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Queen Victoria Market

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Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in Melbourne and 7 other guides
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Address: Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9320 5822
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06:00 - 17:00
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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
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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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Queen Victoria Market and Carlton Foodie Walking Tour
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Queen Victoria Market Small-Group Walking Tour
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Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Eureka Skydeck

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great bargins and specials very historical place in melbourne walk or catch wonderful tram to market hotels and coffee shops nearby worth a visit

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Many stalls selling same things, not much different product or price to what you can get in shops. That said, the markets are a great visit for atmosphere and to experience. Some beautiful buildings, interesting people watching. Bypass clothes etc and head straight to food stalls. They are amazing, fresh food, diverse products and stall holders fun to watch.

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great bargins and specials very historical place in melbourne walk or catch wonderful tram to market hotels and coffee shops nearby worth a visit

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Alot of variety from souvenirs to foods. Vendors are friendly and not very pushy. Was worth an hour or two stroll on a rainy day.

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Wednesday night markets are the must see in Melbourne. Make sure that you bring an appetite it's the best array of food great quality great atmosphere just amazing Well done Melbourne

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The Queen Victoria Market is in the north west corner of the city of Melbourne. It's quite large by city market of the world. It's great for overseas visitors who need Australian souveniers at affordable prices. You can bargain, but are unlikely to get more that 10% off most items. Check out your purchases carefully. Although, the market holders are... More 

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A fantastic array of merchants selling everything from (very) fresh meat and fish, to superb deli produce, to clothing, shoes etc. The list seemingly has no end. And because there are multiple merchants, the competition is high which assures very reasonable prices.

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Queen Victoria Market is a must see when in Melbourne. Just get a tram there from many parts of Melbourne. EVERYTHING can be purchased , food/ fresh vegies, fruit, meat chicken fish etc. All sorts of clothing for everyone. House hold items, pets and toys. You must visit.

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Probably getting a bit tired but is being revamped soon I always find cheap phone accessories etc Good for cheap fruit & veges as well

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Best pizza in town. After wandering around the market sampling cheeses and pates etc try a pizza and top it off with a wine tasting near by. Another treat is to buy a break stick and a selection of cheese and sit in a park with family and friends.

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Ther set shops are pretty good and some stalls have some nice produce, but there are a lot of crappy stalls selling cheap or knockoff gear or just junk. Pretty standard market really.

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