10 Best Night Markets In Gold Coast, Australia

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The Gold Coast is a coastal city in the Australian state of Queensland. Year-round, warm weather and positioning as a large coastal city has made it a popular destination for travellers. Night markets have turned out to be one of the favourite weekend activities for many, especially when you’re just looking to do something that is a bit more laid-back and family friendly. Most markets showcase some really local talented artisans including fashion and lifestyle products. Most of the stalls are run and operated by well-organized friendly helpful staff everywhere. There is also awesome food options, great music, and chill atmosphere all year around. Definitely worth going down for the evening markets once a month. If you don’t know where to stay during your hunt for the best night markets, Stayz accommodations in Rainbow Bay and Bookabach holiday homes are well-known among tourists. For the best night markets in Gold Coast, Australia check out the list below. Give it a try and you won’t regret it.

1. Miami Marketta Street Food

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Posted by Miami Marketta on Thursday, August 18, 2022

One of the best things to do at night is to visit the Miami Marketta Street Food, which is the original and first of the street food markets on the Gold Coast. It is open to the public every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evening hosting locals and tourists and independent artists. You should always come in pairs or in groups and spend a lively night out eating and drinking to your heart’s satisfaction. The Miami Marketta Street Food specializes in delightful street food with a large selection of stalls selling main meals, snacks, desserts, wine, beer, and cocktails. At Miami Marketta Street Food there is everything you need and more. Come and experience it all.

Miami Marketta Street Food

Address: 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami QLD 4220, Australia

Website: Miami Marketta Street Food

Opening hours: 1700 hrs to 2300 hrs every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

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2. The Village Markets

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Gather your besties and make a market date for this Sunday 15 May, Burleigh Heads! We’ll see you there. #thevillagemarkets

Posted by The Village Markets on Monday, May 9, 2022

The Village Market is among the original and best boutique creative markets on the Gold Coast. The market is famous for showcasing over 100 fashion, arts, and creative stalls as well as live local music and delicious gourmet food. The market is open on the first and third Sunday of each month at Burleigh Heads State School and at Stones Corner seasonally. They have many stalls ranging from men’s and women’s fashion by emerging and local designers to vintage clothing from around the world. Come and explore the high-quality jumble stalls and other handcrafted jewellery. You never know what you may find.

The Village Markets

Address: 1750 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia

Website: The Village Markets

Opening hours: 0830 hrs to 1300 hrs Sunday

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3. Chinatown Street Markets

Chinatown Melbourne at night in September 2014
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Looking for more fun things to do? Head down to Chinatown Street Markets located in the heart of the Gold Coast. The market trades on the first Saturday of every month until November when they break for Christmas. Come with your family and friends and discover some of the tastiest Asian food on the Coast, with loads of food stalls, international and local Asian-inspired merchandise stalls, street decorations, live music, and roving traditional entertainment. Chinatown Street Markets has all you want under one roof. Shop, dine and have fun, don’t forget to carry a water bottle for your drinking water. This is the perfect place to find souvenirs to take back home.

Chinatown Street Markets

Address: Davenport St & Young Street, Southport QLD 4215, Australia

Website: Chinatown Street Markets

Opening hours: 1200 hrs to 2300 hrs

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4. Emerald Lakes Market

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Posted by Emerald Lakes Markets on Monday, July 25, 2022

Welcome to Emerald Lakes Market. This food market is famous for showcasing fine food inspired by menus from all corners of the world. Recently the market has enhanced its European experience by introducing a village centre on the boulevard at the Market. The market is a famous hotspot for family or a group of friends who enjoy the combination of delicious international takeaway cuisine, live entertainment, arts, craft products and fresh produce specials. Visit Emerald Lakes Market for a great shopping experience with an international ambience. Emerald Lakes Market is the perfect place to find souvenirs to take back home.

Emerald Lakes Market

Address: Town Centre Residential, 3027 The Blvd, Carrara QLD 4211, Australia

Website: Emerald Lakes Market

Opening hours: 1500 hrs to 1900 hrs Thursday

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5. Nightquarter Markets

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Posted by NightQuarter on Monday, July 25, 2022

NightQuarter is one of the most popular street markets located on the Gold Coast, opening every Saturday and Friday night from 4 pm to 10 pm. You can board the shipping container archway to the world of market stalls, street food, live music, and boutiques. A visit at the NightQuater market will let you discover a moveable feast of mix-and-match eats from gozleme to souvlaki, funnel cakes to cronuts in shipping container micro-restaurants. While you are here, you will get to enjoy a line-up of the Gold Coast’s best-emerging artists, travelling musicians, and the country’s biggest touring acts every weekend.

Nightquarter Markets

Address: 1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale QLD 4212, Australia

Website: Nightquarter Markets

Opening hours: 1600 hrs to 2300 hrs Friday and Saturday

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6. Sanctuary Markets

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Definitely worth a visit ... great food and a great family atmosphere. Live Music, Bar, free entry to the Market and...

Posted by Sanctuary Markets on Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Sanctuary Markets is one of the famous street markets in the Gold Coast located on the village green at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Sanctuary Markets focuses on local and international food trading every Friday evening from 4 pm to 9 pm. Come with your family or friends and spend your Friday evening soaking up the relaxed vibe at the Currumbin Sanctuary Markets and get a good experience of international street cuisines. While you are here, you can also shop for a variety of arts, crafts, clothing, skincare and more at the many stalls on offer, or just kick back and enjoy the free live music. Welcome to one of the best Friday night markets in Gold Coast!

Sanctuary Markets

Address: Currumbin Bird Sanctuary, 68 Teemangum St, Currumbin QLD 4223, Australia

Website: Sanctuary Markets

Opening hours: 1600 hrs to 2100 hrs Friday

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7. Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

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Posted by Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets on Monday, June 13, 2022

The iconic Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets have been adorning the foreshore of the popular tourist precinct since 1995, catering all year round to holiday-makers and locals alike. The market trades every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday night featuring a variety of premium and unique products, including fashion, jewellery, accessories, artworks, photographs, beauty products, homewares, and services. Make the best of your vacation and head into Surfers night market for a ‘Markets and Dinner Combo’ and enjoy vouchers for special dinner and other to-dos in the market centre. There’s plenty of artisans-at-work and interesting attraction and entertainment stalls to keep the most seasoned people-watchers interested.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Address: The, Esplanade, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217, Australia

Website: Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Opening hours: 1600 hrs to 2100 hrs every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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8. Burleigh Bazaar Night Market

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Posted by Burleigh Bazaar on Saturday, July 3, 2021

Another one of the most popular night markets in the vibrant Gold Coast is Burleigh Bazaar. Located on Junction Road in the suburb of Burleigh Heads, this frequented bazaar not only has stalls of goodies to choose from but also features live music every night that they’re open. Some events are special enough to be ticketed, but most performances you can enjoy for free. Bring your friends for a night of drinking and good food, shopping around, and dancing to music. End your day on a high note and don’t miss out on what Burleigh Bazaar has to offer!

Burleigh Bazaar Night Market

Address: 18 Junction Rd, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220, Australia

Website: Burleigh Bazaar Night Market

Opening hours: Fri: 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 4pm - 10pm (closed from Sun - Thu)

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9. Burleigh StrEAT Feast

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If you happen to be in Burleigh Heads during StrEAT Feast, then you’re in luck! Food trucks, market stalls, bars, and live music are lined up to spice up your trip. Keep in mind that this night market, hosted by The Design Collective, is only a pop-up market that graces Gold Coast’s Burleigh Town Tavern every now and then. When they do arrive in town, it is to be expected that it’s going to be a crowded event. It is one of the best places to eat, after all! Check out The Design Collective’s website to see if StrEAT Feast is going to be open during your trip!

Burleigh StrEAT Feast

Website: Burleigh StrEAT Feast

Address: Burleigh Town Tavern, Tsipura Drive, Burleigh Heads QLD 4219, Australia

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10. Gather & Feast

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Another seasonal pop-up market brought to you by The Design Collective, this time located at Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre in Carrara, is Gather & Feast. You may consider it as the more family-friendly night market between the two pop-up events. There’s no need to worry about keeping your kids entertained because there are also live performance acts at this pop-up. Of course, this night market will not be complete without the finest selection of food, drinks, and artisan markets! Visit the host’s website to see if Gather & Feast is in town during your stay.

Gather & Feast

Address: 296 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara QLD 4211, Australia

Website: Gather & Feast

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Whenever you are in Gold Coast, Australia you should check out one of the night markets listed above. All of the listed markets have something unique to offer, so be sure to stop by before heading home to your cabin rental or backpacker hostel.

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Nduku Mulwa is an accomplished online freelancer with a penchant for travel. She has explored various countries, including Canada, South Africa, Ghana, and Japan, in pursuit of stunning landscapes,...Read more

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