The Best Markets To Visit On The Gold Coast

The Best Markets To Visit On The Gold Coast

10 Jan 2024

When it comes to shopping fresh, nothing beats Gold Coast markets. And here on the Gold Coast we have an array of artisan-inspired marketplaces sprinkled all over the suburbs, dotted beside our beaches and nestled in our valleys. Whether you’re on a hunt for vintage fashion, wanting to fill your bags with fresh produce or fancy a delicious feed with a soundtrack of live tunes, read on, because we’ve got your Gold Coast market haul sorted.

Fashion & Lifestyle Markets

For the perfect place to find that locally inspired souvenir, stock up on some cool new (or pre-loved) fashion and pursue anything from pots, plants and produce plus health, beauty and homemade goodies, head to one of these weekend markets.


Gold Coast Art & Craft Markets

Where: Broadbeach, Burleigh, Paradise Point and Coolangatta
When: Broadbeach (1st and 3rd Sunday of the month),  Coolangatta (2nd Sunday of the month). 8am-2pm, Paradise Point (4th sunday of the month) Burleigh (4th Sunday of the month)

With more than 150 stalls filled with fashion, food, plants, flowers, homewares, beauty products and craft, the Sunday beachside Art & Craft Markets are a Gold Coast institution appearing for over 20 years in some of the Coast’s most popular beachside spots. Combine your morning wandering the markets with a swim between the flags or a surf at the beach afterwards for a perfect fix of ‘easy like a Sunday morning’, Gold Coast style.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Where: Surfers Paradise Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
When: Friday and Saturday, 4pm - 9pm
Parking: Metered street parking between 9am - 7pm

An iconic Gold Coast experience, Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets has been serving up twilight vibes by the sea for over a quarter of a decade. More than a hundred stalls festooned with fairy lights line the iconic Surfers Paradise Esplanade overlooking the ocean, creating a fiesta-like ambience for locals and tourists alike to forage for fashion, food, art, craft and souvenirs while listening to live local music.

Carrara Markets

Where: Gooding Drive, Carrara
When:  Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 3pm
Parking: Free onsite parking.

Queensland’s largest permanent market, Carrara Markets, is packed with more than 400 indoor and outdoor stalls spanning hectares to shop. A treasure trove with new and second-hand goods, fashion, food, pots, plants, homewares, art, books, toys, collectables, a cult sneaker store and fresh local produce, this place has it all. When you need a break from all that shopping, hit the cafés for big breakfasts, designer donuts and a caffeine fix. And for the kids, a round of mini golf, a pony ride, jump on a bungee trampoline or a frolic with fairies while getting their faces painted.

Jack Evans Boat Harbour Market

Where: Wharf St, Tweed Heads
1st Saturday of the month, 8am - 2pm

Parking: Street parking available.


Just a stone’s throw away from the waterfront, Jack Evans Boat Harbour Markets is set in a lovely location which becomes a vibrant hub of activity on market day. Savour culinary delights and food truck fare and browse stalls selling handcrafted items, boutique fashions, jewellery, gifts, plants, homewares and more and more. The dedicated playground and nearby beach make these markets  popular with families and they’re pet friendly too.


Second Hand Fashion Markets 

Give your wardrobe a glow up with one off, pre-loved pieces from these fashion markets where you can score quality recycled clothing for an absolute bargain. Get ready to rummage!

Desert Digs Vintage Market

Where: 6/36 Central Drive, Burleigh Heads
When: Every sixth Sunday. Check their socials for the next date.

Mo’s Desert Clubhouse hosts the ultimate Desert Digs Vintage Markets – an old-fashioned rummage style sale with stallholders selling pre-loved, vintage and up-cycled fashion that you won’t find anywhere else. Join the fashionable fray who socialise over nibbles and perhaps a tipple in this epic indie venue (which also happens to house El Rancho margarita bar) while searching for the perfect one-of-a-kind fashion find.

Dusty Rummage

Where: Dust Temple, 54 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin
The 2nd and last Sunday of every month, 3.30pm - 5.30pm

Beloved cafe/ bar/ arts space, Dust Temple holds a regular second-hand clothes sale where plenty of stylish people come to sell their pre-loved fashion. The bar is open so you can browse the racks at Dusty Rummage with a bevvy in hand. Strolling around the sunny courtyard, scoring bargains and giving your wardrobe a glow up is a stellar way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


Weekday Markets

Currumbin Community Markets

When: Every Thursday, 7am - 11am

Where:164 Duringan St, Currumbin (opposite Currumbin RSL)

For an authentic paddock to plate market experience, Currumbin Community Markets are just a stones throw from the verdant Currumbin Valley where much of the local produce is grown. Visit mid-week for organic fruit and vegetables, baked goodies, meats and jam and speaking of which, let the little ones jam to the live music while you make new friends with the picnic blanket brigade who congregate for coffee and community connection.

Evergreen Markets

Where: 4 Greenwich Court, Robina
When: Every Wednesday, 6.30am - 11.30am

If your weekends are too busy to make it the markets on Saturday or Sunday, immerse yourself in the local charm at Robina's Evergreen Markets each Wednesday morning. Bringing together the best of local artisans, farmers, and creatives this lively market showcases Gold Coast’s fresh produce, unique crafts and strong community spirit.


Weekend Farmers Markets

Surrounded by fertile fields and fringed by sea, the Gold Coast is an abundant food bowl serving both Gold Coasters and visitors alike. Our farm folk are passionate local growers, artisan producers and micro-manufacturers and they fill their stalls with delicious quality produce and innovative ingredients. For the best of our local farm fresh food, be sure to visit a Gold Coast farmers market.

Palm Beach Farmers Market

Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach
Saturday, 6am - 11.30am

If you prefer to wait for the weekend to get to market, the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets is where you’ll pick up the freshest produce on offer from the farmer. Some serve straight for the back of their trucks while others pile up their stalls so you’ll find plenty of goodies to smell, squeeze and sample. BYO shopping tote or basket for this one, as it’s a plastic bag-free zone.

HOTA Farmers & Artisan Market

Where: HOTA – Home of the Arts, 135 Bundall Road, Bundall
Every Sunday morning from 6am-11.30am

Meet the local farm folk, growers and producers at HOTA Farmers & Artisan Markets. Load up the hamper with fresh fruit and vegetables, indulge in goodies that are baked, smoked, cured and crafted with a paddock-to-plate philosophy in mind, and don’t forget to pack the picnic rug to bask in the sunshine while sampling your finds. You can opt to start with breakfast, stay for brunch and add a side of art appreciation at the new HOTA gallery – open from 10am to 5pm on market day too.

Burleigh Farmers Market

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
When: Every Saturday from 7am – rail, hail or shine

Burleigh Farmers Market is a mecca when it comes to sourcing farm-fresh food in a buzzing beachside atmosphere. The community of local foodies start early at 7am at the barista followed by breakfast from one of the internationally-inspired food trucks. Afterwards, take a wander through the stalls for fresh fruit and in-season vegetables, plus a pick of preserves, local honey, home-honed beauty products, flowers and hand made homewares.

Helensvale Farmers Market

Where: Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Drive, Helensvale
Saturday, 6am-11am

A weekend favourite for the northern Gold Coast locals is The Helensvale Farmers Market. Start your weekend off on a fresh foot by getting here early for a hearty home-cooked breakfast alongside steaming barista coffee and live local sounds. Pick your way through fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, health food and fashion curated and crafted by passionate local artisans, micro-manufacturers and growers.

The Organic Gold Coast Farmes Market

Where: Merrimac State High School, Dunlop Court, Mermaid Waters
Sundays, 6am - 11am

Fill up your tote bag, basket or recyclable cardboard box with the certified organically grown produce at Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market. Sustainably sourced and free from chemical sprays and fertilisers, the serious foodies shop for their produce here, so expect a wide range of quality produce, artisan ingredients, meats, honey and preserves alongside innovative natural health products too.

If you'd rather get your market fix after dark, then you'll be spoilt for choice because the Gold Coast's vibrant night markets are an excellent option. Not only can you tuck in to the cuisine of your choice and feast on a huge variety of food, but you get to enjoy some live entertainment, a spot of retail therapy and buzzing Gold Coast culture. 


Narelle Bouveng
Narelle Bouveng

A local Gold Coast mum and well-travelled Australian travel writer, Narelle has over 21 years’ experience wandering and chooses to call Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast home. A sunrise and sunset regular, you will often find her juggling a coffee and her camera, snapping for her blog and family travel inspired Instagram @alittleatlarge while youngest daughter Tiah frolics alongside.


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