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Queen Victoria Market

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Central Business District
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Address: Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9320 5822
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Tue 06:00 - 14:00
Thu 06:00 - 14:00
Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop,...

Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop, explore and discover your way through the iconic food halls and heritage sheds where the banter is as fresh as the produce. Or simply soak up the atmosphere of the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wander through the bustling Meat & Fish and Dairy Halls filled to the brim with fresh delights for every foodie. Discover the seemingly endless array of seasonal fruit and vegetables showcasing the best of Australian produce. Explore the Market's historic sheds to grab a bargain or find a Melbourne-made treasure amongst clothing, jewellery, handcrafts, homewares, souvenirs and more.

Market Tours: Join a Hunt & Gather Food Tour to take in the life, sounds and stories of the historic marketplace and taste your way around the Market's seemingly endless food stalls. Two hour tours depart at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

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Perfect place if you need travel souvenirs

Lots of stalls selling things and lots of food at sight. Tons to look at. Do try the jelly donuts truck. It was so delicious. Had fun hunting for bargain prices on souvenirs... read more

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Lots of stalls selling things and lots of food at sight. Tons to look at. Do try the jelly donuts truck. It was so delicious. Had fun hunting for bargain prices on souvenirs. Bought a dozen of wombats for 20 bucks. It was so worth it. Have fun shopping and don't worry - there's an ATM around should you need... More 

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Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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Victoria Markets is a must do if you are a lover of food. There you're in the treat of finding the best produce, meat, seafood, delicatessen, cheese, mushrooms, herbs and spices, coffee and coffee. Whatever you can imagine you will find it here. A piece of heaven ❤️

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One of the must sees in Melbourne. A great market. Always great to see the full display of fresh food. And some good cafes in the surrounding area

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This compares favourably with some of the great European markets. Lovely to see people shopping at the weekend with their trollies. Some good places for take away food at reasonable prices. Good coffee

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am unsure why there is so much hype about this market. It is dirty and dated, filled with knock offs and gimmicks. Save some time give it a miss and look for a makers market instead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Queen Victoria Market is a must go to when in Melbourne. This global market offers a great variety of goods and beautiful food.

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Reminded me of straw market in Nola or a similar market in Charlestown SC or Savannah GA . I had simply Spanish paella Valenciana. There was every kind of food and drink and sweet ..cool artisan stalls, bands ..great weather and fun. Going back in the morning for produce .easy walk from CBD..20 min or so from parliament area where... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is enormous so be ready to spend a few hours browsing ! There are lots of different stalls. The hand made/crafted was my favorite but also a lot of imported stuff. The more you walk the cheaper things are so don't buy straight away because you'll find whatever you're looking for a bit cheaper further down the market.... More 

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Every time I visit Melbourne the Vic market is a must visit for me. The best market down under. Plenty of stalls although alot are geared to the tourist market. And plenty of places to eat

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At the suggestion of a local, I made sure I went to a night market. Maybe I was too hot or too tired, but I found this market just to be average. Lots of food vendors if you are looking for dinner or a snack. Beverage vendors, too.. Other vendors seemed just to have chotchkies.. nothing of interest to me..... More 

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