Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

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Spend a few hours wandering the myriad stalls at Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Originating as a small market east of the city in the 1850s, the market today covers seven hectares (17 acres) in the Melbourne Central Business District. Shop for a variety of food, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and crafts. Make sure you try a hot doughnut from the van that's been operating here for more than 50 years. Use our Melbourne online itinerary planner to visit Queen Victoria Market on your trip to Melbourne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Some of the rows of stalls can be quite repetitive but there are some hidden gems offering handcrafted shoes and designer clothing but for me Vic markets is all about fresh food ranging from your...  more »
  • I wasnt planning to go to the Queen Victoria Markets but just happened to find myself there as I was on a holiday trip and was wandering around the city. Im so glad I did as its definitely worth a...  more »
  • The market has different types of shops from vegetables/fruits to books/shoes. The number of shops and crowd is more on a weekend. No matter when you go, do not miss the famous donuts - sold from a...  more »
  • All round great place to meet the local markets. Showcases Melbourne’s finest. Whether you are going for a great day out with the family or even just a stroll with your girlfriend you certainly can’t look past these markets. I have been coming here ever since I was a baby and have really grown with these markets. If you go my go to are the following: - find the hot jam truck (has been there for decades upon decades ) the most delicious jam donuts you could ever have served fresh and hot daily... line looks long but is not a long wait. - find the bratwurst shop located in the deli section- the most devious sausages you’ll ever have. Make sure you find the original sup as there’s many others that have tried copying. You’ll know as there is a line usually. -Lastly, still around the markets and listen to the amazing musicians floating around and make sure tot tip them and they are very much apart of the vibe.
  • One of my favourite places! Wonderful for a wander and to take in all the traditional architecture and stalls. You'll always find great produce - be sure to have a look around at the fruit and veg before purchasing... particularly for the more luxury fruits. 😉 If you get a chance, the night market (winter/summer) on a Wednesday evening is always a great night out fab food, fab local businesses and fab atmosphere. 🌟
  • I found it to be a wonderful place for tourists. Things n souvenir are beautiful n lots of variety very reasonable prices. It's so big that you can't see the whole market in one day. It's sad that the market closes at 3pm. Now that's not fair. I wish the closing time should be 5pm at least. Love Australia. Love all the shopping areas. Victoria market the best.
  • Nice place to go during the week. You can easily spend few hours just walking around. Half of it is food and the rest is like clothes and souvenirs... Few nice coffee shops. The night market on Wednesday is really cool but very busy specially all the food stalls.
  • The food market is amazing, from fruit and veg to meats and cheeses. Highly recommend a walk around and tastings of what’s on offer. The actual markets has become very commercialized however there are a few hidden gems with items you can’t get anywhere other than a local market.

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