Noumea Morning Market

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BellsNZ
Feilding, New Zealand399 contributions
Couples
The Noumea Morning Market is located at the south end of the CBD, just over from the main bus terminal. There is a vast array of local and imported fresh produce, which seemed to cater mainly to locals. Try the main coffee shop and the boulangerie - both seemed very popular. Attached are a large number of craft stalls, selling clothing and local souvenirs. Prices seemed high compared with an Asian market or even other Pacific Islands. Bargain of the day was a very nice lady’s top for CPF1000 (NZ$14) plus some excellent things for our grandson. Price no object for him!
Written March 3, 2020
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David S
Brisbane Region, Australia91 contributions
Friends
The markets we visited were just outside the docks where the ship docked and have two levels. Upstairs was where most of the souvenirs can be found at reasonable prices. They take Australian dollars but you may get your change in French Francs. On the ground floor is where the tours are organised and buses are boarded at the side of the building. If you book the little 'train', it picks you up in front of the building and is a great trip. Food and drinks are available on the ground floor but seem expensive and limited in quantity. A better bet is to cross the road the big Casino supermarket and get food there if you are hungry. The supermarket is worth a look as everything is in the French language, but English is understood ok.
Written October 4, 2014
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Diane J (china_mom101)
Marysville, WA99 contributions
Solo
The market is very small, just 4 buildings but it's worth a look. The prices are a bit high ... Probably because most of the people coming to the market to buy souvenirs are from the cruise ships? 30 minutes is more than enough time to spend here. If you are from a cruise ship, make sure you know which bus to take back. I met with an elderly couple who was quite confused about the hop off / hop on option and so I ended up offering to get a cab and go back to the ship with them and then went back to my hotel. (Hope that was helpful?)
Written August 28, 2016
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Gunner do
Newcastle, Australia566 contributions
Couples
Like many, we arrived by ship and on a Sunday too! Noumea is an interesting port to arrive at and it is big and impressive. The nickel mining dominates half the skyline but the port is sleepy on Sundays. A stroll through town will show there are plenty of restaurants to cater for tourists and there are some stylish buildings left over from the colonial past.
The waterfront market supplies fresh fish and vegetables, maybe meats( didnt see any) although we we arrived late after our walk. There are some tourist things to buy, just a matter to find them out.
Noumea has plenty of places to stay for a holiday and we were impressed enough to make enquiries to return at a later date.
The ships sell package tours at inflated prices, so you are locked in to these expensive tours sometimes days before you arrive in port. We bought a bus tour outside the terminal building for a very good price and saw as much as the expensive ship sold tour.
The lesson here is always be circumspect when dealing with the marketing of ship tours. We have seen the price difference in ship marketed tours to those independent tours, and there is alwys money to be saved by going independent. Unfortunately some independent tours have to be booked on line, which is an inconvenience for many.
Sorry, I seem to have strayed a little from just a market review!
Written January 21, 2015
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lodding
Sydney, Australia177 contributions
Couples
We arrived by cruise ship for 1 day on a Sunday.....nothing was open so great to find this open in the morning....please note it's a morning market...have pacific french francs...although some stalls excepted Aussie dollar not all did and I found I received much better prices with francs...also a little french and I mean a little goes a long long way...bonjour ..hello...comment ally voo...how r u..franc is also useful if u want to buy a drink or pastry as they only accepted francs...it wasn't a huge market and 50% was fish n fresh produce but I bought a nice dress for 2000 pff or 25 aud a few pastries n a few chocolates...souviners were expensive but cheaper than the few gift shops open on a Sunday...we were there 30 minutes..if its a Sunday go for it....if its any other day I'd see what else is open...
Written December 4, 2014
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pandd1946
Batemans Bay, Australia7,356 contributions
Couples
We visited the Noumea morning markets when we were on a cruise on the Celebrity Solstice visiting Noumea recently. As our ship was there on a Sunday, the markets were just about the only thing that was open for tourists to view. Fresh produce is available and seafood, plus various touristy items, souvenirs, clothing, jewellery etc. for sale. It was worth a look but nothing much to get excited about.
Written May 29, 2014
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WidowMafia
Adelaide, Australia106 contributions
We had a short time to visit while our cruise was in port, a trip to the local market is usually on our 'to do' list.

This market is nothing like I've experienced in the many other countries I've visited. It is definitely geared for the tourists with a lot of very average and overpriced souvenirs.

If this isn't what you're after, I suggest that you give it a miss.
Written March 9, 2014
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JJHandmade
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia16 contributions
Couples
Not really what I expected, found most of the fresh food a little expensive and the souvenirs very over priced.

Grabbed a few pastries but didn't really hang around very long. I would not put this on the "have to" do list, if your in the area and it's on then head over and have a look.
Written October 28, 2013
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Ian M
South Australia, Australia392 contributions
Family
The Noumea Municipal Markets were a disappointment to me ... I agree with many of the comments of other reviewers .....
- a beautiful outlook at the marina (probably better than the markets!)
- a good range of fruit and vegetables though nothing particularly cheap (as another reviewer suggested if self catering worth visiting)
- numerous pastries available at multiple stalls
- extensive seafood market
- non food items are mainly at a trinket level - bracelets and necklaces in abundance!

Is it worth visiting for a look? Probably though there was nothing particularly unique about the markets

Markets start to close at around 11.00am.

Mostly ground level so can access with a wheelchair or stroller though can be crowded.
Written September 22, 2013
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Vern0n
Perth, Australia59 contributions
Couples
Noumea is probably the most under rated destination I have visited. The markets are a small but delightful experience with local fresh food, meats, fish and pastries (French of course) situated on the harbour in a pretty setting. There are your usual cheap trinket stalls for souvenirs but no worse/better than any other destination. The highlight ironically for me was the walk around the marina. Amazing coral growing on the sea wall and fish life you expect in an aquarium. Just stunning. Overall, a really nice spot for morning tea or breakfast on the marina wall. Highly recommended.
Written September 20, 2013
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