The nooks and crannies of hidden laneways contribute to the tapestry of this city and are one of the highlights of Sydney!
If you are in Sydney and it is the weekend, why not visit one of the many local markets that are on offer? You may even find that perfect gift for someone back home!
Rozelle Markets- Rozelle Public School, 603 Darling Street , Rozelle
Located in the inner west suburb of Rozelle, 4 kilometres west of the CBD,, you’ll find Rozelle Primary School’s historical grounds, where there is a collectors market held every weekend. Listen to local performers as you browse the wonderful collection of stalls and wander along in the open air amongst the old buildings of the school. This market is filled with stalls of vintage antiques, collectables as well as jewellery and fashion and if you fancy a bite to eat there are also local provedores and international food stalls. The market is more than 20 years old and a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
Paddington Markets- 395 Oxford Street, Paddington Sydney
Since 1973, Paddington markets have been providing a place where local designers and artists can sell their beautiful wares, creating a supportive community that has greatly expanded overtime. With over 150 stalls, you are bound to find a treasure to take home. Stallholders sell uniquely crafted products including clothes and accessories, as well as homewares such as plants, pictures, handmade soaps and candles that are truly one of a kind and exclusive to these markets. There’s live music and food on offer so you can sit under the trees and enjoy the atmosphere.
Bondi Markets- Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade
Conveniently located parallel to Bondi Beach, the Bondi markets happen every weekend in the Bondi Beach Public School Grounds. Come on a Saturday for the Bondi Farmers Market where you can buy fresh produce and gourmet fare or visit on a Sunday for the eclectic range of stores from new to vintage wares. Open 9am-1pm each Saturday, the farmers market is a place where supporting local farmers and others who produce organic sustainable food is priority. You truly get a sense of this as you walk around taking in the amazing array of fresh produce that is on offer ranging from seasonal fruit and veg to artisanal jams, breads and cheeses.
Ever since 1993, on a Sunday the Bondi markets are open from 10am to 4pm (or 5pm in December and January) and the stores transform to those offering trendy Australian designed clothes, lovely homewares, vintage inspired furniture and many more handmade pieces. Come down and join the locals perusing these stalls set across from the famous beach in rain or shine.
Manly Markets- Sydney Road, Manly
Another market by the beach is the Manly Markets, where you can meander through the open aired market stalls and soak in the sunshine. Every Saturday and Sunday, these markets renowned for being the friendliest markets in Sydney, happen in the heart of the seaside village of Manly on Sydney road. They offer a number of stalls selling one-of-a-kind gifts as well as having many surrounding boutiques, restaurants and bars to explore. It is family friendly and very accessible by ferry, bus or car. The markets are run as a non-for-profit organisation to give back to Manly’s community, supporting all local businesses.
When you finish exploring these wonderful local markets, how about a running tour of the city with one of our friendly tourguides? To read more about Our Story of Sydney tour and other tours we run, visit http://www.runandsee.com.au/story-of-sydney-tour
The following six are places with photo opportunities you definitely need to take! All are located within walking distance from one another within the panoramic surroundings of Sydney Harbour. Take the time to take these stunning photographs to show your friends and family back home and make them all jealous!