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Fill Your Basket At The Best Gold Coast Markets To Visit This March

By Brooke Darling
28th Jan 2020

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Whether you’re after a gift for a friend, a bite to eat, or just a casual stroll and a browse, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for at one of the Gold Coast’s local markets.
 
From early morning grower’s markets, to foodie heaven night markets and everything in between—here are the best Gold Coast markets to hit this March.

Twilight Markets

THE GREEN MARQUEE ECO TWILIGHT MARKETS 

At The Green Marquee Eco Twilight Markets, expect all the feel-good community vibes as you wander around market stalls adorned with handmade jewellery, textiles, pottery, vegan skincare, hanging plants, pre-loved clothing; plus delish food trucks, live music to get you grooving, fresh produce from Ground Grocer, coffee and cakes from Pasture & Co., activities for the kids, plus local tipples from Black Hops, Balter and Ink Gin for the adults. BYO picnic blanket and soak up one of the most magical Gold Coast markets around. 

When: Saturday 14 March; 3pm to 8pm
Where: The Ecovillage, 2 Village Way, Currumbin Valley
For more information, click here.

MIAMI MARKETTA

It’s a Friday or Saturday night and you’ve got no desire to cook dinner, but you’ve only got $20 in the kitty, so heading to your favourite sit-down restaurant is a total stretch. So, what’s a hungry, not-keen-to-cook person to do? Two words—Miami Marketta. This long-established local’s favourite is held every Friday and Saturday night (and on a smaller scale on Wednesdays) and pulls together some of the best ethnic food stalls from across the Coast. Pair it with an electric vibe, revolving roster of toe-tapping bands and DJs, multiple cocktail bars, a dessert hall, creative stalls and a buzzing family-friendly crowd, and you’ve got one of the absolute best markets on the Gold Coast.

When: Every Wednesday (5pm to 9pm), Friday (5pm to 10pm) and Saturday (4pm to 10pm) 
Where: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami 
For more information, click here.

SANCTUARY MARKETS AT CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY 

Great for a delish and fast feed, the family-friendly Sanctuary Night Market is held in the space adjoining the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and is filled with international food tents and trailers. Keep this community feel-good market in mind, if a stroll followed by plenty of street eats sounds like your kind of way to end the perfect beach day.

When: Every Friday night; 4pm to 9pm
Where: Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin Street, Currumbin
For more information, click here.

BBQ BAZAAR

BBQ Bazaar is a warehouse in the middle of a Burleigh Heads industrial estate that’s been converted into a meat-lover’s marketplace, with stalls dishing up more barbecue-inspired eats than you could possibly poke a fork at. Burleigh's permanent night market is welcoming carnivores every Friday and Saturday evening; expect food vendors serving finger-licking noms, a bar with a ‘wall of bourbon’, plus ample seating, a rotating line up of live music acts and more. 

When: Every Friday; 5pm to 10pm and Saturdays; 4pm to 10pm
Where: 18 Junction Road, Burleigh Heads
For more information, click here.

Lifestyle Markets 

THE VILLAGE MARKETS

One of our favourite Gold Coast markets and the perfect place to pick up a unique homegrown gift is the iconic The Village Markets. Muse over local designers, shoulder sway to live musicians and dig your teeth into some delicious street food. We can almost guarantee you’ll be walking away with an empty wallet with the likes of ceramics, homewares, bohemian linen threads and accessories, all-natural beauty products and so much more. On a budget? You’ll pick up a bargain at the adjoining rack sales where local fashionistas sell off their pre-loved wares. If you’re searching for one of the very best markets on the Gold Coast, you’ve come to the right place. 

When: Sunday 1, 15 and 29 March; 8:30am to 1pm
Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
For more information, click here

MOUNT TAMBORINE COUNTRY MARKETS

So, maybe you don’t need to stock up on polish for your horse saddle. And maybe your teapot isn’t in need of a new crochet jumper. But we challenge you to find a more uplifting market experience than the Mount Tamborine Country Market. Held in the Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds on the second Sunday of every month, it’s the perfect excuse to take a country drive, gnaw on a cob of corn and pick up some homemade lemongrass and lavender soap.

When: Sunday 8 March; 7:30am to 1:30pm
Where: Corner Main Western Road and Bartle Road, Mount Tamborine
For more information, click here

Canungra Village Markets

Escape the crowds with a trip into the countryside and morning at the Canungra Village Markets. Just 25 minutes’ drive from Nerang, fill your Sunday morning with a coffee from the cart, followed by a browse through the low-key market stalls and a bite at the food trucks. We suggest you make a day of it, and continue up the range to Mount Tamborine. With all this glorious rain of late, everything is green and lush again and the waterfalls are flowing—take advantage of it!  

When: Sunday 8 March; 8am to 1pm
Where: Moriarty Park Hall; 2-26 Monarch Drive, Canungra
For more information, click here

Produce Market

CURRUMBIN COMMUNITY MARKETS

Strategically located at the entrance to Currumbin’s fertile valley—meaning a shorter distance from source to market—Currumbin Community Market is certain to become your mid-week ritual. Fill your basket with organic fruits and vege, meats, jams and baked goods, then stay for the breezy live music, picnic blanket hangs and activities for the little tots.

When: Every Thursday; 7am to 11am
Where: Opposite Currumbin RSL, Currumbin Creek Road
For more information, click here.

PALM BEACH CURRUMBIN FARMERS MARKET

A weekly must-do on any Palm Beach or Currumbin dwellers’ weekend social calendar, the Palm Beach Currumbin Farmers Markets is one of the best farmers markets on the Gold Coast. This well-patronised market has truckloads of local, leafy, tasty things to eat, so if you’re in charge of the BBQ salad this weekend, make sure you stop here. This is also a plastic bag-free market, so BYO reusable vessel to carry your goodies. 

When: Every Saturday; 6am to 11:30am
Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach
For more information, click here.

NEW HELENSVALE FARMERS MARKET

This northern Gold Coast market has everything you need—and plenty you don’t, but you want anyway. From fresh fruit and veg to flowers and, of course, street food stalls; you’ll love the leafy surrounds, cruisy live music and no-frills local vibe of the weekly gathering at the New Helensvale Farmers Market.

When: Every Saturday; 6am to 11am 
Where: Helensvale State High School, 243 Discovery Drive, Helensvale
For more information, click here.

BURLEIGH FARMERS MARKET

If community vibes and homemade chutneys are your weekend jam, then trot along to the Burleigh Farmers Markets on any given Saturday from 7am until noon, where an abundance of farm fresh produce sits amongst flower pop-ups, collectables and international street food stalls. Clear your afternoon post visit, you’ll be in the stay-at-home-and-bake-apple-strudel kind of mood.

When: Every Saturday; 7am to 12pm
Where: Burleigh Heads State School, 1750 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
For more information, click here.

Marina Mirage Farmers Market

On a Saturday morning, check out the quaint Marina Mirage Farmers Market. From traditional Portuguese tarts to French savoury crepes, there’s a treat for every taste bud. While you sip coffee and inhale a freshly-baked croissant, mosey on down to the marina for the real show—rows and rows of million-dollar boats.

When: Every Saturday; 7am to 12pm
Where: Marina Mirage, Main Beach
For more information, click here

BUNDALL FARMERS MARKET

If you like your markets minus the hipsterness, Bundall Farmers Market is as down to Earth as they come. Held every Sunday in the grounds of HOTA (Home of the Arts), we suggest hitting a coffee stall for a steaming brew before filling up your netted bags with fresh produce, baked goodies and everything picnic worthy. 

When: Every Sunday; 6am to 11:30am
Where: HOTA, 135 Bundall Road, Bundall
For more information, click here

ORGANIC GOLD COAST FARMERS MARKET

Do you get depressed when picking through the tiny all-organic veggie offerings at the local Woolies? Well, you’ll find mindful foodie nirvana at the Organic Gold Coast Farmers Market. Popping up at Miami State High School every Sunday morning, this super chill market stocks, you guessed it, nothing but sustainably sourced, spray and chemical-free produce. 

When: Every Sunday; 6am to 11:30am
Where: Miami State High School, 2137-2205 Gold Coast Highway, Miami
For more information, click here.

Hamper loaded with fresh goodies from the best Gold Coast markets and nowhere to go? Check out these six beautiful picnicking spots and your weekend = sorted.  

Image credit: Hayley Williamson for Urban List

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