Always remember, call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency.
While these areas are generally not well-known for crime, it still pays to be on your guard. Take steps to reduce the chance of petty theft. Do not leave valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle.
The Gold Coast has an abundance of beautiful parks, natural areas and waterways to enjoy. It's important to plan before you head out, as these places sometimes have hazards and other obstructions.
The 'great outdoors' contains other risks such as biting insects, snakes and spiders, uneven ground and paths, and of course exposure to sun, rain and wind. Make sure to remember sun protection, bug spray, appropriate clothing and footwear, plus plenty of water.