(Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand NZ)
Markets in Christchurch are highly regarded throughout the South Island of New Zealand. In particular, the Arts Centre Weekend Market is one of the most popular in Christchurch, regularly attracting more than 15,000 bargain hunters from throughout the city and further afield.
Full of character and featuring street performers and a particularly lively atmosphere, local markets provide a vast array of goods and impressive local handicrafts, having long been an integral part of city life.
The prices at local markets are not generally fixed and so some friendly haggling is always worth a go, to try and reduce prices.
The Arts Centre Weekend Market is certainly a crowd-puller and definitely worth looking out for during your stay in Christchurch, particularly if you are after some hand-crafted souvenirs of your time in New Zealand.
Christchurch Markets: Arts Centre Weekend Markets
Address: Market Square, Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch, Canterbury, South Island, 8001, New Zealand NZ
Tel: +64 (0)3 363 2836
Situated in the heart of Christchurch, the local Arts Centre Weekend Market is the city's busiest, with large numbers of traders selling a variety of goods. Attractions include local handicrafts, unusual souvenirs, handmade jewellery, art works, furniture, flowers and general bric-a-brac. There are also a large number of food stalls selling hot snacks and local delicacies, which include an array of cuisines, such as Lebanese and Thai dishes.
Attracting thousands of bargain hunters, other highlight include fun street entertainment and a friendly undercurrent.
Open hours: Saturday and Sunday 10:00 to 16:00