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Connecting the community to nature

The NaturallyGC workshops and activities are designed for people interested in connecting with and exploring our city's wonderful natural environment.

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NaturallyGC program

The NaturallyGC program activities has resumed.

The NaturallyGC program currently operates under a COVID Safe Plan to ensure the health and safety of participants. It is essential to register for each event and adhere to the latest Queensland Health advice.

Connect, conserve and explore nature with NaturallyGC and participate in a variety of free and low cost nature based education workshops, activities, events and nature based recreation across the Gold Coast.

Aim of the program

The NaturallyGC program aims to:

  • connect residents and visitors alike with nature and the Gold Coast natural areas
  • provide and promote opportunities for on-ground action and conservation
  • provide a range of free and low cost nature based workshops and activities for all ages
  • provide beneficial, environmental education opportunities
  • provide and promote opportunities for sustainable nature based recreation
  • raise awareness of the environmental values of the Gold Coast
  • promote and support city-wide conservation initiatives
  • encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.

Each year the program engages over 14,000 individuals across the Gold Coast with over 900 individual activities. The City funds a range of specific workshops for the program but also provides support to various community organisations that deliver a range of environmental education programs for the community to enjoy and take part in.

You can connect, conserve and explore our city's natural environment through a broad range of NaturallyGC activities:

  • help plant native trees for wildlife or connect with a local Bushcare, Landcare or BeachCare group
  • go on a guided bushwalk, discover our natural areas and sustainable nature based recreation opportunities
  • discover our unique native wildlife including the iconic koala, platypus, frogs, water bugs, native bees and more
  • switch screen time for green time with kids' nature play and interactive activities
  • become a citizen scientist and contribute to the monitoring of our waterways, wildlife and natural areas
  • find out more about green festivals on offer
  • immerse in indigenous culture
  • capture the beauty of our natural areas through photography
  • learn more about native gardening and a range of other environmental education themed activities
  • connect to other city-led environment initiatives.

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Accessible workshops

For information about the accessibility of workshops or if you have any specific access requirements please contact us on 07 5667 5972.

NaturallyGC Program

NaturallyGC program

Download our NaturallyGC annual program to start connecting with nature or pick up a hard copy from any City customer service centre or library.

NaturallyGC events and activities

NaturallyGC events and nature activities

Check out free and low-cost environmental workshops, events, activities and sustainable nature-based recreation on our events calendar.

NaturallyGC Wild Defender

NaturallyGC Junior Wild Defenders Program

Check out our new NaturallyGC Junior Wild Defenders Program.

NaturallyGC Online

NaturallyGC Online

Connect with nature through our online NaturallyGC activities and resources.

NaturallyGC kids holiday program

NaturallyGC kids holiday program

Switch screen time for green time over the school holidays and plan how to connect kids to nature.

NaturallyGC ambassadors

NaturallyGC ambassadors

Connect and learn more about our Enviro and Wildlife Warriors.

Becoming a NaturallyGC member

Become a NaturallyGC member

Stay connected to nature and don’t miss an event.

NaturallyGC partnerships

NaturallyGC partnerships

Connect with one of our partners or become a NaturallyGC partner.

Provide feedback to Naturally GC

Provide feedback

We value your input to help NaturallyGC continue to give you a rewarding nature based experience and further engage and connect the Gold Coast community with our natural environment.

NaturallyGC photography competition

NaturallyGC photography competition

Capture the beauty of our hinterland, waterways, nature trails and native plants and animals.

Request a free Nature Play Passport

Request a free Nature Play Passport

Nature Play QLD's Passport to An Amazing Childhood has stacks of fun outdoor play missions for kids.

City Environment programs and private property assistance

Connect with other City environment programs and private property assistance

Find more information on City environment programs and environmental resources to assist you with connecting to and conserving nature.

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