Walking provides many benefits such as reduced stress levels and improved fitness. There is no cost involved and it can reduce your carbon footprint. Try walking to the local shops, school or work. Or, for a recreational stroll, try using one of the great Gold Coast walking tracks.
Map my Walk. Create your own walking route on the Gold Coast or view other people’s favourite places to walk!
Do you have a favourite walking route on the Gold Coast? Let us know so we can promote it to other local residents. Click here to email the Active Travel team.
Gold Coast Oceanway. From the Gold Coast seaway (The Spit) to the Point Danger Lighthouse (Coolangatta) the Oceanway is a great place to walk and enjoy the Gold Coast beaches. Click here to view the Oceanway map.
Gold Coast Heritage Walks. Click here to view maps and information.
Shared pathways. With more and more locals and visitors using shared pathways on the Gold Coast, click here for some tips to help make our shared roads safer for everyone.
Heart Foundation walking groups. Joining or starting a Heart Foundation walking group in your area or workplace is a great way to get active and meet people. Gold Coast City Council joined in partnership with Heart Foundation Walking and currently has a number of walking groups led by local residents who are volunteers. To find out more or to search for a walking group in your area, Click here to visit the Heart Foundation website.
10,000 steps program. The 10,000 Steps Program aims to increase the day-to-day activity of Gold Coasters, by encouraging the frequency of physical activity. If you are not very active right now, that's OK. Start out slowly and gradually increase your activity over time. Aim to do 10,000 steps a day. Moving more every day will help you improve your health, prevent disease and get the most out of life. To find out how many steps you do each day, you can use a pedometer (step counter). Pedometers are available through the Library Loan Scheme at all Gold Coast City Council Libraries.
How to Active Travel:
walk - walking costs nothing, reduces stress and improves fitness
cycle – a great way to travel and exercise at the same time
use public transport - save money getting to school and work
carpool – save money on daily costs including fuel, maintenance and parking fees