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Queen Victoria Market

Explore this huge open-air market to enjoy Melbourne’s freshest produce and best bargain shopping.

Queen Victoria Market is one of the largest open-air markets in the Southern Hemisphere, and undoubtedly the best market in Melbourne. Here, you’ll find more than 600 stalls selling a mix of fresh produce, seafood, clothing, souvenirs and knick-knacks. For fashion lovers this is a great place to find bargains, one-off and vintage items.

Queen Victoria Market is a Melbourne institution, having been open for business for more than 130 years. The site is on top of an old cemetery, and an estimated 9,000 remains lay beneath the market’s sheds and car park.

The market’s main trade is centered around fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood. Renowned for quality produce, Queen Victoria Market is the place where many of Melbourne’s chefs buy their supplies. If you are doing some cooking during your stay, join the early morning bustle and stock up on some of Victoria’s finest produce. The friendly, but competitive, atmosphere between stall owners provides great theater too.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the size of the Queen Victoria Market and local knowledge is key to seeking out the best buys. Take a guided tour to learn where the best produce and bargains are while gaining an appreciation for the market’s rich history. Purchase tour tickets on the Queen Victoria Market website, from where you can also download the self-guided tour information.

Queen Victoria Market is free to enter and open every day except Monday and Wednesday. The market gets quieter later in the day, so visit then if you don’t like crowds. If you visit during summer, don’t miss the night market to try delicious, hawker-style street food.

The market is within walking distance of downtown Melbourne. Trams will deliver you to the market’s main entrance on Elizabeth Street. There is also a car park located at the rear of the market on Franklin Street.

Give yourself loads of time at Queen Victoria Market. Here are some of the top things to do:

For even more activities, have a look at our Melbourne things to do page.


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The Victoria Hotel Melbourne ¥6,324
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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    Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne ¥6,487
    Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

    Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

    300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Central, and Queen Victoria Market. Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Cricket Ground are also within 3 mi (5 km). Flagstaff Station is 6 minutes by foot and Southern Cross Station is 7 minutes.

      Pegasus Apart'Hotel ¥6,563
      Pegasus Apart'Hotel

      Pegasus Apart'Hotel

      206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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        ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments ¥7,568
        ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments

        ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments

        15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne, VIC
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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          Mercure Welcome Melbourne ¥7,365
          Mercure Welcome Melbourne

          Mercure Welcome Melbourne

          265 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

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            Oaks on William ¥9,298
            Oaks on William

            Oaks on William

            350 William Street, West Melbourne, VIC
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Hardware Lane, and Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne Central and Emporium Melbourne are also within 15 minutes. Flagstaff Station is only a 2-minute walk and Melbourne Central Station is 8 minutes.

              The Jazz Corner Hotel ¥9,061
              The Jazz Corner Hotel

              The Jazz Corner Hotel

              352 William Street, Melbourne, VIC
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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                Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands ¥7,409
                Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands

                Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands

                66 Aurora Lane, Docklands, VIC
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

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