Burleigh Heads QLD
A beaut compact urban coastal camp up on the Gold Coast. The emphasis is on water based activities utilising the easy access to the beaches which are famous for great surf as well as the laid back atmosphere.
A mostly timber structure built in the 1940’s, it is set in a quiet cul-de-sac positioned high up on the forested slopes in suburbia. The way the camp integrated with the neighbouring property’s gave it an appearance that it was just another local house in the street. Once you are inside the property, things start to open up, and like most camps I visit you get an instant feeling that a lot activity goes on at this camp. The surrounding landscape is a mixture of tropical vegetation and typical lush Queensland bushland.
Built in a similar style to that of a Queenslander house, it almost feels of if you are in a tree-house, with winding pathways and decks interlinking each of the several buildings. The bunk rooms, are nicely integrated into the buildings. It amazed me just how they could sleep up to 120 on site, but after viewing the accommodation, it confirmed it, as the rooms, are airy, bright, spacious yet tucked away neatly under the recreation rooms, and dinning areas or they where terraced about the property.
Apart from the performing arts stage, indoor games and a basketball hoop, the main focus of the camp is outdoor education and water activities utilising the easy access to the ocean.