Centrally located at Carrara on the beautiful Gold Coast, only a stone’s throw from Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, Carrara Markets is the biggest permanent weekend marketplace in Australia. With over 300 stalls covering 24 acres it’s 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 and crafts and just about everything else.
For over 30 years Carrara Markets has been a major Gold Coast tourist attraction. It’s a great day out and only 45 minutes from Brisbane, taking Exit 77 off the M1. For those holidaying in Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach, getting to Carrara Markets using the G:Link Light Rail and a Translink or Surfside Bus is super easy … there’s a tram and bus approximately every 10 minutes!
Carrara Markets is a popular family day out, with buskers, pony rides, baby animal farm, bungy trampolines and face painters. A popular attraction for the family is a visit is Carrara Mini Golf. With two amazingly themed 18 hole mini golf courses. Play outdoor amongst the ancient ruins of Asia. Play indoor with animated dinosaurs, swashbuckling pirates and mediaeval dragons. Simply anyone can play putt putt from age 4 to 84!
A new permanent attraction to Carrara Market is the walk-in Butterfly House. Enjoy a fluttery experience with an abundance of beautiful butterflies inside the quaint greenhouse gardens. Have up close encounters with these delicate creates and perhaps one just may land on you!
Carrara Markets has an enormous Events Arena which plays host to some of the Gold Coast's biggest entertainment events including the Carrara Cat Carnival, the Mother's Day Psychic & Holistic Fair, the Father's Day Classic Car Show, and the Plant Sale Spectacular. All events are listed in our What's On Calendar and make visiting Carrara Markets even more exciting.