Don't miss the Paddington Market while in Sydney. It happens every Saturday morning.
There is a huge choice of goodies to buy. Everyone is catered for, whether you are looking for new, secondhand, handmade, or maybe food.
An ideal place to find that special present or something special for yourself. Choose from books, jewellery, clothes, hats, bags, belts, toys, cushions, photo frames, old wares, jams, chutneys, pickles, chocolate etc.
Feeling peckish? Plenty of food to choose from........burgers, sausages, falafel, doughnuts, and lots more. Wash it all down with a coffee or a cold drink.
This market is the self claimed largest in the southern hemisphere. It has pretty much anything you would want to buy at a discounted rate including...
Clothes / shoes
Gifts / souvenirs
Food / drinks
CDs / DVDs / other entertainment
Open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Mondays, Closed Christmas Day. Open Boxing Day Sunday & Boxing Holiday Monday, Open New years Long Weekened Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Paddington Markets is an open air market located on the popular bustling Oxford Street, Paddington in the grounds of the historical Paddington Uniting Church. It is a very hip and trendy market to go to on Saturdays, open 10am - 5pm.... I love it because you always find something different.
What to buy: They sell funky pieces of jewellery... at a really decent price.
You can also find new fashion designers trying to get there product on the market. Leather handbags, coin purses, belts etc.
Gourmet Food is also very popular at this market... there is a stall that ground coffee for you ...the aroma is to die for... Especially first thing on a Saturday morning ;)
What to pay: Depends on what your looking for .... Anything from $10 and up.
During my holidays in Sydney, i find that Chinatown has the most reasonable pricing in terms of food. We went to the basement foodcourt ( in the middle) Not sure thge name of the food court. If you go there try their sizzling seafood. The portion is huge for only USD10! I actually ordered 1 and share with my hubby.
What to pay: USD10
For all seafood lovers, this is a heaven because of the numerous availability and varieties. The seafoods are caught fresh daily and sold at affordable prices.
There are also other shops selling non-seafood items such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
Drop by the market early morning and enjoy the sea of the sea beside it.
What to buy: Several recomendations were to ship fresh lobsters back to your home country at an affordable price. Don't worry about having to lug several boxes of seafood yourslf because arrangement to collect them at the airport can be arranged by the market.
Loads of designer outlets are located above Paddys Markets. Upstairs you have Seduce, Espirit, Can Can lingerie, Giordano and loads more at hugely reduced prices.
You'll find great little yum-cha places up here too when you need an in-between shopping snack!
What to buy: Women's, Men's, Childrens clothing
What to pay: $10-$35 per garment
You have to be careful and know what days the market runs on, as it is only for a few days a week. We almost missed it by one day, as we arrived on wednesday, the market was not open on thursday.
It is easily accessible by many bus stops, tram stops and a monorail stop.
The atmosphere is great!
What to buy: This market was great for buying souvenirs!
What to pay: Each shop differed, so shop around!
The weekend markets in Sydney are a must-go on any traveller's itinerary.
You can browse through unique handicrafts at The Rocks Markets and I'm sure you should have no problems finding something you like. Very crowded about noon though. The Rocks Markets are north from Circular Quay railway station along George Street. They are held on both Saturday and Sunday every weekend from 10am to 5pm. http://www.rocksmarket.com.au/
Or get your souvenirs from Paddy's Markets (Haymarket) where they are cheaper than what's sold in the shopping malls. Paddy's Markets is actually a building, not one of those open-air makets. Paddy's Markets are open from 10am to 6pm on Thursday and from 9am to 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It is situated under Market City on the corner of Hay & Thomas Streets. http://www.paddysmarkets.com.au/default.htm
Paddington Market is situated at Oxford Street. It's not as crowded as The Rocks Markets and you can find some artists peddling their ware here, from oil paintings to hand-made magnets. If you arrive early and have some time to kill before the stalls are ready, relax at one of the cafes lining Oxford Street. Paddington Market is held every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Oxford St, Paddington.
It seems that every Sydney suburb has a community market once a month. The markets I have visited have been an eclectic mix of unusual handmades (clothing, jewelry, bath and body products, pottery, furniture) mixed in with an array of other interesting items. You will also find clothing (new and not), handbags, fresh flowers, antiques, bonsai, books (also new and not), and woodcrafts, just a name a few. After all that shopping, you can refuel... choosing from a delicious variety of ethnic dishes available from the food stalls.
These markets are addicting!
I utterly adore this place. I think what makes it special is that the stalls are built around a church, so this gives the place a different look.
You can get all sorts of craft, even clothes designed by the sellers themselves. By the way, very trendy ones.
There's a stall in which I regretted so much not having my own girl...! cos they selled fairy costumes. They were the most beautiful I had ever seen!
Also there was a flower stall with a great variety of flowers and colourful wrapping papers.
Only opened on Saturdays.
Many tourists like to visit Paddy's Market as this is a place to bargain for souvenirs and trinkets.
What to buy: Things on sale are from sheepskin rugs to kangaroo hide handbags and clothings.
What to pay: Depends on what you want to buy. Probably USD50 is enough.
Parklea Markets are held 8:30am to 4:30pm Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Mondays.
You can buy a wide variety of gifts, homewares, clothing fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood pets and toys.
ATM's onsite in case you need an extra bit of cash.
What to buy: Tools, knives, hardware, kids toys
What to pay: You can expect to spend about $AUD100 and you will have gifts for everyone you know ! :)
A wonderful collection of unique stalls selling anything from new locally made clothing to locally made jewellery.
You can also find alot of unique artwork and photography as well as some second hand clothing including shoes. There are also massage stalls, tarot card readings etc
Great for travellers who need to get unique Australian gifts and want to experience some Australian Beach culture.
All of this- right across the road from Sydneys most famous Beach.
Only on Sundays, from 9 or 10 am to 3 or 4pm. Markets are cancelled during periods of bad rain.
What to buy: Framed photography and artwork of Sydney sold at these markets is something that you wont find in many other places around the world.
Apart from this kind of thing, i just love the unique clothing.
What to pay: varies anywhere from -0.50cents to $500+
Paddy's Market is quite nice to stroll around. They only have stuff for sale here that you really don't need, so you don't need to bring any money. Well maybe you do to buy a drink.... I think Paddy's Market it a bit over rated, but go and check out for yourself.
Every weekend in the Rocks you will find a very nice, but busy and touristic market, the Rocks Market. It's great to browse through all the stuff for sale here. Most of it is Australiana, and though usually more expensive then in the rest of Australia you have everything here. So if you want to buy everything at one place before leaving the country this would be a good place to do so. And if not, it's nice to see what's on sale in the rest of the country and a good place to compare prices.