Wellington's top markets
Soak up the aroma of roasted coffee, freshly baked bread and sizzling spices at one of Wellington's weekly markets
Thorndon Farmers Market
Hill Street, Thorndon, Wellington
An authentic neighbourhood farmers market that celebrates seasonal produce, freshly-caught fish, boutique meat and local artisan producers. Held every Saturday morning, rain or shine, the market is an opportunity to connect with the region’s passionate food producers and get your hands on fresh and high-quality food. This quaint market has a festive atmosphere with bunting and food trucks selling coffee and breakfast.
50/56 Rutherford St, Lower Hutt
Held on the banks of the Hutt River, the Riverbank Market is popular Saturday morning activity for locals and visitors. The large market is a one-stop-shop for fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat and bread. There's always a range of food trucks serving fresh and delicious food with global flavours to feast on, as well as a few arts, crafts and clothing stalls. Grab a coffee and some breakfast and enjoy the hustle and bustle of Saturday mornings at the Riverbank Market.
Porirua Night Market
Cobham Court, Porirua
Held on the last Thursday of every month from 5pm - 9pm, rain or shine at Cobham Court. The Wellington Food Truck Collective serves up fresh and delicious food with flavour influences from around the world including Turkish, Malaysian, Greek Cypriot and Japanese.
The market is a fun, family-friendly evening with musical entertainment and kids’ activities, and special celebratory themes throughout the year.
Porirua Saturday Market
Niagara Street, Waitangirua, Porirua
On Saturday mornings, head to Porirua Saturday Market and immerse yourself in cultures, music and flavours. The market is set up at the Waitangirua Mall carpark and goes ahead no matter the weather.
This popular market is full of hustle and bustle with a strong Polynesian and Asian flavour. With stalls ranging from clothing, Pacific Island crafts to fresh produce and food stalls, the market comes alive with the sound of Pacific Island and contemporary popular music. Admission to the market is free.
Artisan Craft Market
Showcasing Aotearoa's artists and craftspeople, the Artisan Craft Market runs every third Sunday at Pātaka in Porirua, Te Wharewaka and Lower Hutt Town Hall.
At the markets you’ll find quality, New Zealand made products. Glass pictures, jewellery and brooches made from unique materials such as resin and polymer clay, handcrafted soy wax candles and homewares, prints, original artworks and much more are all on display. The community-forward event is also a chance to meet the makers themselves, as many of the artists and shopkeepers look after the tables and stalls.
Newtown Fruit & Vegetable Market
Newtown School, Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington
Held every Saturday morning at Newtown School, the Newtown Market is an outdoor market selling fresh, locally-grown produce at reasonable prices. The market has a colourful, bustling atmosphere and there are often buskers performing music.
Get breakfast or a snack from one of the food trucks or stalls and join the Newtown locals, mingling with Wellingtonians from suburbs further afield, and nab yourself a fresh bargain.
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