Discover award-winning and historical Gold Coast architecture at your own pace with our self-guided tours available year-round via the Gold Coast Open House app. Download the app via the button below and set off on foot or bicycle to explore the buildings, places and spaces of the Gold Coast. 


Intro Audio Thumbnail The Sands Viewed From The Esplanade At Elkhorn Ave

Surfers PARAdise apartment buildings of the 60's & 70's

Tour devised by dr rosemary kennedy, director, subtropical cities consultancy

Tall apartment buildings have been part of the Gold Coast’s identity since the early 1960’s. The ten buildings featured in this tour are all notable landmarks to this day. Most were originally designed for short stay holiday accommodation and the focus was very much on views. Includes audio recordings.


Norfolk Image

AWARD WINNING CONtemporary apartment buildings

tour devised by Francis GReenman, Gold coast studio leader, Cottee Parker architects

The Gold Coast has some incredible award-winning architecture hiding in plain sight. Discover seven of our award-winning contemporary apartment towers in this self-guided tour.

20191106 Local Heritage Register Southport Bathing Pavilion 1 Lr

southport heritage

Tour devised by Jacqueline pearce, architect – senior associate, extent

Discover some of the Gold Coast’s most notable historical buildings on this self-guided tour of five beautifully restored and maintained in our historical heart – Southport. Includes audio recordings.

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