(Canberra, Australian Capital Territory - ACT, Australia)
There are some really good markets peppered around the city of Canberra, being open during the week and also at the weekend. Located within the north-westerly suburb of Belconnen and close to the man-made Lake Ginninderra, the Belconnen Food and Fruit Market is a particular highlight and is just a short drive away from the University of Canberra campus.
Considerably more central is the Gorman House Arts and Crafts Market, which resides within the inner-suburb of Braddon, near Glebe Park, and is known for its crowds of eager bargain hunters. Elsewhere, further markets can be found in the neighbourhoods of both Fyshwick and Kingston, as well as at the nearby town of Hall, to the far north of the city.
Belconnen Food and Fruit Market
Address: Lathlain Street, Belconnen, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 2617, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 6251 9003
The Belconnen Food and Fruit Market, in the Belconnen area of Canberra, is filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, including organic produce. Other stalls here sell meat, seafood, cheeses, bread, cakes and delicacies, as well as flowers and plants.
Open hours: Wednesday to Sunday - 08:00 to 18:00
Gorman House Arts and Crafts Market
Address: Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 2602, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 6249 7377
The Gorman House Arts and Crafts Market, in the heart of the city centre, is the perfect place to find genuine bargains, but be sure to arrive early as it can get extremely busy. With clothes, music, handicrafts, handmade items, paintings, jewellery and snack food, Gorman House is also full of numerous collectors' items, affordable Aussie souvenirs and many colourful characters.
Open hours: Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00
Address: Hall Showground, Hall, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 2618, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 6260 5555
The popular Hall Market can be found within the Showground, in the neighbouring town of Hall. Attracting sizeable crowds from throughout the area, this lively flea market is home to a large number of stalls selling local artisan goods, jewellery, antiques, furniture, clothes, homewares, snack food and lots of cheap bric-a-brac.
Open hours: first Sunday in month - 10:00 to 16:00
Old Bus Depot Flea Market
Address: Wentworth Avenue, Kingston, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 2604, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 6292 8391
The bustling Old Bus Depot Flea Market enjoys an indoor setting and resides within the Kingston area. Featuring large numbers of stalls selling a very diverse range of goods, highlights at the Old Bus Depot include furniture, ceramics, pictures, local hand-crafted goods, snack food and regional delicacies, collectors' items and some antiques.
Open hours: Sunday - 10:00 to 16:00
Wholesale Fruit Market
Address: 8 Dalby Street, Fyshwick, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 2609, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 6295 3844
The Wholesale Fruit Market, in the Fyshwick district, is one of the cheapest places to buy fresh fruit and veg in Canberra. With vast quantities of fruit and vegetables originating from all over Australia and the world, expect large crowds and a bustling, enticing atmosphere.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 06:00 to 17:00