Live Natural beauty With its pristine beaches, magical hinterland, abundance of wildlife and accessible waterways, Gold Coast possesses a unique geographical footprint that makes it a haven for nature lovers. Beaches Whether you’re surfing at daybreak or sunset strolling, 52km of beaches await your exploration. Hinterland Discover rugged mountains, lush valleys, and cascading waterfalls a short drive from our city’s heart. Waterways The city is connected by a spectacular network of waterways with more canals than Venice. Related articles Natural beauty The 12 Beaches of Christmas Natural beauty Top waterway spots for summer fun Live 10 ways to get the kids into nature these holidays Lifestyle Where to take photos of jacaranda trees blooming on the Gold Coast Live Top 10 Instagrammable locations on the Gold Coast Live Meet Gold Coast’s Ecological Warriors Live Coast leads way in beachfront rainforest restoration Live City spearheads project to protect waterways and coastline from effects of climate change Natural beauty Five ways to contribute to conservation on the coast See & do 9 Challenging Gold Coast bushwalks for adrenaline junkies See & do 48 hour surf itinerary See & do Waterfalls, hikes and nature galore – 7 must-see Gold Coast hinterland gems More at the Gold Coast Lifestyle The Gold Coast offers an enviable lifestyle, making it one of the best places in the world to live, work and play. Region A region of incredible contrast, the Gold Coast offers an exciting blend of natural beauty and urban landscapes.