There’s Nothing Like…Checking out the Sydney Weekend Markets

31 October 2011

Sydney MarketsSydney is home to many different markets – some happen once or twice a month, and some happen every weekend, weather permitting. These markets offer everything you could think of, whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it!

Paddy’s Markets – Sydney’s biggest market in the city runs every Thursday to Sunday at Haymarket (near Chinatown) and Flemington (near Sydney Olympic Park). This market caters to both locals and tourists, with over 1,000 stalls that sell various products including clothing and fashion accessories, sporting goods, fresh fruit and vegetables, electrical goods, home wares, arts & crafts, and souvenirs.

Sydney Opera House Market – open every Sunday, weather permitting or unless there’s a special event on at the Opera House. This market literally sits on the doorstep of the Sydney Opera House and is within easy walking distance from Circular Quay rail station, Circular Quay ferry terminal and many bus lines. The 40 stalls feature Australian made products including art and craft works, jewellery, paintings, fragrances, clothing and souvenirs.

Bondi Beach Market – held every Sunday, weather permitting at the North end of Bondi Beach Public School. This market has over 100 stalls selling various goods ranging from jewellery, clothes, footware, and leather goods, to gifts and books.

The Rocks Market – every Saturday and Sunday, at the north end of George Street (in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge) is this unique arts and crafts market. With approximately 150 stalls you will find photography, Australian and Indigenous artwork, jewellery, books and much more.

Pyrmont Growers’ Market – held on the first Saturday of every month (except in January) this market operates in all weather conditions. Located in the Pyrmont Bay Park this market showcases around 80 stalls offering anything from fresh fruit and seasonal vegetables to meat and seafood. Enjoy an outdoor cooked breakfast and the cooking demonstrations.

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