Gold Coasters can immerse themselves in an Indigenous experience, learn about local flora and fauna or become a citizen scientist as part of the 2019-20 NaturallyGC program.
With more than 900 free and low cost nature-based activities on offer, Mayor Tom Tate said the program offered something for everyone.
“The Gold Coast is one of the most biodiverse places and I invite the community to explore our natural landscapes and wildlife habitats through our NaturallyGC program.
“Gold Coasters are also encouraged to celebrate our Indigenous heritage through a range of activities such as guided walks, traditional games, language, bushfoods and more.
“We introduced activities that celebrate our Indigenous cultural heritage last year and they were very popular so we’ve increased our offering in this year’s program,” said Mayor Tate.
NaturallyGC 2019-20 Program Highlights
NaturallyGC photo competition | September 2019
Dust off your cameras and get creative! Capture and share the magic of our Gold Coast natural areas from our bushland to our beaches, waterways, nature trails and local flora and fauna.
Naturally Gold Coast Festival | October 2019
Celebrate the green behind the gold with environment displays and interactive activities for all ages.
Grow Me Instead Native gardening forum | November 2019
Learn how you can restore native biodiversity in your backyard and select the best natives to use for the garden style of your choice.
Bee Happy native bee day | May 2020
Bee introduced to the stunning diversity of Australia’s native stingless bees and their important role in the environment
Platypus Appreciation Day | March 2020.