Top 7 Markets on the Gold Coast
Gold Coast Markets are a favourite must do when visiting any holiday destination. It is essential that you experience the local markets and soak up the culture and atmosphere that each has to offer and go shopping (and eating!). Whether you are a local or a visitor, the Gold Coast has a wide range of markets suitable for everyone.
We’ve listed our favourite markets on the Gold Coast – see if you agree!
It could be the back streets of Thailand, Barcelona or New York City but it is right here at Miami Marketta on the Gold Coast. Every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, Miami comes alive with foods of all nationalities, complete with a dessert hall. The Cargo Bar and Marketta Cafe serve boutique wine and locally brewed beer, and our Wine & Cocktail bar serving up Markettas speciality cocktails. A main stage hosts local blues, jazz, roots independent artist, adding a vibrant and family-friendly atmosphere. Open and free to the public from 4pm, Marketta Street food is the original and first Street Food market on the Gold Coast.
Come and enjoy an authentic Asian food experience with your family and friends at the Chinatown Street Markets. Gold Coast Chinatown – in the heart of Gold Coast CBD – will come alive with Asian culture, children’s activities, delicious food and entertainment. Disembark at the Southport station, Nerang Street if you Ride the G:link. The markets operate from 5pm to 9pm, centred on Young and Davenport Streets, Southport. Below are the dates for 2019:
Indoors, under the cool white sails at Marina Mirage, the Gourmet Farmers Market is held undercover EVERY Saturday morning from 7am until 12 noon, with an emphasis on organic, paleo, gluten-free and spray-free products + an opportunity to meet the growers. Showcasing freshly-picked farm produce and hand-crafted local artisan delicacies, you will find: Queensland olives and olive oil, free-range and organic eggs, infused vinegars and balsamics, locally-farmed Chinese greens and fragrant herbs, organic fruit and vegetables, gourmet take-home meals, specialty jams, freshly squeezed organic juices, designer cupcakes, gorgeous flowers, fresh seafood from the trawler and so much more!
Each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night, treasure hunters, bargain spotters and after-dinner walkers make their way to the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets to wander along the coastal stretch of more than 120 market stalls, while live entertainers set a casual mood in their performance. One of the largest of the Gold Coast Night Markets, the Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets feature a variety of premium products, including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products and homewares.
Shopping for gifts, souvenirs, art, craft, the ingenious, weird and the wonderful, has never been easier. Just come along to the Gold Coast’s famous art and craft markets, held on Sundays on the fabulous Broadbeach, Coolangatta and Burleigh beach-fronts. Large colourful and a-buzz with atmosphere, these markets boast over 150 stalls showcasing the best and most original of Australian made products. Held 8am – 2pm on:
Broadbeach – Every month on the first and third Sunday
Coolangatta – Second and fourth Sunday
Burleigh – Last Sunday on the month (All year round)
Tamborine Mountain Country Markets are held 8am – 2pm on the 2nd Sunday of each month at the Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds. With over 200 stalls there is something for everyone from original arts, crafts, clothing, potions and jewellery, to local fresh and delicious homegrown delicacies such as jars of honey, chutneys, jams, fruits and vegetables. Listen to some awesome musicians, watch artists at work, enjoy your children’s laughter as they get transformed with face paints, ride a pony, wreck a jeep or jump merrily on a castle. Or just relax and lay back on the green grass under the blue sky and breathe in the fresh mountain air.
Every Sunday morning from 6am – 11.30am the Bundall Farmers’ Market is a hive of activity with local farmers bringing their just-picked produce to the market for local residents and visitors alike. The Bundall Farmers’ Market is honest and it’s packed with produce and gourmet foods to delight your senses. Indulge the senses, relax, taste, wander and unwind as you discover the Evandale Lake at the rear of the market site and the children’s playground. Grab a coffee and some breakfast or brunch and immerse yourself in the local food culture of the Gold Coast. After you’ve checked out the farmers market, wander round to the outdoor stage and learn some dance moves before trying them out to live music at Dancing on the Green. This free, fun social dance features a different theme each month.