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 Business & invest Live The re-birth of Binna Burra 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 Live Five ways to contribute to conservation on the coast Live 9 Challenging Gold Coast bushwalks for adrenaline junkies Live 48 hour surf itinerary Live Where to take photos of jacaranda trees blooming on the Gold Coast Live Five ways to escape the Gold Coast this weekend Live Water Walls Live Waterfalls, hikes and nature galore – 7 must-see Gold Coast hinterland gems Live 7 short family walks on the Gold Coast kids will love! 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.