Once unspoiled rainforest
10 km south of Surfer’s Paradise. Until the 1960s much of the Gold Coast hinterland was still unspoiled rainforest. Now all that’s left is the small national park at Burleigh Heads. The park occupies a headland formed by the prehistoric lava flows from the inland volcanoes. There are nature trails through the forest, which is renowned for its exotic birdlife. The sea around the headland is also renowned for its fine surf.