INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Guide to Justins Park Burleigh Heads.
Remember the Old Egg Spinner from old-school playgrounds?
Try a modern version at Justin’s Park Burleigh Heads
This playground in Burleigh Heads is undercover, with spectacular views of the iconic Burleigh Beach, with plenty of parking onsite too.
Read all the details, including how to get here, below.
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Guide to Justins Park Burleigh Heads QLD
Looking for playgrounds on the Gold Coast?
Justin’s Park, Burleigh Heads is right next to the Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Life Saving Club.
RELATED: Big List of Fun Things to do on the Gold Coast with kids
Justins Park Playground Australia
The Gold Coast city has a couple of outstanding playgrounds.
While this is NOT one of them when it comes to equipment or fun theming, Justins Park in Burleigh heads trumps the rest because of it’s position and VIEW!
Right in front of one of the Gold Coast’s best family friendly beaches, and just over the road from the spot where you can buy the best pizza on the Gold Coast, there’s a lot going for this place after all.
Play Equipment at Justins Park The Esplanade Burleigh Heads
The big hit of this park is the modern version of the old Egg Spinner.
You know the one!
That nausea-inducing spinning thing that kids love.
Yes, this blue bowl-shaped one is a favourite.
There was just one quick second to take a picture of Jack on it alone!
Swings & Fort
There’s also a couple of swings, and a climbing fort complete with:
- monkey bars and
- balance beam.
It’s a bit uninspired but kids won’t care, which is why it’s a top spot for a picnic.
There’s plenty of grass and LOTS of picnic tables, and free BBQs too.
RELATED: Read this guide to Healthy Snacks and Food for Picnics (there’s delicious gourmet charcuterie board ideas too!)
Image credit: Kerrie Brailsford via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
MORE THINGS TO DO IN BURLEIGH HEADS WITH KIDS
No.1: Burleigh Heads Beach
While you are here, take a dip at Burleigh Beach, we’d vote this the Gold Coast’s most popular family beach with waves.
There’s full-time lifeguards, and right under the Surf Club is a cafe that sells that Sunday (or anyday) favourite of ‘Bacon & Eggs’ and toasties, all reasonably priced.
Coffee lovers, DO NOT MISS Nook Expresso– the 2015 winner of best ‘hole in the wall’ coffee joint.
It’s on the road side of the Oskars building, about 100 metres south of the Surf Club.
Worth the walk.
No.2: Burleigh Headland Walk
Walk towards the Burleigh Headland – there’s more playground equipment here too.
Then wander up to the Burleigh Heads National Park, along the bushwalk to Tallebudgera Creek.
You’ll find Echo Beach as you near the end of the path, one of Gold Coast’s secret beaches, then the Jellurgal Aboriginal cultural centre on your right as you reach the end of the path.
Cross over the Gold Coast highway bridge to the best beach for kids on the Gold Coast, Tallebudgera Creek beach.
Tallebudgera Surf Club playground
Then finish your wander with a play at Tallebudgera playground before you head back.
No.3: Justin Lane Burleigh Heads
Visit this iconic pizza place in Burleigh.
Across from Justins Park, you’ll spy the giant letters of this rooftop gourmet pizzeria and pasta bar with communal benches.
Stop by for Italian bites, and delicious afternoon cocktails!
Their signature meal is pizza on a sourdough base and the flavour combos are insane.
There’s also a KIDS MENU with pizza, pasta, flat bread, fries and dessert options.
Open from midday to 10pm daily.
No.4: James Street Burleigh Shopping
Wander the stores along the popular James Street.
- designer homewares
- stylish toys
- shoes and clothing
- stationery and handmade craft
- delicious food such as Govindas kofta balls and curry, fish and chips, and more.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Justin Park Burleigh Heads Gold Coast
Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in AUD dollars, unless otherwise stated
Address: The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220
Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Entry Fees: FREE!
How to get to Justins Park Burleigh Heads
Justins Park is in the heart of Burleigh heads.
- Translink buses run along the Gold Coast Highway through Burleigh.
- Find your way with Translink’s journey planner
By foot or bike: You can walk or ride a bike along flat wide pathways from North Burleigh or Nobbys Beach, or from Currumbin & Palm Beach.
By car: Click here for google map directions
Justins Park Parking
There’s a carpark right next to this playground.
There’s limited spaces and it’s VERY popular so you need to be early to grab a spot.
Otherwise, you can park in the car park to the left of the toilet block, or try nose-in street parking along the Esplanade.
Justins Park Burleigh Heads Map
Top spot for a play if you combine with a visit to Burleigh headland, and Burleigh beach.
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