Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne and at around seven hectares is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Shoppers can find everything from fruit and vegetables to local and imported gourmet foods, fashion, and general merchandise.
Wander through the bustling meat, fish, and dairy halls, where shoppers can pick up artisan cheeses, dressed meats, and takeaway food, or discover the seeming array of seasonal fruit and vegetables showcasing the best of Australian produce.
Queen Victoria market is a must-visit place if you are a tourist with a limited budget. Here you can find a lot of cheap souvenirs. From a T-Shirt to a fridge magnet. However, most of the cheap ones are made in China. but you can also find aboriginal and authentic Australian souvenirs.
Great selection of fresh fruit and vegetable available. Besides, the market has one section was full of organics.
The market will get more crowded as the afternoon came, so come early. There are lots of food stalls serving cuisines from all over the world. We had trouble deciding what to eat with the limited stomach space.
If you love doughnuts, don’t miss out on the American Doughnuts in the white van in the center of the market.
We had a tray of fresh oysters from the seafood section and they were probably the best we’ve had. It cost an average of $9.90 for a tray of oysters (6 oysters).
The bratwurst sausage with sauerkraut is a must to try and it’s yummy.
The markets have wonderful selections and quality fresh meats, deli foods, fish, fresh oysters, and vegetables. Everything here is amazing and we don’t feel tired or get bored here
Street Entertainers performing at Queen Victoria Market
Our favorite is the delicatessen section with its cheeses, meats, bakery, and snacks. Overall, the Queen Victoria market is a must-see when visiting Melbourne. We spent average of 4 hours here to bask in the experience. Grab some lunch and a couple of cheap souvenirs but mainly walk around and experience the lively atmosphere.The Queen Victoria Market Map
Monday : Closed
Tuesday : 6am – 2pm
Wednesday : Closed
Thursday : 6am – 2pm
Friday : 6am – 5pm
Saturday : 6am – 3pm
Sunday : 9am – 4pm
513, Elizabeth Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
– The market is located within the free tram zone. Take the 19, 57 or 59 to Stop 7
– Elizabeth Street or Tram 55 to Stop 9, Peel Street
Only a 7-minute walk from Melbourne Central and Flagstaff Stations. Walk north along Elizabeth or William Street
Melbourne Visitor Shuttle and get off at Stop 8
Enter the market car park from Franklin or Queen Streets
Please visit http://www.qvm.com.au/parking for parking rate