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Active & healthy lifestyles

With our climate, enviable parks, pristine beaches and love of the outdoors, there is no better place to stay active and healthy. City of Gold Coast offers a wide variety of activities and recreation facilities at your doorstep. So get involved and live life to the fullest!

Active & Healthy program

Get Active & Healthy

The Active & Healthy program offers free or low cost physical activities and healthy eating workshops every week. The program is designed to get the whole family active as well as seniors. Browse the Active & Healthy events or find a holiday program for the kids.

Parks and recreation

Gold Coast parks

With over 3800 parks and reserves across the Gold Coast, there are many hidden treasures just waiting to be discovered. Not only can you go for a walk or jog along our wonderful oceanways, there are also many fun and challenging fitness circuits in our parks. The Gold Coast has many beautiful parks for residents and visitors to enjoy and is also home to the most skate and BMX parks in Australia!

Sport and recreation


The city is home to the largest indoor stadium in Queensland as well as multiple major sporting venues. We are committed to working with sport and recreation organisations to build a thriving sport and recreation community with quality facilities and a comprehensive program of activities run by skilled and capable people.

Cycling, pedestrian networks and sustainable transport

Walking and cycling on the Gold Coast

Change the way you move and consider walking or cycling to your next destination for fun, fitness and smart transport.

Explore the Gold Coast's natural environment taking one of the many bushwalking trails or by walking your dog.

Markets on the Gold Coast

Healthy eating and wellbeing

Join the real food revolution and taste the difference! A trip to a Gold Coast farmers’ market can mean a shopping bag full of local cheeses, jams or organic vegetables. We also have many cooking workshops where you can learn to make wholesome and delicious meals.

If you would like to grow your own vegetables, fruit, or flowers, and want to interact with like-minded green thumbs, the community gardens may be for you.

NaturallyGC program

NaturallyGC program

NaturallyGC workshops and activities are designed for people interested in connecting with and exploring our city's wonderful natural environment through nature-based activities, workshops and nature-based recreation.


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