Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads, a coastal suburb on the Gold Coast, is 80 km south of central Brisbane. The Big Burleigh headland on the northern side of the mouth of the Tallebudgera Creek was described in 1840 by Robert Dixon during a survey of the coast between the Clarence and Brisbane Rivers. Dixon named the landform Burley Head. During the 1870s the surf beach and the creek were visited by a few well-off holiday makers, drawn by horse racing on the firm sand, fishing, game birds and oysters.

Further Reading: 

Robert Longhurst, The heart of paradise, Gold Coast, Gold Coast City Council, 1991

John Vader, The Gold Coast book, Milton, Jacaranda Press, 1980


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