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Review of Carrara Markets

Carrara Markets
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Carrara
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Owner description: Centrally located at Carrara on the beautiful Gold Coast, only a stone's throw from Surfers Paradise and Broadeach - Carrara Markets is the biggest permanent marketplace in Australia with over 400 market stalls. Its a treasure trove of the curious and the unusual & the original home of discount shopping when it comes to fresh produce, fashion, homewares, pots, plants, bric a brac, souvenirs, arts & crafts and just about everything else! For over 30 years Carrara Markets has been a major Gold Coast tourist attraction and a great family day out with pony rides, baby animal farm, face painters & a bungy trampoline. It's 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. It also has its own putt putt mini golf attraction where kids play free with each paying adult.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

What an amazing market. We spent 5 hours here and we still hadn't seen the whole market. If I could've packed more into my suitcase I'd have bought more things. Look around, the prices do vary between stalls and some are better than others. If you're after inexpensive goods, variety and a unique experience, this is the place. They're only open on the weekends so factor that into your stay. My favourite stall was the panelled artwork. Just breathtaking. Even doing the conversion to $NZ I felt many items were cheaper here and certainly cheaper than anywhere else we visited on the Gold Coast. I'd definitely go back again.

2  Thank Raewyn E
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

I would recoomed to take a visit to Carrara markets if you ever travel to Gold Coast. It is very easy to find with the help of GPS. It was such a wonderful sunny when we visiting and we spent almost 2 hours + to go through the entire markets. Bought some souvenirs and children wear there with a cheap bargain. There are so many choices range from fruit to clothes, from home decorative to souvenir and the most impressive if there are outdoor activities for children. It is such a place you should not miss. I am sure you will have something to bring back for your visit.

1  Thank feltroneu
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Varieties of local products on sale with competitive prices. Good for souvenirs and fresh fruits. Can also find vintage products.

3  Thank jojokang
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

have been to the market a few times and loved it everytime only down side is they have changed the price to catch the market bus to $4 a person each way and that soon adds up but other than that a great day out.

2  Thank tokgirl
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Great variety... Good value... Heaps of bargains to be found. Love the hobby shop my husband and sons buy remote control helicopters from... Which was the main reason for visit

1  Thank Michelle S
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