The Nature Play QLD Gold Coast Passport is a fun and interactive way for children to explore the Gold Coast’s natural environment. Using their passport booklet, children are given the opportunity to venture across the Gold Coast on 11 missions ranging from Gainsborough Environment Reserve in Pimpama to Bochow Park in Numinbah Valley and Tugun Hill Conservation Area in Tugun. Missions have been designed to be fun, while being educational and developing children’s creative abilities. It also takes into consideration access to family-friendly facilities.
The Gold Coast Nature Play Passport is a free program, supported by a range of free and/or low cost activities for children to participate in at Passport sites. Gold Coast Nature Passport is an opportunity to increase the time children spend in unstructured play outdoors. It promotes health benefits, including cognitive, social and emotional development, and it builds resilience and creativity. Programs such as Nature Play provide a crucial role in developing environmental awareness and stewardship in later life.
The special edition Gold Coast passport has been developed and funded by the City of Gold Coast (City), in partnership with Nature Play Queensland.