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“If junk is your thing...”
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 500 stalls covering over 10 acres, its 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 & 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. Carrara Markets provide a handy Tourist Bus Service which operates every weekend from locations throughout Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.Carrara Markets is a popular family day out with pony rides, merry-go-round rides, face painters & a bungy trampoline. And Carrara Markets is now 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.
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“If junk is your thing...”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Just like most markets expect a lot of junk. Nothing really redeems this, and nothing much for the kids, although there is a horse ride and a couple of other rides.

Visited October 2013
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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“fun shopping”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Spent the morning shopping at Carrara Market. This is the 4th time we have been here and it never ceases to please us. Something for everyone from old to young and an easy way to spend your money. The souveniers are quite cheap hear. From Bags, to perfume to clothing all a bargain. As for electric or phones etc we have had a bad experience with one of the children so be wary. Tutt Tutt gold is now at the Market but this has cut down on the stalls. A good day, allow plenty of time.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Lynne B
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singapore
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“only go if you got spare time”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

a big market with nothing much to shop about... goods are about below average standard... really... nothing much

Visited October 2013
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melbourne
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“big market”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

loads of stalls, many bargains, open Saturdays and Sundays til 4pm. fairly easy to get to too. a worthwhile diversion from the theme parks

Visited October 2013
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Gold Caost
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“Carrara Markets”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

good markets - different stalls- places to eat. We enjoy just spending sunday mornings strolling around the markets and having a coffee!

Visited August 2013
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