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West Burleigh

West Burleigh is situated to the South of Palm Beach and is a vibrant area home to a number of industries as well as national parks. It is a quite little town situated perfectly between the beach and other and Reedy Creek. It is based near good road links making it easy for visitors to explore the surrounding areas, especially as car rentals are readily available. The area houses some of the most spectacular scenery in the form of miles of golden beaches as well as the contrasting creeks and National parks. The local parks and sports centres such as Pizzey Sports park is the perfect place for sports lovers. It offers a multitude of sports from tennis to swimming and athletics to rowing it is the place to go to keep fit. It also allows visitor to bring their dogs! For those of you that want to relax head down to the stunning beaches where you can sit back, enjoy the sun and listen to the sound of the waves.

Districts of West Burleigh

Burleigh Heads:

This is a spectacular National park lying between Coolangatta and Surfer's Paradise. It offers incredible wildlife, beautiful surroundings and not to forget the famous Gold Coast beaches. Burleigh head is available for long walks, picnics, barbecues and beaches, perfect for a relaxing day in the sun. For those who want to take the relaxation further and avoid preparing their own food, visit some of the local cafés and restaurants. The area also gives visitors breath taking views of the coastline which are not to be missed. If you fall in love with Burleigh Heads, you can stay there! The area supplies a variety of accommodation options for visitors.

Palm Beach:
Palm Beach is one of Australia's best know beaches so much so that it is frequently visited by celebrities, so keep a look out and your camera ready when you head to its shores. The beach is the perfect place to top up the tan and cool down in the sea, however if your not one for lazing in the sun, there are other options for you. The beach offers a number of activities such as diving, roller skating and various sea front trails. This beach has twice been given the cleanest beach award, which is impressive considering how lively it is. In the evening enjoy a romantic sea front dinner and enjoy to the sound of the waves while you eat.


Top attractions of West Burleigh

Schuster park:
This beautiful park has something for everyone. For the keen golfer in you, enjoy the pristine and varied mix of holes. Or quite simply have a refreshing walk under the shade of the forest's trees. For the naturist in you take a look at the developments that are going on in the area as the government strives to encourage growth and improve animal habitats.

Stephens Swamp:
Enjoy biodiversity at its greatest by visiting Stephens swamp. This vegetated wetland offers a tranquil and calming setting for any visitor. Feel completely relaxed in the thermal baths which are accompanied with the perfect peaceful atmosphere. Take a drive and see rare game as well as experience a stunning sunset. The swamp is also home to incredible local food, which should be tried by everyone.

Stockland Burleigh Heads:
Home to all that is shopping! With over 120 specialist shops, plenty of parking and child care facilities it's all you could ever want. Only a short distance from the beach this shopping area has everything you need for your holiday.

Elephant Rock:
These are a short drive from West Burleigh but are more than worth the effort. These impressive boulders lie in beautiful green pools and due to their shape and size somewhat resemble a fleet of elephants playing in the waters. The pools themselves are great for swimming and spotting the odd fish, whilst the rocks and surrounding area are perfect for holiday snaps.

10 travel tips for West Burleigh

1. Rent a car and visit some nearby attractions such as Elephant rock and Mount Campbell.
2. As well as your swimsuits and flip flops don't forget your walking shoes to enjoy the many trails the area has to offer.
3. Talk to the locals for recommendations on the best restaurants and activities.
4. To avoid itchy bites all holiday make sure you take plenty of bug spray.
5. Slap on plenty of sun lotion when you hit the beaches to avoid looking like a lobster.
6. Have a go at something new; snorkelling, hiking, paragliding the choices are endless.
7. For a fund day out visit the platypus farm.
8. For something different try the local cuisine.
9. Be careful not to stay in the sun too long and drink plenty of water.
10. Make sure you keep your eyes peeled on Palm beach for any celebrities.



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