Paddy's Market

Paddy's Market, Sydney: Hours, Address, Paddy's Market Reviews: 3.5/5

Paddy's Market
3.5
Flea & Street Markets
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Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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From produce to fast fashion to trinkets and souvenirs, Paddy's has it all. Located near Chinatown, the indoor markets typically have inexpensive prices and goods from Asia. Open Wednesday to Sunday.
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  • Central • 6 min walk
  • Museum • 8 min walk
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Nanioften
Boston, MA66 contributions
It’s definitely worth the small effort to get over to Paddy’s Market on the edge of Chinatown for those essential souvenirs that cost a fortune in AUD everywhere else. It’s more of an effort to navigate the aisles to find what you want! Paddy’s, which is open Wednesday through Sunday only, is very crowded on weekends. If you hate crowds, go on Wednesday but be aware that fewer stalls are open. Most stalls carry similar items, so look for the best deals on what you want. Some folks say to haggle, but we’ve never bothered because the prices are so low. Good food offerings on the second floor, where it’s air conditioned— go outside and enter the Market Place and take the escalator up.
Written January 22, 2020
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Kerrie Lena
Sydney, Australia62 contributions
Solo
It is worth visiting just for the fresh fruit & vegetables & much cheaper than the big supermarkets. There is also a seafood outlet & I bought a whole fresh red snapper & green prawns. Lots of stalls selling goods such as jewellery & clothing. Bring the whole family along & have a fun day out.
Written December 12, 2020
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Bougiebougierson
Melbourne, Victoria1,985 contributions
If you want Aussie souvenirs at a decent price, then go to Paddy's Markets. We found souvenirs there at a fraction of the price being sold elsewhere. There were also lots of clothing, shoes and electronics stalls.
Written January 19, 2020
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Rosa J
Santa Ana, Costa Rica14 contributions
Solo
I can't understand why this place appears in the tourist guides of Sydney. Located in Chinatown it is a huge place full of little stands with overwhelming repetition of junk products. Cheap market of electronics, t-shirts and keyholders. If you are interested in getting cheap things of this kind probably you will enjoy it. I spent less than 20 minutes most of the time lost looking for the nearest exit.
Written February 8, 2020
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Jo J
Sydney, Australia26 contributions
Friends
Cheap fruit and vegetables market with great prices. Some stalls do a 3 bags deal for $5- or $1- bag specials. If you are on holiday and don’t have breakfast included just grab heaps of fruit for a great price. There’s also a seafood market and meats available. Lots of great deals!
Written March 26, 2021
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davidmG8068HS
Sydney, Australia70 contributions
I have been shopping at Flemington markets for fruit, vegetables, fish and meat for 28 years. Prices on average are about 70% of retail prices outside the markets. Remember though you only get what you pay for, so keep an eye on the quality. More than one vendor sells the same type of produce. A tip is to check the scales when you purchase so that correct price is put into the electronic scales.
Written March 28, 2020
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Sarox210
Townsville, Australia312 contributions
Friends
There’s so much crammed into these markets so take your time to browse and find some hidden gems. Heaps of great souvenirs that are considerably cheaper than at some of the other tourist venues. There’s some great tech items, gemstones and Asian items as well. We spent the day in Chinatown at Paddy’s, Market City and the Friendship Garden.
Written January 18, 2020
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Anthony P
Charleston, SC2,267 contributions
Family
This title isn’t quite fair - it’s much more than just souvenirs. It’s dozens, perhaps hundreds of stalls in something like a farmer’s market for finished goods. For the tourist looking for presents for the friends, hand painted boomerangs for the workmates, Aussie Flag beach towel, or local rugby or vegemite advertisement shirt - this place is exactly what you need. You’ll pay pennies on the dollar compared to the souvenir shops around town. Definitely recommend!!!
Written February 28, 2020
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Jules
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Family
We had fun here. There are a lot of the same stalls but it is best to keep going in a bit further as the stalls get better and are full of almost everything you could want. The food trucks are good value and most have seating which is fantastic for a rest! It was very busy when we went but it was a great atmosphere and we grabbed some good bargains.
Written January 13, 2020
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Michael
Woking, UK255 contributions
If you're looking for a gift(s) to take away from Sydney then Paddy's Market is definitely a good source. There were lots of various items at 'okay' prices. The market isn't that big but it is indoors and air conditioned, and there were places to eat. It wasn't that busy when we visited but be prepared for crowded conditions at busier times of the day.
Written March 30, 2020
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  • Wed - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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