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Address: 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, Nsw, 2000, Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Recently enjoyed part of a lazy Sunday at Paddies while in Sydney for a couple of days. There are many shops upstairs from the regular market that offer designer factory outlets... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Paddy's Markets is the only place you need to go in Sydney if you're looking to buy souvenirs. It's similar to the Queen Vic markets in Melbourne. All of those other souvenir places throughout the city (with actual storefronts) jack up their prices. Understandably so, since they do need to pay the rent somehow. But if you don't feel like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Recently enjoyed part of a lazy Sunday at Paddies while in Sydney for a couple of days. There are many shops upstairs from the regular market that offer designer factory outlets. It's worth going to level 1 above the market for a quick meal where there are several fast food outlets selling freshly prepared food, baker items and drinks, plus... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A good place to buy souvenirs at bargain prices. Do not forget to bargain. The place is quite vast and has everything from toiletries to electronics. If you are a tourist don't miss the place before returning home. First visit all shops before doing the first purchase.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lots to see, a variety but a lot of similar shops. Very humid inside so if buying clothing beware it can get a bit frustrating. It is a bit of a maze and not really sure if we saw whole of the markets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This market is the best we have been to so far in Australia, it is massive! Most of the market stalls sell similar items but if you have day with nothing planned it is definitely worth a visit however it is fairly busy, especially at the weekend. There is also a factory outlet centre above for some bargains and bonus... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wandered through it just for something to do one afternoon, and ended up buying quite a few things. Once you've wandered up and down a few aisles, you start to see the same things over and over, but every now and again, you come across something new and interesting. The massage people do get a bit pushy, but just smile... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Paddy's Market is a busy place where you can shop for a wide range of goods including cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs. Tourists who wander up and down the many aisles can purchase from a vast range of cheap trinkets to more expensive items including leather goods and clothing. It's an interesting shopping experience for all the family of any age.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is not a must visit place, unless you are going for cheap souvenirs. Not recommended getting clothes from the vendors downstairs...the price is hiked up too much. I happened to see an exact same piece when I was travelling in China, and the price is 4-5 times higher here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We discovered Paddy's Market while walking around the area close to our hotel. There were all kinds of vendors in small stalls selling everything from souvenirs of all types, to shoes, clothing, spices and nuts. Everything seemed to be at very reasonable prices, at least the types of items we were looking for and most of the vendors accepted credit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you are in the Opera house area, this is "the" place to go for your souvenirs shopping. It also has some other shops for nuts, vegetables, spices, etc. We took a water taxi from Opera house to Darling Harbor for $15 per person, its about 10 minutes walk from there.

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