Things to do
There's heaps to do on the Gold Coast, right on our doorstep, and best of all there’s a lot that's free.
City of Gold Coast proudly supports a range of free and low cost activities and maintains community facilities for you and your family to enjoy. Why not visit some this weekend? Find out more about things to do and places to see in and around our city by visiting the links below.
What's on in Gold Coast parks
There’s always something happening in our parks – join our Active & Healthy program with free or low cost activities; watch a movie under the stars; connect with the environment through our NaturallyGC program; find ways to entertain the kids with our school holiday programs or view the events at Broadwater Parklands.
Check out our events calendar to find loads of events happening across the Gold Coast. There are also a multitude of celebrations and awards run by the City to celebrate significant times of the year, including Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Australia Day, school holidays and more.
The Gold Coast's creative community is leading a cultural revolution. Our city is being re-imagined - we are energetic, unexpected and distinctly Gold Coast. Visit our arts and culture initiatives page to find out more about the local arts scene, including art galleries, public art and sculpture trails. Discover the heritage of the Gold Coast and take a self-guided walk along our heritage trails.
Venues and community centres
Find out more about other leisure activities that are available in the parks, waterways and beaches of the Gold Coast. Why not try your hand at fishing, boating or bushwalking, go cycling or take your dog to one of the specially designed exercise areas provided for your enjoyment?
The Gold Coast has theme parks to get your thrills and spills, including Dreamworld, Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild and Warner Bros Movie World. If you’re after a more relaxed experience, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Fleay’s Wildlife Park or Australian Outback Spectacular may be more your style. Go to Visit Gold Coast for more information.
We have information for families, seniors, youth, pet owners, and for those joining our community as new residents. Use our Gold Coast Community Directory to find community services and facilities available in your local area.