Towns in Australia

Exploring Australia, town by town

Carrara QLD


Postcode: 4211

Carrara is a suburb of the Gold Coast, Australia located on the southern bank of the Nerang River. It is most known as being the home of Carrara Stadium, the purpose built cricket and Australian rules football ground and the Carrara Markets. The name Carrara comes from the Aboriginal word ‘Karara’ meaning ‘long flat’.

The Manchester Cotton Company’s cotton plantation was established here in the first part of the 1860s on the southern bank of the Nerang River on the Gold Coast.

The town offers accommodation away from the bustle of Surfers Paradise but close enough to enjoy the higlights.

Take a picnic to Advancetown Lake and Hinze Dam and call in to the Gold Coast War Museum at Mudgeeraba on the way. Take your dirt or mountain bike over to Nerang State Forest or just enjoy a pleasant round of golf at any of the world class golf courses.

Today the land is reclaimed for golf courses, parklands and hot air balloon launch pads for Gold Coast residents and holiday makers.