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Swell Festival in Currumbin – Coolangatta Whale Watching – Best Markets in Burleigh/Gold Coast


There is so much to do on the Gold Coast, and there is no place better to make your home base than Burleigh Beach. With its own national parkland, stunning beaches and a thriving dining scene it’s the perfect place to stay. From there you can check out Swell Festival, go whale watching or head south to check out the Kingscliff Lantern Markets. However you want to spend your holiday, Burleigh is the perfect place to be.


If you are lucky enough to be visiting the Gold Coast between the 8th and the 17th of September you won’t want to miss Swell Festival in Currumbin. Celebrating its 15th year, this event showcases an impressive art collection, right on the beach. swell sculpturePlus there are a range of photography and art workshops, live music and yoga classes to take part in.

Image: www.swellsculpture.com.au/
In the initial days of the festival you can vote for your favourite pieces, and you can visit at dusk or in the evening for a different experience (most pieces are lit and look spectacular at night).


Founded in 2003 Swell has grown drastically from its initial 23 sculptures, they now showcase work from over 55 artists, are visited by 265,000 people and have up to $1 million worth of art on show.


Whale watching season is here, and the Gold Coast is one of the best places to enjoy their annual migration. Whether you want to visit one of the local headlands and hope you catch a glimpse of these incredible creatures, or you want to get up close and personal on a charter boat – you won’t want to miss them.


The season starts mid May and ends in the first weeks of November. And the first whales are already making their way past. A number of the local charter companies offer a sighting guarantee so you won’t miss out if it’s a quiet day. whaleAs a bonus you may be lucky enough to see additional marine life such as dolphins and turtles.


It can be difficult picking a company when there are so many options so make sure you find out what boat they use. Some are smaller and others are larger – the difference depends on whether you prefer an intimate setting or whether you want more facilities and space on board. Make sure you check in with reception as we often have specials running and can point you in the right direction depending on your preferences.


The Kingscliff Night Markets (or the Kingscliff Lantern Markets as they are often called) are held on the first Friday of every month. kingscliff beachThey are located next to the Cudgen Surf Life Saving Club right along the beach and run from 5pm-9pm. With a range of food and drink stalls, fashion, art and crafts on display and live entertainment it’s a great night out for locals and visitors alike.


If you’re looking for a market closer to home, check out the Village Markets. Held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 8:30am-1pm on the Burleigh Heads State School oval. These markets offer a range of live entertainment, boutique fashion and accessories, second hand stalls and a selection of incredible food choices.


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

Award Winning Burleigh Restaurants – Markets in Burleigh Heads & Gold Coast

Spring is one of the most beautiful times of year to visit the Gold Coast. There is always something unique happening, and the weather is perfect.Early Morning Burleigh

Award Winning Burleigh Restaurants
Burleigh Heads in one of the most beautiful parts of the Gold Coast and the diversity of restaurants and things to do is wonderful! Wanting a nice night out? You can’t go past The Fish House for fine dining, or Justin Lane for a gourmet pizza.

For burgers – Ze Pickle is the local’s choice, and if you want to embrace the culture of Burleigh – The Funky Olive and Burleigh Social are the popular favourites.

And for that lazy Sunday vibe, check out the local markets. Plus, you can’t go past the four big theme parks, an extensive range of smaller attractions, and our entertainment and dining precincts, which are just a short drive away.

Burleigh Heads plays hosts to one of the most diverse and popular dining precincts on the Gold Coast. Here are a few of our favourites:

The Fish HouseJustin Lane is a gourmet pizza bar
The Fish House is a speciality seafood restaurant, with one of the best views in Burleigh. Their mission is to buy the best possible produce and to “not mess with it too much”, with flavours inspired by Southern Europe, stunning beach views and an impressive dining room – it’s one to add to your must do list. This is the perfect place for couples and fun nights out with friends!

Justin Lane
Justin Lane is a gourmet pizza bar hidden away in Burleigh, with such an extensive selection of toppings, your only problem will be deciding which one to try. If you are feeling adventurous try their banquet and make sure you get to sample greater variety – the more the merrier!

Ze Pickle
American style burgers are Ze Pickles speciality. These creations will leave you wanting to visit again! With a selection of beef, chicken and pork burgers – they even have a vegetarian option – you’ll struggle to decide what to pick. Pair your burger with a delicious cocktail or drink, and you’ve got a wonderful night out.

The Funky Olive
One of Burleigh’s newest additions, this funky little café serves a delicious range of Mediterranean and Australian dishes. From light meals to mains – you’ll find something for you and the kids! With a laid-back environment and friendly service, this family run café is the place to be.

Burleigh Social
For a healthy option or a gourmet breakfast try Burleigh Social. From Acai Bowls, to Eggs Benny you are bound to find something you love, get a coffee or smoothie to go while you are there and you’ll be back for sure. The laid back environment is perfect for enjoying the Gold Coasts weather.

Health Breakfast The Village Markets BurleighOnce you’ve had your fill it’s worth checking out The Village Markets, held on the first and third Sunday of each month, you’ll enjoy simply walking around. From homemade clothing and leather goods, to reclaimed furniture and baked goods, there truly is something for everyone. There is live music and enough variety to keep everyone entertained!

On the last Sunday of each month is the Burleigh Art and Craft markets, held right on the beach in Justin’s Park. With over 150 stallholders showcasing their locally made arts and craft – you’ll be amazed at what the locals can create and you’re sure to find a few things to take home as souvenirs and gifts to liven up your home!

No matter what your plans are for your next Gold Coast holiday, there’s no place better to stay than at Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, located in beautiful Burleigh Heads. It’s walking distance to the beach, a wonderful range of cafes and Burleigh National Park. It’s also central to everything you’ll need to make your holiday one to remember. To book a short stay at Gemini Court, or accommodation for your annual holiday or business trip, call (07) 5576 0300, or check out our website.