The Rocks Markets in the historic Rocks are great for souvenirs. Inner city neighbourhoods, such as Glebe, Balmain and Eveleigh, hold weekly markets. You can walk to Glebe Markets from Sydney’s Central Station. Musicians help create a lively atmosphere at the Rozelle Collectors Markets in Darling Street.
Many markets, such as the Carriageworks Farmers Markets held on Saturday mornings in Eveleigh, near Redfern Station, sell fresh produce. EQ Village Markets, which operates on Saturdays and Wednesdays, is held at Moore Park. Kings Cross Organic Food and Farmers Market takes place on Saturdays, near the spectacular El Alamein Memorial Fountain.
Food and fashion markets in Sydney
Markets in Sydney offer a broad range of goods, from fresh produce to vintage clothing. Weekend markets are held in many neighbourhoods. Indulge in coffee and a bacon-and-egg roll or a spinach and mushroom gozleme before buying some beautiful flowers and freshly picked vegetables.
The Rocks Markets in The Rocks, near the Sydney Opera House, is held on Saturdays and Sundays. More than 200 stalls sell arts, crafts, souvenirs, jewellery, leather goods, homewares and prints. Freshly cooked food is available from stalls in Argyle Street on Fridays, from 9am to 3pm.
One of Sydney’s inexpensive shopping destinations is Paddy’s Markets, near Chinatown. From Wednesday to Sunday, you can buy fruit and vegetables, spices, clothing, accessories and toys. Near Paddy’s Markets jump aboard the light rail for a short trip to Sydney Fish Market at Pyrmont.
This is one of the biggest seafood markets in the world. You can join an early morning tour of the markets, including the wholesale fish auction. The market is open daily from 7am.
On Saturdays, fashionistas should head for Paddington Markets on Oxford Street. If you’re at Bondi Beach on a Sunday, stroll to the Bondi Markets at the public school for a browse of the stalls.
Take a bus at Town Hall to join the crowds at Rozelle Collectors Markets in Sydney’s inner west. Open on Saturdays and Sundays in the grounds of Rozelle Public School, Rozelle Collectors Markets have more than 100 stalls and are best known for second-hand and vintage wares.