Best Places to Take Kids Scooters and Balance Bikes on the Gold Coast

Best Places to Take Kids Scooters and Balance Bikes on the Gold Coast

Article updated 04/06/2021

The Gold Coast is the home of sun, surf and sea - which are the perfect backdrop for some amazing scooter and balance bike tracks for kids! So, we’ve compiled our 8 favourite Gold Coast scooter and bike trails for you.

Many of these have the added benefit of seaside views, ocean breezes and even the convenience of some epic after-ride treats.

1. Northshore Park, Varsity Lakes 

Northshore Park Varsity Lakes scooter bike tracks

Ideal for: beginner riders

The learn to ride bike track at Northshore Park is perfect for toddlers learning to ride their scooters and balance bikes. The mini traffic system at the park includes zebra crossings and even traffic lights! This makes for a safe and fun way for your kids to start learning about road safety.

The park is positioned away from real traffic and has very flat, wide paths for ease of use.

There’s also a little playground and you could even extend your time here by walking over to Lake Orr.

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2. Outlook Park, Ormeau Hills

Outlook Park Ormeau Hills scooter racing track

Ideal for: beginner riders and older siblings

This fantastic and reasonably new addition to Ormeau opened in 2018. It has a toddler park and is conveniently located for northern Gold Coast residents and even southern Brisbane residents too.

Of course, what we’re really here for are the 2 racing tracks, so your little ones can zoom around on their scooters and balance bikes. There are straights and there are turns so they can do as many laps as their hearts desire (and their little legs can carry them!).

There is seating for adults and grassy areas for the kids to hang out.

Please note that this is a steep site and the scooter tracks are actually on a different level to the playground.

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3. Coronet Park, Burleigh Waters

Coronet Park, Burleigh Waters balance bike and scooter track with obstacles

Ideal for: active families

If you’re looking for a scooter and balance bike track with plenty of obstacles then this is the one for your family. The track boasts several ramps of different textures, things to maneuver around and even a seesaw to traverse!

Other facilities at Coronet Park include plenty of green space, a sand-based playground with a digger for the little ones and another play area with flying foxes which are perhaps better suited to older children. There is also a BBQ and picnic seating, as well as a running circuit and fitness equipment.

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4. Coolangatta Foreshore 

Coolangatta Foreshore

Ideal for: active families

There is a flat bike, scooter and walking track that runs from North Kirra all the way through to the southern tip of Coolangatta where it connects to Rainbow Bay. Every weekend and after school you'll find families and active enthusiasts alike, pounding the pavement and enjoying the sun and ocean breezes. It's all completely flat and easy for the kids to navigate.

You’ll also come across Coolangatta Beach Park which hosts regular markets and has a playground too.

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5. Damian Leeding Memorial Park, Oxenford

Leeding Memorial Park scooter track 

Ideal for: active families

Damian Leeding Memorial Park includes almost 4km of walking track around Regatta Waters Lake. You can easily stroll or jog around the lake while your kids ride their scooters or balance bikes.

The park also has a dog park, playground for the kids and exercise equipment for the adults.

But, it’s not all land-based. Your family can even take paddleboards, canoes, model boats and other non-motorised water equipment out on the lake.

The park is busy on the weekends and quieter during the week, as you’d expect from a family-oriented area. We suggest going at sunset for extra wow factor, although it’s wise to take some insect repellent! Pack a picnic too - you can easily spend the whole day here!

Note: The park is named in memory of Detective Senior Constable Damian Leeding who often used the park for fitness training, as do many other police officers and community members.

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6. Surfers Paradise Foreshore

Surfers Paradise Foreshore Bike and Scooter Riding

Ideal for: the whole family

Surfers Paradise is the tourist hot spot on the Gold Coast, but it is also home to a long scooter, bike and walking track that stretches from the heart of Surfers Paradise right through to Main Beach.

The kids can definitely get a great little workout with lots of cafe options along the way and the ocean right there for a dip to cool off.

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7. Broadwater Parklands

Broadwater Parklands learn to ride balance bike track

Ideal for: the whole family

If there is one place that will delight kids of all ages it is the Broadwater Parklands.  There are multiple scooter and bike tracks, nicely tucked away from the main highway. The tracks are wide and flat, with additions like ramps, a 4-way crossing and even wobble boards to cross!

There’s also a cafe for the parents, and cool playgrounds like the Monorail Bikes playground. Your kids will be thrilled with the water play areas. You could spend all day here.

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8. Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, Benowa

Gold Coast Botanic Gardens bike scooter track

Ideal for: the whole family

The Botanic Gardens are conveniently open year-round from 5am to 7pm and offer a relaxed setting that’s simply perfect for a laidback family day out.

It’s free to visit the gardens, which include a sensory garden, butterfly garden and rose garden. Your kids will also find plenty of ducks, kookaburras and water dragons to observe.

The boardwalks around the lake are perfect for kids riding their scooters and balance bikes. The walking tracks are flat and level so suitable for all.

There is a children’s playground that’s great for climbers, as well as picnic areas for kicking back. Coffee and treats like ice creams are available onsite - yes!

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 We hope you and your kids enjoy these scooting adventures!


Zoomy Leisure is an Australian online store selling a range of 2 and 3-wheeled kids scooters for kids from 2 to 10 years old.  Please visit for more information.


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