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Tropical Fruit World
Looking for a day trip idea during your stay at Burleigh Esplanade? Tropical Fruit World, just over the border into New South Wales is not just a pretty drive, but worth checking out the large variety of fruits.

Since 1983, Tropical Fruit World (formerly Avocadoland) has trail blazed in linking fruit farming with tourism. Set amongst rainforest, creeks and rich volcanic mineral soil from the caldera of Mount Warning, this working fruit farm is situated in the prime environment to grow over 500 fruits from right throughout the world.

Tropical Fruit World is not just a fruit farm, but encompasses guided tours and tastings, a farm owned fruit market Plantation Markets, and a regional dining and event venue Plantation House, coupled with a unique collection of skincare and food products The Plantation Collection.

See, taste and learn about fruits from around the world that we grow right on the property. Discover the products they make with the fruits. Savour their café menu and shop at the fresh fruit market. Purchase a ticket for education and scenic farm tour.

Climb aboard the tractor train and explore the plantation on a fully guided Park Tour:

Tickets start from $47.00 per adult* and $25 per child*.

Admission ticket includes:

Open daily from 10am – 4pm Qld EST.

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.

When: 6 & 7 October, 2018
Where: Gold Coast Beaches

One of the most challenging endurance events in surf sports, the Coolangatta Gold is taking place over two days on 6 and 7 October.

The gruelling 41.8km long course that covers the Gold Coast strip from Coolangatta to Broadbeach, comprises of a 23km surf ski, 2.1km run, 3.5km swim, 6.1km paddle board and then a 7.1km run to the finish line.

Otherwise their is a short course, that is half the Coolangatta Gold distance at 21km available for everyday endurance athletes. This new look course includes all legs arriving in and out of Coolangatta Beach.

This event is the ultimate test for surf sport athletes and will push them to their limit. There are events for individual ironmen and ironwomen from under 19 to 50+ or teams.

There is also a Youth Challenge event for under 11’s to under 16’s who are up for a challenge and keen to be part of the main event experience. The course consists of a 300m soft sand run, a 400m swim, 400m run, 500m board and then a 50m run to conclude at the elite finish arch.

Burleigh Heads Beach is a transition point for the long course event with the paddle board event ending and the swim leg starting and finishing in the sparkling waters off Burleigh Heads. It is the ideal spot to watch some of these incredible athletes compete.

Book your Gold Coast Accommodation for this epic event at the midway point of the Coolangatta Gold event in Burleigh Heads at Burleigh Esplanade Apartments. Our apartments are perfect for families or groups of people staying together with a choice of two, three or four bedroom ocean view holiday apartments. BOOK NOW

When: 14 – 23 September, 2018
Where: Currumbin Beach

Celebrating its sixteenth year, Currumbin Swell Sculpture Festival will be sure to light up Currumbin Beach in an epic display of sculpture from artists all over Australia and overseas.

This ten day festival presents high quality outdoor art and cultural events, connecting people, art and place. There will be over 50 works by nationally and internationally renowned artists available as a free public exhibition on one of the Gold Coast’s most beautiful beaches.

The exhibition is open all hours so you can enjoy the sculpture at any time. There are Info Hubs along the 1km walkway where you can obtain information. They are open daily from 9am – 5pm.

In addition to incredible art there is also an amazing lineup of events, including:

And don’t forget to vote for your favourite sculpture here

Head on over to Swell’s website to download a full program of events and make sure you put this iconic event on your calendar.

Accommodation at beautiful Burleigh Heads, located in the centre of the coastal strip and only 13 minutes from Currumbin Beach, with plenty of public transport options available. Burleigh Esplanade offers beachfront holiday apartments with only two apartments per floor, making them one of the most spacious on the Gold Coast. BOOK NOW  

Burleigh Heads has a lively and diverse dining scene with some of the best fine dining, coffee and casual eats on the Gold Coast. There is also a broad variety of cuisine available from sumptuous seafood to modern Asian to tapas and share platters or vegetarian fare.

Here’s the top 10 places to eat out in Burleigh:

1.  Rabbath Bistro

Cuisine: Lebanese
Opening Hours: Lunch from 12noon to 2:30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dinner from 5:30pm to 9:30pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Location: Shop 7A/2 The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads
Phone: (07) 5535 4141

2.  The Little Plate

Cuisine: Share plate philosophy
Opening Hours: Dinner from 5:30pm to late Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun.
Lunch 12pm to 3pm Sunday only
Location: 11/3 Deodar Drive, Burleigh Heads
Phone: 0499 724 303

3.  Willow Dining Room

Cuisine: Mediterranean bites
Opening Hours: Dinner from 5:30pm to late Monday to Saturday
Lunch 11am to 2pm Friday & Saturday
Location: 1840 Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Phone: (07) 5576 4110

4.  Govindas Pure Vegetarian

Cuisine: Pure Vegetarian
Opening Hours: Lunch & Dinner from 11am to 8.30pm Monday to Sunday
Location: 20 James Street, Burleigh Heads
Phone: (07) 5607 0782

5.  Harvest Moon

Cuisine: Tapas & Wine Bar
Opening Hours: Dinner from 5pm to 10.00pm Tuesday to Thursday, 5pm to 11.30pm Friday, 2pm to 11.30pm Saturday, 12pm to 10.30pm Sunday
Location: Central Arcade, 30 James Street, Burleigh Heads
Phone: (07) 5520 0998

6.  Commune

Cuisine: Coffee, Juices & Health Food
Opening Hours: Breakfast & Lunch from 6.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Sunday
Location: 1844 Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Phone:  (07) 5520 3377

7.  Rick Shores

Cuisine: Pan-Asian
Opening Hours: Lunch & Dinner 12pm to late Tuesday to Sunday
Location: 3/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
Phone: (07) 5630 6611

8.  The Fish House

Cuisine: Seafood
Opening Hours: Lunch from 12pm, Dinner from 5.30pm to late Monday to Sunday
Location: 50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
Phone: (07) 5535 7725 or 0498 121882

9.  Social Brew

Cuisine: Coffee & Wholesome Goodies
Opening Hours: Breakfast & Lunch from 6am to 3pm Monday to Sunday
Location: Big B Arcade, 16/50 James Street, Burleigh Heads
Phone: 0487 981781

10. Justin Lane

Cuisine: Pizza, Pasta & Cocktails
Opening Hours: Dinner from 5pm Monday to Thursday, Lunch & Dinner from 12pm Friday to Sunday.
Location: 1708-1710 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
Phone: 07 5576 8517

Burleigh Esplanade Apartments have everything to suit guests that want to relax and unwind, to guests that want be active and on the go with our full range of facilities and proximity to Burleigh Heads shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Select from our fully self-contained apartments with a spacious lounge, dinning and full kitchen. BOOK NOW 


Welcome to Winter! But do we really experience Winter here on the Gold Coast? With the day time temperatures still on average 21-22 degrees and the sea water temperature around the same, it’s not exactly Winter!

Say goodbye to the chilly weather in the southern states and head to Burleigh Heads for a Gold Coast Winter Holiday, where the sun shines all year round. Begin packing your bags and gain some inspiration for some Winter activities you can participate in during your Gold Coast holiday.

Hundreds of Humpback Whales migrate past the Gold Coast every Winter, so find a viewing point along the coastline, like Burleigh Headland and watch these majestic creatures perform acrobatics. Otherwise get up close and personal with the giants of the sea on a Gold Coast Whale Watching Cruise.

Every season is surfing season on the Gold Coast and Winter is no exception!  The surf is generally a lot calmer during the Winter months with less swell, so it’s ideal for beginners. Sign up for a lesson if it’s your first time, or bring a wet suit to hit the waves with a friend and your favourite board.

The cooler temperatures during Winter is perfect for walking, hiking or cycling. Start with the well-signed Gold Coast Oceanway and follow the path along the long strip of the coast admiring the views as you go. Walk to Burleigh Headland and do the rainforest walk up to the top of the headland for magnificent views of the beaches to the south and Tallebudgera Estuary.

Winter is also the perfect time to play Lawn Bowls. Burleigh Heads Bowls Club is located a stones throw away from the picturesque Burleigh Heads beach. Given the fantastic location, the club runs one of the most successful and popular social bowls programs in the area on it’s two grass greens and one synthetic four rink green.

Check out Burleigh Esplanade’s Blog for more information on what there is to see and do on the Gold Coast during Winter. Book your Gold Coast Winter Accommodation with us here at Burleigh Esplanade Apartments, perfectly positioned opposite the gorgeous patrolled beach of Burleigh Heads. BOOK NOW

When: Sunday 1 July, 2018
Where: The Star, Broadbeach

All of your favourite Australian TV stars are set to walk the red carpet for the TV Week Logie Awards at The Star Gold Coast on Sunday 1 July.

The Logies are Australia’s premier television awards show and the biggest and most glamorous red carpet event. TV Week founded the awards in 1958, so 2018 marks their milestone 60th year.

The Logies have been held predominantly in Melbourne, with the Gold Coast now the events new home. The awards ceremony includes national and international entertainment and is broadcast free to air on Channel 9.

If you’re lucky enough to be attending this event, you will see the “most popular” TV stars in their categories being presented with their Logie awards. The public can vote online for their favourite celebrities, actors and programs from Friday, 29 June until the red carpet telecast ends on 1 July.

Vote for your favourite TV star with the exciting new Live Voting across all 10 ‘Popular’ categories in the lead up to the event here.

Coming to the Gold Coast for this glamorous event? Book your Gold Coast Accommodation at beautiful Burleigh Heads, located in the centre of the coastal strip and only 15 minutes from Broadbeach, with plenty of public transport options available. Burleigh Esplanade offers beachfront holiday apartments with only two apartments per floor, making them one of the most spacious on the Gold Coast. BOOK NOW  

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

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.



When: 27 to 29 April, 2018
Where: Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Broadbeach

Get set for a supercharged weekend that will include the Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, Gold Coast Superhero Weekend, Gold Coast Film Festival, NightQuarter Zombie Walk and a ton of action packed events for the young and young at heart.

Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo

Supanova Comic-Con & Gaming Expo is described as being a place where fans inspired by imaginary worlds emanating from comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, nostalgia and literature are able to come together to celebrate. A place to rejoice in cosplay (‘cos’tume role-‘play’) in expressing your inner geek, your inner child.

Day passes are $32 online ($40 at the door); Super-fan Weekend passes are $55 online ($70 at the door)

Opening Times: Friday 5pm to 9pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm

Gold Coast Superhero Weekend

As part of the Gold Coast Superhero Weekend get your zombie on and stagger through the food and market stalls of NightQuarter on Saturday the 28th April. With live music, zombie make up booths, bars and freaky entertainment, this is an event not to be missed!

Or maybe your’e just a plain ordinary superhero in disguise? Get up early on Sunday morning for the must-see Supanova Superhero Parade in Broadbeach.The incredible spectacle will literally stop traffic on April 29 from 9am, and bring together thousands of people for a celebration like no other.

This action-packed weekend features the Supanova Superhero Parade, movie screenings as part of the Gold Coast Film Festival, meet and greets with your favourite superheroes, workshops and more. This is one event not to be missed!

Book your super Gold Coast Accommodation in a fully self-contained holiday apartment located directly across the road from beautiful Burleigh Beach. Choose from 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments, and enjoy a variety of onsite facilities including swimming pool, spa, full sized tennis court and more. Book your today at Burleigh Esplanade Holiday Apartments. CLICK HERE