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Gold Coast Attractions

From its long, golden beaches and world class amusement parks to its vibrant international dining scene, the Gold Coast has something to excite, entertain and inspire everyone. Here is just a handful of the things to see and do during your stay at Swell Burleigh accommodation.

When you stay with us why not treat yourself with a visit to our Partner Currumbin RSL for a great night out with dining & gaming available.

Shopping and Dining

You'll find a tempting selection of cafes and restaurants within a few minutes' walk from the resort, while the renowned restaurants of Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach are just a short drive away. If you're in the mood for a shopping spree, you can hunt for fashion bargains at Burleigh's Stocklands Shopping Centre, Harbour Town or the huge Pacific Fair.

Beaches and Natural Attractions

Just a short stroll from our Burleigh apartments, Burleigh Heads Beach is famed for its fantastic surf breaks and plays hosts to some of the most respected local and international surfing competitions throughout the year. Even if you don’t have a passion for surfing, you’re sure to fall in love with this popular beach’s sweeping, sun kissed golden sands and sparkling waters. Those that crave the cool of the shade can immerse themselves in the lush beauty of Burleigh Heads National Park, just a short walk from the resort.

Burleigh Heads National Park

Burleigh Heads National Park (now the only Gold Coast rocky headland that remains substantially in its natural state) faces one of Australia's most famous surfing point breaks. If you're feeling active or adventurous, take a walk, jog or bike ride on the tracks through the park - you'll find multiple tranquil trails you can follow, including the ocean view walk which is 1.2 km one-way (allow 30 minutes) or the rainforest circuit which is 2.3 km return (allow 45 minutes). Stop by the Tumgun lookout where you might be able to spot some migrating whales and admire the coastal vista to Surfers Paradise across Burleigh Beach.

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Theme Parks and Family Attractions

All of the Gold Coast's most exhilarating theme parks are within easy reach of Swell Resort. You can get up close to fascinating marine mammals and iconic native wildlife at Sea World and the popular Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, brave the hair-raising rides of Dream World or check out a live stunt car show at Warner Brother's Movie World – the choice is yours!

Whale Watching

The Gold Coast whale watching season runs from June to November each year. Spirit of the Gold Coast offers a spectacular two and a half hour Whale Watching Cruise in a 24 metre power Catamaran purpose-built for whale watching, with ’360 degree’ viewing and a fully licensed bar. The friendly and knowledgable crew, who have more than 20 years experience, will provide you with a full commentary along the way - you're bound to have an unforgettable experience!