Christmas Lights – Fireworks – Shopping – Surfing

If you want to stay in one of the best parts of the Gold Coast, Burleigh is for you. Whether you want a beachside holiday, or want to enjoy the local atmosphere, dine in a variety of restaurants and shop in wonderful boutiques. Burleigh has it all. When it comes to Christmas and New Year – they certainly put on a show as well. Plus, if you’re a surfing fan, you can’t miss the Burleigh Pro that is being held in January 2017.

 

Christmas Lights
A wonderful thing about Christmas is the amount of effort people put into decorating their houses in lights. They truly create a wonderland in their own backyards.

christmas-lights

 

 

Some of the best located in Burleigh as voted by the Gold Coast Bulletin are:

Burleigh Waters 49 Dipper Drive

Burleigh Waters 98 Dipper Drive

Burleigh Waters 244 Christine Avenue

Burleigh Waters 104 Dipper Drive

Burleigh Waters 16 Dabchick Drive

 

And if you want to see all the locations the Gold Coast has to offer there is a Christmas Lights bus tour departing from the Gold Coast Art Centre – you can book tickets here: http://www.murrays.com.au/GoldcoastChristmasLightsTour.aspx

 

fireworks

 

Fireworks
If you’re visiting Burleigh over New Years, you won’t want to miss the fireworks displays. You could wander down to Burleigh Beach and watch the Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise fireworks from the coastline, however if you really want to get into the atmosphere and watch them up close here are your Firework Options: (Broadbeach and Currumbin Creek will be your closest options if you’re staying in Burleigh)

 

 

 

 

Broadbeach – 8pm and Midnight

Currumbin Creek – Midnight

North Kirra – 7:30pm

Coolangatta – 9pm and Midnight

Surfers Paradise – 8pm, 10pm and Midnight

 

Keep an eye on MORE Gold Coast in case there are any changes to these times.

 

Shopping on James Street
While Burleigh is best known for its beaches, it’s also well known for it’s shopping precinct on James Street. With dozens of boutiques, restaurants and quirky shops – you could spend a day just exploring the hidden alleys. Some favourites to check out:

 

Emte Boutique: Focusing on accessories first rather than as a second through to your outfit. They stock a wide range of bags, jewellery, accessories and high fashion clothing.  Owner Emma has created a beautiful environment and you’ll love looking around.

 

Photo: Burleigh Tourism

Photo: Burleigh Tourism

Dragonfly Baby & Kids Clothing: This original concept store focuses on unique and exclusive products for your little ones. If you like the eclectic feel, want something organic and environmentally friendly or are just looking for something different, you definitely want to check this place out.

 

Golosi Food Emporium: Everyone will find something to love in this store. They focus on sourcing the finest local products as well as providing the best from around the world – your taste buds will thank you.

 

Bikini and Me: It’s not a trip to the Gold Coast without stepping on to a beach, and if you’ve left behind your swimmers or just want something new – this is the place to go. Plus they also stock a range of clothing and home wares.

 

2017 Burleigh Pro
The 2017 Burleigh Pro is a world famous surfing event. If you’re on the Gold Coast between the 26th-29th of January, it’s definitely worth checking out.  Burleigh Heads is a natural amphitheatre and the perfect place to watch the competition as the best surfers from around the world battle it out.

burleigh-pro

 

As always there was so much to see and do in Burleigh and on the Gold Coast this month. If you were around did you get a chance to take a photo with Santa or watch the Burleigh Christmas Concert? Or perhaps you were in town to check out Harold Varner III take out the Australian PGA Championships?

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Fishing – Taco’s – Bike Hire – Valentines Day

Burleigh Beach is one of the most loved areas of the Gold Coast, with an abundance of dining options, spectacular coastline and dozens of attractions. It’s the perfect place for your next holiday, whether you are looking for a romantic Valentines getaway, want a weekend away fishing, or are simply after a nice relaxing holiday, Burleigh is the perfect place to make your home base.

 

 

deep-sea-fishing

Deep Sea FIshing

Deep Sea Fishing 
Add some excitement and adventure to your holiday with a deep-sea fishing trip. There are numerous charter boat options available, so be sure to check in with reception to see what we recommend and if we have any specials at the time of your trip.

Not only will you be catching fish, some of which you can keep (if you choose), you’re also likely to see whales and dolphins on your way out. Most companies offer all the fishing equipment you would require, some offer light refreshments, others offer full lunch and snacks, and a few will even cook up your catch for you!

 

 

 

California Taco

California Taco Burleigh

California Taco Burleigh

 

For those who would rather stay on land, everyone always talks about having Fish and Chips on the beach, and while it’s certainly a classic option, why not be a little different and have Taco’s on the beach instead? California Taco in Burleigh is one of the best taco/Mexican places on the Gold Coast, and it’s just across the road from the beach. So grab your favourite taco, and head over to the park for a seat, or pull up a towel on the sand and eat a delicious taco while watching the waves crash at Burleigh Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

Valentines Day
Why not surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway for Valentines Day – it’s never too early to start planning and with our Wine and Chocolates Package you can’t go wrong. Enjoy the beautiful Burleigh coastline, go for a walk along the beach or have a romantic picnic in the park watching the sunset. It’ll be a Valentines Day to remember. For more information on this special visit our website: geminicourt.com.au

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

 

Bike Hire

Bike Hire

 

 

Bike Hire
The Gold Coast coastline is one of the best in Australia, but most people never truly get to see it all. So why not hire a bike and ride up and down the coastline? Apart from a few small stretches, you can travel along the beachfront almost from north to south of the Gold Coast. You can make a day of it, or just go for a casual cruise until you decide to turn around and head back to your hotel. There a number of places where you can hire a bike, so make sure you check in at reception to see if we have any special, otherwise we can point you in the right direction.

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas
Have you booked your Christmas Party yet? Why not let your team make the most of the party and stay the night at Gemini Court? We can do corporate packages and have a number of options available so be sure to give us a call to find out more.

 

 

What happened this month:
If you were lucky enough to be on the Gold Coast this month hopefully you made the time to check out some of the wonderful events that were on.  There were dozens of Melbourne Cup celebrations, the Pan Pacific Masters Games and The Gold Coast Multicultural Festival.

 

Keep in mind that Schoolies is on in Surfers Paradise as well, the 19th-26th of November is QLD Schoolies, while the 26th of November – 10th of December is Schoolies for NSW and VIC students. So just keep those dates in mind while planning your holidays.

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Tallebudgera Creek – Australian PGA – Valentines Day Package

There is always so much to do on the beautiful Gold Coast, and summer is almost here. Perhaps you are the sporting type and are here for the PGA Championships, or just have a competitive spirit and want to challenge your friends and family to a game of Barefoot Bowls. Maybe you want to enjoy a peaceful holiday beach side and want to spend your time on the beach and enjoy the variety of food on offer – there is something for everyone in Burleigh Heads. With it’s own national park, stunning beach and estuary, plus it’s close to the airport and the city centre – you’ll never be bored.

 

Tallebudgera Creek
While you’re staying in Burleigh you won’t want to miss the beauty that is Tallebudgera creek. Whether you stop by for a picnic or a BBQ, go for a swim, or hire a stand up paddleboard. It’s a beautiful spot with plenty of options activities available depending on your interests. As this estuary hooks up directly to the ocean occasionally you’ll be lucky enough to spot a dolphin or two! It’s also the perfect place to take the kids for a swim as there are no waves, so you can have a much gentler swim – just make sure keep to the patrolled zones.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding on Tallebudgera Creek

There are also a couple of places you can hire stand up paddleboards from, so check in with reception before you go in case we have a special offer on or so we can suggest a company.

 

 

Australian PGA Championships

Australian PGA Championships
If you happen to be on the Gold Coast December 1-4th you’ll want to attend the Australian PGA Championships held at the Royal Pines on the Gold Coast. This 4 day golfing event is a world renowned 72 Hole Stroke Play Event. Will Nathan Holman be able to defend his title? Be there to witness the action and be one of the first to know.

 

The event runs from 6am-7pm Thursday and Friday, and from 6:30am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. The event has multiple catering options so you won’t go hungry! Keep in mind you don’t have to attend all four days, you can buy a one-day, two-day or season pass.

 

 

 

You can also visit on the 28th and 29th of November to watch the practise days, or watch the Pro-Am competition on the 30th of November. Both of these events are free to the general public.

 

Valentines Day Packages

Valentines Day Packages

 

Valentines Day Packages
It’s never too early to start planning a romantic Valentines Day getaway. We have a couple of packages with Wine and Chocolates, so there is one less thing you need to think about to spoil your partner. Whether you spend your time on the balcony watching the ocean and drinking champagne, or go for a romantic stroll along the beach at sunset – you’ll have a Valentines Day to remember. To find out more or to book simply visit our website:  http://geminicourt.com.au/

 

 

 

Barefoot Bowls
Why not add a unique experience to your next Burleigh holiday and get your friends and family together for a game of Barefoot Bowls. Although the name suggests you can go barefoot you are in fact required to wear thongs or flat shoes, but starting at $5 per person, and with live entertainment from 2-6pm – you’ll have a ball.

Barefoot Bowls

Barefoot Bowls

Barefoot Bowls is on every Sunday from 12pm-5pm and bookings are essential. For more information and to book, check out the website here: http://www.burleighbowls.org.au/lawn-bowls/barefoot-bowls/

 

 

What’s On in November:
If you are on the Gold Coast in November, hopefully you’ll have had a chance to check out some of the fantastic events that have been on. From the various celebrations of Melbourne Cup to the Pan Pacific Masters Games and the Gold Coast Multicultural Festival, these events are always a big hit.Don’t forget Schoolies is on in Surfers Paradise as well, with the 19th-26th of November being QLD Schoolies, and the 26th of November – 10th of December is Schoolies for NSW and VIC students. So just keep those dates in mind while planning your holidays.

 

 

Christmas is fast approaching, but why not book a getaway before the Christmas rush begins. We still have some spaces left – but you’ll need to book in quickly to avoid missing out.

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Mt Tamborine – Quicksilver & Roxy Pro

Burleigh Heads is on of the best spots on the Gold Coast. With beautiful beaches, funky cafés and restaurants and its own national park. No matter what kind of getaway you have planned Burleigh is the perfect place to visit.  There is always something to do, with plenty of local events, restaurants to try, Mt Tamborine is just a short drive away and with events such as the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro in town – you’ll never be bored.

 

While the Gold Coast is famous for its iconic beaches, but don’t forget the green behind the gold on your next holiday. While most people stick to the beaches and tourist attractions, you’ll see a different side of the coast if you head up into the mountains.

 

Mt Tamborine Skywalk

Mt Tamborine Skywalk

 

Mt Tamborine Skywalk
For a truly spectacular view, why not walk the Mt Tamborine Skywalk. It’ll take you around 45 mins for this easy walk featuring 300 meters of steel bridges through the highest parts of the canopy, a 40 metre lookout that soars a breathtaking 30 metres above the creek and forest. The walk is 1.5kms and also features sections along the forest floor – it’s a fairly easy stroll through the forest so will suit most fitness levels.

 

 

 

 

Mt Tamborine Lookouts
There are dozens of lookouts along the mountain range, some simply require a short stroll, others are a more intense – both kinds offer a diverse range of scenery from waterfalls to caves, rainforest foliage to the more quintessential Australian forest.

 

Mt Tamborine Lookouts

Mt Tamborine Lookouts

Why not go for a stroll through Mt. Tamborine, eat some freshly made fudge, and wander through quirky shops and cafes. When you’re done go for a walk through the rainforest. There are so many different tracks to walk, you can have a lazy stroll to a look out, or enjoy a full hike. There is something to suit everyone.

 

Glow Worms
While you’re up in the mountains why not check out the Glow Worms? There are two options, you can view them in their natural habitat at Natural Bridge – you’ll want to bring a torch and sturdy shoes as it gets very dark and there are plenty of stairs. You’ll need to visit at night and there are tours that can take you.

 

Glow Worm Caves in Mt Tamborine

Glow Worm Caves in Mt Tamborine

 

 

Alternatively, you can check out the Glow Worm Caves at Mt. Tamborine – although they are housed – this is the easiest way to see them, and you can visit during the day. For an added bonus you can find them here all year round – unlike at Natural Bridge where they are only visible during certain seasons.

 

 

 

 

 

Quicksilver & Roxy Pro
If you’re a surfing fan mark your diary for 9th-20th of March for the Quicksilver & Roxy Pro. This is an event not to be missed as the world’s best male and female surfers compete for the title. Held at the iconic Snapper Rocks in Coolangatta, you’ll love the atmosphere and watching the competition from the shore. You may even be lucky enough to meet your surfing idol. Official dates, details and booking information is due to be released soon – keep an eye on their website here: https://www.quiksilver.com.au/progoldcoast for updates.

Quicksilver & Roxy Pro

Quicksilver & Roxy Pro

What happened in October
If you were lucky enough to be on the Gold Coast this month hopefully you were able to check out some of the events that were on. There were the V8 Supercars for the GC600, Opera in the Park, the Coolangatta Gold, Buskers by the Creek and many more events.

 

There is always something happening while you’re on the Gold Coast, and Burleigh Heads is the place to stay. With it’s perfect beaches and nearby creek, it’s national park, an abundance of restaurants and Sunday nights at Justin’s Park where the locals come out to play and showcase their artistic and musical talents there really is no better place to stay.

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Masters Games, Melbourne Cup and The Surf Safe Appeal

Burleigh Beach is one of the best places to stay on the iconic Gold Coast, whether you are hear to compete in the Pan Pacific Masters Games, cheer on a friend, or want to enjoy a Melbourne Cup getaway – this is the place to be. With an eclectic range of restaurants for all tastes and budgets, one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline the Gold Coast has to offer, and just a short drive from Surfers, Mt. Tamborine, and the ever popular theme parks – there really is no better place to stay.

 

Master Games

Master Games

Masters Games
In November, from the 5th to the 13th, over 13,000 participants from all over Australia and overseas will arrive to compete in one of Australia’s premier multi-sport events. There is only a minimum age requirement for each event, there are no qualifying times or standards to meet to enter. So if you’ve ever dreamed of competing on a large scale – this is the event for you! It is inspiring to watch the dedication and determination of those competing.

With over 40 sports to compete in, there is something for everyone – regardless of whether you want to compete or simply sit, watch and cheer from the sidelines. There is everything from archery, diving, lawn bowls and volleyball to more unique events such as trivia and ten-pin bowling! As a bonus, they have prepared a stellar entertainment line up with artists and acts such as Oils, Angels and Divinyls Show, Paul Christie’s Rockhouse and Captain Wow to name a few. For tickets and more info you can visit their website here: http://mastersgames.com.au/ppmg/

 

Melbourne Cup Events
If you’re planning on visiting the Gold Coast on November 1st, you best start planning for Melbourne Cup – there are so many great events on, it’s always hard to choose which one to attend. Here are our favourites!

2013 Myer Fashion on the Field

The Centre of Melbourne Cup 2016 | Broadbeach
After a sell out 2015 this event is at the top of our list. Hosted by Sea FM’s Galey and Charli and sponsored by Moet and Chandon – you know you’re in for a treat. This event features a glass of Moet and Chandon on arrival, a 4 course lunch complimented by a premium beverage package, a fashion parade, live entertainment and of course race sweeps!

For more information and to book visit their website here: http://www.gccec.com.au/centre-of-melbourne-cup-2016.html

 

Melbourne Cup by the Sea by Rick Shores | Burleigh
If you’re looking for something unique, with a splash of luxury – this is the event for you. With spectacular water views, a pop up marque, live music, and a delicious menu full of Rick’s favourites you are in for a treat.

For more info and to book tickets call 07 5630 6611 or send an email to seatme@rickshores.com.au

 

Fish House, Burleigh

Fish House, Burleigh

 

Red Carpet Champagne Luncheon at the Fish House | Burleigh
For the seafood fans who love the luxurious life without the price tag of Rick Shores event, this divine luncheon is for you. Hosted at The Fish House in Burleigh you’ll be treated with Ruinart champagne and Royal Miyagi oysters on arrival and then you’ll enjoy a delectable six-course luncheon. To book, simply call the restaurant on 07 5535 7725.

 

Surf Safe Appeal
From October 24th – 30th is the 13th Surf Safe Appeal – Our Surf Life Savers are an iconic part of our beaches as they ensure you are safe in the water, and they are the ones to lend a hand if you or your family gets into trouble in the water. So if you see them around, please give them a small donation as you’ll be helping to save lives. Alternatively you can donate by calling 07 3846 8000 or visiting www.surfappeal.com.au.

 

What went on in October?
If you were in town in this month, did you see these great events?

 

V8 Supercars – 21st-23rd of October  http://geminicourt.com.au/?p=1298

Results – Race 22 (Sat) Shane Van Gisbergen & Alexandre Premat – Red Bull Racing Australia – Holden Commodore VF. Race 23 (Sun) Jamie Whincup & Paul Dumbrell – Red Bull Racing Australia – Holden Commodore VF

 

Opera in the park – October 1st

Plenty of people brought a blanket, or their chairs to enjoy the Opera in the Park early this month.  They weren’t disappointed, with lots of free entertainment from favourite Opera and Broadway shows.

 

Coolangatta Gold – October 16th  http://geminicourt.com.au/?p=1298

The Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold is one of the most challenging endurance races in surf sports. What began as the central theme for a motion picture 30 years ago, has now commanded a place on Australia’s annual sports calendar.

Results – Mens – Alastair Day from Surfers Paradise in a time of 3:54:29.6   Womens – Courtney Hancock from BMD Northcliffe in a time of 4:29:07.3

 

Buskers by the Creek – 15th + 16th of October  http://geminicourt.com.au/?p=1279

Another huge success for the organisers of Buskers by the Creek with plenty on show for all who attended.  Including Australia’s first ever floating half pipe in the water!   https://www.facebook.com/buskersbythecreek/

 

Glitter Festival – 6th-9th of October

 

What a Saturday night!   Kicking off with Anthony Callea and his fantastic renditions of the songs of the legendary George Michael and then the after party down in The Basement with Up Late in the Glitter Club, it was a night to remember! https://www.facebook.com/glitterfestivalgc/

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Food & Wine Expo – Iconic Surf – Magic Millions

As summer gets underway, Burleigh Heads really starts to shine – it’s the perfect place to visit as you enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Whether you want to enjoy some fine dining at the Gold Coast Food and Wine Expo, or give surfing a go. Burleigh is host to an incredible range of dining options, has its own national park, and is close to the highway to reach other iconic Gold Coast hotspots.

 

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo

 

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo
If fine dining, and wine are loves of yours – you cannot miss the Gold Coast Food and Wine Expo held from the 20th-22nd of January. For connoisseurs of fine food, to those with an appreciation of the simpler things, you’ll find something to enjoy. There are over 100 exhibitors showcasing their food, wine, kitchenware and home wares and there will be plenty of FREE tastings so you can sample and taste your way through the show.

 

 

 

 

Clover Hill Oyster Bar
There are also a range of food, wine, beer and cheese classes presented by keynote speakers and exhibitors. Plus, if you’re a lover of oysters you’ll have to stop by the Clover Hill Oyster Bar – have a glass of sparkling wine, enjoy some local oysters and watch the celebrity chefs and the hustle and bustle of the show.

Clover Hill Oyster Bar

Clover Hill Oyster Bar

 

For the keen cooks you will want to be around for the celebrity master classes, watch your favourite chefs in action and learn a few new tricks! For more information and the schedule of events – check out their website here: http://foodandwineexpo.com.au/shows/gold-coast/

 

 

iconic-surf

Burleigh Headland
The Burleigh Headland is an iconic surf beach, with a number of internationally recognised surf events taking place at this location. It’s the place youngsters learn to surf, and the pro’s go to catch a wave or two. If you’ve wanted to try surfing there is no better place to catch your first wave. There are a number of surf skills that operate – so be sure to check at reception to see if we have any specials running when you come to visit. There is also a surf shop or two if you need your surfing fix and you want to hire a board.

 

 

Magic Millions
The Magic Millions Gold Coast horse race carnival is on again this year and if you’re coming to watch or race take advantage of making this a weekend getaway and book now……

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Olympic Success – Gold Coast 600 – Coolangatta Gold

Burleigh is one of the most popular Gold Coast destinations, for visitors and locals alike. Whether you want to wine and dine, laze on a beach, or go for a walk through nature. Burleigh has it all, and best of all, it’s only a short drive to the big theme parks, and other local attractions. With events like the Coolangatta Gold, Saltfest and Swell Festival nearby, it’s the perfect place to stay!

 

Rio Olympic Success
We want to take a moment to celebrate the achievements of those local Gold Coasters who competed at the recent Rio Games. There were a number of Gold Coast athletes competing in the recent Rio Olympic Games – here is a list of their accomplishments.

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Mat Belcher, with his team mate Will Ryan won silver in Sailing – Men’s 470 (dinghy), Ken Wallace, with his team mate Lachlan Tame won bronze in the K2 1000m (Kayak), Cameron McEvoy won two bronze medals in Swimming – Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay and Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay. Dani Samuels (Discuss), Emma Moffatt (Triathlon), Samantha Stosur (Tennis) and Thomas Fraser-Holmes (swimming) also competed and did the Gold Coast, and Australia proud with their efforts!

 

Castrol Gold Coast 600surfers-paradise-aerial
The Castrol Gold Coast 600 is a must see Gold Coast event, on the 21-23rd of October – however, you may not want to be surrounded by the excitement and atmosphere your entire trip, especially if you are looking for a more relaxing holiday. Staying at Gemini Court in Burleigh is an excellent choice; you’re close to the action – but far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet.

 

While you’re checking out the action – be sure to watch the test races, as well as the main events! Soak up the atmosphere, watch one of the many music acts (The Living End, Birds of Tokyo, Peking Duck and The Rubens are all playing),

and when you’re done head back to the beautiful Burleigh Beach

for some R&R and some time on the beach.

 

surfingCoates Hire Coolangatta Gold
For the sporting and surf life saving fans, why not check out the Coates Hire Coolangatta Gold – with most of the action taking place around Burleigh, you can view the action from your balcony. Depending on your room at Gemini Court you might be able to see the ski, swim, run or board section of the competition before they head back to Coolangatta for the finish line! This event is held on the 15th of 16th October, so if you’re in town on those dates – try and get a room with ocean views so you can watch the action!

 

 

 

Swell & Saltfest
This month the Gold Coast was host to the Swell Sculpture Festival on Currumbin Beach – It’s a series of incredible art installations on the beach, and Saltfest, which was a community event catering to surf lovers. With surfboard shapers, surf artists and photographers, yoga classes, food trucks, surf gear and apparel! Keep these two brilliant events in mind for your next Gold Coast adventure.

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Surf – Buskers – Freemans

Burleigh is one of the most popular travel destinations for visitors to the Gold Coast, with one of the most beautiful beaches, an abundance of dining options and so much to do! Whether you want to learn to surf, check out a local event, go for a farm tour, or just enjoy wonderful food and time by the beach – Burleigh has it all. Plus, it’s close to the highway which means everything you want to see and do is just a short drive away.

 

Learn to Surf
You really can’t visit the Gold Coast and not give surfing a go! Luckily, there are many places around that offer lessons, or for board hire if you’re already a keen surfer.  There are lessons available almost everyday, and they provide all the equipment you will need to try your hand at this iconic sport.

learn-to-surf

Whether learning to surf has been on your bucket list for years, or your kids want to give it a go – make sure you add it to your itinerary for your next coast adventure. There are a number of learn to surf companies around, so be sure to ask at reception if we have any special deals at the time of your visit.

 

Buskers by the Creek
If you’re on the coast the weekend of the 15-16th of October, and you’re looking for a laid back afternoon – check out Buskers by the Creek. Held on Currumbin Creek, which is just a short drive from Burleigh, it’s a brilliant event. Try foods from around the world, at various market stalls, listen to the buskers as they show off and share a variety of music styles.

 

There will also be acrobatics, a contortionist, Adam Brand and many other performers – they’ll all have their hats and suitcases out, so make sure you bring your change, it’s Buskers by the Creek after all. This is truly a fabulous event, enjoyable for all ages. For more information visit their website here: http://www.buskersbythecreek.com.au/

 

Freemans Organic Farm
If you’ve got curious kids, why not take them to Freemans Organic Farm for a tour? Not only will you learn more about where your food comes from, but the kids can pick their own seasonal vegetables. With most kids being used to bought food and ingredients, it can be fun to show them where it all really comes from, in a hands on environment.

 

Image from freemansorganicfarm.com.au

 

 

It’s a beautiful location, and there is a lovely café for breakfast or lunch. It’s best to call and book in your tour advance, which you can do at their website here: http://www.freemansorganicfarm.com.au/

 

Keep in mind they are only open for tours Friday-Sunday, unless prior arrangements are made.

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Rock Ice Cream

Cold Rock Ice Cream

 

Cold Rock Ice Cream
There is nothing better after a long day at the beach than a nice cold ice cream, and Cold Rock Burleigh has one of the best views of any ice cream shop. Pick out your favourite flavour ice cream, then pick a few ‘mix-ins’, and watch them smash your concoction together. The kids will love coming up with their favourite combos and you’ll love the variety of fresh fruit and confectionary! 

 

 

 

 

Elephant Rock Cafe
If you’re looking for a unique dining experience you can’t go past Elephant Rock café, just a short drive from Burleigh this café has spectacular views over Currumbin Beach and Elephant Rock. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner they offer fresh and healthy modern Australian cuisine – or you can just stop in for a drink and some hot chips and take in the scenery. If you can, book a table in advance to ensure you get a seat with a view!

Elephant Rock Cafe

Elephant Rock Cafe

They are located at 776 Pacific Parade, Currumbin – and when you’re done go for a walk down the beach, climb the lookout near the surf life saving club, and wander down to watch Elephant Rock as the sun sets – you won’t regret it!

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

 

Jellurgal, Picnics and Taco’s

There is so much to do in Burleigh Heads, from walking around the headland, to relaxing on the beach or checking out the dozens of restaurants and cafes. If you’re looking for a little bit of extra inspiration why not check out the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, pick up some fish and chips, have a picnic and watch the sunset over the Gold Coast, or try out a couple of the more unique restaurants Burleigh has to offer.

 

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre
If you’ve never been, you definitely need to add the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre to your ‘must visit’ list. You’ll learn about the Aboriginal history and culture specific to the Gold Coast, you’ll hear dreamtime stories from the area as well as learn about traditional bush foods, and life in the bush. There are also cultural workshops, dance performances, and daily tours.

You can also watch Aboriginal artists at work, purchase original artwork and see a range of artefacts. Be sure to visit their website, prior to your visit as session times are set and they are only open Monday to Friday. You can view their site and get more information here: http://www.jellurgal.com.au/

Burleigh Hill

Picnics on Burleigh Hill

If you haven’t seen it already, there is nothing quite like watching the sunset from Burleigh Hill. A popular spot with locals, so be sure to get their mid afternoon to stake out a spot. Bring a picnic blanket and some snacks and enjoy a Gold Coast sunset, you’ll see the sun set over the ocean, skyline and mountains – it’s a wonderful sight to see.

 

Fish & ChipsFish ‘n’ Chips
If you don’t feel like packing your own picnic, pop down to one of the many fish and chips shops and enjoy your meal overlooking the ocean. There are also playgrounds for the kids nearby and plenty of dining options, so take your pick, watch the sunset and make the most of the beautiful Gold Coast weather.

 

Unique Dining Options
As mentioned, there an extensive variety of dining options in Burleigh and two of the more unique options are Pigs and Pints and California Taco.

 

California Taco

California Taco

 

Opened and operated by California locals, is California Taco. Inspired by the blend of Mexican and California flavours, this fusion is called ‘Baja’. Take your pick one of their numerous Taco or Burrito options, get a side of corn chips and salsa (included in each order) and enjoy the taste of traditional Southern Californian food.

 

 

 

 

Pigs and Pints has grown quite a reputation for its delicious food amongst the locals. They offer gourmet sliders and quality farmhouse food and are know for their boutique beer and bar. They’ve become so popular they’ve opened a second store in Surfers Paradise. But be sure to check out where they started in the heart of Burleigh, and enjoy a delicious hearty meal.

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.

Fishing Tallebudgera Creek – Slurping Panda – Air Factory

Burleigh is packed full of things to do and see. Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday lazing on the beach, to eat your way through the offerings of local cafes or looking for adventure, Burleigh has it all. Why not try Slurping Panda the noodle bar, or have a romantic night out at Oskars? Perhaps you’ll spend an afternoon exploring Tallebudgera Creek and going for a fish, or expel your energy at Air Factory Burleigh. Don’t forget, you are also close enough for the more typical Gold Coast tourist attractions and theme parks, and of course the iconic beaches.

 

Fishing at Tallebudgera Creek

Fishing at Tallebudgera Creek

Fishing at Tallebudgera Creek

For the days when you want to relax why not try your hand at fishing in Tallebudgera Creek. Tallebudgera translates into ‘good fishing’ in the indigenous language – so you know it’s a good fishing spot! Pick up a cheap rod and line, and enjoy some quiet time with the family.

This beautiful location is the perfect spot for a picnic, a quick dip, or to simply throw in a line and watch the boats and beautiful scenery (hopefully you’ll catch a fish or two). It’s just a short walk from the heart of Burleigh – and if you’re lucky you might even spot a few dolphins while you’re there.

 

Dining in Burleigh
Burleigh is packed full of dining options, fish and chips, a paleo café, tacos, and gourmet burgers – there’s really something for everyone.

 

Slurping Panda is a one of the newer restaurants. It’s a locally owned noodle bar in the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade. All of their seafood, meat and vegetables is sourced from local suppliers; their curry pastes are even made on the premises. They are a modern fusion of Asian street food culture, with a focus on fresh ingredients. If you have kids, they also have a wonderful kid’s menu – and it’s very reasonably priced.

Slurping Panda

Slurping Panda

Sometimes you want a special and romantic evening – and you simply can’t go past Oskars Restaurant. With perhaps the most spectacular views on the Gold Coast, and a delicious modern Australian and seafood menu you won’t be disappointed. The restaurant has won numerous awards and it’s recommended that you make a reservation.  If you can time it right, and visit during a sunset and moon rise – it’s truly a spectacular view watching the sun set over the hinterland with the light bouncing over the ocean, only to see the moon rise shortly after.

 

Air Factory

Air Factory

 

Air Factory
If you’ve got an energetic soul, or little ones – you’ll have to visit Air Factory Burleigh. It’s essentially a room filled with trampolines. There is a café, plus some extras for the more adventurous – give bubble soccer a go, fulfil your childhood dream of getting a slam dunk or jump from 10 meters up (almost a mini bungee jump).  You’ll have a blast and the kids will be happily exhausted.

 

 

 

 

 

To book a short stay at Gemini Court, located in the heart of Burleigh, or to book accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.