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Stroll Local Markets

Venue: In all corners of Sydney!
Price: Free entry

There are so many local markets in Sydney! There’s something about the community feel and atmosphere that a local market brings.

The love and support for Sydney’s local artists, chefs and foodies, designers, bakers, chocolatiers, jewellers, photographers and fashionistas. There’s something for everyone locally made products, gifts or buy something special for yourself, we are sure you’ll find a special momento to treasure your local Sydney visit.

Here we list the best of Sydney’s local markets in the east and in and around the City of Sydney.

The Rocks Markets, starts at the end of George Street, head to the Sydney Harbour Bridge

WHEN: Every weekend

They call it the “Maker’s Market” where everything is designed and handmade showcasing some of our most talented creatives and bringing them all to one special area. Located 5 minutes walk from Circular Quay, get off the Light Rail at the end of the line and follow George Street until you hit the markets. The markets then wind around the cobbled stone streets of historical colonial Sydney. You will find anything and everything from eclectic handcrafted goods to beautiful local jewellery makers, wood carvers and handmade local cosmetics with all-natural products. There’s so much to see and collect from The Rocks markets.

The Rocks also has a night market on Fridays from 4pm to 9pm.  There’s a focus on supporting smaller local chefs, makers and creatives all under the twinkling magic of fairy lights. Start your weekend off early in Sydney’s oldest and most charming precincts, relax and enjoy some yummy foodie treats and listen to live music from some of our most talented local artists.

Paddington Markets, Oxford Street Paddington

WHEN: Every Saturday

This is one of the biggest and oldest local markets around – it began over 45 years ago, and is a Sydney Local Institution. Explore the markets on Oxford Street Paddington from 10 am until 4 pm for unique locally Australian-made products. There are always new ready-to-be-discovered fashion designers, jewellery, leatherware, scarves and hats for all occasions, ceramics and other creative art stalls. Some great deli products, the local butcher and baker and quite a few candlemakers too! Rare books, historical photography, unique gifts, childrenswear,  flowers and potplants. Plus your choice of so many tasty lunch international cuisine options while you’re there.

Bondi Markets, shop in between sunbaking and a swim at the beach

WHEN: Every Weekend

At the local Bondi Beach Public School directly opposite the Beach to the northern end, you’ll find this great local market. You’ll find some unique Australian-made products and produce. Saturdays is foodie heaven with a Farmers Market and local artisan stalls to bring out your inner MasterChef!  You’ll find everything from the local baker, herbal teas, barista coffee, bagels and dumplings to authentic bao and noodles, bacon and egg rolls to grab a great brunch while you’re wandering the stalls, tasting is offered at most so you try before you buy! Grab some food from the Australian and International food stalls and sit on the lawn and listen to Live Music enjoying the sunshine.

On Sundays, wander through and discover original designer clothing, exotic imports, handmade jewellery, arts and crafts, homewares, retro furniture and vintage clothes. Bondi Markets helped launch a few designer labels so mix in like a local and keep your ear to the ground you might just learn more about some new up-and-coming designers.

Cambridge Markets at the Entertainment, Moore Park

WHEN: Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

Just a few stops on the Light Railway from your Randwick accommodation to the Cambridge Markets. Jump off at Moore Park for the Entertainment Quarter, Fox Studios, SCG and Football Grounds. They start from 10 am. Wednesdays and Saturdays are all about fresh seasonal farmer markets filled with local produce, flowers and gourmet food stalls to delight. Sunday market days will bring out the local artisans and unique jewellery, artworks, candlemakers and homewares as well as specialist Vegan foodie stalls.

From here head towards the CBD on the light railway route you will find:

Surry Hills Market

WHEN: Once a month every 1st Saturday of the month

The Surry Hills Markets specialises in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods, vintage fashion, antiques, books, local artists and designer labels. You’ll find it on Shannon Reserve, near the corner of Crown and Collins Streets, Surry Hills.

Carriageworks Farmers Markets, close to Redfern Station

WHEN: Every Saturday

The weekly Carriageworks Farmers Market is one of the newest produce markets in inner Sydney. Farmers come in every week from around NSW, so it’s a great opportunity to talk directly to the farmers and learn the stories behind your food. Find organic and biodynamic produce, artisan bread, boutique wines, single-origin coffee, herbal teas, meat, eggs, honey straight from the hive and freshly cut flowers.  They have even created the From the Farm series to highlight the primary producers they support.

Paddys Markets down the hill from Town Hall

WHEN: Every Wednesday to Sunday

Is like stepping into Hong Kong Central with everything and anything at bargain basement prices. Paddy’s market is famous for its bustling atmosphere, where you’ll find anything and everything from clothing to sporting goods, from sheepskin to leather jackets, and homewares to electronics all for low prices; it’s probably the only place in Sydney where you can practice your bargaining skills to get the price down even lower… but be careful you can sometimes lose yourself in the bargain!

Close to your Randwick accommodation

Coogee Beach Markets

WHEN: Once a month every 2nd Saturday of the month

A lively community local market on the green at Coogee Beach Club, held from 9 am to 2 pm. Breakfast is available from 8.30 am. Pick up some great picnic brunch items or locally made arts and crafts, like original soaps, beauty products, beachwear and clothing by local fashion designers.

Maroubra Beach Markets

WHEN: Once a month every 1st Sunday of the month

A relatively new market located at Broadarrow Reserve from 8 am to 2 pm. With over 120 stall holders regularly participating, you are sure to find something delicious to savour and maybe even a souvenir. There’s also a special sustainability section dedicated to pre-owned items and vintage wares.

 

Read more about other Sydney local markets here

 

 


 

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