Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

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Spend a few hours wandering the myriad stalls at Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Originating as a small market east of the city in the 1850s, the market today covers seven hectares (17 acres) in the Melbourne Central Business District. Shop for a variety of food, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and crafts. Make sure you try a hot doughnut from the van that's been operating here for more than 50 years. Use our Melbourne online itinerary planner to visit Queen Victoria Market on your trip to Melbourne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Like the foodie tour but with a focus on truffle tastings. Who knew so many foods could have truffle in them?! Well worth doing for the food, so much food, the people you meet on the tour and the wond...  more »
  • We arrive at the perfect timing an hour half before lunch crowd. We had a variety of food from srilankan to hotdog. Enough of varieties for even picky eaters A must to stop by. Do arrive early as it g...  more »
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  • I spent a couple mornings here just browsing before finally settling on some basic souvenirs and some handmade souvenirs as well. The best part about this whole market though, might just be the jelly-filled donuts from the donut truck located on the small street that separates the food part of the market from the "souvenir" part of the market. Made fresh, and so tasty - they are the real attraction, everything else is just secondary!
  • A very casual Sunday lazy afternoon spent here... Stroll the markets to check out for the freshest produce or some cured meats and cheeses ... Once done through the market... Stroll through the numerous Cafe's or food stalls which fancy your taste buds along with a chilled bear while listening to some of the local artists playing and as you watch the world go by....
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