Carrara Markets, Carrara

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A bustling, animated complex of colorful stalls full of equally colorful produce, Carrara Markets has something for everyone, whether it be fresh food, kitschy knick-knacks, or books. The tightly-packed "streets" of the markets heave with shoppers in search of a bargain, so if browsing for a great deal is your thing, then Carrara Markets might just be for you. Put Carrara Markets into our Gold Coast visit planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We visited the markets on a Sunday morning and found aisles of stalls and semi-permanent shops hawking the usual array of Indian textiles and Chinese doo-dads to the carriage trade. Among those shops ...  more »
  • After driving from Sanctuary Cove the to Carrara Markets, which we were really looking forward to, we were greatly disappointed. Many stalls we the same and this was meant to be a market, which prices...  more »
  • I was looking forward to going to the Carrara markets but many stalls had closed and not been replaced. There were many gaps. Admittedly it was early morning but it was still disappointing. The fresh ...  more »
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  • Lots and lots of stalls - apparently over 300. It was very quiet at 7.30 this morning (mid March - outside of tourist season). Busier now at 9.30 but not crowded. Lots of food and coffee options. Stalls are very varied. Some stalls are undercover and all are permanent structures (not gazebos). Had a very nice Tasmanian scallop pie for lunch. Yum.
  • Try to go here about once a minth on a Sunday. Getting a bit like shopping centres now. Still some good bargains, if you have a keen eye. Good parking. The management is upgrading all the stalls & I hear all the rents are going up, so shop owners are leaving in droves. What a shame; they don't see the overall picture. Competition from shopping centres will keep people away, of coarse. Anyway, a good tourist trap.
  • Carrara Markets is a great place to visit for locals and tourists alike. With many a store to browse and offerings of bargains galore, there is nothing but happiness to be had at this famous place in the centre of Gold Coast life. From women's fashions to tools, from nick-knacks to artistry, anyone from a writer to a carpenter, a painter to a budget-conscious fashionista will enjoy their time here. Open on weekends from 7am to 3pm, stroll through and open a conversation with the proprietors. Their bound to welcome you with open arms.
  • Great markets, lots of different things at bargain prices. Food stalls, lots of different art stools, including pictures. Clothes stalls. We spent 2 hours here and did not get bored. Every stall seemed to offer something different. Plenty of places that sold coffee and food, mainly breakfasts. It is open Saturday and Sunday.
  • A must see when visiting the Gold Coast. This place is huge! 100s of stores and stalls selling anything and everything! There is something there for everyone be it toys, food, clothing, pony rides, face painting or fresh fruit and veges it's all there. Plenty of parking and easy to find.

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