birds eye view of river surrounded by forest

With more canals than Venice, the city is connected by a spectacular network of waterways.

Unsurprisingly, we boast one of Australia’s largest boating communities serviced by 10 major marinas. Chances are you either own a boat, or know someone who does. And with 260 kilometres of interconnected waterways to explore, why wouldn’t you?

Gold Coast Broadwater

Gold Coast Broadwater

Waterfront living, a pipe dream for many, is achievable for thousands of Gold Coasters, with our copious embankments lined with stunning homes, and also playing host to the over 40,000 registered watercraft in our fair city.

Even for those that don’t live near the water, it’s easy to access our broadwater, creeks and canals to spend your weekends splashing in our swimming enclosures, fishing, island hopping and engaging in a range of watersports and water-based activities – and generally enjoying the advantage of living in a city with such ample opportunities for water play.

For up-to-date weather information including tide times, visit WillyWeather.

Gold Coast weather forecast

Family fishing at The Spit

Tallebudgera Creek

Paddleboarding on clear blue waters