A visit to Queen Victoria’s Market

Queen Victoria Market , located in central Melbourne is more than a shopping place in the city. It’s not only an historic landmark but also a tourist attraction. This vast and vibrant centre of trade and commerce was said to exist dated from 1878.

clothing

arts

cow skin

It’s an ideal place for those who want to buy souvenirs for their friends or family in the home country as there were many souvenir stalls around. I found out that most of the items here are sold at a lower price compare to other places. For instance souvenir T-shirts are sold starting from A$4 per piece.

cheap tshirts

ducklings are sold here

even hens and some other pets are available

There were several sections of the market which comprises of the dry market, the dairy ehall, the meat & fish hall and also a food court. There’s one stall at the food court selling Indian food which serves halal food. I forgot the name of the stall but the chicken briyani there was simply delicious.

the market is very clean. Photo by Adam Balic

barramundi fish and some other. Photo by Adam Balic

green bus & morton bay bugs. Photo by Adam Balic

dairy products

The meat & fish hall was very clean as it doesn’t seem like you’re walking inside a market. There were also lots of sea inhabitants that were rare being sold here. For example the green bugs and the morton bay bugs which I do not know they exist before this. I wanted to buy the fresh oyster but they were sold in a pack of 6. My friend Kong wasn’t keen on eating it so I didn’t bought it as I wasn’t able to finish all 6 of it.

bananas

avocado

cherries!

The fruits & vegetable sections are selling fresh fruits and veggies. Before I left the place, I did buy some cherries and strawberries which were so fresh and tempting.  It turns out to be sweet and delicious though.

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Trading Hours

Tue & Thu : 6am – 2pm
Fri: 6am – 5pm
Sat: 6am – 3pm
Sun: 9am – 4pm

Closed on Mondays & Wednesdays

3 Responses so far.

  1. cindyrina says:

    Omo!!!! cherries look so delicious!!!!

  2. They looked really fresh! I always love to visit the traditional markets like that. They are selling so many fresh foods for sure!


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