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Carrara Markets
Carrara Markets
Carrara Markets - Fruit and Veg display
Carrara Markets - Kids Ride
Map of Carrara Markets
Gooding Drive
Corner of Manchester Road
Queensland 4211 Australia

Carrara Markets
Carrara, Gold Coast Area

Free Entry

07 5579 9388


Carrara Markets are Australia's biggest permanent markets. With over 400 stalls covering 10 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, homewares, pots, plants, bric a brac, arts and crafts and just about everything else.

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For over 30 years Carrara Markets has been a major Gold Coast tourist destination. Carrara Markets provide a handy Tourist Bus Service which operates every weekend from locations throughout Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach! and Mermaid Beach.

Carrara Markets is a popular family day out with pony rides, merry go rounds, bungy trampolines and face painters. 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. And now new to the markets, the amazing King Tutt's Putt Putt, featuring themed mini golf courses suitable for young and old. Open at Carrara Markets 7 days a week.

Carrara Markets - Free entry, free parking, a handy Tourist Bus Service.

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Property Details


  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Cafe
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Parents Room
    Parents Room
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Shopping

Open Times

Open every Saturday and Sunday 0700 to 1600.

Other Information

Children are welcome and there are rides and clowns to amuse them.

Facilities for visitors with a disability are available.

Entity Restrictions

No dogs please.

How To Get There

Take Exit 77 off the M1 Highway and follow the signs to Gooding Drive and Broadbeach, or take Hooker Boulevard off the Gold Coast Highway. The markets are only four kilometres from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the corner of Gooding Drive and Manchester Road at Carrara.

Tourist Bus Service available every weekend. No need to book. Bus stops in locations throughout Surfers Paradise, Broadbeach & Mermaid Beach. For bus timetable go to www.carraramarkets.com.au or phone 07 5579 9388.

Free Entry

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.