(Sydney, New South Wales - NSW, Australia)
There are lots of markets located around the Sydney area, selling everything from wholesale produce and flowers, to antiques, second-hand goods and traditional craft items, with many being covered from the elements. Popular choices include the Balmain, Bondi, Glebe, Kirribilli and Paddington markets.
There are two locations for Paddy's Markets - near Chinatown and in Flemington, with both catering well for tourists and together, boasting more than 1,000 stalls. For freshly caught seafood, the Sydney Fish Market is based at Pyrmont and is quite a sight, with freshly cooked fish being available if you are feeling hungry. Elsewhere, the Rocks is partly shaded by the iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge and offers a wealth of quirky artisan stalls.
Address: St. Andrew's Church, 223 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)418 765 736
Balmain Market is an excellent choice, selling handmade candles, clothing, beauty products, second-hand items and general goods.
Open hours: Saturday - 08:30 to 16:00
Address: Bondi Beach Public School, Warners Avenue, Bondi, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 9315 8988
Bondi Market, at the northern end of Campbell Parade, is a popular spot for vintage clothing, stylish swimwear, jewellery, antiques, furniture, collectors' items and more.
Open hours: Sunday - 09:00 to 16:00
Address: Glebe Public School, Derby Place, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 4237 7499
Glebe Market is home to an interesting mixture of second-hand books, clothing, ceramics, glassware, antiques, local arts and crafts, and collectors' items.
Open hours: Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Address: Bradfield Road North, Milsons Point, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 9922 4428
Kirribilli Market is particularly notable and resides within the Milsons Point area, where it comes with an eclectic range of goods for sale, including high fashion and trendy vintage clothes.
Open hours: fourth Saturday each month - 07:00 to 15:00
Address: St. John's Church, 395 Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 9331 2646
Paddington Market is one of the most popular in the whole city and is home to designer fashions, vintage clothing, handmade jewellery and many food stalls.
Open hours: Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Address: Market City, Street, Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)1300 361 589
There are actually two Paddy's Markets in Sydney, with the main one being found on the corner of Hay Street and Thomas Street in the heart of Haymarket, featuring a large selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood. The second Paddy's Market is located in Flemington, on Parramatta Road, close to the Olympic Park, and offers a vast selection of fruit and vegetables, opening on Friday and Saturday each week.
Open hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to 16:30
The Rocks Market
Address: George Street, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 9255 1717
The Rocks Market is situated at the top end of George Street, under the bridge, where it is fully pedestrianised. Goods for sale here include antiques, jewellery, gifts, fossils, gems, musical instruments, juggling items and postcards. In recent years, a farmers' market has been incorporated and the allocated overall area expanded.
Open hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Sydney Fish Market
Address: Bank Street, Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)2 9660 1611
The city's famous Fish Market is the largest seafood market in the entire Southern Hemisphere and fresh fish is sold here each day by both auction and traders.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 16:00