Burleigh Heads travel guide

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You're Going to Love Burleigh Heads

With a population of 10,978, Burleigh Heads is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 55 days in order to fully appreciate everything Burleigh Heads has to offer.

Where to Eat in Burleigh Heads

If you’re looking for affordable options, Mr Hizola’s (1730 Gold Coast Highway) and Justin Lane Establishment (1708-1710 Gold Coast Highway) are great picks.

When to visit Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Burleigh Heads in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Burleigh Heads


When flying to Burleigh Heads, you’ll arrive at Coolangatta Gold Coast (OOL), which is located 10 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from New Zealand to Burleigh Heads include Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines and Jetstar. The shortest flight to Burleigh Heads from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 3h 30m.


Another option to get to Burleigh Heads is to pick up a car hire from Brisbane, which is about 81 km from Burleigh Heads. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Apex, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Burleigh Heads

Airlines serving Burleigh Heads

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British Airways
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Hiring a car in Burleigh Heads

Expect to pay $1.81 per litre in Burleigh Heads (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $21.64 and $28.85. The most frequently booked car type in Burleigh Heads is Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota Corolla or similar) is, on average, 4% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.