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Carrara Markets

Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Lots of goodies

Great bargains, food and entertainment for all the family. Purchased gifts to take home. Easy to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Its ok but not a must see, if you are running out of time.

We go here every holiday, the last couple of times it has not been that great. What is good is that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average22%
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“big market”(7 reviews)
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Centrally located at Carrara on the beautiful Gold Coast, only a stone's throw from Surfers Paradise and Broadeach - Carrara Markets is the biggest permanent marketplace in Australia with over 400 market stalls. Its a treasure trove of the curious...more
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Gooding Drive | Corner Manchester Road, Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland 4211, Australia
+61 7 5579 9388
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All reviewspony ridesbig marketfruit and veggreat marketfor salestall holdersthe gold coastfew hoursfood stallsgreat coffeelots of varietymarket stallsgreat place to visitcouple of hourswhole familybargainsplants
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great bargains, food and entertainment for all the family. Purchased gifts to take home. Easy to navigate stalls

1  Thank haleyandjohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go here every holiday, the last couple of times it has not been that great. What is good is that they are cutting back on the same shops/stalls selling the same stuff, so not as many duplicates which is good. If you are into...More

1  Thank JaxxRotorua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went looking for decor items and found plenty, actually purchased my dining room table and chairs from Woodstock Creations, excellent revamped furniture and reasonable prices. Looking for Hamptons Style, you'll find it, stock changes weekly so diligence is the key. Tomy's Wok next door...More

Thank Fiji_Goddess
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Carrara Markets quite often as it’s so good. Today we went at 8am and caught the Car Boot Sale in the parking lot - got some good bargains! We then went in and had breakfast - excellent - then wandered through the...More

1  Thank MonkeyDi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of stalls but none that are really selling anything that good. There was a couple of unique stalls with interesting products, like the pop culture places or the toy stalls but most of the stuff was just junk. Some of the stalls seemed to...More

1  Thank Lizzy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This market is a must, so much fun, so much to look at, so much to buy. You can just wander around all day taking in the smells and sights of this market. Its big enough but not big enough to get lost in.

1  Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent the Day here, My daughter & I last Sunday. It lacked luster compared to years earlier when it felt like a colorful bustling market. I missed the days where it had soooo much variety, now it feels a bit dull & I love...More

Thank 122teresaf2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Apart from the fact that these markets seem to be closing earlier, they are worth a trip for the large variety of food and veg, flowers etc. and other bits and pieces on sale. Lots of parking, plenty of places for a coffee and snack,...More

Thank Diedre_11
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We visited this market on a bright, sunny Sunday with high hopes as we had heard it was an excellent market. Staying in Broadbeach, we caught a public bus there and found the journey quick and easy. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed with the market...More

1  Thank karen2558
Reviewed 14 August 2018

we went on a early sunday morning, there were few people, shops mostly open but the things that were on sale were so boring. Nothing interesting. Just knick knacks you can find in the bangkok markets but just much worse. if youre a tourist, you...More

2  Thank piecesofparadise
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6 May 2018|
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
The Markets are open on Saturday and Sunday from 7am. There's lots to do like a reptile park, rides for the kids and an animal farm. Parking is easy with plenty of space or public transport with the bus passing right by the... More
5 January 2018|
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Response from Doug C | Reviewed this property |
It’s free entry, and free to park your car in either the Manchester road Carpark or the Market street carpark. Plenty of parking and an enjoyable day. Recommend Cafe Carrara for a meal or during, best coffee in the markets... More
Scott W
12 November 2017|
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Response from LvdW16 | Reviewed this property |
Ample parking in and around the market area.