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Review of Carrara Markets

Carrara Markets
Ranked #2 of 10 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 400 market stalls. Its a treasure trove of the curious and the unusual & 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 with pony rides, baby animal farm, face painters & a bungy trampoline. It's 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. It also has its own putt putt mini golf attraction where kids play free with each paying adult.
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Has had its better days
Could do with a clean up but its fun for kids.
Love the snake exhibitions.
But I get bored very quickly there.

Thank Bronson H
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"big market"
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"the gold coast"
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"great coffee"
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

As the heading suggests I wouldn't bother visiting. It's like stepping back in time with lots of different cheap nick knack shops in one location. Oh, and lots of fried food options with white plastic seating. If that's what you love then check it out.

Thank Amy_Sash
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Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

Carrara markets is okay, very touristy as many people on holidays like to make their way to the markets. It's alright if you've never been before and you like to pick up some fresh produce etc otherwise most of the stalls etc are just cheap things. Although can be a great family day out if you've never been before!

Thank Bek1925
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

We spent all day with the kids and had a wonderful time. Great food and shopping. Lots of bargains. The kids loved the reptile show and putt putt golf. We picked up heaps of our favourite exotic candy straps from the Licorice Man.... so many flavours... YUM! Over all fantastic day. Would recommend you spend the day out and it was free entry and parking too...

Thank Sandra P
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

Definitely worth stopping by to shop on weekends! From souvenirs to games and toys, you could spend hours shopping for something for everyone. Free parking is a plus!

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