Must-Do Weekend Markets Down Under with Great Vibes

Weekends are best spent with a flat white in hand, wandering through weekend markets in Australia

Say what you like but there is absolutely nothing like spending your weekends with a flat white in hand while winding your way around a weekend market in one of Australia’s vibrant neighbourhoods. Not only is it the perfect antidote to a big night out but it is also a great place to score a bargain, pick up a one-of-a-kind trinket and taste fresh pickings from a farmer’s garden.

Carriageworks Farmers Market, Sydney
Take a less than 10-minute walk from Sydney’s Redfern station, just outside the Sydney central business district (CBD), for a taste of organic and biodynamic foods at the Carriageworks Farmers Market.

Open every Saturday, this all-weather marketplace also sells fresh flowers, artisan cheese, freshly baked goods, local oysters and of, course, great coffee, which is sure to excite the Singaporean foodie in you. Bring your brightest mood and learn more about sustainable food practices from local farmers and producers who will be more than happy to tell you about them.

Old Bus Depot Markets, Canberra
Travelling to Canberra? Be sure to visit the Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston Foreshore on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin. Open every Sunday, the Old Bus Depot Markets has more than 200 stalls selling art, homeware, clothing and accessories alongside some excellent regional produce and wine. Lunch here is a local tradition, so fuel up for the day with a delectable spread featuring wood-fired bread, alpine berries, cheese and gourmet jams. Then, wash down these yummies with a delicious cuppa!

Setting the Old Bus Depot Markets apart from other weekend markets is its ‘Themed Sundays’ tradition. Most Sundays carry a theme, with stalls rotating according to the topic of the day. To experience specialty or themed stalls, mark these days down: Multicultural Sunday is held on every first Sunday of the month, Designer Sunday on every third Sunday of the month and Collectable Sunday on the fourth Sunday of the month. Pick the Sunday that best tickles your fancy and have a blast!


Visit both Weekend Markets on our 7D5N Sydney, Blue Mountain & Port Stephens or 7D5N Best of Canberra & Sydney packages, and engage in a shopping spree like a local Aussie too!