While the coastal markets draw all the tourists on the weekends, the Hinterland markets are probably one of Gold Coasts best kept secrets for savvy market shoppers. With thousands of stalls equipped with everything from fine food to antique treasures, heres your guide to GCs best Hinterland markets!
This night market located in Nerang, is held by the Nerang Country Paradise Parklands, and is known locally as The Parklands Night Markets. With plenty of motivation to visit these unique coutnry markets, The Nerang Parklands Night Markets boast a club bar, live music, and even free activities (including a free bouncy castle) for the kids! With plenty to keep the kids entertained while you explore the culinary and cultural delights on offer, make sure you check out these quaint night markets in Nerang.
Country Paradise Parklands, 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road, Nerang QLD 4211 | Every Friday; 5pm-10pm closed for Winter
The Bundall Bazaar night markets are a haven in summer, purely for the fact it is air conditioned! Only in Queensland, right?! This wonderful bazaar is home to live music from local musicians, local artists, fashion designers and creative small businesses. An excellent place for a shop and a feed, get down to the Bundall Bazaar for a fun-filled night in the divine air con!
Hellenic Function Centre, 31A Crombie Avenue, Bundall QLD 4217 | 1st and 3rd Friday of month; 5pm-9pm
Home to 10 cafes all serving brekky, the Carrara Markets is acclaimed as Australias largest marketplace, with over 400 food and variety stalls, and attractions. Selling some of the cheapest flowers and plants in the country, the huge fruit, veggie and deli stalls allow you to buy direct from the growers. With over 100 fashion outlets selling designer wear and accessories, jewellery, licensed cafes, fresh produce, and almost everything you can think of, head down to the Carrara Markets for a huge market morning.
Gooding Drive, Carrara QLD 4211 | Every Saturday & Sunday; 7am-4pm
A prime opportunity to relax and take in all the beauty of Hinterland Gold Coast, the Mudgeeraba Sunset Markets are nestled in the tranquil surroundings of rural Mudgeeraba, showcasing all the beauty on offer. With some great local music, these markets host all number of events throughout the year, including Movies Under the Stars, Teddy Bears Picnic, and an Animal Nursery. Certain to entertain year-round, these markets offer plenty of unique stalls and fine street food.
Mudgeeraba Showgrounds, 115 Mudgeeraba Road, Worongary QLD 4213 | Every Friday; 4pm-8pm
Proclaimed as a festival every weekend, the NightQuarter markets at Helensvale are one of Gold Coasts best known night markets. Home to exotic international food and tempting desserts, these night markets host over 120 food, design, music, and craft stalls within a shipping container city. Entry is $3 per person, with kids under 12 free. These artisan markets are an eclectic mix, even including six distinctive bars serving cocktails, craft beer and local Queensland wine.
1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale QLD 4212 (Every Friday and Saturday; 4pm-10pm)
Renowned for showcasing fine food of international flavours, these successful markets were established in 2011. A family friendly environment for any Thursday night, the Emerald Lakes Markets are home to a variety of international cuisines selling boutique art and crafts goods, and fresh produce in a relaxed and convenient market location. This gourmet alfresco dining experience is surely one you wont want to miss!
Emerald Lakes Complex, The Boulevard, Carrara QLD 4211 (Every Thursday; 3pm-7pm)