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Historical Burleigh – Escape Schoolies – Free activities at Gemini Court

    There is no better place for your next Gold Coast getaway than the picturesque Burleigh Beach. Set roughly half way between Coolangatta and Surfers Paradise you are central to everything you’d like to do while on holidays. Plus you’re on one of the most gorgeous beaches the coast has to offer and can enjoy the huge variety of dining experiences. From cute cafes, fish n chips shops, to tapas bars and 5 star dining – the choice is yours.

Say you’re coming to visit and stay in Burleigh Heads, what do you know about the history of this beautiful spot?

It was originally observed by white settlers in 1770 when Sir Joseph Banks witnessed some Aboriginal activity on the headland while onboard the Endeavour. While the original inhabitants have called Burleigh home for at least 5,000 years as a tribe known as the Gombemberri Tribe or ‘The Salt Water People’. The headland was named Burly Head by surveyor J. R. Warner in 1840 because of the headlands large appearance and was later renamed Burleigh. For the local Aborigines Big Burleigh was Jellurgul and Little Burleigh was called Jebbribillum.

old burleigh beach

Burleigh in the 1930’s

 

The iconic surf life savers began their first patrols in the summer of 1918/19 and Burleigh Heads Surf Lifesaving Club was officially established in 1921. Since those days it as become a popular coastline tourist destination and a favourite spot amongst locals.
crafted beer

For the beer and cider lovers, why not check out Crafted, the first beer and cider festival on the Gold Coast. This event will showcase local breweries from the Gold Coast, South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Get your mates together and enjoy the atmosphere, the beer and the music. Located at Pratten Park in Broadbeach, this one of a kind even is held on Saturday the 4th of November between 1:30-8:30pm and is open to all ages.

 

Want to visit the Gold Coast in late November, but want to avoid the craziness that is Schoolies? Burleigh Heads is the perfect place to stay – out of the hustle and bustle of Surfers Paradise, you still get the perfect
coastline and that Gold Coast vibe you want without the drama. We have some great rates for this period please contact us directly book now.

 

Did you know that when you stay at Gemini monopolyCourt you have free use of board games, DVD’s? After all a holiday isn’t a holiday without a lazy afternoon playing video games or watching a movie when you’re exhausted from all of your adventures. Plus we also have boogie boards and pool noodles you can borrow. We know how much fun your kids will have playing in the water with them, and they are impossible to travel with, just ask at reception and we will be happy to help.

 

 

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.

Parks in Burleigh – Broadbeach Music Events – Cooly Rocks On

Come and soak up some sunshine on the Gold Coast this winter. With music events, Cooly Rocks On, beautiful parks to explore and the big four theme parks, you’ll love soaking up the atmosphere and crystal clear days.

north burleigh beachOne of the best features of Burleigh, other than being one of the best beaches on the coast, is the range of parks nearby.

 

Burleigh Head National Park is one of the most popular, it has a beautiful lookout and a number of walks for a variety of fitness levels. Whether you want to go for a stroll through the forest, or you want challenge yourself a little with a more intense walk, this is the place to be. One of the highlights is the Tumgun Lookout, which has spectacular views of the coast. Although it takes a little more effort to get to the lookout, it’s easy enough for most if you go slow and steady – just note there are some stairs to get to the top.

 

Justin’s Park is another popular spot, it has a great playground for the kids, an open space area for kicking a ball around, and is next to some amazing shops if you want an ice cream or some fish and chips on the beach. burleigh headland walkPlus, on a Sunday night the bongos and flame throwers come out to play, so it’s worth hanging around to be a part of the atmosphere.

 

At the other end of the beach is the Mick Schamburg park which is on the boarder of Burleigh and Miami. Another spectacular lookout that gives you the full view of the Gold Coast coastline, with also has a smaller playground.

 

Plus, for all the fitness fans, dotted along the coastline between the National Park and the Mick Schamburg park are a selection of fitness stations. From chin up bars, to balance beams to leg press machines – this walk has it all. Or you can simply enjoy the sand between your toes and go for a stroll on the beach.

 

Broadbeach is well known for its music events. With two iconic events you won’t want to miss:

Blues on Broadbeach is held this month from the 18th-21st of May and will feature headline artists Bonnie Tyler, Ian Moss, the Slim Jim Phantom Trio and Harts.

Image: bluesonbroadbeach.com

blues on broadbeachThe Broadbeach Country Music Festival is held a little later in the year from the 28th-30th of July and features artists like Kasey Chambers, Troy Cassar-Daley and The Wolfe Brothers.

The best part of both these events is that they are completely free. The atmosphere is always amazing as the crowds gather to enjoy their favourite bands and artists. Whether you choose to dine in one of the restaurants and take in the atmosphere or grab an ice cream or coffee and stroll the streets taking it all in – you’ll have a wonderful weekend.

 

Cooly Rocks On is another popular Gold Coast event packed full of music, cars, dancing and old-fashioned fun. Plus, the daytime entertainment is completely free. Held on the 7th-11th of June in Coolangatta you can take part in the dance championships, cooly rocks on street dancingor enjoy a dance class, watch the street parade or admire the cars in the show ’n’ shine or cuddle up for the Drive in Movies – however you spend the event, you are destined to have a ball.

Image: www.coolyrockson.com

Some of the events do require registrations as numbers are limited so make sure you check out the official website for more info: http://www.coolyrockson.com/event-guide/drive-in-movies/

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.

Hang Out With Friends At Burleigh Heads’ Hip Bars

When you stay at Gemini Court Holiday Apartments, Burleigh Heads, you are a short stroll from some of the coolest bars on the Gold Coast.
 
And with the up and coming Groove and Food Festival, Burleigh Heads, just around the corner, we thought we’d take the opportunity to mention a few of our fav hangouts!
 
The opposite end of the spectrum to Surfers Paradise’s teenage party atmosphere, Burleigh Heads is home to bars with character, that are hip, social and great fun to visit.
 
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