From 19th century structures to high-rise buildings, the city of Melbourne displays an interesting amalgamation of the old and the new. For every art and culture lover, it is the place to be and is particularly famous all over the world for its vintage marketplaces. Travellers swear by the beauty and the old world charm of its markets. Here is a list of marketplaces in Melbourne that you cannot afford to miss out on when in the city.
Yarra Valley: From vintage clothing and antique jewelry, to classic books and rare plants, Yarra Valley Market offers you the best of everything. You can shop for all these things here on every first Sunday of the month. On the third Sunday of the month the market becomes a hotspot for delightful homemade finds like jams and soaps.
Cowes Night Market: The place stands for uniqueness and creativity as you can buy the best of handicrafts and home wares from here. It is also well known for its many delicious food stalls. Cowes Night Market offers you great deals on essential oils and scented candles. The musical evenings of the place are famous for the quality of their music. With unique gift shops, finger licking food, soulful music and proximity to the beach, it makes a perfect summer night hangout for all.
Hanging Rock Market: Travellers describe a visit to the Hanging Rock Market worth every penny spent. It consists of various food stalls and excellent gift shops, among other things. If you have time on your hands you can even enjoy a picnic on the rocks. The place is a delight, especially for children, with Llama rides on offer. The farmers allow you to feed the Llamas and play with them too.
Red Hill Vintage and Antique Fair: Held at the Mornington Peninsula, this place is as unique as it gets. The lovely fair is organized in association with the Red Hills Farmers Market. Here you can buy the most eccentric of items and lay your hands on the freshest produce. The Morningtan Main Street Market is held every Wednesday while the Red Hill Community Market is held on the first Saturday of the month.
With car hire from Melbourne Airport being such an easy affair, you can use your very own hired car to check out all these amazing markets in absolute comfort.