Burleigh Brides

Many brides dream of a romantic beach wedding, photos on the sand, waves breaking in the background, beautiful surrounds, which is why Burleigh Heads is such a popular wedding destination.

Burleigh Heads wedding

John Laws Park, atop Burleigh Headland, offers magical views across the ocean to the stunning vista of the Gold Coast skyline, simply one of the most amazing wedding ceremony locations in Australia. After you say your headland vows, Burleigh beach is perfect for gorgeous pictures on the sand.

North Burleigh is also very popular for wedding ceremonies with the appeal of a more serene coastal experience combined with the opportunity for dramatic photos against the craggy cliff face reaching down into the sand.

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast wedding

Four helpful tips for your gorgeous Burleigh Heads beach wedding:

• Add colour. To make your setup really pop, Sasha Souza of Sasha Souza Events suggests, “Choose colours that contrast the sand and the surf rather than blend in, like corals, greens and other vibrant tones.”

• Think carefully about your hairstyle. Consider an updo as the outdoors can be windy.

• You might like to also rethink a long veil or train.

• Consider your shoes. If you’re going to take photos on the beach, heels won’t work.

Following the ceremony there are three fabulous, beachfront venues within easy walking distance.

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Club

Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Club is a beautiful wedding reception venue on the beach offering views across the ocean to the headland. The function room is completely private with a bar and its own amenities. It also includes private use of a huge ocean view balcony.

Watch this great video from All About Venues.

Oskars on Burleigh

Fine dining with a view. Oskars have been catering for weddings for over 15 years and take pride in their reputation for excellence, paying attention to detail so your day will be as special as you had hoped for. Enjoy spectacular views across the ocean to Surfers Paradise through Oskars’ floor to ceiling windows.

North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club

From sunrise to sunset, North Burleigh Surf Life Saving Club provides a sophisticated backdrop to your special day coupled with delicious menus and friendly service. The lovely Ocean View Room caters for cocktail receptions of up to 150 guests or a sit down occasion for 100 of your family and friends.

Have a look at North Burleigh Surf Club’s wedding album.

If you are considering a beach wedding there is nowhere more magical than beautiful Burleigh with amazing accommodation close by for all your family and friends.

Burleigh Wedding, Gold Coast

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School Holiday Fun at Burleigh Heads!

Your kids will never, ever be bored staying at Burleigh Heads. Not only will they love all the holiday accommodation on offer with resorts, pools, tennis courts and beachfront locations on offer, but close by there are so many activities you will find it difficult to choose!

School holiday fun at Burleigh Heads


Here’s a list to give you some ideas.

Burleigh Beach

We know we’re stating the obvious but this gorgeous stretch of sand is not to be missed. Patrolled by lifesavers all year round, you can rest assured your family will be safe. See if the surfs up from the ocean-view balcony of your Burleigh Heads accommodation!

Take a walk

Burleigh Headland, an easy stroll from all Burleigh Heads holiday accommodation, is a wonderful place to take the kids. From the fabulous scenery to amazing wildlife, you’ll see lizards and maybe even a snake sunning themselves on a tree branch, wild turkeys and lots of other native birds.

GC Parks Active and Healthy School Holiday Program

You’re always on a winner with the free or low-cost activities offered at Burleigh and the Gold Coast by GC Parks, including craft, water activities and random days of fun. The program will be out 3 April 2014 and you can find it here.

Theme Parks

Everybody, no matter what their age, loves the Gold Coast Theme Parks!

Movie World is great for adults and kids with live shows and great rides.

Wet & Wild is just that! No more to be said. It also boasts a terrific area, Buccaneer Bay, perfect for the little ones.

SeaWorld combines the opportunity to encounter polar bears, sharks, dolphins, sea lions with thrilling rides or more tranquil ones just for the littlies.

Dreamworld screams ‘teenager’. Take them there.

White Water World located next door to Dreamworld is a mini Wet &Wild.

All theme parks are accessible from your Burleigh Heads accommodation. Just ask the friendly reception staff for help booking tickets and tips on how to get there.

Mini golf

What about a game of putt putt. Mermaid Putt Putt Golf is a 10 minute drive or 20 minute bus ride. Three themed, 18-hole provide fun for golfers of all ages.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Definitely a family favourite. Currumbin Wildlife Sanctury a short drive or bus ride from Burleigh Heads features a cute train, fun shows and wildlife displays. A great day outing!

No time to be bored at Burleigh Heads

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A Tower of Strength and Beauty

Burleigh Beach Tower is a much-loved, iconic building in Burleigh Heads.  When people coming from the south see the sun painted on the back of the building, they always say they know they’re in Burleigh.  The views are second to none with a wonderful north facing aspect.

Burleigh Beach Tower

Peter and Maureen

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Australia Day at Burleigh Heads

What are your plans for Australia Day 2014?

Australia Day at Burleigh Heads

Every year, families set up bbqs, picnics and cricket sets on the grassy strip beside Burleigh beach. But you can go one better by booking your Burleigh Heads accommodation and securing your spot on this wonderful day of celebration. Continue reading

School holiday fun at Burleigh Heads

Wondering what to do with your kids during the holidays?

Well, there is certainly plenty to do at beautiful Burleigh Heads but for even more fun ideas check out the list below from ‘Active and Healthy activities’ for this week (all are close to your Burleigh Heads accommodation.


Monday, 6 January

New years resolution be the best version of yourself – while the children up to 12 years have fun playing, get simple tips on ways to have an healthy lifestyle. This will assist in transforming you to the best version of yourself.
Miami Doddlebugs Indoor Play Centre 6/54 Paradise Avenue. Free to $11.50 per child dependant on age.Bookings required as limited spaces. Contact info@chwexpo.com.au

3.45pm to 4.30pm
Kids yoga – combining yoga poses, games, play, music and lots of fun! Little Yogi’s will develop flexibility, increased balance, coordination, confidence and self awareness. For ages 2 to 10 years.
Miami Rabbit & Cocoon, Studio 10, 23 Hillcrest Parade. $10 /first child ; $5 / each child after. Bookings required Amy Farrow 0422 937 434 Bright Side Living brightsideliving@live.com

Tuesday, 7 January

Mrs Reds Art Room, Miami

9am to 11.30am
Mrs Reds fav five – our favourite and most successful Saturday projects repeated. Check website for today’s project. For ages 6 years plus.
Miami Rabbit & Cocoon, Mrs Red’s Art Room, 21 Avalon Parade. $29. Bookings required Jane / Mrs Red 0412 026 207 create@mrsredsartroom.com.au

7pm to 8.30pm
Spotlight adventure – turn on your night vision and experience this bushland reserve by night on a guided spotlight tour.
Burleigh Free Bookings essential. NAMU 5581 1521. An adult must accompany children. Please bring a torch and wear comfortable shoes.

Wednesday, 8 January

9am to noon
Mrs Reds paper canvas – step-by-step collage using local maps and phone book. Ready to hang when finished! For ages 10 years plus
Miami Rabbit & Cocoon, Mrs Red’s Art Room, 21 Avalon Parade. $40 Bookings required Jane / Mrs Red 0412 026 207 create@mrsredsartroom.com.au

10.30am to 11am
Cheeky Monkeys – pre purchase a cheeky monkey picky platter from our restaurant from 10am for your free pass to our kids outdoor fitness activities at 10:30am (3 to 5 years). Activities run by trainers from Leaps and Bounds Childrens Fitness Centre. Children will then be brought inside the club at 11am for their picky platter
Miami, North Burleigh SLSC, 293 The Esplanade. $10 for picky platter and activities are free. No bookings required. Carly Way 5576 5403

Thursday, 9 January

9am to 11.30am
Mrs Reds fav five – our favourite and most successful Saturday projects repeated. Check website for today’s project. For ages 6 years plus.
Miami Rabbit & Cocoon, Mrs Red’s Art Room, 21 Avalon Parade. $29. Bookings required Jane / Mrs Red 0412 026 207 create@mrsredsartroom.com.au

Friday, 10 January

9am to noon
Mrs Red’s kombi canvas – sand, fabric, glue and paint, what’s not to love about our most popular canvas! Ready to hang when finished! For 8 years plus.
Miami Rabbit & Cocoon, Mrs Red’s Art Room, 21 Avalon Parade. $45 Bookings required Jane / Mrs Red 0412 026 207 create@mrsredsartroom.com.au

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New Years Eve, Gold Coast & Burleigh Heads

Celebrate the end of 2013 and welcome 2014 in style by booking accommodation at beautiful Burleigh Heads.

New Years Eve Burleigh Heads

By staying at Burleigh Heads you’ll be within cooee of all the best fireworks and New Year’s Eve celebrations both north and south on the Gold Coast. Continue reading

Late night shopping Burleigh Heads

Are you still looking for Christmas gifts? Then you’ll be very pleased to know that shops on James Street and surrounding areas, just a stroll from your Burleigh Heads accommodation, are staying open till 7pm every Thursday till Christmas.

Christmas late night shopping Burleigh Heads

If you can’t make it Thursday, take a walk through the lovely village atmosphere of Burleigh Heads any time and pick out a gift from a range of unique shops, including Monsoon Homewares, Village Stores, Urban Groove, Funky Fings or Big B Books.

If you’re more in the market for a fabulous summer frock or glam beach wear, look no further than A Little Birdie Told Me, Dragonfly (for kids), Carmel’s Designs, 100 Words, Bikini & Me or Patagonia (for blokes as well as the girls).

For the foodies amongst you, satisfy your inner gourmet desires with treats from Golosi or Ambarella (a short drive from Burleigh Heads).

Golosi Food Emporium

Everything and more for  a Christmas filled with pleasure.

See you at James Street, Burleigh Heads!

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Rev heads unleash your inner child at the V8 BillyKart Derby, Burleigh Heads

Have you started building your Billy Kart yet?  Entries are open for the first, fabulous V8 Gold Coast BillyKart Derby where karts of all shapes and sizes will zoom down James Street, Burleigh Heads from 9am on October 20.

Billy cart derby Burleigh Heads

Three classes include: primary (up to year 6), secondary (up to year 12) and open for everyone else.  Entrance fees will be donated to the local surf club, so buckle up for a fun day and a good cause.

Of course there are specific rules for size and weight of each Billy Kart, plus what a driver must wear, for your safety of course.  Check these out on the entry form.

Once you’ve watched your kids and friends, or participated yourself, there is still plenty to do for a fun-filled day.

Show ‘n’ Shine your Billy Kart in Memorial Park where some of Australia’s best V8 Supercar Drivers will be on hand to give the thumbs up.  Enjoy free music, browse the local art & craft markets or hang out in James Street checking out the chic boutiques, unique gift shops and cool cafes.

Bring the whole family and join in the action!


When: Sunday 20th October from 9am – 1pm (approx)

Where: James Street, Burleigh Heads

Who: Everyone

See you at the V8 Gold Coast BillyKart Derby!