One of the wonderful things about Sydney is the masses of markets available to mooch in and wander around. There are markets open every day of the week, all worth having a stroll through with a latte in hand. Below is a quick guide as to what markets offer what.
The Rocks Markets set on cobblestone lanes; this is a unique Sydney Market. Fridays from 9am – 3pm is The Rocks Foodies Market where the smells will delight your senses. Stalls laden with fresh fruit, chocolates, pastries and olives – what will take your fancy? Or you could grab something more substantial with a cold cider and sit and look over the Harbour Bridge. Saturday and Sundays year round from 10am – 5pm, is the Rocks Markets with stalls where you can find fashion and accessories by emerging designers, locally-produced homewares, beauty products and original photography, art, crafts and jewellery.
Paddy’s Markets at Haymarket (Wednesday – Sunday) and Flemington (Friday – Sunday) are Sydney’s original and biggest markets, with 1000 stalls between the two venues. You’ll find toys, CDs, novelty items, plants, clothing, accessories and souvenirs at hard-to-beat prices. Paddy’s Markets are a great place to take the kids with a bit of pocket money and let their eyes feast on some quirky things to keep them well entertained.
Expect a slightly younger vibe than other markets at Glebe Markets on Saturdays (the University of Sydney is just down the road), with T-shirts, jeans, music, vintage gear, crystals and candles part of the eclectic mix.
Open every Sunday of the year is The Bondi Markets in the wonderful, beachfront grounds of Bondi Beach Public School. Handmade jewellery, clothing and knick knacks fill the stalls and these markets are great for all ages. Close to the famous Bondi Beach, it is a great place to spend the day.