8 Must-See Markets on the Southern Gold Coast

Who doesn’t love a market? Or a bargain? The Gold Coast boasts some fantastic markets, where you can browse through second-hand goods, sample tantalising home-made sweets, fill your stomach with flavourful street food and listen to local musicians. From night-time markets to Sunday morning markets, these 8 must-see markets on the southern Gold Coast have something for everyone – even the kids will enjoy themselves!

1. Palm Beach Food & Farmers’ Market

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More than just a shopping experience, the Palm Beach Farmers Market creates authentic connections between farmers, producers, consumers and the community as a whole.

Discover where your local fruit and veg come from and how it was grown or created. 

Browse through more than 80 stalls selling organic, biodynamic and conventionally grown produce. Non-edible goodies include soaps, toys, clothing, jewellery and books.

Grab a coffee, breaky or brunch from one of the many street food vendors. Then relax under the shade of the trees and listen to gifted local musicians. Stay in the know with a schedule of upcoming performances here.

The market is plastic bag free, so please bring your own shopping bag. If you forget, you can always purchase a canvas bag from the newspaper stand for $6, or ask for a box from any of the farmers.

The market is pram and wheelchair accessible.

When:  Every Saturday Morning, 6 am – 11.30 am

Where:Palm Beach Currumbin High School , Thrower Drive Currumbin

Plan your journey:
Drive: Free on-street parking
Bike: Bike racks available
Bus: TransLink
Light Rail: G: Link

Entry: Free

2. The Village Markets, Burleigh

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Claiming the bragging rights to being the original and the best boutique creative market on the Coast, The Village Markets house up to 100 high-quality fashion, arts and creative stalls. Without doubt this is one of the top must-see markets on the southern Gold Coast.

Sample mouthwatering creations from international food trucks, sit under the shady trees and enjoy watching the local musicians do their thing.

When: The first and third Sunday of each month, 8.30 am to 1 pm

Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads

Plan Your Journey:
Drive: There is limited parking on the school oval. Enter and exit via Lower GC Hwy. Additional parking at GCCC Carpark on Connor Street, or along the Esplanade at Burleigh Heads
Bike: Bike racks available
Bus: TransLink
Light Rail: G:Link

Entry: Free

3. Gold Coast Organic Farmers’ Market, Miami

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The very first of its kind on the Coast, the Gold Coast Organic Farmers’ Market delivers 100 per cent organically grown seasonal produce straight from the farm to you.  You won’t believe the huge variety of freshly picked fruit, veg, and herbs on offer.

Stalls displaying preserves, coffee, teas, dry goods, cosmetics and (organic) clothing are a-plenty.

Sample some freshly baked bread such as sourdough, crusty and wholemeal (gluten-free) as well as freshly-made espresso coffee and teas.

You’ll also spot community stalls promoting natural health and environmental awareness.

Those who are less fussed about organic produce will still feel at home in this family-oriented atmosphere. If you want to try the tastiest produce (just like the old days), do yourself a favour – you won’t find fresher, better quality or healthier food at these prices anywhere else.

When: Sunday from 6 am to 11.30 am

Where: Miami State High School, 2137-2205 GC Hwy, Miami

Plan Your Journey:
Drive: Plenty of parking available at the school
Bike: Bike racks available
Light Rail: G:Link

Entry: Free

4. Miami Marketta (Miami Street Food Market)

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Bring your appetite. You’re going to need it. Here, it’s all about the food.

Marketta Street Food Market is the first of its kind on the Gold Coast.

Watch as Miami comes alive as 25 vendors of street foods from all over the world offer an eclectic and authentic mix of mouthwatering wares. 

This licensed and family-friendly open-air food-savouring-experience can seat up to 650 people at communal tables in a safe enclosed precinct. If you’re planning to pop down with a large group – you can pre-book a table here.

Stay for the awesome live music, featuring jazz, blues and flamenco music. Check out the schedule of upcoming musicians here.

When: Wednesday 5 pm to 10 pm 
Friday 5 pm to 11 pm
Saturday 4 pm to 11 pm

Where: Miami Marketta, 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami

Plan Your Journey:
Drive: Plenty of parking available at the school
Bike: Bike racks available
Bus: TransLink
Light Rail: G:Link 

Entry: Free

5. Sanctuary Night Markets, Currumbin

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It’s more than the critters getting a feed at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, now that the Local and International Food and Craft Market has arrived – the humans can get in on the action too!

Tickle your tastebuds with a selection of international foods from Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Venezuela, South Africa and Chile.

Grab a dish and wash it down with a boutique beer from Burleigh Brewery or glass of Sirromet wine.

The family-friendly Sanctuary Night Market also showcases the talents of local musicians with live music performances.

Sorry, no pets.

When: Friday 4 pm to 9 pm

Where: The Village Green, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin 

Plan Your Journey:
Drive: Free off-street parking available
Bus: TransLink
Light Rail: G:Link 

Entry: Free

6. Hide & Seek Children’s Market, Elanora

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Here’s one for the kiddies! 

All-day live music, food trucks, face painting and activities to keep the kids busy all day.

Don’t worry adults, there’s something here for everyone. Stroll through the many stalls showcasing unique, skillfully hand-crafted and designed creations by masterful locals artists. Those who want to indulge or find something unique for your little ones, keep your eyes peeled for rare finds and one-of-a-kinds.

All items are ethically created by Aussie hands using quality materials that are organic, sustainable and fair trade certified.

This market is pram and wheelchair-friendly. 

When: The 4th Saturday of every month. Confirm upcoming market dates here. 9 am to 1 pm

Where: Elanora State High School, Nineteenth Ave & Avocado Street, Elanora 

Plan Your Journey:
Drive: Free designated parking is on Avocado St. Extra parking is available along adjacent streets. 
Bike: Bike racks available
Bus: TransLink
Light Rail: G:Link 

Entry: Free (but some activities are not)

7. Gold Coast Arts & Crafts Market, Coolangatta

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With the Pacific Ocean on one side and the famous Surfers Strip on the other, The Coolangatta Market is a sight to behold, and certainly one of the must-see markets on the southern Gold Coast.

Explore the Ocean Way path as you make your way to over 150 stalls exhibiting samples of some of the best local artisans and street food from the Northern Rivers and the Gold Coast.

These markets have it all. Large, bright and brimming with atmosphere, you can find gifts, souvenirs, art, craft, the weird the wacky and the wonderful. And it wouldn’t be a Sunday market without live entertainment!

These markets can also be found in Broadbeach and Burleigh Heads. For a schedule of these locations, visit their Facebook page.

When: 2nd Sunday of the month (and the 4th when 5 Sundays are in a month), 8 am to 2 pm

Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Parade (opposite Showcase Shopping Ctr), Coolangatta

Plan Your Journey:
Drive: Ample parking available on the Esplanade, surrounding streets and in The Strand Shopping Centre. 
Bus: TransLink
Light Rail: G:Link 

Dogs allowed if on a leash, but the Coolangatta Beach is a dog-prohibited area.

8. Numinbah Valley Country Markets

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For those who live away from the coastline, or prefer a market at a slower pace, check out the Numinbah Valley Country Markets, nestled on the Nerang River.

Browse through 20 stalls while the kiddos get their face painted or entertain themselves on the jumping castle. Live music is performed by gifted local musicians.

Check upcoming market dates here.

When: 1st Sunday of the month, 8 am to 1 pm

Where: Numinbah Valley School of Arts Community Hall, 2136 Nerang-Murwillumbah Road, Numinbah

Plan Your Journey:
Drive: Ample parking available at the Community Hall

Dogs on a leash welcome.

Were you aware of all of these 8 must-see markets on the southern Gold Coast?

Follow your favourites on Facebook or Instagram to stay up-to-date with all the happenings. Then grab your family and friends, and see if you can score a bargain!

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