Healthy living is something we take pretty seriously ‘round here – and who could blame us when we’re living in bikinis and boardies for a good 300 days of the year?! (It’s a tough gig for some.)
WALK AROUND BURLEIGH HEADS NATIONAL PARK
Whether this is your first time to the Coast or you’re a regular to our shores, you’ll know that a walk around Burleigh Heads National Park is a non-negotiable itinerary inclusion – navigate the rocky foreshore and lush rainforest as you take in breathtaking ocean views from high up on the headland.
PALM BEACH FARMERS MARKETS
Wander rows of tempting market stalls each Saturday at the Palm Beach Farmers Markets, where you can stock up on an abundance of fresh fruit and veg, baked goods and deli delights while chatting to the friendly farmers and passionate producers and providores about their fare.
MANDALA ORGANIC ARTS CAFE
Join the plant-based food movement with a visit to this quirky, community-style Mermaid Beach eatery, tucked away in a secret garden. It dishes up some of the best vegan pizzas and desserts in town, so settle into a comfy couch and tuck in.
PURLING BROOK FALLS
Head for the hills and set off on the four-kilometre round circuit to Purling Brook Falls. Meander through lush, Eucalypt forest and traverse the suspension bridge before basking in the sheer beauty and power of this natural spectacle.
If you’re a fan of the vegan food scene or just want to know what all hype is about, visit the team at Blendlove in Southport to feast on their healthy, raw, plant-based dishes, treats and cheesecakes – but get in quick, these guys are in hot demand.
YOGA BY THE SEA
Blissfully located beside beautiful Burleigh Beach, Yoga Asanas By The Sea is arguably the best spot in town to salute the sun, recharge the soul and feel that special sense of connection between the body and the great outdoors.
GWINGANNA LIFESTYLE RETREAT
Tucked away behind the trees of Tallebudgera Valley, this exclusive wellness sanctuary Gwinganna is soul-soothing revitalisation at its finest, providing spa treatments, nature hikes, yoga, naturopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, on top of dishing up holistic eats made fresh from their organically grown garden.
GREENHOUSE THE BATHHOUSE
Equipped with two hydrotherapy spas, steam room, sauna, plunge pool, beauty therapy rooms and a vegan-themed Botanical Bar, it’s safe to say this decadent, Moroccan-inspired rejuvenation facility, The Bathhouse knows how to serve up a healthy dose of wellbeing.
Shrug off the stress and slip into a bathrobe, the invigorating SpaQ awaits. Take your pick from an array of indulgent treatments including massages, facials, full body exfoliations, masks and more, and don’t forget to finish up with a detoxifying steam in the mosaic-covered Hammam room – sheer bliss!
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.