Best Things To Do In Burleigh Heads, Australia

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Burleigh Heads offers a variety of ways to experience Australia. Thrill seekers can strap on a jetpack to take in the scenery. Animal lovers can explore wildlife sanctuaries by zipline or segway. Water babies can dive beneath the surface with scuba diving or snorkeling classes. Read on to find out which activity best suits you!

1. Explore a wildlife sanctuary by Segway

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
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Wildlife Currumbin Sanctuary is a great place to come and experience up close encounters with native Australian wildlife. Hold a cuddly koala. Feed a saltwater croc. Encounter a possum or echidna. Go on an exclusive tour behind the scenes and interact with the wild birds while learning about the training and rehabilitation centers. This centre allows the unique ability to get up close to some of Australia’s most famous wildlife, offering a more special experience than most zoos. Beyond the animal encounters, you can embark on a wildlife sanctuary tour, taken place on Segway. The tour begins with a ten minute training on how to maneuver on your device before starting a 40 minute journey. You will ride around the rainforest and eucalyptus trees in a memorable way. If the thrills of a Segway were not enough you can explore the trees by ziplines. The park offers over 80 ziplines (some of them positioned over the crocodiles) that take you throughout the park. A visit to this wildlife sanctuary offers ways to view the wildlife unlike most zoos, making a visit one that will be hard to forget.

Wildlife Currumbin Sanctuary

Address: 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin, Queensland, 4223

Price: from 49.95 USD

Opening Hours: 8am - 5pm. Closed on Christmas Day and ANZAC Day

Duration: as long as you like

Contact: +61 755341266

Website: Wildlife Currumbin Sanctuary

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2. Go scuba diving or snorkeling (from 59 USD)

Scuba Diver Snorkeling
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Explore beneath the surface of the ocean with a snorkeling or scuba tour. This company takes you to Lovely Wave Break Island where over 50 species of vibrant colorful fish and coral can be spotted. With a snorkeling tour, you can reach depths between one and 15 meters (3-50 feet). You will be amazed at the amount of aquatic wildlife living in that zone. Swim among some beautiful coral formations while watching fish dart in and out. All of the equipment will be provided for you. If you would like to go deeper into the ocean, you can choose a scuba dive tour. You will be swimming alongside a certified instructor during your three to four hour tour. This tour is designed with beginner’s in mind, so no need to worry if you have never scuba dove before. You will be shown how to operate the equipment and utilize proper scuba technique before diving to the depths below. You will be amazed at the dazzling wildlife far below the surface. A visit to Australia is not complete without a visit to the ocean, and snorkeling and skydiving offer a great way to experience the aquatic life.

Gold Coast Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Tours

Address: See the website for the Google Map pinned location

Price: from 59 USD

Opening Hours: depends on the season, contact the organization to find out open times

Duration: around 3 hours required

Contact: +61 755353302


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3. Discover the aboriginal culture at the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Center

The Grampians. Stawell. Bunjils Cave with Aboriginal rock painting. Aboriginal guide Bill Speedie from Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre Halls Gap. Figure is mythical man Bunjil with two dingo dogs
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Journey into the history and culture of the Yugambeh Aboriginal people at the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Center. A guided tour takes you through many significant sites to the Yugambeh Aboriginal people where you learn about the site’s cultural and environmental impact. You will find out what it was like living in the Australian bush, including the process of hunting and fishing. The centre houses a collection of traditional Aboriginal art, some of which you can purchase and take home, as well as tools that were a part of the their daily life. By the end of your visit, you will understand more about this incredible Australian culture.

Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Address: 1711 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220, Australia

Price: the centre is free, tour prices start from 20 USD

Opening Hours: 8am - 3pm. Monday through Friday

Duration: around 3 hours required

Contact: +61 755255955

Website: Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre

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4. See the area by jet pack

Jetlev Jetpack
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Experience a thrill like no other: a jet pack ride! It sounds like something out of a sci-fi film, but you can explore Australia by jet pack. You will be given all the training and instruction you need to feel comfortable and confident flying a jet pack on your own. You can reach a height up to 10 meters (33 feet) in the air, high enough to enjoy a unique view of the ocean and the city. The jet pack is surprisingly mobile as you can easily do turns and manoeuver around in the air. You can reach a maximum speed of 45 kilometers (28 miles) per hour, offering a thrilling ride to the adventurous spirit. But you control the speed, so more cautious travelers need not worry. You can choose between two 15 minute flights or four 15 minute flights. You will be provided a wetsuit and coaching through your radio headset. You also have the option to purchase a high definition video so you can relive your adventure again and again.

Gold Coast Jet Pack Adventure

Address: Waterways Dr, Main Beach, QLD 4217, Australia


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Experience Burleigh Heads through one of a kind adventures

Many unique ways to experience Burleigh Heads are available to visitors. See the town from the air with a highspeed jetpack adventure. Dive down the depths below to play among the wildlife with a scuba dive or snorkel adventure. Glimpse back in time and discover the rich culture of the Yugambeh Aboriginals at the cultural centre. However you spend your time in Burleigh Heads, it is sure to be a memorable visit.

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