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Burleigh Head National Park
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Location Burleigh Heads, Queensland
Address Burleigh Heads, Queensland 4220, Australia
Lat, Long -28.0897, 153.454456
Description The park is at Burleigh Heads, which is on the Gold Coast, 90 km south of Brisbane. If travelling from Brisbane on the Pacific Motorway, take exit 89 and drive into Burleigh Heads. Turn right onto the Gold Coast Highway. Burleigh headland is a prominent Gold Coast landmark. Within the headland's 27 ha national park you will discover rainforest, eucalypt forest, pandanus groves, tussock grassland, coastal heath, mangroves, creeks, rocky foreshore and beaches. Visitors may glimpse humpback whales breaching in coastal waters during winter and spring, see white-bellied sea-eagles riding the ridge updrafts, or watch birdwing butterflies feeding on rainforest nectars in mid-summer. Burleigh Head National Park covers 27.6 ha. The Burleigh headland was first set aside as a reserve for public purposes in 1886 and in 1947 was gazetted national park. It is now the only Gold Coast rocky headland that remains substantially in its natural state. A variety of habitats, including lowland rainforest and pandanus grove, are conserved in the park. It also contains interesting geological forms and is of important cultural heritage significance to the Traditional Owners of the area. The park provides a popular recreational and educational venue for local and international visitors and is one of the most visited parks in the region.
Keywords QLD, Queensland National Parks, Fishing, Walking, Bird-watching, Picnicking,
Updated on 2014-05-28
Created on 2013-04-22
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