Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market, situated in the heart of Melbourne, is an essential shopping destination that offers an authentic experience for visitors. This open-air market is the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere, home to numerous small businesses offering a diverse range of products.
The market has a fantastic selection of fresh produce available, as well as a dedicated Dairy Hall for specialty cheeses, numerous cafes for a bite to eat, and coffee shops for those on the go. In addition to fresh produce, there is a vast range of specialty shopping options available from locally made art, clothing, homewares, jewellery, skincare, plants, books, pet supplies, and flowers.
The market proudly operates as a plastic bag and straw-free zone, with reusable bags available for purchase if required. Visitors can also hire shopping trolleys for convenience.
For those who cannot make it to the market, there is an online shopping option available with same-day delivery of fresh produce to over 150 suburbs. Additionally, click-and-collect services are available for those who prefer to pick up their purchases in person.
The Queen Victoria Market is an excellent place to experience Melbourne's unique cultural scene and indulge in the city's diverse offerings. And with its central location, it's just a short distance from many hotels, including the Mercure Welcome hotel, making it a must-visit destination for tourists and locals alike.