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Kingscliff Markets

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by Jane Street (subscribe)
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Published December 26th 2012
Combine a trip to the beach with these friendly markets
Kingscliff market
Kingscliff Markets

Only ninety minutes drive from Brisbane, Kingscliff is a great spot for a weekend away or even a day trip. Why not go on either the second or fourth Saturday of the month and check out the Kingscliff Markets while you are there? The markets have an outstanding location, next to an expansive pristine surf beach, so it's easy to combine a visit with a trip to the beach.

Kingscliff market
Browsing at Kingscliff Markets

They are fun regional markets with a variety of stalls and a friendly atmosphere. I liked listening to one of the vendors strumming on his guitar.

Kingscliff Markets
Friendly atmosphere at Kingscliff Markets

My favourite stall sold a lovely selection of good quality wooden toys and natural instruments. There was a really interesting range of shakers and unusual percussion instruments made out of husks, seed pods and gourds. The toys were well priced with lots of items under $5 so it would be a good place for kids to spend pocket money.

Kingscliff markets wooden instruments
Interesting percussion instruments for sale

My three year old daughter made a bee-line for the stall selling handmade doll's clothes which were good value, although the range of sizes was limited.

Kingscliff markets dolls clothes
Dolls' clothes at Kingscliff Markets

There was a good range of regional produce, including stands selling honey, macadamia nuts, spreads and plants.

Kingscliff Markets Honey Wagon
A good range of local produce for sale

I like the idea of picking some goodies up for a picnic on the beach. There was a good selection of local fruit as well as fresh bread. My choice would be "Nico's famous pan cooked flatbread". You could pick up some delicious Greek sweet treats from Ilias The Greek

Kingscliff Markets bread
Nico's famous pan cooked flat bread

It's not just arts, crafts and food. There are practical stalls as well, including kitchenware, DIY materials, carpets and bed linen.

Kingscliff Markets DIY
DIY materials for sale

There is also a selection of second hand bric-a-brac to rummage through. You could have fun with the kids "lucky dip" bags for $1.

Kingscliff Markets bricabrac
Bric-a-brac at Kingscliff Markets

If you're into water sports, check out the beautiful stand up paddle boards on sale at the Mongoboards tent. You could try out your new board straight away on Cudgen Creek, just a few minutes drive away, which is a fantastic flat water spot to canoe, standup paddle or swim.

Kingscliff Markets Mongoboards
Beautiful stand up paddle boards for sale

The markets run on the second and fourth Saturday of every month from 7am - 12pm. There is plenty of parking at Jack Bayliss Park, Marine Parade, Kingscliff.

Kingscliff Beach
This stunning beach is right next to the Markets
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Why? Combine with a trip to the beach for a great day out
When: Second and fourth Saturday each month
Where: John Bayliss Park, Marine Parade, Kingscliff
Cost: Good value
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Looks like it's something for one. Great scenery photos.
by Oxford Explorer (score: 2|655) 3223 days ago
How unusual to find individual clothes for dolls
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