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Walking tour around Jellurgal
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Embark on an Enchanting Adventure: Discover the Wonders of Jellurgal – Dreaming Mountain!

Step into a world of wonder and exploration as you embark on a magical walking tour perfectly suited for family adventures on the Gold Coast. You’ll discover Aboriginal history and culture while uncovering the secrets of Jellurgal – Dreaming Mountain.

Your journey begins with an immersive audio/visual presentation, setting the stage for an engaging adventure ahead. Led by knowledgeable guides, embark on a gentle walk around the sacred grounds of Jellurgal, where every step unveils stories of cultural significance passed down through generations.

Get ready to ignite your curiosity and deepen your connection to the land as you discover the ecological wonders and enduring traditions of Jellurgal – Dreaming Mountain. From the land to the ocean, to the seasons and their connection to wildlife and food source, and dreamtime stories. Jellurgal is a captivating family activity, where learning becomes an unforgettable experience amidst the beauty of the Gold Coast.

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  • 2hrs
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Additional Information

-Learn about the Aboriginal history and culture of the Gold Coast on this engaging walking tour of the renowned Burleigh Headland.

-Start your tour with an audio/visual presentation then take a guided walk around the “Dreaming Mountain”, Jellurgal, where culturally significant sites have played an important role in the lives of Aboriginal people.

-You will hear the Dreaming stories associated with the creation of Jellurgal, discover facts about traditional life, bush tucker, fishing and hunting and learn about the important ecological practices and connection to the land displayed by the Yugambeh speaking people for thousands of years.


-The Oceanview track makes its way along the coastline leading from Tallebudgera Creek around to Burleigh Point. The track is 1.2km one-way and a ‘Grade 2’ walk, meaning that the track is a hardened surface with gentle hill sections and occasional steps. No bushwalking experience is required and wheelchair assisted and pram assisted access is possible.


Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads QLD, Australia


  1. Car Parking: Permit parking is available outside the centre, please see staff inside for a parking pass.
  2. What to Bring: Flat, closed in shoes suitable for walking, a hat, sunscreen, a bottle of water. You may want to bring swimming attire and towels for a swim at the picturesque Tallebudgera Creek after the tour. A lifeguard-patrolled beach is located a short walk from the centre.
  3. Accessibility: The Oceanview track offers limited wheelchair and pram assisted access.


Guidelines, Cancellation, Terms

Weather and changes to the tour

The Gold Coast averages 245 days of clear and sunny weather throughout the year and maintains a warm sub-tropical climate during most seasons with an average of 20-28°C in summer and 11-21°C in winter. Walking Jellurgal in summer months can be quite warm but the rainforest areas can offer a cool escape. Our guides will monitor the heat conditions and alter the tour accordingly if required.

At the very top of Jellurgal, large hexagonal columns of rock and boulders can be seen scattered down the slope. The movement of these boulders is an ongoing natural geological process and there is at times a risk of rockfall during severe weather. For the safety of visitors, the state government Department of Environment and Science will sometimes close a section of the Oceanview walking track during periods of increased risk. This can be before, during or after conditions of high winds, high rainfall, low temperature or fire. If this section of track is closed, your Jellurgal tour will be altered to avoid this area.


  1. Melissa Soutar

    A top notch guide, beautiful Burleigh Heads location, and an incredibly insightful journey through the rich history and culture of Jellurgal and the Yugambeh speaking people. Highly recommend for families with primary school aged children and older.

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