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Carrara Markets

Cnr Gooding Drive & Manchester Road, Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland 4211, Australia
+61 7 5579 9388
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Excellent place to buy all your weekly food and vegetables for your home. Lots of stalls that sell... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bigdaddy2153
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Carrara, Australia
Good fun, great arts and crafts. Homecooked food and home made jams.

Carrara market has a great variety of shops. Good fresh food. great coffee and cafe. beautiful... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
glimeng
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Singapore, Singapore
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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 and the unusual & the original home of discount shopping when it comes to fresh produce, fashion, homewares, pots, plants, bric a brac, souvenirs, arts & crafts and just about everything else! For over 30 years Carrara Markets has been a major Gold Coast tourist attraction and a great family day out with pony rides, baby animal farm, face painters & a bungy trampoline. It's home to Luke's Reptile Kingdom, a breathtaking interactive show featuring dozens of Australia's unique and unusual creatures including very rare species and the world's most venomous snakes. It also has its own putt putt mini golf attraction where kids play free with each paying adult.
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Cnr Gooding Drive & Manchester Road, Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland 4211, Australia
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+61 7 5579 9388
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent place to buy all your weekly food and vegetables for your home. Lots of stalls that sell every kind of products for all sorts of things.

Thank bigdaddy2153
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Carrara market has a great variety of shops. Good fresh food. great coffee and cafe. beautiful trinkets, arts and crafts as well as general shopping and games and activities for children.

Thank glimeng
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Carrara Market with my sisters - four of us - and yet again it didn't disappoint. Lots of variety and great places to grab a coffee and eat. I go to Carrara Market each time I visit the Gold Coast and it is always...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a walk downtown Carrara and you can find art and history everywhere. Many places, interesting spots, statues houses and monuments remind about artists and crafts related to marble. If you go to the Toskana, take a stop in Carrara.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner brought a cowboy hat from Jacaru stall with a crocodile skin band with crocodile teeth attatched we asked all questions about bringing crocodile skin in to nz only to find at customs you have to have a written statement saying it was farmed...More

Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the weekend market at Carrara Market and was pleasantly surprised by the wide range of gooda that are sold here. Fantastic atmosphere for the family and we spent tons of money here buying all the specials stuff that you would not otherwise...More

Thank MC C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went carara market & walk into The Wild Shop! The owner, Christine was very helpful & friendly! We bought a fee tees & She helped us preorder some designs tees . My son and our friends loved the unique design organic tees!! Loved it!!...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were totally shocked at the high quality fresh food and vegetables on offer. Loved the extra large fresh garlic bulbs and Hari Krishna meals. A great spot to stop and spend a couple of hours browsing, relaxing, chatting and eating.

Thank StiffleEverywhere
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 6 hours here today, lots of different variety in soooo many stalls. Does seem to be getting more pricey like shops (specials are good though) but the variety of goods all in the one place and lots to look at makes it convenient.

Thank Kaz G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its years since we went to these markets and with those memories we returned. It was around 10am on a Saturday so we expected the place to be buzzing. It wasn't though, very quiet and with quite a few stalls closed so the atmosphere was...More

Thank ozpd70
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rlmanson42
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
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LisaCClare
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
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Scott W
12 November 2017|
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Response from LvdW16 | Reviewed this property |
Ample parking in and around the market area.
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