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“Definitely for the tourist $$$”

Noumea Morning Market
Ranked #21 of 66 things to do in Noumea
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Adelaide, Australia
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104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Definitely for the tourist $$$”
Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

We had a short time to visit while our cruise was in port, a trip to the local market is usually on our 'to do' list.

This market is nothing like I've experienced in the many other countries I've visited. It is definitely geared for the tourists with a lot of very average and overpriced souvenirs.

If this isn't what you're after, I suggest that you give it a miss.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews
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“Good food market”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Not really what I expected, found most of the fresh food a little expensive and the souvenirs very over priced.

Grabbed a few pastries but didn't really hang around very long. I would not put this on the "have to" do list, if your in the area and it's on then head over and have a look.

Visited October 2013
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Sydney
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99 reviews
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“We found it interesting”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We visited around 9.30am on a Friday morning and found a great selection of fruit, vegetables and seafood on offer together with some souvenir stalls.

We found it very interesting and spent around 1 hour there also buying some local fruit and veges.

Lovely outlook next to the Marina.

Visited October 2013
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3 Thank szjam
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Victoria, Australia
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216 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Worth a visit .... just”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

The Noumea Municipal Markets were a disappointment to me ... I agree with many of the comments of other reviewers .....
- a beautiful outlook at the marina (probably better than the markets!)
- a good range of fruit and vegetables though nothing particularly cheap (as another reviewer suggested if self catering worth visiting)
- numerous pastries available at multiple stalls
- extensive seafood market
- non food items are mainly at a trinket level - bracelets and necklaces in abundance!

Is it worth visiting for a look? Probably though there was nothing particularly unique about the markets

Markets start to close at around 11.00am.

Mostly ground level so can access with a wheelchair or stroller though can be crowded.

Visited September 2013
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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“Overhyped....”
Reviewed 22 September 2013

We eagerly travelled into the markets to see what unique souvenirs we might find and were disappointed to find all the usual tourist things that can be bought anywhere in the South Pacific. The produce was great and well presented but not what we were looking for. If you want to buy fruit etc then this is the place to come.

Visited September 2013
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