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Leisure activities

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 manages many of the natural areas, waterways and facilities that support these activities.

Active & Healthy program

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.

Nature based recreation

The natural areas of the Gold Coast provide numerous sustainable recreational opportunities such as bushwalking, fishing, kayaking, bird watching, mountain biking and horse riding.

Cycling and bikeways

Our climate, stunning landscape and approximately 800 kilometres of bikeways make the Gold Coast a bike-friendly city.

Dog exercise areas

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.

Jet skiing

With its beautiful Broadwater and waterways, the Gold Coast is undoubtedly a jet ski playground. Have fun and remember, essential jet ski etiquette applies.

Popular parks

Gold Coast parks provide the perfect setting for activities the whole family can enjoy. From bmx tracks and skateboarding to fitness or simply getting together for a barbecue with friends and family.

Public barbecues

The City has more than 380 barbecues located in many parks and reserves across the Gold Coast.

Swimming and aquatic centres

We manage a number of aquatic centres and swimming enclosures across the Gold Coast which offer the community a large range of opportunities for swimming, fitness and relaxing.

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