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Naturally Gold Coast

Connect, conserve and explore our natural environment with NaturallyGC

November 2022

Spend the Summer Holidays in Nature

Are you looking for ways to connect kids with nature and encourage outdoor play and learning by exploring the Gold Coast's natural environment? Then the NaturallyGC program and our incredible partners have you covered!

NaturallyGC Holiday Program is now live!

Enjoy over 35 free workshops that cover a range of nature-based activities from guided bushwalks, wildlife shows, coastal education, citizen science, eco-craft and so much more.

Head to the NaturallyGC School Holiday Program to register.

Be quick, they book out fast!

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Springbrook Falls, City of Gold Coast.

Discover Nature in Summer

Apart from the NaturallyGC Kids School Holiday Program, there is a range of adult activities you can be involved in. The City's Discover Summer campaign has collaborated all the best things to do this summer on the Gold Coast.


Whether you’re chasing waterfalls, exploring hidden bars, or feasting on fresh produce, summer is all about discovering the very best our backyard has to offer.


Head to the Discover Summer page and explore all the Gold Coast has to offer.


Bush walking, Green Heroes.

Family Friendly Nature Walks

Pack up and go on a local Gold Coast adventure. There are plenty of nature trails and parks that are family friendly.


Here's our top 5:

1. Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area

2. Twin Falls, Springbrook National Park

3. Cougal Cascades, Springbrook National Park

4. Beree-Badalla Reserve, Currumbin

5. Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens


Head to our Bushwalks and Nature Trails page for more information. 

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Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens, Benowa.

Kids in Conservation at the Gardens

Join the Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanical Gardens to explore the gardens and learn about conservation through their Kids in Conservation workshops.  

Kids in Conservation: Nature’s Treasure Hunt. Monday 19 December 2022 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Explore the Botanic Gardens in this nature guided activity and discover nature's treasures. Treasure comes in all colours, sizes and textures so you'll need clues and a sharp eye to hunt for them. Cost: $5.00 per child. Suitable for 5 - 12 years only. More information and to book. 

Kids in Conservation: Living with Cold Blood! Tuesday 10th January 2023 9:00AM - 10:30AM

How does life work if you're cold-blooded? Where do you get your energy to live? Find out in this guided activity and explore the Botanic Gardens to search for reptiles and invertebrates. Cost: $5.00 per child. Suitable for 5 - 12 years only. More information and to book.

Kids in Conservation: Show a Little Kindness to Nature. Tuesday 17 January 2023 9:00AM  - 10:30AM

Learn how to have a gentle hand with nature by talking about plant lives, examining growing trees & flowers. Look at the littlest of lives during a bug hunt, appreciate the amazing strength of ants & learn how minibeasts have BIG impacts in nature. Suitable for 5 - 12 years only. Cost: $5.00 per child. More information and to book.

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Ocean Connect Holiday Program

Seagrass survey, Ocean Connect

Increase your awareness of our coastal and marine environment on the Gold Coast through the Ocean Connect Holiday Program. 

Playing Seaslug Pokemon: Meeting Slugma! Tuesday 20 December

Did you know some of the Pokemons live in the Burleigh Rocky Shores? Come and join us on our rocky shore and sea slug pokemon search and receive your own set of (unofficial) pokemon cards to find the local marine powered pokemons!

Marine scientist in the making. Monday 16 January & Thursday 19 January

Come and join us for the day to meet our marine biologists and learn about all things marine wildlife and marine science. You will help us record marine data and learn how you can become a marine biologist when you grow up.

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EcoDiscoverers School Holiday Programs

EcoDiscoverers School Holiday Programs, Gecko

Are you looking for something active, loaded with educational fun and a little bit different for the children to enjoy during the school holidays? Then you will love GeckoEd’s popular EcoDiscoverers’ school holiday program.

Their programs are conducted by experienced educators in a safe, nurturing environment with lots of fun, games, stories and hands-on activities. 

Head to Gecko's webiste for more information and to book.

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