John Laws Park

Kids playing cricket in a park

John Laws Park offers a magical view! It's a stunning park right on top of Burleigh Headland with 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 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. A popular walking or running track offers two loop options through the park - choose either the rainforest or ocean view. The return journeys are 2.3 and 2.4 kilometres respectively, offering superb views and a soothing rainforest escape. Access to the patrolled Burleigh Beach is just around the corner too.

The kids aren't forgotten, and the slippery dip and swings in John Laws Park have one of the best views on the Coast!

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 Accessible parks page or download our Burleigh Heads Mobility Map to view other accessible facilities available in this area.

Dog prohibited area

This park is a dog prohibited area. Dogs are only allowed along the shared path.

City of Gold Coast has numerous areas where you can exercise your dog off leash.

Find an off leash exercise area

Weddings at John Laws Park

Many a marriage proposal has taken place atop this hill, as well as in the lower sections of the park. John Laws Park 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.

For the most suitable location for your wedding, refer to the ceremony location map(PDF, 943KB)

Things to do and see

View all the upcoming events and activations on our events calendar.

What's on at John Laws Park

Location

John Laws Park, Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads 4220  
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