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.

Riverbank Market

50/56 Rutherford St, Lower Hutt

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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.


Fruit stand at Riverbank Market in Lower Hutt
Mamia's salsa at Thorndon Farmers Market on Hill St
Salsa Ranchera at Thorndon Farmers Market on Hill St
Fruit stand at Thorndon Farmers Market on Hill St

Thorndon Farmers Market

Hill Street, Thorndon, Wellington

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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.


Wellington Underground Market

Wellington Waterfront, Jervois Quay, Wellington

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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.


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