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Be active and explore the beauty of these areas by bushwalking or picnicking in one of our reserves.

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Natural area bushwalks

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Bushwalking tracks provide a great way to explore the beauty of the Gold Coast's natural environment while being active and healthy.

Why not try it today and explore some of our parks and nature trails. Find out more using our interactive nature trail map and selecting the 'bushwalking' option, or select from the list below.

Key bushwalking tips

  • Give your bushwalking plan to a friend, relative or other reliable person in case you are injured or get lost. Ask them to contact the police if you don't return as planned.
  • Make sure the park you want to visit has walks suitable for your bushwalking experience and level of fitness.
  • Check the Bureau of Meteorology website for weather conditions, forecasts and warnings.
  • Always carry plenty of drinking water. Bushwalking is thirsty work.
  • Walk with a partner or in a group, never bushwalk alone.
  • Dress for the track conditions and weather.
  • Stick to existing tracks and trails
  • Leave the park as you left it and take your rubbish with you.

While there are many bushwalking and recreational opportunities throughout areas managed by the City, there are also other great opportunities to explore National Parks, including World Heritage listed rainforest areas managed by the Queensland National Parks and Wildlife Service (Environmental Protection Agency).

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