Stroll Local Markets
Venue: In all corners of Sydney!
Price: Free entry
Sydney is known for its locals markets, there’s something about the community feel and atmosphere that a local market brings:
The love and support for our 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 some of Sydney’s largest 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
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 – the Rocks every weekend. Located 5 mins walk from Circular Quay, get off the Light Rail at the end of the line and follow George Street til you hit the markets which then wine around the cobbled stone streets of historical colonial Sydney. You will find anything and everything from eclectic handcrafted goods with stall names like “tiara and crown” headware to Kunda Cabiria – a one stop shop for local sunglass designers. Beautiful local jewellery makers, wood carvers and handmade local cosmetics with all natural beautifying products. From homewares to accessories, 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. So 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 our most talented local artists.
Paddington Markets, Oxford Street Paddington
SATURDAY from 10am to 4pm: 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 for unique locally Australian made products. There’s 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. Paddington Markets was where it all started for Dinosaur Designs, famous jewellery and homewares design duo (Louise Olsen & Stephen Ormandy). Their design shop and gallery is just up the road from the markets. Louise is the daughter of John Olsen, Australian Artist, you can visit his gallery in nearby Queen Street, Woollahra (veer left at the top of Oxford Street).
Bondi Markets, shop in between sunbaking and a swim at the beach
Every Weekend at the local Bondi Beach Public School directly opposite the Beach to the northern end, you’ll find a great local market where you’ll find some really unique Australian made products and produce.
Saturdays is foodie heaven with a Farmers Market, local artisan stalls to bring out your inner MasterChef! Where you’ll find everything from the local baker, Herbal teas, barista coffee, bagels, 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!
On Sunday, wander through and discover original designer clothing, exotic imports, hand made jewellery, arts, crafts, homewares, retro furniture, vintage clothes. Bondi Markets helped launch a few designer labels as well, like Sass & Bide 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.
Grab some food from the Australian and International food stalls and sit on the lawn and listen to Live Music enjoying the sunshine.
Cambridge Markets at the Entertainment, Moore Park
Held every Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays from 10.am and just a few stops on the Light Railway from your Randwick accommodation to the City.
Jump off at Moore Park for the Entertainment Quarter, Fox Studios, SCG and Football Grounds. Alternatively, walk straight up Victoria Road through Darlinghurst to Moore Park when staying at our Potts Point accommodation.
Wednesdays and Saturdays is 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 speicalist Vegan foodie stalls.
From here head towards the CBD on the light railway route you will find:
Held the first Saturday every 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
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 breads, 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
Is like stepping into Hong Kong Central with everything and anything at a 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, homewares to electronics all for really 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!
Closeby to your Randwick accommodation.
Once a month every 2nd Saturday of the month… lively community markets on the green at Coogee Beach Club, held on the second Saturday on the month from 9am to 2pm. Breakfast available from 8.30am. Pick up some great picnic brunch items or locally made arts and crafts, like original soaps and beauty products, beachwear and local fashion designers too.
Closeby to your Potts Potts accommodation.
Don’t miss the weekend Kings Cross Markets.
Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm: browse through the stalls offering seasonal, local and artisanal products: bread, cheeses, pastries, flowers… or just stop to enjoy an Australian ‘brekkie’ and a flat white.
Sundays 10 am – 3 pm: explore the stalls of vintage and second-hand clothing, jewellery or books to find a little treasure.