The Gold Coast hosts several fantastic markets throughout the year, which are a huge hit with locals and tourists alike.
If you’re planning an upcoming Gold Coast holiday, I urge you to take the time out to visit some of our local markets. They offer a unique experience which will make you feel closer to the Gold Coast culture.
Continue reading as I list all of the Gold Coast’s markets. Visiting any one of these is a great way to fill a day on the Gold Coast.
Bundall Farmers Markets
The Bundall Farmers Markets are all about great fresh produce, community spirit and organic beauty products. The vibrant atmosphere offered by this market is what draws in loads of tourists and locals.
Bundall Farmers Markets are held every Sunday from 6am-11:30am at Bundall.
Burleigh Art and Craft Markets
The Burleigh Art and Craft Markets is a wonderful shopping destination for gifts, art and craft, souvenirs and much more. With over 150 stalls and a colourful atmosphere, this is one of the most popular local markets on the Gold Coast.
The Burleigh Art and Craft Markets are held on the last Sunday of every month from 8am-2pm on The Esplanade at Burleigh Heads.
Burleigh Farmers Markets
The Burleigh Farmers Market is an all-in-one market which features a craft market, gourmet food market, collectibles and antiques market. Enjoy buying different types of products from a huge range of stallholders.
The Burleigh Farmers Markets happen every Saturday from 7am-12pm at Burleigh Heads.
Carrara Markets are a wonderful family-friendly market, which is an absolute hit with locals. As the original Gold Coast market, the Carrara Markets is the home of discount shopping, fashion, fresh produce, arts and crafts and a whole lot more!
Carrara Markets are open every Saturday and Sunday and are located at Gooding Road in Carrara.
Chinatown Street Markets
The Chinatown Street Markets are the most unique of all local markets on the Gold Coast. They showcase authentic Asian culture, with food stalls, live cooking demonstrations, cultural celebrations and live entertainment.
Chinatown Street Markets take place on the first Saturday of every month and run from 4pm-8pm at Gold Coast Chinatown, Southport.
Emerald Lakes Twilight Market
Foodies on the Gold Coast absolutely love the Emerald Lakes Twilight Market. This market is all about fresh produce, sea food, poultry products and delicious street food.
Emerald Lakes Twilight Market happens every Thursday from 3pm-7pm at Emerald Lakes in Carrara.
Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market
The Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market is a truly organic market which showcases only the best, tastiest and fresh produce. This market also features a variety of community stalls which promote natural health activities and environmental awareness.
The Gold Coast Organic Farmers Market is held every Sunday morning from 6am-11:30am at Miami State High School in Miami.
Helensvale Farmers Markets
One of the biggest local markets on the Gold Coast, Helensvale Farmers Markets offers a range of fresh produce. It also features several top-notch local boutique stalls.
Helensvale Farmers Markets happen every Saturday from 6am-11:30am at Helensvale.
ITAVA Markets are a community night market which features local craft stalls, cheap drinks, free music and delicious market food.
ITAVA Markets happen every Friday from 5pm-10pm at the Country Paradise Parklands in Nerang.
Marina Mirage Farmers Markets
The Marina Mirage Farmers Markets is a gourmet market that showcases the finest quality of local produce. While you’ll have fun shopping for fresh produce, you’ll also get the opportunity to meet the growers.
Marina Mirage Farmers Markets take place every Saturday from 7am-12pm at Main Beach.
Miami Marketta is one of the largest street food markets on the Gold Coast and is considered a smaller version of NightQuarter – although it was the original night market. With signature dishes from different nations, Marketta also features live music performances by local musicians.
Miami Marketta takes place every Friday from 5pm-10pm and Saturday from 4pm-10pm at the Marketta in Miami.
Mudgeeraba Sunset Market
Both locals and tourists love the Mudgeeraba Sunset Market for its unique village feel. It offers delicious world cuisine, organic skin care products and much more.
The Mudgeerba Sunset Market takes place every Friday from 5pm-8pm at Mudgeeraba.
NightQuarter Night Markets
The NightQuarter Night Markets is the biggest of its kind and an experience not to be missed. Here, you’ll find a great variety of street food, live street entertainment and boutique market stalls.
NightQuarter Night Markets happen every weekend from 4pm-10pm at NightQuarter in Helensvale.
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets
The Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets are very popular with tourists. They showcase various premium products, including jewellery, fashion and accessories, beauty products, artwork, homewares and more!
Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets happen every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 4pm-9pm at the Foreshore in Surfers Paradise.
The 4217 Markets
The 4217 Markets empower local artisans on the Gold Coast. This market showcases a range of artisanal products offered by local businesses and resident at The 4217.
The 4217 Markets take place every Saturday from 10am-2pm at The 4217 in Surfers Paradise.
The Social Markets: Mermaid Beach Bowls Club Night Market
The Social Markets is a great, kid friendly market that I highly recommend you attend. It features everything from live music, food trucks, arts and crafts stalls, entertainment, bars and much more!
The Social Markets are held every Friday from 4pm-9pm at the Mermaid Beach Bowls Club in Mermaid Beach.
The Village Markets Paradise Point
The Village Markets offer an eclectic mix of stalls that exude a relaxed vibe. This market is by far the best boutique market on the Gold Coast and is popular amongst all ages.
The Village Markets Paradise Point take place every Sunday from 8am-1pm at Esplanade in Paradise Point.
Vintage Eat Boutique Markets Currumbin
The Vintage Eat Boutique Markets are a must visit both for locals as well as tourists. This market features a variety of arts and crafts, fashion and accessories, vintage products, DIY and creative products.
The Vintage Eat Boutique Markets are held on the third Saturday of every month, from 9am-2pm at Currumbin.
While these markets are located all over the Gold Coast, for the best accommodation location choose Surfers Paradise. This will place you in a central and convenient location, allowing you to access each market with ease. For such accommodation, choose GCHR. We offer a range of luxury holiday apartments in Surfers Paradise, just a short stroll from the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets and The 4217 Markets.
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