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Four of the Best Winter Markets in Australia

14 Aug 2017

Updated June 2022

Markets can be a great way to discover the local flavour and quirks of your holiday destination.

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Whether you’re looking for the best regional produce direct from the grower, trinkets and handmade arts and crafts, or great coffee and good vibes, a market day can be a true highlight of your travels.

We’ve rounded up four of the best markets around Australia to visit in winter (or any other time of year!).


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WHEN: Saturday 7.30am to 11.30am all year round

WHERE: Angaston Rd & Stockwell Rd, Angaston SA

WHAT: An authentic farmers market in the heart of wine country, discover an amazing array of stallholders offering fresh fruit and veg, meats, specialty breads, famous Barossa smallgoods, stunning pastries, olives, preserves and heaps more. Permanently located undercover in the old Vintner’s Sheds, the weather won’t stop you from experiencing this Barossa Valley institution. 

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WHEN: Sunday 8.30am to 1.00pm all year round

WHERE: Bathurst Street, Hobart

WHAT: Every Sunday, regardless of the weather, a busy street in the heart of Hobart transforms into a bustling farmers’ market. Known to locals simply as ‘Farmy’, the market is all about Tassie produce and seasonal grub, connecting with the producers, and enjoying street food and a cracking cup of coffee. Trestle tables are laden with the island’s freshest produce, artisan foods, cool climate wine, boutique spirits, and healthy treats. They call it an ‘essential Sunday ritual’ and we couldn’t agree more.

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WHEN: Saturday 8.00am to 1.00pm (April-October) and 8.00am to 12.00pm November-March). Sunday 8.00am to 1.00pm (April-October). Thursday nights 4.00pm to 8.00pm (June-September).

WHERE: Broome Courthouse Gardens, Town Beach Precinct

WHAT: Broome offers an eclectic mix of beach-meets-outback and the local markets are well worth a visit to soak up the local charm. Located in the heritage-listed tropical gardens of the Broome Courthouse, over 100 stallholders bring you everything from pearls and jewellery, to leather goods and artisan candles. Loosen your belt for the huge range of food on offer – especially the homemade mango icecream on a balmy evening! Don’t forget to grab some gourmet chutney and jams for your caravan pantry!

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Stay at Discovery Parks - Broome.




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WHEN: Tuesday to Sunday (check website for opening times) and Winter Night Markets on Wednesdays 5.00pm to 10.00pm.

WHERE: Crn Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne

WHAT: The Queen Victoria Markets are an iconic slice of Melbourne, having been around for over 140 years. Spread over two city blocks, shop your way through offerings from 600 businesses covering everything from handmade jewellery and leather goods to souvenirs, clothing and, of course, delicious food. It’s busy, bustling, and the vibe is electric, with live music and entertainment to enjoy. Take a guided foodie tour to discover the best in produce and specialty eats.

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Stay at Discovery Parks - Melbourne


No matter the weather or the time of year, local markets are one of our favourite ways to really connect with a destination. Where will your next holiday take you?



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