With its athletic, youthful, fun-loving character, it should come as no surprise that the Gold Coast is home to more skate parks than any other region in Australia. Wherever you are – from Coolangatta to Ormeau – you'll never be too far away from bowls, pipes, vert walls and grind rails tempting you to show off what you've got.
The Gold Coast's skate parks are an eclectic mix of old and new. You can take on the same obstacles that challenged your parents in the '80s and the latest street course elements, all in a safe environment that's welcoming to newcomers and experts alike. Nerang Skatepark
Everything you could ask for from a public facility, Nerang Skatepark is packed with features and flows superbly. Thanks to the overhead lights, you can keep skating into the night. Ormeau Skatepark
One of the Gold Coast's newest skate parks is also one of its most exciting. Ormeau's old skate ramps were demolished to make way for a vibrant new facility where young people can skate and socialise, connected to the new Ormeau Youth and Community Centre. Pizzey Skatepark
Still featuring the legendary Pizzey Bowl, this classic skate park has been upgraded with a second, more dynamic bowl and an extensive street course. Elanora Bowl
A 25-foot full pipe, double bowl and vert wall draw the crowds to Elanora Park Gold Coast Compound
This dynamic indoor skate park can be as entertaining for spectators as it is for participants, when you watch the cream of local talent demonstrate their deftness on the board, BMX and inline skates. GC Compound welcomes birthday parties and offers private lessons to build your skills. Skate gear at The Strand Coolangatta Concrete Lines Skate Shop
stocks the latest decks, longboards, skate shoes and accessories from the top Australian brands. Head to The Strand Coolangatta to check out the full range, including designer boards by local artists.