The Gold Coast's beautiful parks, exquisite waterways and kilometres of uninterrupted beaches offer an array of leisure activities for residents and visitors.
City of Gold Coast (City) manages many of the natural areas, waterways and facilities that support these activities.
The City's Active & Healthy program offers residents and visitors over 170 free or low cost physical activity and healthy eating group sessions.
The Gold Coast is a known boating paradise. A number of the public boat ramps, jetties, pontoons and fishing facilities are managed by the City.
Bushwalking opportunities abound in a range of natural areas and reserves managed by the City, while there are other great opportunities to explore National Parks are managed by the Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing.
Our climate, stunning landscape and approximately 800 kilometres of bikeways make the Gold Coast a bike-friendly city.
Dog exercise areas are provided by the City for dog owners. They are for the enjoyment of all, so please be considerate of people who may be sharing the area with you and your dog.
Fishing is a very popular past-time on the Gold Coast and we provide many platforms and fishing spots for all fishing levels.
With its beautiful Broadwater and waterways, the Gold Coast is undoubtedly a jet ski playground. Have fun and remember, essential jet ski etiquette applies.
The City has more than 380 barbecues located in many parks and reserves across the Gold Coast.
- Active and healthy lifestyles
- Aquatic centres
- Dog exercise areas
- Parks and recreation
- School holiday activities