Experience The Best of Burleigh’ Head’s Sun, Surf and Dining with Gemini Court Holiday Apartments

Welcome to Burleigh Heads, one of the most beautiful beach towns on the Gold Coast of Australia. Known for its pristine beaches, stunning headlands, and vibrant culture, this town is the perfect destination for a quick getaway or a relaxing vacation. Whether you’re looking for an adventure-packed weekend or a laid-back beach escape, Burleigh Heads has something for everyone.

It doesn’t matter if you have or haven’t already stayed with us, you’ll soon realise we have everything you need right on your doorstep at Gemini Court. This premier Burleigh Heads accommodation offers luxurious apartments with breathtaking ocean views and easy access to the beach, shopping, and dining. With so much to explore in Burleigh Heads, you’ll want to stay in the heart of the action.

Now that you’ve got your accommodation sorted, at Gemini Court obviously booked, let’s dive into some of the best places to eat, drink, shop, and play in Burleigh Heads.

Where to Eat:

  • Burleigh Pavilion – This iconic beachfront venue offers a menu full of delicious eats and stunning ocean views. Grab a cocktail and watch the waves roll in while you enjoy fresh seafood, burgers, salads, and more.
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  • Paddock Bakery – Known for its artisan bread and pastries, Paddock Bakery is a must-visit for breakfast or brunch. Try the house-made granola, avocado toast, or croissant with ham and cheese for a decadent treat.
Image: Paddock Bakery

  • Osteria del Mare – This Italian restaurant offers a range of traditional and contemporary Italian dishes, with an emphasis on fresh seafood and house-made pasta. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza or a plate of creamy risotto, paired with a glass of Italian wine or a refreshing Aperol Spritz. The restaurant also offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for a family dinner or a romantic night out.

  • Govindas Vegetarian Restaurant – If you’re looking for something healthy and delicious, Govindas is the place to be. This vegetarian restaurant offers a variety of curries, salads, and desserts that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized.
Image @Govinda’s

Where to Drink:

  • Nightjar – This cozy bar and restaurant is tucked away in the backstreets of Burleigh, but it’s worth seeking out. Nightjar offers a range of creative cocktails, as well as a selection of craft beer and wine. With a rustic and intimate atmosphere, this bar is perfect for a romantic night out or a catch-up with friends.
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  • Rosella’s Bar – This new speakeasy-style bar is hidden behind a bookcase inside the Rosella clothing store. Once you find the entrance, you’ll be transported to a stylish and sophisticated bar with a range of inventive cocktails and a focus on premium spirits. Enjoy the moody atmosphere and sip on a classic martini or try something new and adventurous.
Image @ Rosellas Bar

  • The Scottish Prince – This whisky bar and restaurant is a must-visit for whisky aficionados, but it’s also a great spot for a drink with friends. With over 200 whiskies on offer, The Scottish Prince has one of the best whisky selections in the region. The bar also offers a range of cocktails, beer, and wine, as well as delicious pub-style food. Take a seat in the cozy interior or enjoy the outdoor seating area on a warm night.

  • Ze Pickle – This popular burger joint also offers a range of creative cocktails and craft beers. Try the “Ze Zombie” or the “Ned Flanders” for a unique and delicious drink.
@ZE Pickle

  • Mr. Hizola’s– This hidden speakeasy offers a cozy and intimate atmosphere with a range of classic and signature cocktails. Try the “Smoke & Mirrors” or the “Old Cuban” for a truly memorable experience.
Image @Mr Hizola’s

What to Do:

  • Hit the Beach – With its stunning turquoise waters and golden sand, Burleigh Heads Beach is the perfect spot to soak up some sun or catch some waves. Don’t forget to take a walk along the Burleigh Headland for panoramic ocean views.
  • Explore the Rainforest – The Burleigh Head National Park offers a range of hiking trails that wind through lush rainforest and along the coastline. Keep an eye out for native wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, and wallabies.

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  • Take a Surf Lesson – With its world-class waves and experienced instructors, Burleigh Heads is the perfect place to learn how to surf. Book a lesson with one of the local surf schools and experience the thrill of riding the waves.

  • Visit the Gold Coast Art Centre – Located just a short drive from Burleigh Heads, the Gold Coast Art Centre offers a range of performances, exhibitions, and events throughout the year. Check their schedule and catch a show or exhibition during your visit.

  • Go Stand-Up Paddleboarding – For a more relaxing water activity, try stand-up paddleboarding on Tallebudgera Creek. With its calm waters and stunning natural surroundings, this is the perfect way to unwind and connect with nature.

What to See:

  • The David Fleay Wildlife Park – This wildlife park is home to a range of native Australian animals such as kangaroos, koalas, and crocodiles. Take a guided tour or attend one of the daily shows to learn more about these fascinating creatures.
  • The Burleigh Heads Heritage Trail – This self-guided walking tour takes you through the history and culture of Burleigh Heads. Learn about the traditional landowners, early settlers, and local landmarks that make this town so unique.
  • The Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC – This iconic surf lifesaving club has been a fixture of the Burleigh Heads beachfront for over 90 years. Take a tour and learn about the club’s history and contribution to the local community.

  • The Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre – This cultural centre offers a range of experiences and activities that showcase the rich history and culture of the Yugambeh people. From guided tours to traditional dance performances, this is a must-visit for anyone interested in Indigenous culture.

  • The Burleigh Heads Markets – If you time your visit right , is held every Saturday morning, the Burleigh Heads Markets offer a range of fashion, homewares, and artisanal goods from local makers and designers. Grab a coffee and stroll through the stalls to experience the vibrant culture of Burleigh Heads.

So there you have it, a quick go to guide to the best Burleigh accommodation, dining and things to do in Burleigh Heads. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, this beautiful beach town has something for everyone. So packing! Your accommodation at Gemini Court is waiting for you to experience the best of the Gold Coast.