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Soundshell Market Rotorua

Brisbane, Australia
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Soundshell Market Rotorua

Has anyone been to these markets? Can you recommend?

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Rotorua has several good markets. On Thursday from 5.30pm - 9pm there is the Thursday night market at the lake end of Tutanekai Street. This market can only sell locally-sourced produce, ie from the region.On Sunday mornings is the market at the soundshell, close to the lake. On Saturdays is the market in Kuirau Park. I went there a couple of weeks ago - imagine this... I walked through the park with its rhododendrons in flower beside the bubbling mud and the steam coming out of the ground near the walkway. I passed the free mineral pool that you can bathe your feet in. The market is an eclectic mix of stalls- secondhand books, secondhand anything metal, fresh fruit and vegetables, jams and preserves, cakes and biscuits, breads and honey.You can buy a hangi meal (Maori food cooked in the ground of meat and veges) next to a serene lady giving Thai massages. Next to these are the hot food stalls selling kebabs,sates, chicken, donuts, samosas and Maori bread which is deep fried dough which you spread on margarine or butter and jam (Not for the calorie conscious!). Whether you buy anything or not, the experience is truly amazing and unique. Typically Rotorua. Back to your question, I think all the markets are worth visiting but Kuirau Park is my favourite.

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2. Re: Soundshell Market Rotorua

that sounds amazing!!! I will only be in Rotorua on Sunday though so I will have to see the soundshell market. :) what sort of things do they have there?

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