(Wellington, North Island, New Zealand NZ)
Amongst the selection of markets in Wellington are a number that really do stand out in particular. Situated on Taranaki Street and close to Museum of New Zealand, Lambton Harbour and the Circa Theatre, Wellington Market is a great place to spend your money, and if you fancy a spot of friendly haggling, then there is a good chance that the prices can be improved upon.
Just a matter of minutes away by foot is the James Smith Market on Cuba Street, just past the Opera House and Te Aro Park, which enjoys an indoor setting and is therefore ideal if the weather is a little inclement. On Sundays, the Flea Market on Victoria Street also resides within this part of the city and is well worth a wander, offering all kinds of authentic Aussie tucker and hot snacks.
Address: Taranaki Street, Wellington, North Island, 6001, New Zealand NZ
Tel: +64 (0)4 801 8991
Wellington Market is located in the centre of the city and is home to a wealth of stalls selling local handicrafts, unusual New Zealand-themed gifts and Maori souvenirs, handmade jewellery, clothes, collectors' items, freshly prepared food and much more besides. There are always plenty of bargains just waiting to be found here.
Open hours: Friday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:30
James Smith Market
Address: 55 Cuba Street, Wellington, North Island, 6001, New Zealand NZ
Tel: +64 (0)4 801 8812
Located in Wellington city centre, the James Smith Market is situated in the old James Smith department store, which is an impressive, historic attraction in its own right. Containing a good selection of stalls, selling clothes, jewellery, music, antiques, hot snacks, local gifts and much more besides, this attraction is also known for its vibrant atmosphere and lively street performers.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Sunday Flea Market
Address: Victoria Street, Wellington, North Island, 6001, New Zealand NZ
Tel: +64 (0)4 383 5409
The bustling Sunday Flea Market can be found in the heart of Wellington and features around 50 stalls selling an enormous range of market goods. Highlights here include fresh fruit and vegetables, local produce, dairy food, flowers and pot plants.
Open hours: Sunday - 07:30 to 14:00