Our Natural City

With 52 kilometres of prestige golden beaches, majestic hinterland and our beautiful, natural out-door spaces, the Gold Coast really has it all.

– Annaliese Battista, CEO Destination Gold Coast


As the Gold Coast grows, so too does our portfolio of events, infrastructure and economic endeavours. Showcasing and caring for our natural assets has never been of greater importance. We are the lovable, liveable Gold Coast and our natural gems and native flora and fauna are considered vital elements of this city’s economy, lifestyle and reputation.

Millions of dollars are being invested in safeguarding our unique environment, restoring ecosystems through weed control, natural regeneration, revegetation, maintenance, providing education and conservation programs and protecting vulnerable species.

We partner with government, business, research institutions, landowners and the community to achieve a vibrant and resilient natural city for future generations.


We are a city blessed with many natural assets and we encourage both locals and visitors to enjoy a strong connection with nature.

The City’s ‘Our Natural City Strategy’ seeks to achieve a vibrant and resilient natural city providing wonderful places for the people who live here, including attracting new visitors to enjoy what the city has to offer.

Boasting world-class beaches, over 700 kilometres of bush trails, wetlands, rainforests, hinterland ranges and a subtropical climate that is the envy of the world, leading an active and healthy lifestyle becomes routine in a city like ours. By providing opportunities to care for our city’s majestical environment we are encouraging locals and visitors alike to benefit from a stronger, respectful connection with nature so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.


As a city with natural beauty, it is easy to achieve balance: living in a major regional city blessed with natural iconic features.

We are host to Australia’s most iconic wildlife and proud of it. We are committed to protecting all forms of nature and treat it as core business ensuring we live in balance.

With a landscape covered in over 50 per cent native vegetation, the Gold Coast is one of Australia’s most biodiverse cities.

One of the City’s largest priorities is to ensure we live in balance with the 352 species of birds, 84 species of mammals, 74 species of reptiles and 37 species of freshwater fish – to name a few.


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Our Natural City Strategy
Uploaded 12 January 2018
Uploaded 12 January 2018