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“Summertime night markets a must-see”

Queen Victoria Market
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Queen Victoria Market Ultimate Foodie Tour
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Melbourne's iconic Queen Vic Market turns 140 years old this year, and is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. Home to over 600 small businesses, discover a variety of clothing, jewellery and souvenirs and revel in the atmosphere of the heritage listed Meat, Fish and Dairy halls. Queen Victoria Market is also a great place to enjoy a meal, grab one of Melbourne’s best coffees and enjoy a truly unique shopping experience. Be sure to participate in the 2-hour Ultimate Foodie Tour, designed specifically for food lovers. Indulge in some of the best food the Market has to offer, learn about the rich history and meet some of the colourful characters who call the Market home (bookings essential). Throughout Winter, Queen Vic Market plays host to Melbourne’s original night market. The popular Wednesday night event showcases a dazzling program of live entertainment, roving performers, artisan and hand made shopping and a large array of global street food
Reviewed January 8, 2014

During the day, the QV Markets already has plenty to offer. It's a great attraction to just while away the hours in, and let things catch your fancy. When I used to live in Melbourne, this was where I came to buy my produce because the prices were unbeatable. Returning as a tourist now, I'm still drawn to the fresh fruit stalls, out of habit.

Plenty of cafes and restaurants in the area that offer fabulous food. The sheds selling clothes and touristy stuff offer up surprising finds once in a while. My partner found bamboo socks there.

This time round, we visited the Wednesday night market, which was simply splendid. There were live music performances, even more snack and food stalls, and plenty of stuff to look at. The prices are competitive and the products are decent.

It's definitely worth a visit (or two).

Thank FordPrefectII
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

It may be a great place to by fruit and meat but as a tourist attraction it does not compare to the great markets of Asia and Europe. It is full of stands set up to sell tourist junk. The clothing prices are not as good as the outlets on Bridge rd.
Even the markets in Lyon put it to shame. I find PettiCoat lane in London far more interesting.

Thank inlyon
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

Food! Drinks! People Watching! The Wednesday night market is where to go to see people hanging out and enjoying Melbourne at night! Cheap, easy street food and a great atmosphere with music and performers (nothing too touristy!)

Highly recommended for any visitor to Melbourne!

2  Thank Explorer_Practicum
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

its a big market which i go everytime i visit melbourne.
this is the place where you can get a variety of souvenirs to bring home at a very reasonable and cheap price. its always a bargain!

Thank Wan Hafizu W
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We caught the tram to the market and it was buzzing when we arrived. All the cooking smells and barbecue smoke and all the people made for a great atmosphere. There is a huge range of food on offer and whilst most of the stalls had queues, it didn't take too long 15/20 minutes. We tried Moo Baa Cluck which offered burgers and fries in those three meats. They were excellent and once we reached the stall the food was served quickly.

They had live music and a fair number of stalls selling all sorts of things but nothing we wanted!

A great place to try 'street' food in Melbourne, close to the CBD and tram stops, easy to get to.

Thank SandRKent
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