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Your Guide To Australia's Best Farmers Markets

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One of the great things about an Australian road trip by campervan is that you can sample fresh produce from different towns and regions as you travel. Farmers markets are a great place to do exactly that.

In this blog, we take a look at some of the best farmers markets worth adding to your road trip itinerary planner. From exotic Asian fruits in Darwin to handcrafted chocolates in Bendigo, there’s some fantastic produce, artisan goods, and unique arts and crafts on offer across the country!

Let’s take a look!

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What makes a good farmers market?

Farmers markets can range from a small collective of produce stalls to hundreds of stalls selling everything from fresh veggies to second-hand goods. Many farmers markets are held from early morning through to early afternoon – making them a great venue for breakfast or brunch. If a farmers market has plenty of visitors, has a great community vibe, and the prices are good – you’re on to a winner!

The best farmers markets in Western Australia

Checking out the farmers markets is one of the great things to do in Western Australia! This state is home to many fantastic markets that showcase local produce, artisan goods, and much more.

Kalamunda Artisan Market, Kalamunda

The Kalamunda Artisan Market in Central Mall, Kalamunda, is one of Perth’s premier tourist destinations. Here, you can shop from over 120 talented makers and growers from around WA. The market is held on the first Saturday of every month from 8.30 am – 2 pm.

Swan Settlers Market, Herne Hill

Located in the heart of the Swan Valley at 124 Lennard Street, the Swan Settlers Market is jam-packed with a fantastic range of goodies grown and made by friendly and passionate local artisans and producers. You’ll also find an international food court, gin distillery and cellar door, yummy treats, and of course, great coffee! The market is open Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday Mondays from 8 am – 5 pm.

Bunbury Farmers Market, Glen Iris

From cakes and slices to locally sourced meats, Bunbury Farmers Market is bursting at the seams with delicious foods. Stop by to pick up the freshest milk and fish, tastiest meats, and lots of great delicatessen delights. The market is located at 2 Vittoria Road in Bunbury (on the corner of the Australind Bypass & Vittoria Road) and is open daily.

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The best farmers' markets in Northern Territory

Australia’s Northern Territory is home to many fantastic growers and producers across the state. Be sure to add some of these great farmers markets to your Australian road trip planner!

Rapid Creek Markets, Rapid Creek

If you’re heading to Darwin in the Northern Territory, be sure to plan your trip to visit Darwin’s oldest market. The Rapid Creek Markets at 48 Trower Rd, Rapid Creek has something for everyone with over 100 market stalls! Explore and taste the array of organic produce, including Asian fruits and veggies such as purple dragon fruit and durian. Fill your campervan fridge with tasty goodies, and find gifts and souvenirs to take home with you. The market is held every Saturday and Sunday from 7 am – 2 pm.

Fred’s Pass Rural Markets, Fred’s Pass

Fred’s Pass Rural Market is held under the big shed on the spacious grounds of Fred’s Pass Reserve in Darwin from 9 am to 1 pm every Saturday. Meet the friendly local handcrafters, stock up on produce for your campervan meals, and treat yourself to a tasty brunch while you’re there.

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The best farmers' markets in South Australia

Planning a campervan holiday in South Australia? This state has lots of great markets to add to your road trip itinerary planner.

Barossa Farmers Market, Angaston

Set your campervan GPS to 740 Stockwell Road, Angaston and head to the Barossa Farmers Market! You’ll find a great selection of fresh, seasonal, and artisan produce all grown or made locally. The market is open on Saturday from 7.30 am – 11.30 am.   

Kingscote Farmers and Artisan Market, Kingscote

If you’re visiting Kangaroo Island as you explore Australia by campervan, be sure to plan your trip to stop at the Kingscote Farmers and Artisan Market. With vendors such as The Opal Bus Stop, KI Tidal Treasures, Julie’s Preserves, Gumnut Creations, D’Estrees Bakery and many more, you’ll be spoilt for choice! The market is open from 9 am – 1 pm, check the market website for dates.

Willunga Farmers Market, Willunga

Even in the fast-evolving world of food trends, there’s no doubt that South Australia more than holds its own – and when you go there you realise why. The Willunga Famers Market is a prime example! Set at the door of the renowned McLaren Vale wine region this whole area creates its own self-sustaining food which is why this market is rated by many as one of the best things to do in South Australia! The market is on every Saturday from 8 am – 12 pm.

 

The best farmers' markets in Queensland

Queensland is home to many fantastic markets across the state, here are some worth adding to your must-do list as you explore Australia.

Noosa Farmers Market, Noosaville

The Noosa Farmers Market happens every Sunday under the gum trees of the Noosa Football Club. The atmosphere is buzzing, the local produce is amazing, and the bush backdrop is beautiful. Foodies in a footy club? If there’s a better expression of modern Australia, we can’t think of one!

Coolangatta Markets, Collangatta

Stop off in the chilled-out surf town of Coolangatta where you’ll find a great selection of markets brimming with handmade local arts and crafts,  a variety of fresh produce, and loads of delicious food!

Carseldine Markets, Carseldine

Brisbane is buzzing with vibrant farmers’ markets, and there’s something for everyone! Our top pick? Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets at 133 Dorville Road is a great place to pick up a gourmet brunch. Here you’ll find traditional and gourmet foods made on the spot, as well as market wares made by passionate growers, farmers, cooks, designers, fishmongers, butchers, bakers, and baristas! The market is open every Saturday from 6 am – 12 pm.

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The best farmers' markets in New South Wales

Packing up the campervan and heading to New South Wales? Here are some top markets worth visiting while you’re there.

Bondi Farmers Market, Bondi

The Bondi Farmers Market is located at Bondi Beach Public School, right next to the seashore. Why not park up the campervan and take a stroll along Australia's most famous beach before indulging in brunch, particularly if the weather is glorious! The well-known walk between Bondi and Coogee (or to Bronte for those looking for a shorter distance) is a great opportunity to walk off any over-indulgence at the markets! The market is open every Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm.

Carriageworks, Eveleigh

Carriageworks is not so much a market you visit, as an entity you immerse yourself in. Set in 19th-century railway workshop buildings, this market fuses heritage with a vibrant postmodern aesthetic and delivers a total food experience including tastings and cooking classes. You’ll find Carriageworks at 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh. Open every Saturday, 8 am – 1 pm.

Newcastle City Farmers Market, Broadmeadow

As you travel by campervan to Nelson Bay, stop in Newcastle and take in Australia's second-oldest city. The chic harbourfront markets are a must-see, and if you visit on a Sunday, plan your trip to stop in at Newcastle City Farmers Market. Based at the Newcastle Showground and Entertainment Centre, the market is open every Sunday, 7 am – 1 pm. 

 

The best farmers markets in Victoria

From Melbourne to Mansfield, Victoria has some fabulous farmers markets! Here are some to stop in at as you explore Australia.

South Melbourne Market, Melbourne

Still rightly famous for its homemade dim sims, the South Melbourne Market was dealing out wonderful fresh produce before the word “foodie” existed and now has certified icon status. You can even take a Market Foodie Tour while you’re there! The tour includes visits to the market’s French patisserie, chocolatier, fromagerie, oyster bar, Spanish bodega and more! Did anyone say “yum?”. Located on the Corner of Coventry and Cecil Streets, the market is open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8 am.

Bendigo Community Farmers Market, Bendigo

Stock up on farm fresh eggs, sample some arancini, and sneak back some handcrafted chocolates to the campervan to enjoy before bed! And that’s just the start! We suggest bringing plenty of shopping bags when you visit the Bendigo Community Farmers Market! The market takes place every second Sunday at the Bendigo Pony Club from 9 am – 1 pm.

Mansfield Farmers Market, Mansfield

The Mansfield Farmers’ Market is a true farmers market, with a range of local producers offering fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, and speciality items such as capers, olives and oils, honey and more. Held in the median strip in High Street between the Post Office and the Delatite Hotel, the market is open on the fourth Saturday of every month from 8.30 am – 1 pm.

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The best farmers' markets in Tasmania

Tasmania is home to many fantastic markets across the state. Stock up your campervan with everything you need to create tasty meals (plus a few treats of course!). Here are just a few worth adding to your Australian road trip itinerary planner.

Burnie Farmers Market, Burnie

Planning a visit to Burnie in Tasmania? Park your campervan up on Smith Street and head along to the Burnie Farmers Market from 8 am – 12 noon. Try out the tasty Funky Grands orange marmalade, pick up some fresh flowers, and treat yourself to a tasty brunch.

Bream Creek Farmers Market, Copping

Located at the Bream Creek Showgrounds, the Bream Creek Farmers Market offers a fantastic community atmosphere with live music, children’s activities, and of course, lots of great stalls brimming with locally made and grown goodies. The market is open on the first Sunday of every month, 9 am – 1 pm.

Farm Gate Market, Hobart

Because it is so small and so beautiful, and right on the water, Hobart is like a pin-up of what every coastal capital city would secretly love to look like. This unique location sets the tone for the Farm Gate Market, which showcases the prodigious quality and diversity of Tasmanian food and has reached the status of a local institution. You’ll find the market on Bathurst St, it’s open every Sunday from 8.30 am – 1 pm.

 

Want to tick these farmers markets off your bucket list?

Ready to rent a travel van to explore Australia and some of the fabulous farmers markets on offer around the country? Shopping at farmers markets really helps to support local communities, plus you get to enjoy seasonal produce and goodies at a great price! It’s a win-win!

Not sure which Australian road trip is right for you? Take a look at some of our popular routes and itineraries for a little inspiration. 

Start planning your Australian road trip now! Take the first step and book your maui camper from your nearest branch. Maui has 10 branches right across the country – at least one in every state!