Love vintage bargains, creative designs, gourmet delights and fresh produce? Then Sydney’s eclectic markets are enticing. Taste authentic Asian flavours under red lanterns at the Chinatown Night Market, browse markets in the historic Rocks, and fossick in charming neighbourhood markets.
Food and fashion markets in Sydney
Colourful and vibrant markets in Sydney offer a tempting range of goods, from fresh produce and gourmet delights to budding designer creations, vintage wares and that perfect gift. You’ll find markets in the heart of the historic Rocks and in neighbourhoods throughout Greater Sydney.
The Rocks Markets is popular for the delicious Friday Foodie Market and on weekends, when more than 200 stalls offer an enticing assortment of arts, crafts, souvenirs, jewellery, leather goods, homewares and prints. Browse the stalls and explore the cobblestone laneways and galleries.
The iconic Paddy’s Markets, near Chinatown, dates back to colonial times and is open Wednesday to Sunday. Under red lanterns are the tastes of Asia in the Chinatown Night Market, on Friday nights. Take the light rail for the daily Sydney Fish Market, one of the biggest seafood markets in the world.
Neighbourhood markets are delightful, bringing friends, families and tourists together. In inner Sydney some of the popular markets on Saturdays include the Glebe Markets in Glebe, near the University of Sydney, and Balmain Markets in Balmain, a harbour ferry ride from Circular Quay.
Fashionistas should head for Paddington Markets in Paddington, a stroll east along Oxford Street from the edgy boutiques at The Intersection or a short bus ride from the city. The markets helped launch Dinosaur Designs and the fashion careers of luminaries such as Sass & Bide and Zimmerman.
The world-famous Bondi Beach is home to the Bondi Markets, held on Sundays in the beachfront grounds of the public school. Alternatively, take a ferry across sparkling Sydney Harbour to Manly for another famous beach and the Manly Arts and Craft Market, which is held on Saturday and Sunday.