Spend a few hours wandering the myriad stalls at Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Originating as a small market east of the city in the 1850s, the market today covers seven hectares (17 acres) in the Melbourne Central Business District. Shop for a variety of food, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and crafts. Make sure you try a hot doughnut from the van that's been operating here for more than 50 years. Use our Melbourne online itinerary planner to visit Queen Victoria Market on your trip to Melbourne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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Queen Victoria Market Reviews
When I’m Melbourne, we take a trip to the market to get the freshly made warm jam filled donuts, have a walk around and plan the rest of the day. Free to get in. People are lovely and looks like a won... more »
Plenty of choice, well set out, reasonable prices. Not just groceries. Great choice of food stalls for lunch. If I lived in Melbourne I would shop here. We visited solely as tourists, this took me bac... more »
I spent a couple mornings here just browsing before finally settling on some basic souvenirs and some handmade souvenirs as well. The best part about this whole market though, might just be the jelly-filled donuts from the donut truck located on the small street that separates the food part of the market from the "souvenir" part of the market. Made fresh, and so tasty - they are the real attraction, everything else is just secondary!
A very casual Sunday lazy afternoon spent here... Stroll the markets to check out for the freshest produce or some cured meats and cheeses ... Once done through the market... Stroll through the numerous Cafe's or food stalls which fancy your taste buds along with a chilled bear while listening to some of the local artists playing and as you watch the world go by....
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