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Burleigh Headland National Park – Tallebudgera Creek Activities – Oktoberfest

If you want a relaxing beach side holiday, with a national park, beach and creek (depending on whether you like waves or calm water), and dozens of restaurants to choose from, Burleigh is the place to be.

burleigh sunrise

Plus there is always something happening around Burleigh Heads, and this month we had the Swell Festival and Saltfest Surf Festival. That’s the great thing about the coast, there is always a big event on each month – if not a handful of them. So you’ll always have something to do.

 

Burleigh is one of the most unique beaches on the coast as it has its own national park on the headland. So you can laze on the sand soaking up some sunshine, go for a swim or a surf, or walk around the headland exploring through nature.

 

There are 3 levels of walkways, burleigh national park signthe lazy stroll around the headland, a slightly more difficult walk where you can catch glimpse of the coastline, and a harder walk with a lookout. At a slow pace, most would be able to do all 3 as they aren’t too long or steep (just a few stairs) – plus the views are spectacular.

 

While you’re there, why not head around the headland to Tallebudgera creek for a more peaceful swim, popular with families as you can get away from the waves and play in the water – plus if you’re lucky you might even spot some dolphins.

 

If you want to explore, why not hire a kayak or stand up paddle board and explore Tallebudgera creek – Tallebudgera creek kayakit’s can be a bit of a workout, but it’s a lot of fun checking out a few of the rivers, claim a sandbank for yourself and have a laugh – just make sure you watch the tide as the current can get quite strong at certain times of the day.

 

We can’t all make it to Germany, so why not head to Surfers Paradise for Oktoberfest Surfers Paradise held at the Bavarian Haus. Featuring it’s own Oktoberfest band (The Huns), German beers on tab, and a range of German food. The event will be held on the 7th of October at  5:30pm. Plus, tickets are only $8 if you buy them now. They will slowly increase in price as we get closer to the event, octoberfestbut even if you buy them at the door they’ll only be $20 each. So get your Lederhose and Dirndl’s ready and enjoy the atmosphere. You can purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/oktoberfest-surfers-paradise-tickets-37868123577?aff=es2

 

Whether you are coming to the coast for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or just stopping in for a quick business trip – Burleigh is where you want to be.

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.

Water sports – Whale Watching – Surfing – Gold Coast Eisteddfod – Theme Parks

Burleigh is the perfect place for your next Gold Coast adventure. With whale watching, surfing, the local theme parks and Gold Coast Eisteddfod all available – you’ll always have plenty to do. Plus Burleigh is home to a beautiful national park, a gorgeous stretch of beach and more dining options than you’ll know what to do with.

 

While the weather might still be on the cooler side, but it won’t be for too much longer, and now is the time to start booking for the warmer months. While you’re here on the coast, why not book in a Whale Watching tour or learn to surf?
Whale watchingThe annual migration of the humpback whale is happening right now until the end of October. There are a number of different tour companies – a number of them leave from the Gold Coast Spit. Alternatively you can head down to Byron for the day as there are a number of tours departing there regularly. Be sure to shop around as there are always deals on, and they offer a variety of experiences. Some will be more private on smaller vessels, others are on larger vessels and are full service with lunch provided, so you can choose an option that suits your family and budget best.

 

The Gold Coast is well known for its surfer lifestyle, so why not learn from some of the best and tick one more thing off your bucket list. surfingSurf lessons and board hire shops are located near almost every beach on the coast. It’s recommended that you book as the classes often fill up, especially as the weather heats up. It’s worth checking in at reception to see if we have any specials on offer while you’re staying, otherwise we can point you to the closest schools and hire shops.

 

The Gold Coast Eisteddfod was originally run in 1982. It was a part of Tropicarnival which was the coasts first festival. It is the largest competition of its kind in the country. Around 158 schools and over 70 dance studios take part competing in segments such as solo and group dance, piano, strings, brass and wind instrumental groups, orchestras, choral. Last year over 70,000 competitors took the stage over the seven weeks.gold coast eistedford

 

The competition is held at The Arts Centre and the Robina and Albert Waterways Community Centres. The eisteddfod runs from Friday the 28th of July – starting with the music events, and finishes on the 14th of September.

 

When most people think of the Gold Coast they think of the picture perfect beaches and the theme parks, but have you been to them all yet?
With Dreamworld and Movieworld being your more adrenaline fuelled parks, Dreamworld has its own water park, plus it’s home to tiger island where you can get up close and personal with the Bengal tiger. rollercoasterMovieworld is full of rides and attractions and as it’s a WarnerBros theme park you’ve got a range of movie entertainment and themed rides to enjoy. Wet’n’Wild is it’s own water park, and SeaWorld is the premier marine animal park in Australia. So you’ve got plenty of options to suit everyone.

 

 

Plus if you want to go to Movieworld, Wet’n’Wild or SeaWorld – they are owned by the same company so you can get an unlimited pass to the three for the duration of your holiday!

 

If you’re lucky enough to be on the coast at the moment, hopefully you had a chance to check out the Gold Coast Marathon, Viva Surfers Paradise, the Kokoda Challenge and the Sydney Comedy Festival.

 

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.

Winter Escape – Queensland Junior Surfing Titles – Gold Coast from the waterways – Opera by the Beach

The Gold Coast is the best place to book your next getaway – whether you’re looking for a Winter escape or you’re already planning for your Summer holiday. You can cruise the waterways, watch the Opera by the Beach, dine to your hearts content or get your adrenaline pumping at the local theme parks. There is no better holiday destination.

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If you are already over the cold weather, it’s not too late to book in a Winter escape. We have a number of last minute winter deals, check put our website for great last minute deals.

https://www.thebookingbutton.com.au/properties/geminicourtdirect

 

The Queensland Junior Titles is the second surfing event of the year for the Under 18 and Under 16 divisions. jnr surf titlesThis event is an important qualification for selection into the Queensland State Junior Surfing Team – so excitement and talent will be at their peak. This event is held on the 9th and 10th of September and could be held anywhere between The Southport Spit all the way down to Duranbah. You’ll need to call the event hotline on (07) 30303 6388 each morning to find the exact location as the location will move dependant on conditions.

 
If you’re looking for something different why not make the most of the Gold Coast waterways and estuaries and hire a boat or a BBQ pontoon boat? There are a number of vendors that hire boats, the closest being on the Tweed River. bbq pontoonIt makes for a wonderful day out cruising the water and will allow you to see a different side of the Gold Coast.

 
A BBQ pontoon boat is another excellent choice and you’ll create some wonderful memories cruising along, jumping in for a quick dip whenever you find a nice spot and BBQing to your hearts content.

 

For a cultural night out you can’t miss Opera on the Beach held between the 21st and 30th of September. Coolangatta Beach will be transformed into an Egyptian wonderland for a production of Aida. The story covers a royal love triangle and even our local surf life savers will be getting involved.

 

opera on the beach

Image: https://opera.org.au/whatson/events/aida-on-the-beach

 

There are only 6 performances each starting at 6:30pm right on the beach. Prices start at $35 per person for C Reserve and if you want the best seats in the house, tickets are going for $90 each. You’ll want to be quick to make sure you get a good spot.

 
This month the Gold Coast is lucky enough to host Cooly Rocks On and the Broadbeach Country Music Festival. These are just two of the events on this month – the coast always has dozens of things to do and see while you are here. And there is no better place to stay than in the heart of Burleigh. Close to everything, and offers a more relaxing vibe, plus you’ll love the dining options that are all within walking distance.

 

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.

 

 

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

 

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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.

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/

 

 

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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.

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo / Burleigh Pro

The gorgeous Gold Coast presents a tempting proposition this summer – as the region’s famously welcoming weather warms up, it’s the perfect escape from the daily grind.

Alongside the coast’s growing number of notable leisure and dining venues, theme parks and outdoor escapades, the start of this year brings the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo and Burleigh Pro surf competition to the fore.

Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, in the surf mecca of Burleigh Heads, is located close to  all the action and its sought after facilities and world-class service will be sure to impress.

Beautiful Burleigh

Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo –  January 29-31

If you’re in the region this summer, and you’re into fine food and a tipple, the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo will be well worth a visit.

The expo features dozens of gourmet exhibitors, free tastings and samples, and wine, homeware and kitchenware stalls. Cuisine from cultures across the globe, including contemporary Australian fare alongside Middle Eastern, Asian, European and American eats, will provide a broad range of tastes to satisfy any palate.

The expo will also feature Cupcake Decorating Classes, a beer and wine appreciation area and the chance to dine with a celebrity masterchef. As an exciting bonus, celebrity chefs will be cooking up a storm for the crowds.

Dining options in Burleigh HeadsThe highly anticipated event will be held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from Friday,January 22 to Sunday, January 4. The centre is located at Broadbeach, a short trip from beautiful Burleigh Heads and Gemini Court Holiday Apartments.

Day passes cost about $30, while a three day unlimited pass costs roughly $55.

To find out more about the Gold Coast Food & Wine Expo visit foodandwineexpo.com.au/shows/gold-coast, where tickets are available.

Burleigh Pro  – February 4-7

While you’re on the Gold Coast, you would be mad to miss the Burleigh Pro 2016, which will be held at iconic Burleigh Head from February 4 to 7.

The bustling surf hotspot boasts some of the best waves on the coast, which will provide the perfect setting for the World Surf League men and women sanctioned competition.

Additionally, the pro will provide a suitable warm up for some of the best waterborne competitors in the world ahead of their Quiksilver and Roxy Pro appearances later in the year, with $15,000 and qualifying points up for grabs.

Broadcast internationally to a legion of surfing fans, the Burleigh Pro will be the first qualifying event on the World Surf League calendar.

Held directly opposite the town’s popular CBD dining district, the free event will be held at Burleigh headland. Expect gorgeous views of the Surfers Paradise skyline, particularly at dawn or dusk.

Burleigh Heads - Centre of the Gold Coast

For more information about the Burleigh Pro visit www.surfingqueensland.com. The website will be updated with more detailed information closer to the competition’s launch.

Maybe you’re keen to hit the surf yourself while you’re holidaying on the Gold Coast? If you’re comfortable on a board, there’s no shortage of surf spots within a short drive (or walk) from Gemini Court – whether you’re tackling the sweeping swell at Kirra, the beach breakers at Duranbah or the barrels at Burleigh.

If you’re new to surfing, most of our popular surf beaches also feature accredited surf schools. For newbies who’d like to experience the iconic and much-loved water sport, they’re certainly a popular option. Many first-timers manage to stand first go, with the assistance of friendly, seasoned instructors.

Meanwhile, the coast hosts a range of indoor and outdoor karting tracks, paintball, rock climbing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, jetskiing and other experiences made for the intrepid adventurer.

Alongside the Gold Coast’s pristine beaches, ever-expanding dining and leisure options and relaxed ambiance, you won’t find a more suitable holiday destination, whether you’re looking for a family friendly escape, romantic liaison or sneaky escape from the 9 to 5.

Family friendly Burleigh Heads

For more information about short stays at Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, or accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call 1800 636 036, or visit www.geminicourt.com.au.