Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide

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Adelaide Central Market is one of the world's oldest indoor markets and has become South Australia's most visited tourist attraction. The 140-year-old market sells fresh produce and a range of other goods, and offers inexpensive multilevel parking. At this "Heart of Adelaide," as the locals call it, you can purchase fruit and vegetables, cheese, breads, flowers, candy, and a variety of delicacies from a number of cultures found across Australia. Be sure to visit one of many popular cafes and restaurants. The market is easily accessible, clean, and well lit. Chinatown, another major tourist attraction, is connected to this market. Take a look at our Adelaide trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Adelaide Central Market and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Always love the Central Market, great place to visit and to stop for fantastic food plus fresh fruit and vegetables. Tonnes of influence from all over the world. Great atmosphere.  more »
  • Whenever we visit Adelaide we make this a 'must' stopover! It is not just the fresh produce, but the fantastic Asian Markets, the variation in all brands of food and innovative new ventures! This is a...  more »
  • My favourite place in the whole of Adelaide.. Spent many days here in my younger skin.. Take a few hours to restock the pantry , refuel your belly and feed your soul... Live the markets Saturday morni...  more »
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  • Not every city would have a great market such as these one, very organised, clean and especially the atmosphere here feel very welcoming. The produce are fresh and the seller are also kind enough to share knowledge about their products. One of the experience I had, is buying an apple, once i asked them why it's so glossy and good looking, aren't the same as the apples in supermarket, they explain that it was waxed and polished so it would last longer and keep the fruits freshness.. things like that, I hope it will be useful, enjoy!
  • Such a vibrant bustling place. Ample fruit and vegetables, continental, flowers food and more. Most popular place in Adelaide for the markets, or China Town next door. And a lot more. The interstate bus terminal is across the street. . Here you are at the centre of Adelaide. Easy walking in each direction.
  • If you know what you're after, you won't find better food. Otherwise, they can all help you find it. Great staff, better goods. 5 stars
  • The stores are great, and there is something for everyone. I personally love the Hello Kitty murchandise available. The pub has amazing coffee, and The Adelaide Nut always has the freshest products. It can be crowded; but that is because of the quality of the businesses.
  • The central markets have so many great smells and colours and tastes to experience. Some nights there is live music too. Even if I'm not looking to buy any fresh produce it is still fun to come for a coffee and to wander around and soak up the atmosphere.

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Most budget-friendly rooms in Adelaide cluster in the central business district, with plenty of backpacker accommodations located near the city's central bus station. Adelaide also boasts an outstanding public transport system, which makes staying outside the central areas a viable and economical option for sightseers. Look for quiet and affordable rooms in North Adelaide, a leafy neighborhood filled with an eclectic mix of shopping and dining options. Book early for visits during peak season, and expect higher prices on the weekends and during school holidays.
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