Wellington's top markets
Soak up the aromas of roasted coffee, freshly baked bread and sizzling spices. Browse handmade crafts, jewellery, locally-made ceramics and design. Wellington's markets are filled with colour, vitality and local flavours as artisan producers, designers, locals and visitors come together to trade locally and vocally.
Thorndon Farmers Market
Hill Street, Thorndon, Wellington
An authentic neighbourhood farmers market that celebrates seasonal produce, freshly-caught fish, boutique meat and lo other local artisan producers. Held every Saturday morning, rain or shine, the market is an opportunity for people to connect with the region’s passionate food producers and get their hands on fresh and high-quality food. Set up in a pohutukawa tree-lined carpark, 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.
Wellington Underground Market
Wellington Waterfront, Jervois Quay, Wellington
Wellington Underground Market is one of Wellington's top shopping and visitor destinations and is a vibrant and fun snapshot of the creative capital. It’s held every Saturday from 10am - 4pm, no matter the weather, because it's all undercover. The market serves as an incubator and springboard for emerging local businesses and artists, who run stalls at the market to sell their locally-made designer homewares, clothing, craft creations and gourmet food products. Visitors can browse the array of stalls whilst enjoying live music from some of the region's finest musicians and soaking up the family friendly atmosphere the Underground Market offers.
Porirua Night Market
Cobham Court, Porirua
Porirua Night Market is held on the last Thursday of every month from 5pm - 9pm, rain or shine, at Cobham Court, Porirua. The Wellington Food Truck Collective parks up and serves up fresh and delicious food with flavour influences from around the world including Turkish, Malaysian, Greek Cypriot and Japanese. Porirua Night Market makes for a fun and family-friendly evening with musical entertainment and kids’ activities provided, with special celebratory themes throughout the year.
Porirua Saturday Market
Niagara St, 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. The 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.