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Gold Coast attractions

The Gold Coast has something for everyone, from some of Australia’s best beaches, rainforests and waterways to world class theme parks, sporting venues, shopping and dining precincts and a diverse range of events.


The Gold Coast hosts many major national and international events each year.

Browse our Events calendar to find out what’s on across the city.

Shopping and markets

Shop until you drop at our arts, crafts, farmers markets and car boot sales.

Visit for details of our major shopping precincts.


Our parks and waterways

Get outdoors and make the most of our fabulous parks and pristine waterways.

There's plenty of leisure activities on offer for everyone, including a wealth of free or low-cost programs run by the City.

Our beaches

Find a beach to relax on. 

Read about our ongoing work to keep our beaches safe and pristine.

Rainforests and bushwalking

Get back to nature and explore the green behind the gold.

Aquatic centres

Our eight aquatic centres are great for swimming, fitness or just relaxing.

Find an aquatic centre near you.

Sporting venues

Explore our wide range of high quality sporting facilities on offer for any sports enthusiast.

More things to do

From thrilling theme parks to more natural and relaxed experiences, attractions on the Gold Coast are abundant - find more things to do at

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