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Carole at Gold Coast Farmers Markets

This photo is of Gold Coast farmers markets at the Turf Club in Bundall every Sunday morning.

Gold Coast Market Guide

Markets on the Gold Coast are quite diverse.

There are pure arts and crafts markets, general markets, night markets, kids markets and farmers markets. You can check the quick guide above to locate the Gold Coast markets you are looking for by type, location and name.

Different markets appeal to different people and most are suitable for visitors as well as locals, though most visitors are more interested in the arts and crafts, night markets and kids markets.  

In the run up to Christmas (November and December) some of the Gold Coast markets will run special Christmas Markets with great gift and decoration ideas. At other times of the year you will find ideas for Mother's Day, Valentines Day, Father's Day, Easter, Halloween and Easter themes.

The main markets of interest to visitors are Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets and Carrara Markets.

On this page, you will find general information including times and dates for each of the markets. Information changes from time to time, and whilst I try to keep it up to date, sometimes I don't get to change it straight away. Markets are generally outdoors, therefore in severe weather conditions they may be cancelled, so please check ahead on the day, if you are making a special trip.

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Broadbeach Art & Craft Market

When 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month.  8am to 2pm - weather permitting
Where Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach (Near Kurrawa SLSC)
What Arts, crafts and original produce.
Notes This arts and crafts market is great if you can get to it. It only runs twice a month which means it is not always possible to include it in your itinerary. But if you happen to be in Gold Coast, this is a good market for the family to enjoy - and you can enjoy lunch at the market or in the SLSC Kurrawa or a stroll on the beach afterwards too.

Bundall Farmers Markets at Gold Coast Turf Club

When Every Sunday. 7am to 12noon Winter hours. 6am to 11am Summer hours.
Where Gold Coast Turf Club, Racecourse Drive, Bundall
What Farmers produce, fresh and pre-made foods and gourmet treats. Plus other handmade produce.
Notes A sneaky way to see the Turf Club without the horses! Great market that the locals really enjoy.

Burleigh Heads Art & Craft Market

When Last Sunday of the month. 8am to 2.30pm
Where Justins Park, The Esplanade, Burleigh Heads
What Arts, crafts and original produce.
Notes One of the Sunday art & craft markets around the Gold Coast - like the Broadbeach and Coolangatta ones. If you happen to be here for the last Sunday of the month, Burleigh is the place to be!

Carrara Markets - Iconic Gold Coast Markets

When Every Saturday and Sunday.  7am to 4pm. Breakfasts from 6am.
Where Corner Gooding Drive and Manchester Road,
(Nerang - Broadbeach Road), Carrara
What Arts, crafts, jewellry,  clothes, shoes, watches, leather items, plants and tools. On the food front fresh fruit, vegies, meat, seafood and bakery items. Plus gourmet stalls and much more.
Notes Over 400 stalls! Truly massive! Gold Coast Carrara Markets are an iconic market in the Gold Coast and well worth a visit. Be prepared for it to be busy, you and 25,000 others will likely visit during the weekend! There is free parking and it's easy to get to the markets using the new G:Link tram to Broadbeach South station followed by a bus to Carrara. They are open rain or shine. For those travellers on the way to or from the airport who have baggage, you can drop your bags at the concierge whilst you shop!

Chinatown Street Markets - Southport, Gold Coast

When Bi Monthly -  Saturday  4pm to 8pm.
Where Gold Coast Chinatown at Southport,
Young & Davenport Streets, Southport
What Traditional street food markets including art, culture, food, and drink.
Notes Bi monthly street food market brings Southport alive. It's easy to get to on the G:Link tram, just get off at the Southport Station on Nerang Street.

Coolangatta Art & Craft Market

When 2nd Sunday of the month. 8am to 2.30pm. Also 4th Sunday in 5 Sunday month.
Where Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade, Coolangatta
What Arts, crafts and original produce.

This is a fun market for all the family. One of the Sunday art & craft markets around the Gold Coast - like the Broadbeach and Burleigh ones. If you happen to be here one the second Sunday of the month, or the 4th Sunday when there re 5 Sundays in the month then Coolangatta is the place to be!

Cuisine On The Green - Street Food at Clear Island Waters

When Every Saturday. 5pm to 9pm
Where Surfers Paradise Gold Club, Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters
What Street Food & Craft market.
Notes Street food and craft markets are becoming quite popular, and with a regular night of the week they bring community together. This is similar to the Currumbin, Emerald Lakes and Sanctuary Cove markets.

Emerald Lakes Twilight Gourmet Food Market

When Every Thursday. 3pm to 7pm
Where Village Centre on The Boulevard at Emerald Lakes
What Fresh produce, gourmet food, arts and crafts and live entertainment.
Notes If you haven't been to Emerald Lakes, this is an excellent excuse to see Gold Coast living at its best. The community atmosphere in this European enclave is enhanced with this weekly market. Eat, shop and chill out in very nice surroundings. Well worth a trip to enjoy the "Flavours of the World" takeaway food range.

Marina Mirage Farmers Markets

When Saturdays from 7am to 11am
Where Inside Marina Mirage, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
What Gourmet farmers produce, handmade items and lots more.
Notes These are one of my personal favourite farmers markets on the Gold Coast. The location is just sensational. you will find organic, gourmet, baked, fresh and lots of local produce there. Whether you just go for a look or go to stock up on some items for your visit, this is definitely worth a couple of hours.

Miami Marketta Street Food

When Every Friday 5pm till 10pm and Every Saturday from 4pm to 10pm
Where Rabbit+Cocoon Arts Precinct
23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
What In the grounds of Rabbit+Cocoon a new arts precint on Gold Coast near Pizzey Park. Expect to find creative arts, fashion and design stalls plus food and live entertainment.
Notes This is more of a night of entertainment than a market, but it's definitely a destination with a difference. It has so much life and is great fun, if you enjoy music and foods from around the world. They also run a Tapas Club  on Wednesday nights from 5pm to 9pm.

Miami Organic Farmers Markets - The Organic Gold Coast Farmers Markets

When Every Sunday. 6am to 11am.
Where Miami State High School
Gold Coast Hwy, Miami
What 100% Organic produce. Seasonal fruit and vegies, dairy products, meats,breads, baked goods, jams, suaces, health foods, herbal teas, jams, skin care products and much more.
Notes This is the only truly organic growers market in Gold Coast. They are pretty strict too and police the stallholders to ensure that everything is truly certified organic. This is an interesting market with lots of atmosphere and GREAT food! Easy parking.

Mudgeeraba Sunset Markets

When Friday evenings from 4pm to 8pm
Where Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Road, Mudgeeraba
What Local farmers produce and handmade items.
Notes This market used to be called the Mudgeeraba Country Markets and was held during the day. It is now a sunset market held on Friday evenings.

Nerang Fresh Produce & Craft Market

When Every Sunday. 6.30am to 12 noon
Where Lavelle Street, Nerang
What Local farmers produce, arts, crafts and handmade items.
Notes Just a standard farmers market in Nerang. Locally made items including some craft.

Paradise Point Art and Craft Markets

When 4th Sunday of month. 7am to 2pm
Where The Esplanade, Paradise Point
What Arts, crafts and food
Notes A fun art and craft market for all the family to enjoy. Plus food and other entertainment in a lovely setting with parklands, beach, swimming enclosure and playgrounds near by.

Surfers Beachfront Market

When Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays
4pm to 9pm - Weather Permitting.
Where Surfers Paradise Esplanade - Beachside.
What Locally made items and gifts.  Great to find something unique to take home with you. You will find lots of entertainment along the way too! Note that different hours during winter. The hours can change a little depending on Summer or Winter hours. There are no food stalls at these markets, as there are so many food outlets nearby around Cavill Mall and Orchid Avenue areas.
Notes This market deserves to be on every visitor's itinerary! It is a great market to visit as a tourist or a local. Combine with an early evening meal in Surfers on Cavill Mall and the kids can really enjoy this night activity. This is one of the Gold Coast markets that you shouldn't miss.

Tamborine Mountain Country Markets

When 2nd Sunday of the month. 7.30am to 1.30pm
Where Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Main Western Road, Tamborine
What Entertainment, plants, produce, arts, crafts and foods.
Notes This is a great market especially on a winter's day! There are some great European style food treats to be had! Every Sunday they run a Local Producers market from 7am to noon and a little later when the Country markets are running.

Tamborine Mountain State School Markets

When Last Sunday of month. 8am to 2pm
Where Tamborine Mountain State School, Cnr Long & Curtis Roads, Tamborine
What Produce, bric a brac, arts, crafts and foods.
Notes Another option for markets on a Sunday in Tamborine if you are up this way on the last Sunday of the month.

The Mummy Tree Markets Sanctuary Cove

When Select Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. Location may be either at Village Green or at Masthead Way Entry
Where Location may be either at The Village Green, Sanctuary Cove or at Masthead Way Entry, Sanctuary Cove
What Childrens, babies and pregnancy items and services for familes including mums and dads.
Notes The Mummy Tree markets are a little different, they are a boutique family market offering a range of unique products and services that you are not likely to find in the run of the mill shops.You'll find items to cater for pregnancy, babies, kids and even mums and dads!

This is an outdoor market with plenty of parking in the heart of Sanctuary Cove on Hope Island.

The Village Markets - Burleigh

When 1st & 3rd Sunday of Month. 8.30am to 1pm
Where Burleigh Heads State School Oval
Lower Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
What This Fashion, Arts & Creative Market started in 2008 and is growing quite a cult following locally.
Notes Buzzing vintage markets on the Gold Coast! You are bound to find something different here. When it is running this is one of the Gold Coast markets to put in your diary and make sure you are there.

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