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

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

Red Frog Leaps Ahead of the Rest!

From humble beginnings five years ago, the Red Frog Cafe in Burleigh Heads has taken out the Best Breakfast Restaurant on the Gold Coast at the Savour Australia Restaurant & Catering HOSTPLUS Awards for Excellence, Queensland.  And it’s just around the corner from your Burleigh Heads accommodation!

All restaurants and cafes were reviewed anonymously so joint owner and qualified chef, Stacey Warrick, was more than a little surprised to discover they had won the award but extremely proud.

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Stacey and Jai Warrick receive their award

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Learning to surf with the Godfather

Burleigh Heads accommodationFollowing a glittering career on the world professional surfing circuit, Micheal ‘Munga’ Barry with his wife Krista opened their surf school, Godfathers of the Ocean in April 2000.

Micheal took up surfing when he was 13 winning a junior pro title in 1989 after which he turned professional. During the next decade Micheal won several World Surfing Tour events and was ranked 13th in the world on the ASP tour. Continue reading

Unique, eclectic, exciting – The Village Markets, Burleigh Heads

Have you ever wondered how Burleigh Heads, on Australia’s Gold Coast, got lucky enough to host the amazing Village Markets (TVM) on the first Sunday of every month?

Burleigh Tourism talked to co-founder and Gold Coast local, Marissa Bowden, to get all the lowdown on this inspirational project.

After being made redundant from their marketing positions at the same company, Marissa Bowden and her TVM partner, Sarah Schoeller, decided not to mope around feeling sorry for themselves.  Instead they used the experience to kick-start a new business, The Village Markets.

At work they had often shared their love of interstate fashion markets such as Sydney’s Paddington, Bondi and Glebe where one-off finds and emerging designer labels were in abundance. Continue reading