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Everyone knows that Sydney is home to a lot of iconic landmarks known by the world. Places like the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach are some of the must-visit ones when you come to this Australia’s popular city.
Along with those tourist destinations, there are also places where you should visit when you need to buy something or just walk around to enjoy the whole of Sydney. Those places are famous markets in Sydney, and here are seven of them.
The Rocks Market
One of the must-visit places on weekends in Sydney is the Rocks Market. Located just south of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and across the Circular Quay from the city’s icon, the Sydney Opera House, you can not miss this market that opens every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dubbed the ‘Home of Originality’, the Rocks Market is a place where you can discover Sydney’s hidden gems. Stuff like art, food, music, wellness, and design were created originally by many talented local chefs, artisans, and makers. Moreover, enjoy a picnic under the bridge with stunning water views as well.
The two Paddy’s Markets in Sydney are Paddy’s Flemington in Homebush and Paddy’s Haymarket located beside Sydney’s Chinatown. Being a traditional market, Paddy’s Haymarket sells anything like merchandise, food, gadgets, and more for cheap. It is open every Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On the other hand, Paddy’s Flemington offers a regular yet iconic market experience every Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. On Friday and Saturday, you can hunt a bunch of fresh food there. You can also find various hardware every Saturday at Paddy’s Swap and Sell while the first Saturday night in each month is for Paddy’s Night Food Markets.
One of the greatest famous markets in Sydney and perhaps in the Southern Hemisphere, Sydney Markets spans 42 hectares besides Paddy’s Flemington. It operates for 24 hours non-stop, which allows an annual transaction of up to $3 billion worth of fruit and vegetables.
Other than fruit and vegetables, almost anything that you ever need and want is available at Sydney Markets. Plus, access to the market is fairly easy either if you go privately or by public transportation. No wonder approximately 140,000 people are visiting this market every week.
Another market among the biggest ones in the Southern Hemisphere is Parklea Markets situated on the corner of Sunnyholt and Old Windsor Roads. The location is about a half an hour drive from the Sydney CBD and you can catch a bus from Blacktown Station to go there.
Parklea Markets is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., which means you can spend your weekends shopping there. Moreover, it is a one-stop shop, so even things like toys, camping goods, and computer software are available among other regular stuff.
During weekdays, Bondi Beach Public School across from the beautiful Bondi Beach is used for academic activities, but on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., it is the Bondi Markets’ turn to shine. This market is a place where local artists, chefs, designers, or entrepreneurs can showcase their goods to be bought by visitors.
Manly Markets 2095
From one famous beach in Sydney to another, Manly Beach is just 100 metres away from Manly Markets 2095. This outdoor market on Sydney Road is a place to go when you are looking for arts and crafts during your holiday as it operates on Saturday, Sunday, and almost every public holiday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sydney Fish Market
The last market in this article is a special one compared to the other markets above. Located by the east side of Blackwattle Bay, Sydney Fish Market is a seafood paradise in Australia. It operates all long weekend from 7 a.m to 4 p.m, so just go there every time you crave tasty seafood or make yourself one with its products at home.
Each of the famous markets in Sydney above has its one-of-a-kind characteristics. Although you can find anything you can think of at some of them, it is better that you visit them all to have a lifetime experience.