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Carrara Markets

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Not a bad experience

The good: - Lots of little shops selling all kinds of little things that you'll find difficult to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Not like it used to be

Called into Carrara Markets today (9/12) and being honest was a little disappointed. Having been a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

The market was made up of lots of different stalls which had a variety of items. There is a toy shop that buys/swap/sells Pokémon cards/folders. My son spent 45 minutes chatting about the different values. Lots of second hand items and unique things Pokémon card...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The good: - Lots of little shops selling all kinds of little things that you'll find difficult to find under one roof in the other major shopping malls. - The fresh food and fruit stalls. - Lots of pre-loved books and DVDs for sale in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called into Carrara Markets today (9/12) and being honest was a little disappointed. Having been a regular to the markets on family holidays over many years, I found the quantity of stalls was not what it once was; and I think this was was reflected...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 415adamj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A large selection of built 'stalls and sheds', combining them all together to make up the markets. Not your traditional temporary shade structured country markets, As most just pull down the roller doors at end of day and go home. But all in all a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank pdn
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Was there bout 7ish in the morning. Plenty of parking then and some stalls were not open yet. Spend bout 40 minutes and was out then. Only thing I enjoy is the groceries. Crowd was coming in then bout 8 plus. Prefer other markets.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank helenw0ng
Reviewed 7 November 2018

forget shopping centers. This place is better as it is cheaper and there is a huge range of shops not found in shopping centers. A must do

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jacque L
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

In the big scheme of things nothing to rave about. Yes large and car parking can be difficult. Lots of the same old same old though there are a few unique stalls. Very quiet on the Sunday we were there - a fairly warm day....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank llsaPortElliot
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

First time for a number of years. The quality and the overall feeling was not good. The individual Organic Farmers markets are much better value. Honestly the overall price is higher but definitely worth it.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Adam C
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

These markets are very good if you are a local, a lot of nothing unless you are looking for plants, scrapbooking, bead work and cheap summer clothes

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Shayne C
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We were glad it wasn’t too busy because I imagine that would make or break and experience. Lots of funky stalls with all sorts to shop around for. Kids enjoyed the petting zoo also. Lots of food choices too. Make sure to take cash because...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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30 November 2018|
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Response from Carrara M | Property representative |
Sorry no dogs are allowed in the markets.
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