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View from John Laws Park

John Laws Park offers one of the most magical views anywhere in the world! A stunning park right atop Burleigh Headland, there are views all the way to Surfers Paradise.


John Laws Park

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John Laws Park offers one of the most magical views anywhere in the world! A stunning park right atop Burleigh Headland, there are views all the way to Surfers Paradise.

Each weekend, picnic and barbecues are a plenty, with the grassy hill area a popular destination for get togethers. Bring your own picnic, or grab a takeaway meal or coffee from the coffee shops nearby. Burleigh Heads Surf Club offers meals all day, or enjoy the popular picnic fare of fish and chips!

At the top of Burleigh Hill is the Burleigh Heads National Park. This is a popular walking or running track, with two loop options - rainforest or ocean view. The return journeys are 2.3 and 2.4 kilometres respectively, offering superb views and the relaxing soothe of the rainforest escape. Access to the patrolled Burleigh Beach is just around the corner, this beach known worldwide for its majestic views overlooking the rocks at Burleigh Point, all the way to the Surfers Paradise skyline.

The kids aren't forgotten, and the slippery dip and swings in John Laws Park have the best views on the Coast! Head around the corner to Justins Park, and here you will find a massive kids playground, with slippery dip, balance beam, spinning tea cup and swings. The chirping rainbow lorikeets at dusk add to the atmosphere of this wonderful location. Even the birds know this is one of the best spots in the world!

The park also features a DDA compliant accessible toilet design specifically for those with disabilities and special needs. For more information on parks with accessible features visit our Parks information for people with a disability page.

Download and view a map of the park. (PDF 365kb)

For more details and maps of the dog off leash and prohibited areas, refer to the relevant park map in Burleigh Heads on our Southern suburbs - Off-leash dog exercise areas and prohibited areas page.

Dogs must be walked on a leash in all other areas.

You can also download the GC Dog parks app, which is available for both iPhone and Android devices, providing information about dog parks on the Gold Coast, including the on-leash, off leash and prohibited areas.

Weddings at John Laws Park 

Many a marriage proposal has taken place atop this hill, as well as the park being very popular for wedding ceremonies. John Laws is a popular wedding location overlooking the beautiful Burleigh beach breaks.

Photo opportunities

  • Access to the world famous Burleigh Beach is just 200 metres away
  • Gorgeous hilltop pandanus palm with Surfers coastline background

For more information on holding your ceremony or a social gathering at this location, visit the park bookings page.

Refer to the ceremony location map for the most suitable location for your wedding.

For more images of John Laws Park view our image gallery.

Associated facilities:

  • Barbecues
  • Boardwalk
  • Disability toilet
  • Drinking fountain
  • Lookout
  • Picnic shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Scenic viewpoint
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Walking track
  • Great park for...

    • Barbecues
    • Picnics
    • Relaxing
    • Walking
    • Weddings
  • Address

    Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220


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