slide at Wet ‘N’ Wild

Wet’n’Wild offers a world class line-up of pools and slides for the young and young at heart. Experience Wet’n’Wild Junior, a huge new zone just for little adventures. Designed especially for kids, Wet’n’Wild Junior features kid-friendly water slides including miniature versions of our larger thrill slides like Tornado and the Aqua Racers. Wet’n’Wild Junior also features a multi-level interactive play structure complete with a giant tipping bucket. Tickets start from $69 per person.

10. Have a Round of Mini-Golf

Putt Putt Mermaid Beach is a fabulous mini golf experience for the whole family centrally located on the Gold Coast. Discover a hole world of fun with three themed 18 Hole Courses, games arcade, 19th hole refreshments, barbecue zone and free onsite parking. Games prices start from $6.30 per course.

Book a spacious apartments centrally located on the Gold Coast at Burleigh Heads, the perfect place to stay for your next family holiday. Burleigh Esplanade offer open plan apartments with separate bedrooms for the entire family to have space to enjoy their holiday. BOOK NOW

Purchase your Gold Coast Theme Park passes from us here at Burleigh Esplanade’s Tour Desk and enjoy a fun-filled Gold Coast holiday!

Gold Coast Theme Park passes are a great way to experience a wide array of thrilling entertainment and also saves you money.

You will discover the endless excitement of Gold Coast Village Roadshow Theme Parks, with the southern hemisphere’s biggest collection of over 95 thrill rides, slides, shows, presentations and animal experiences.

Avoid paying full price at the gates, online pricing includes a saving of $10* on every ticket

Select from a couple of different options:

Village Roadshow Super Pass
7 consecutive days entry to 3 Parks: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast. Cost $149.

Village Roadshow One Pass
12 months unlimited entry to 4 Parks: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast and Paradise Country, plus one free entry to White Christmas at Movie World, one free entry to Carnivale at Sea World and in park benefits. Cost $199

Purchase your Gold Coast Theme Park tickets yourself online at Village Roadshow or ask our friendly reception staff to make arrangements for you.

A holiday on the Gold Coast is not the same without a visit to one of our Theme Parks! Book your next Gold Coast Holiday in the centrally located Burleigh Heads in the comfort of a fully self-contained apartments with a spacious lounge, dinning and full kitchen. Burleigh Esplanade offer open plan apartments with separate bedrooms for the entire family to have space to enjoy their holiday. BOOK NOW

 

 

Take a walk to Burleigh Headland

Take a walk to beautiful Burleigh Headland and take in the spectacular views of Burleigh Beach right up to the hi-rise buildings of Surfers Paradise. During the winter months you may even be able to spot a Humpback Whale or two whilst they migrate up the coast for breeding season.

Burleigh Point is a renowned surfing spot on the Gold Coast and surfers of all abilities surf this right point break that produces a consistent wave and some heavy barrels. Sit for a while on top of the headland and watch the surfers carve up the waves.

Burleigh Heads National Park, with the entrance at Burleigh Headland offers scenic walks and a lush rainforest to explore. If you start on the Burleigh Heads side and take the walk through the National Park, you will end up following the shores of Tallebudgera Creek and if you are so inclined, you could end up with your own private beach to have a swim and cool off.

There are a few options for walks across the headland, including a flatter track tracing the shoreline around the hill or a more challenging walk up to the top of the hill which has several spots to stop and take in the magnificent views over Burleigh Beach and Tallebudgera Estuary.

Grab a bottle of wine and pack a picnic and head up to the headland to watch the sunset to the west, watching the surfers grab the last waves of the day. Burleigh Headland is one of the most scenic places on the Gold Coast at sunset and it really is the place to be on a balmy summer evening.

Stay in fully self-contained holiday apartment at Burleigh Esplanade Holiday Apartments in beautiful Burleigh Heads. Enjoy the convenience of a self-catered holiday with each apartment featuring a fully equipped kitchen, laundry and spacious living areas. Plus, you’ll enjoy our onsite guest facilities including pool, spa and sauna, full sized tennis court and more. Book Gold Coast Accommodation.