FOUR OF THE BEST MARKETS IN AUSTRALIA
23 Aug 2018
We’ve selected four of the best Australian markets to visit for fresh local produce, handmade jewellery, collectables and live entertainment.
Fresh produce, Salamanca Market. Credit: Tourism Tasmania.
WHEN: SATURDAY 8.30AM TO 3PM ALL YEAR ROUND
WHERE: SALAMANCA PLACE, HOBART
WHAT: Shop with a view of the historic Hobart waterfront at the weekly Salamanca Markets. From handcrafted cheese and fresh truffles to Tasmanian timber designs and art prints, stalls are as diverse as they are vibrant. While the bustling market is a haven for locals, it’s also popular with visitors from all over the world, all there to sample the enormous selection of goodies. Take the Salamanca Shuttle to the markets, tap your feet on the old cobbles to the local buskers and get involved in this historical cultural hub.
THE ROSE ST. ARTISTS’ MARKET
WHEN: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 11AM TO 5PM ALL YEAR ROUND
WHERE: ROSE STREET, FITZROY
WHAT: Like all good hidden gems, only those in-the-know know about The Rose Street Market. A staple in trendy Fitzroy, the market houses one-off wonders and unique works from Melbourne’s tip-top art and design talent. There are pieces by emerging designers, handmade jewellery, collectables, tasty treats and even a rooftop bar. Hop on the tram and head north of the city to experience Fitzroy’s finest.
MIDLAND FARMERS’ MARKET
WHEN: SUNDAY 7AM TO 1PM ALL YEAR ROUND
WHERE: OLD GREAT NORTHERN HIGHWAY, MIDLAND
WHAT: The Midland Farmers’ Market is a stalwart of the Perth market scene – the longest running market in the city. The buzzing market presents a vast selection of fresh local produce paired with live entertainment most Sundays. When it comes to the swap meets just remember; what’s one man’s trash, is another man’s treasure.
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MULLUMBIMBY FARMERS’ MARKET
WHEN: FRIDAY 7AM TO 11AM
WHERE: MULLUMBIMBY SHOWGROUND, MULLUMBIMBY
WHAT: Nestled in the foothills of Mt Chincogan lies the Mullumbimby Farmers’ Market, a hub for the town’s tight-knit community. Live local music acts play as you peruse all the market goodies. The best part? Every purchase supports local farmers, so you’re creating good for this beautiful community with every piece you take home. With regular workshops, special events, breakfast and a children’s play area on offer, it’s the perfect place to visit with friends, family and little ones.
This article was published in G’DAY Magazine.