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Overnighter at Burleigh Heads

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by Sharon Higson (subscribe)
60 and still adventuring !!
Published June 5th 2014
Need a day away, want to pretend to be semi-retired?
You have to love the fact that so close to Brisbane is such a vast variety of things to do.

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a variety of things to do!

You can go to the Sunshine Coast. You can go inland to any of the lovely Hinterland towns. You can visit any of the islands off the coast, all beautiful in their own right, and each its own adventure. You can drive the scenic highways inland. Everything is so close and there are literally hundreds of things to do. The Gold Coast is a veritable smorgasbord of sights to take in.

Maybe today you just want to find a quiet spot on the beach with relaxation on your mind.

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Go and relax!

Burleigh Heads is a stones throw from Surfers Paradise, a 60 minute drive from Brisbane, depending on the traffic.

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a stone's throw from Surfers!

You can pretend you are semi-retired and spend Thursday - go early have breakfast and be home for dinner. If you are really in the moment you can stay overnight, you did, after all, bring an overnight bag for just this instance.

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interesting things in the rainforest!

Without knowing where to stay you park along the Esplanade and walk, systematically making your way to each apartment and holiday let showing vacancy signs. A large number of these have kitchens and multi bedrooms.

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a view of the esplanade from your balcony!

The pricing is quite similar for a Thursday, all falling into the $225 to $275 a night category, awesome if you plan to be here with several family members, but this is not that time. You aren't cooking and don't need more than one bedroom.

Some accommodations don't do single nights, others don't allow walk ins. You are pointed in the direction of the Burleigh Gardens, a block back from the esplanade and a bonus find.

They do one night pricing, quite competitively at $175 per night and take people walking in off the street. As an added bonus they give you a coupon to be used for dinner and breakfast at the Surf Club, a couple blocks away. A tennis court, games room, barbeque, pool and an outdoor area to entertain yourself are part of their grounds.

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Burleigh Gardens!

Sold. You head to your room with astounding views, the sky, the water, and you are happy to be here. You could just spend the afternoon sitting on the balcony with the amazing views.

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view from your balcony!

Dinner and breakfast are a sure thing at the Surf Club. The food is not gourmet but tasty and well-priced, with the best views around. Everything you need to be here for the day or 24 hours is at this end of the esplanade, cafes, coffee, lunch, with a few that do dinner.

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The Surf Club, good meals and pricing with exceptional views!

You can go surfing or walk the beach and the trails through Burleigh Heads National Park. This is the sight for many surf competitions so check that before you come here for a weekend.

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Burleigh Heads National Park!

You will feel like you have been away on a short vacation, a perfect one day escape or an overnighter.

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a good place to get away!
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Why? Need a day away, a quiet escape? Why not go relax in Burleigh Heads?
When: Any time
Where: Burleigh Heads, QLD
Cost: Dependant
Your Comment
Love Burleigh. That's the area we always choose to stay when we go down the Coast. It's also a little quieter than some of the other Gold Coast beaches. Bliss!
by Therese B (score: 2|287) 1955 days ago
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