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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Love the markets? Visit Burleigh Heads, Miami & Nobbys

Burleigh Heads, Miami and Nobbys are home to the best variety of markets on the Gold Coast.  And, all, are within easy reach of your holiday accommodation, particularly Burleigh Heads accommodation.

Ready?  Whichever market you choose to visit, you’re in for some fun! Continue reading

Convenient car hire is easy for visitors to Burleigh Heads, Miami & Nobbys

Whilst your Burleigh Heads accommodation is located central to everything, especially amazing restaurants, shops, cafes and activities perfect for a holiday or weekend getaway, if you plan to explore more of the Gold Coast, particularly our gorgeous hinterland, then hiring a car is a must.

Car rentals Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads is lucky to host two of the friendliest, most reliable car rental companies on the Coast. Read on and you’ll find out why.

Star Rent A Car

The mission statement says it all for Star Rent A Car – “Shining above the rest”. And they certainly do with excellent service and a modern, meticulously maintained range of cars.

Jian and his brother, Ash, started Star Rent A Car in August 2006. The company still operates as a family owned business with a perfect client feedback score where the customers are valued as so much more than just a number….and their testimonials show they know it.

“My family have lived here for many years,” says Jian. “So, when I returned from a time in America, I met and married an Aussie lady and settled down.

“Burleigh is such a lovely place, we are lucky to have our headquarters here, although we service all Gold Coast areas including the airport and hotels, delivering the car if requested.”

Star Rent A Car customers are enthusiastic about the service, regularly writing their thanks.

One example is from Linda and Steve Mainwaring:

Dear Jian and Ash, just wanted to say a BIG ‘thank you’ for your great service, your punctuality in delivering the car, your friendliness and advice. Also for sending so promptly Steve’s wallet that he left behind and the courtesy phone calls to make sure we got it. We will certainly recommend Star Rent A Car to family and friends.

For friendly and personal car rental service check out the contact details for Star Rent A Car on Burleigh Tourism

Ready Car Rentals

Ready Car Rentals was started in 2013 and founded by Stuart Irwin. After hearing many tourists talk about the trials and tribulations of dealing with some Gold Coast companies, Stuart saw the need to provide rental car services direct to the customer rather than making them come to a set location to pick up the car and drop it off, having then to make their own way to and from their Burleigh Heads accommodation or the airport. By taking the car direct to the client, Stuart saved them time and money.

“We also make pick ups at the airport,” says Stuart. “This saves the customer money on expensive airport transport fees and time waiting at counters as we meet them at the gate and take them straight to their vehicle.

“I’m a Burleigh local of seven years and have had other business interests in the area. I’ve spoken with many apartment managers over the years and the idea of a friendly, reliable and cost effective service fits well with the friendly and laidback nature of this area.

“After living in Burleigh for many years I couldn’t think of a better place to work whilst also hopefully playing my part in making Burleigh’s guests feel comfortable, welcome and relaxed.”

Ready Car Rental’s customers love the service with many posting their thanks. Here’s an example from the Parente family (Visiting from Toronto, Canada)

We had an awesome experience with Ready Car Rentals. Stuart picked us up from Brisbane airport and drove us to our hotel at Burleigh Heads where our vehicle was waiting for us. In the latter part of our stay he upgraded us to a minivan. At the end of our trip he drove us back to Brisbane airport. We are extremely pleased with Ready Car Rentals’ service and would highly recommend them to anyone visiting gold Coast, Australia. 5 star service.

Staying at Burleigh, Nobbys or Miami accommodation?

We have the car rental deal for you with great customer service.

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!

Get Your Groove On – Open Mic Sessions

Hey, can you sing?  Do you love writing songs?

Enter the Get Your Groove On Open Mic Sessions and you could be singing at Groove & Food, September 22, as well as featuring on Rabbit Radio!

Enter today.  Good luck!

Get Your Groove On Open Mic Sessions Burleigh Heads and Nobbys

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Whale watching at Burleigh Heads

The Gold Coast is lucky enough to give visitors the most chances to see whales. Majestic humpback whales can be seen from Burleigh Headland or your Burleigh Heads hotel, resort or apartment from late May to early November as they pass by first north, then south during the breeding season.

Whale watching Burleigh Heads

This year, the first whale has been spotted even earlier than usual with predictions that many more are already on their way. Continue reading

Jellurgal – Celebrating Gold Coast Aboriginal Legacy

Jingi W’allal W’ahlu Jimbalung – greetings and welcome – welcome to Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre… and the dreaming mountain

…so begins the presentation in Jellurgal’s comfortable amphitheatre as visitors settle down to enjoy the visual story.

Jellurgal Cultural Centre is a short walk from most Burleigh Heads accommodation

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