The Best Markets on the Gold Coast
If you are searching for the best markets the Gold coast has to offer, we’ve done all the hard work for you and listed the top 7 you should be strolling through on your weekends. With everything from arts and crafts to fresh food and stylish local clothing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy and a great atmosphere to discover.
Marina Mirage Farmers Markets
Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Every Saturday 7am – 11am
The Farmers Markets at Marina Mirage displays only the best of the best fresh local produce and gourmet foods. Organic fruits and vegetables, free range eggs, European style gourmet sausages and smoked small goods, local honey and roasted nuts, gluten-free breads and cakes, artisan desserts and vegetarian meals- it’s definitely a foodie haven! Don’t be surprised to see some of the Gold Coast’s top chefs picking up some freshly picked herbs. Marina Mirage Farmers Market is the best place to find healthy food direct from the source. You will be supporting local industry, growers and farmers as well as getting the freshest produce possible in gorgeous surroundings, with coffee shops and tasty breakfast cafes to help you relax and enjoy your morning.
Miami Marketta Street Food
23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami
Wednesday Tapas Club 5pm – 9pm
Street Food Market Friday 5pm – 10pm & Saturday 4pm – 10pm
The Gold Coast’s hippest and trendiest street food market, with live music and food from around the world. Big on desserts, but there’s also beers on tap at their bars and tastes from each continent on the map including Mexican, Portuguese, Japanese and so many more. With its chilled and laid-back atmosphere, go for the live band or go for the food- there’s no wonder hundreds flock to Miami Marketta each week!
Night Quarter Markets
1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale
Every Friday & Saturday night 4pm – 10 pm
The Gold Coast’s answer to Brisbane’s ‘Eat Street’ is the Night Quarter Markets. Featured within a shipping container city, the Night Quarter markets hold over 120 speciality food purveyors, designers, musicians and craftspeople. Micro-restaurants, emerging fashion and homemade crafts- it’s a mix and match for those wanting to explore cultures and artisans late on Friday and Saturday nights.
Mummy Tree Markets
Masthead Way, Sanctuary Cove
Held quarterly on Saturdays 9am – 1pm
The Mummy Tree Markets feature gorgeous hand-made children’s clothes, jewellery, toys, home décor items, ladies fashion and much, much more. With entertainment for little ones running free music sessions, jumping castle as well as live music and free goodies being handed out! These markets are designed to cater for the whole family, chic and unique.
Tamborine Mountain Country Market
Cnr Main Western Road and Bartle Road
Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds
2nd Sunday of each month http://www.migoldcoast.com.au/listing/tamborine-mountain-markets/
The market offers a huge range of fresh fruit and vegetables, wonderful locally produced cheeses, plants, herbs, flowers, coffee, arts and crafts, collectibles, garden ornaments, clothing, a myriad of home made things and delicious temptations of all kinds. Little kids can have pony rides or play in the kids’ castle area, or have some fun with the small kid’s car ride. A great scenic drive and day out for the whole family.
Davenport St & Young St, Southport
1st Saturday of each month during business trading hours
(Commencing 5th March 2016)
Gold Coast’s Chinatown will transform into a vibrant and colourful marketplace with the first Asian inspired food market. Gold Coast Chinatown is an integral part of the revitalisation of Southport as an international CBD for the Gold Coast. Chinatown continues to evolve, offering authentic Asian experiences through an exciting mix of restaurants, cultural festivals and celebration. Chinatown is the place on the Gold Coast to celebrate diversity through culture, design, people and food.
Surfers Paradise Beach Front Markets
The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise (North and South of Cavill Mall)
Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night 3pm-8pm
Treasure hunters, bargain spotters and after-dinner strollers make their way along the coastal stretch of more than 100 market stalls while live entertainers set the mood. Surfers Paradise beachfront market stalls features a variety of premium products, including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products and home wares. If you’re looking for an unusual gift or one-off piece, the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets are your one-stop-shop, with friendly stallholders always on hand.