Top things to do in Burleigh Heads

Top Choice Fusion in Burleigh Heads

Rick Shores

Feet-in-the-sand dining often plays it safe, but while this Modern Asian spot sends out absolute crowd-pleasing dishes, it's also pleasingly inventive. The space is all about the view, the sound of the nearby waves,…
Top Choice Steak in Burleigh Heads

Harry's Steak Bistro & Bar

Don't misread the menu – a mix-and-match steak-and-sauce affair – as belonging to a chain restaurant. Harry's, a stylish paean to 'beef, booze and banter', is super-serious about its steaks, with each accredited wit…
Top Choice Pizza in Burleigh Heads

Justin Lane

One of the seminal players in Burleigh's food and drinking scene, Justin Lane has colonised most of an old shopping arcade with a downstairs pizzeria and upstairs rooftop bar offering lovely foreshore views. Great p…
Top Choice Market in Burleigh Heads

Village Markets

A long-running market that highlights local designers, makers and collectors, with fashion and lifestyle stalls, lots of live music and a strong local following.
Wildlife Reserve in Burleigh Heads

David Fleay Wildlife Park

Opened by the doctor who first succeeded in breeding platypuses, this wildlife park has 4km of walking tracks through mangroves and rainforest in search of animals, including cassowaries, emus, crocs, kangaroos and …
Cultural Centre in Burleigh Heads

Jellurgal Cultural Centre

This Aboriginal cultural centre at the base of Burleigh's headland sheds some light on life here hundreds and thousands of years ago. There's a collection of artefacts, artwork, and a number of different tours of lo…
Cafe in Burleigh Heads

Canteen Coffee

In a twin-business pairing with Canteen Kitchen (mains $12-22) next door, this caffeine cranny casts another vote for Burleigh Heads as the Gold Coast's coffee capital. A well-made flat white and a slab of carrot ca…
Vietnamese in Burleigh Heads

Jimmy Wah's

Modern Vietnamese is dished up in a relaxed yet stylish setting, featuring a wall mural of the man himself (Jimmy Wah is a character in the film Good Morning Vietnam). Tuck into soft-shell crab banh mi, snapper and …
Burgers in Burleigh Heads

Ze Pickle

Ze PIckle might overwhelm the burger purist but it does a roaring trade in its signature hand-pressed Wagyu mince burgers, available straight-up or as a more-is-more option with guacamole or added brisket. Even the …
Seafood in Burleigh Heads

Fish House

This stylish whitewashed brick building across from the beach is well known for its seaside specialities, with the best sustainably caught fish sourced both locally and from around the country.