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Carrara Markets

Cnr Gooding Drive & Manchester Road, Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5579 9388
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If you want it

Fantastic market large and busy. If you want it they have it. We did not see half of it and we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
raymond c
via mobile
Huge but nothing to buy

After reading reviews on TripAdvisor and the pamphlet at our holiday home, we were very excited to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
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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 500 stalls covering over 10 acres, its a treasure trove of the curious and the unusual. It's also 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. Carrara Markets provide a handy Tourist Bus Service which operates every weekend from locations throughout Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.Carrara Markets is a popular family day out with pony rides, merry-go-round rides, face painters & a bungy trampoline. And Carrara Markets is now 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.
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  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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Cnr Gooding Drive & Manchester Road, Carrara, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
+61 7 5579 9388
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic market large and busy. If you want it they have it. We did not see half of it and we where here for hours. Second visit a must.

Thank raymond c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading reviews on TripAdvisor and the pamphlet at our holiday home, we were very excited to do some shopping. We were looking for unique local crafts to bring back from our holiday and only found cheap trinkets and lots of other low quality flea...More

Thank Tclichti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolute wast of my time. For anyone wanting somebody else's over priced imported Asian crap then the Carrara Markets is perfect for you. The fresh produce market was overpriced as well and there was nothing really appealing. We did visit the mini golf...More

Thank Nathan_Viper
Carrara M, Manager at Carrara Markets, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Nathan. That is a shame you did not enjoy your visit to our markets. Your claim regarding the pricing of our Mini Golf is completely incorrect. We're the cheapest Mini Golf on the Gold Coast with 'KIDS PLAY FREE' with a paying adult. With...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited and watched this market grow over many, many years. It is now Australias largest marketplace with over 400 food, variety & attractions. Over 24 acres of indoor and outdoor shopping, mostly at the cheaper end of the scale. It is open every...More

Thank eliza836
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We injoyed a good couple of hours walking around not all cheap China made stuff some good quality gear as well

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I have lived near Carrara for a couple of years now and I have heard both positive and negative comments about Carrara Markets. Today (Early July 2017), I took my family. Overall our experience was positive. We will certainly go back. Couple of things.....Not all...More

Thank PeterPilt
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Was easy to find, park, clean and well laid out, some bargains around and a good variety of stuff. a good morning out.

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Sunday must be the day-hardly an empty stall, lots of people buying lots of stuff and generally a fun place to be. We came away with fresh veg, some dried fruits and some clothes and enjoyed a yummy Thai lunch at the stall Tasty Thai....More

Thank justjans
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Easily the best potato top pie in the Gold Coast. Cooked to perfection with delicious filling and perfect pastry. Pity the Market Bakery is only open on the weekend.

Thank Jarred B
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

In our opinion, the Carrara Market urgently requires a revamp and makeover if they want to bring in the crowd. All the stores look like they have been there for a very long time (as well as the merchandise). Strangely enough, everything seems to be...More

Thank dsmyip
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25 May 2017|
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Response from Dan R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not able to answer Never seen them there
Cindy H
3 December 2016|
Response from Carrara M | Property representative |
Dogs generally are not permitted at the markets, however we do relax our rules on small dogs that can be held.
Amanda M
11 November 2016|
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Response from Carrara M | Property representative |
Hi Amanda. Carrara Markets has a stall holder that hires out wheelchairs. They are conveniently located near the entrance to the markets. If you care to contact us on 5579 9388 we can provide you with their contact details.