Gold Coast Attractions & Things to Do » Park

Broadwater Parklands

Broadwater Parklands is a massive green space and leisure area located on the Broadwater at Southport. It’s free to visit and explore the park and there is also free wifi available. You can reach the park quite easily via the G:Link to the Broadwater Parklands station which is at the southern end of the park or take the 700 bus to Broadwater… Read more →

John Laws Park

John Laws Park at Burleigh Heads connects with Justins Park to the north and Burleigh Heads National Park to it’s south. The park offers incredible views along the coastline and prime times are sunrise and sunset and even at night for watching the lights of Surfers Paradise and the stars twinkling over the ocean.     Getting to John Laws Park… Read more →

Paradise Point Parklands

Paradise Point Parklands overlook the Broadwater at Paradise Point and joins onto Len Fox Park. Here you can enjoy BBQ with picnic tables, walking tracks, fitness station, kids playground, and more.     Getting to Paradise Point Parklands Via bus: take bus 711 or 704 to Gold Coast Hwy at Southport Tourist Park stop or Gold Coast Hwy at Central Street stop. Via… Read more →

Laguna Park

Laguna Park is located in Palm Beach and is a kids favorite featuring fenced playground containing a pirate ship, slides, a pedal power monorail, funny faces interactive boards and more. The park also features BBQ undercover picnic areas, toilets and water tap.     Getting to Laguna Park Via Car: free car parking can be accessed off Launa Avenue.  … Read more →

Apple Tree Park

Apple Tree Park is located in the Springbrook area featuring barbecues and picnic tables and is accessible by road. There are a number of short walks from this park as well as the Hinterland Great Walk that connects to the park.     Apple Tree Park Location Map Add Your Review Your review Your overall rating Select a Rating5 Stars4… Read more →

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens

The Gold Coast Regional Botanic Garden is located in the suburb of Benowa and offers a wonderfully interesting green-escape from the city life and commercial attractions.   The garden is home to a range of attractions including Araucaria Forest and Blackbutt The Butterfly Garden Closed Forest Gorge Dry Rainforest Eucalyptus Open Woodland Freshwater Wetlands Gum Tree Corridor Horticultural Display Gardens Kids… Read more →

Justins Park

Justins Park at Burleigh Heads is located right along the foreshore offering direct access to the beautiful Burleigh Beach, along with kids playground, public toilets, sheltered picnic tables and BBQ’s.     Getting to Justins Park Via bus: take 700, 753, 754, 757, 764, 765, or 777 bus to Burleigh Heads stop. Via Car: There is car parking available along The Esplanade.   Justins Park Location Map… Read more →

Harley Park

Haley Park at Labrador is a popular spot for its Broadwater views, spots for fishing, kids play areas and swimming lagoon. There is also a BBQ and picnic area.     Getting to Harley Park Via Bus: take bus 704 or 711 to Marine Pde at Parker Street stop. Via Car: There is parking at the southern end of the park off… Read more →

Pat Fagan Park

Pat Fagan Park is small but incredibly beautiful park that offers superb coastal views through to Surfers Paradise from Rainbow bay Lookout and of the beaches below.     You can walk around the lower cost side track which goes around the Greenmount Hill and then along the Rainbow Bay Beach and also walk to the top of the headland for… Read more →

Mick Schamburg Park

Mick Schamburg Park is a small park located in Miami and encompasses the headland which features a green park with BBQ, playground, amazing coastal views from its lookout, and walking tracks.     Getting to Mick Schamburg Park Via Bus: take the 705 bus to Gold Coast Hwy at Miami Hotel and walk 200m Via Car: there is a small car park accessed off… Read more →

Pine Ridge Conservation Park

Pine Ridge Conservation Park (or Pine Ridge Regional Park) is one of the last remaining wallum banksia areas on the Gold Coast. The park is large and features a walking track, picnic tables (no toilets), and is a haven for wildlife including lace monitors, koalas, bearded dragons,  sacred kingfishers, rainbow bee-eaters and fairy-wrens.     Getting to Pine Ridge Conservation Park Via… Read more →

Tallebudgera Creek

Tallebudgera Creek is a local favorite spot for camping, swimming, picnicking, kayaking, fishing or simply just taking a relaxing walk. The Tallebudgera Creek park features sheltered areas, BBQ’s, kids play areas and grassed areas.     Tallebudgera Creek Location Map Add Your Review Your review Your overall rating Select a Rating5 Stars4 Stars3 Stars2 Stars1 Star Title of your review Your… Read more →

McIntosh Island Park

McIntosh Island Park is an oasis in the heart of Surfers Paradise. It’s tall trees shelter it from the surrounding hi-rises and there are loads well manicured of green-space and even a sandy beach spot by the river.     There is also a coin operated BBQ and kids playground.   Getting to McIntosh Island Park Via G:Link – take the tram… Read more →