Nelson Saturday Market

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Nelson Saturday Market
4.5
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The Nelson Market is famous for its longevity and high quality of its stalls. For almost 40 years, market owner Nita Knight has worked hard to create a showcase of the best that the Nelson region has to offer in arts, crafts and produce. The market is enhanced these days with a wide variety of food carts, making it a wonderful place to meet friends and share brunch or lunch while checking out the array of goods on offer at this truly iconic market.
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01MelB68
Whanganui, New Zealand38 contributions
A great market
Jun 2021
It was a bit damp the day we visited so the locals advised there were normally more stalls. Having said that there were still a few stalls, including some great food/coffee. A good range of stuff and definitely worth going to take a look at even in winter. Lots of fresh veges, cheeses, bread and other specialty local produce. Would definitely visit again on a return trip and would go regularly if we lived locally.
Written June 20, 2021
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Mike B
Paraparaumu, New Zealand172 contributions
A leisurely 2 hours
Feb 2021
We spent over 2 hours wandering the stalls in this fabulous market, such a great variety of stallholders who have spent many hours setting up, Can recommend the fresh whitebait sandwiches (obviously when in season) plus all the other ethnic food on sale.
Written March 31, 2021
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Sonja I
Wellington, New Zealand186 contributions
Great to visit while in Nelson
Mar 2021
this was the first time i have visited in years and while it was not as full as I previously remember it was still good to go - lots of unique arts and crafts . Well worth a visit.
Written March 27, 2021
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AucklandWiz
Auckland, New Zealand1,494 contributions
Lovely Saturday Morning
Feb 2021
We had heard about this iconic market and so made an effort to visit. We had a lovely stroll in the sun chatting with locals, eating and buying some local crafts.
There was a nice mix of items for sale including different ethnic food outlets. There was a interesting cart selling NZ kai which included their own health based drink which we tried and very nice it was. They seemed quite innovative with what they are doing.
As I am part Dutch I got lured by the familiar smells of the Dutch food cart and did try the Dutch donut which was delicious. They did tell me their filtered coffee was the best and I would not go back to drinking espresso- sorry, it wasn't the best and I definitely will continue to drink espresso coffee.
We came across a lovely NZ merino store, and a ceramic stand (Clay Art) where I had a bit of a spend up on crosses which I collect. She had lots of lovely modern designs and colours.
I was expecting more NZ made clothing- there was a bit of imported clothing, but overall the feeling of the market was lovely. Would have liked it more if they closed a little later.
I love local markets and would definitely visit again.
Written March 4, 2021
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Darryn G
Lower Hutt, New Zealand185 contributions
Sunny market
Jan 2021
We timed our arrival in Nelson to allow us to attend this iconic market. On a typical hot Nelson Saturday morning this place was busy as usual with much to offer, including plenty of stalls offering free samples- if you're prepared to wait at some places. I tried the $12 whitebait fritter - it was big and generous, although could have done with some salt. I also tried the $9 German sausage which I recommend. The caramelised nuts are also worth a try although on the pricey side.
Written January 30, 2021
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AndreaHC
Raumati Beach, New Zealand24 contributions
Great market to visit
Jan 2021 • Couples
I planned our visit to Nelson so that we could be there on a Saturday and go to the market. We loved the market, it was well sign posted, centrally located, well layed out with lots of amazing stalls selling some awesome things. One of the best markets in NZ. So pleased we have been and would recommend to others.
Written January 30, 2021
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kinx81
Hamilton, New Zealand792 contributions
Great way to spend a Saturday morning.
Dec 2020 • Couples
Excellent variety of art, clothing, plants, teas, etc. Very good Egyptian street food vendor, totally unique! We spent about 1.5 hrs wandering around checking everything out. Bought black garlic, loose leaf teas, and tried a few different foods. The danish donut cart was good too! Loved that they use real mugs to serve your coffee or tea and you just bring back when you’re done.
Public bathrooms on site in the middle.
Written December 26, 2020
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MAP122
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions
Great market, huge variety of stalls
Sep 2020
Really cool! Great diverse range of stalls. Lots of local food and crafts. Good way to spend a Saturday morning. Heads up to some great strawberries from Blenheim we bought there, delicious!!
Written October 4, 2020
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Abi J
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions
My favorite NZ market!!
Aug 2020 • Friends
This is absolutely my favorite NZ market! It has that perfect mixture of locally homegrown vegetables (definitely can do the bulk of your weekly shopping for cheap). Local cuisine if you want to go for lunch or a drink, small business selling their products for great prices! Great atmosphere, a must do in Nelson!
Written August 2, 2020
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Murray P
Porirua, New Zealand437 contributions
Some lovely crafts
Aug 2020 • Couples
Nice way to spend a saturday morning. We had no trouble spending a good amount. We ended up walking away from a few stalls because owners seemed too keen to have a general chat to a friend rather than serve us. Bought from engaged sellers.
Written July 31, 2020
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