Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

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Spend a few hours wandering the myriad stalls at Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Originating as a small market east of the city in the 1850s, the market today covers seven hectares (17 acres) in the Melbourne Central Business District. Shop for a variety of food, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and crafts. Make sure you try a hot doughnut from the van that's been operating here for more than 50 years. Use our Melbourne online itinerary planner to visit Queen Victoria Market on your trip to Melbourne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We took our year 6 cohort on the educational tour. We had groups of 10 with a tour guide and a parent helper. This was out first experience of taking out students to the QVM and we will be booking... 
    We took our year 6 cohort on the educational tour. We had groups of 10 with a tour guide and a parent helper. This was out first experience of taking out students to the QVM and we will be booking...  more »
  • This has really just become an average marketplace - used to feel like something special once but not on my last visit. They have some good stalls and some good food, but it feels like there are only....  more
    This has really just become an average marketplace - used to feel like something special once but not on my last visit. They have some good stalls and some good food, but it feels like there are only....  more »
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  • Best Market Around! Fresh produce is the cheapest, yet has the most flavour. The deli has everything you could ever need. Great butcher with organic, free range and hormone free options. And the coffee options are brilliant. We love our weekly shops at the market.
  • Queen Victoria Market is I think an Australian national treasure. You can find some of the best deals on fresh produce in a very old school bazaar atmosphere. Great selection of food and great way to shop. When we are outside of Melbourne traveling we truly miss it. Big super markets don't come close to Queen Victoria Market. Recent deli and smaller markets making a come back though. I highly recommend at least checking it out. It is also great for tourists to experience those place as well.

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