This favoured Melbourne place to shop opened its doors more than 130 years ago. With more than over 1000 stalls, offering food, fresh produce and speciality products of all kinds, its not hard why so many people head here, especially on weekends.
On Sundays, with rides for the kiddies and an expanded section with the closure of this part of Queen Street, makes it a great family day out. There are plenty of places to eat and rest between hunting for bargains, great coffee, exotic tea and a lunch made from fresh ingredients a speciality.
The market is divided into speciality sections, including the:
The site was originally the site for the Melbourne General Cemetery, used from 1837 to 1887. Initially, only three graves were removed from the site, but the resultant controversy was not to settle down as the needs of the market outgrew its size and a further 10,000 graves were removed by an act of Parliament in 1917.
The market today attracts well over 100,000 shoppers and bargain hunters per week, it becomes particularly active on weekends, making it a great time to visit. You can buy the freshest of meat, fish, fruit and vegetables from over 1,000 stalls. There is a massive choice of deli products from Australia and overseas as well as wines and organic products.
You can find stylish to budget accommodation in Melbourne Australia: luxury hotels to low priced backpackers, including in the Central Business District (CBD - Downtown).
There are even Melbourne bayside resorts, suburb and regional hotels, bed & breakfasts near the beach or in the suburbs, serviced apartments and holiday homes.
Main Photo: Melbourne Australia Victoria Market
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Photo: Melbourne Queen Victoria Market