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

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.


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
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Porirua Night Market

Cobham Court, Porirua

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Porirua Night Market is held on the last Thursday of every month from 5pm - 9pm, rain or shine, at Cobham Court. 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.

The market makes for a fun and family-friendly evening with musical entertainment and kids’ activities provided, with special celebratory themes throughout the year.


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Porirua Saturday Market

Niagara St, Waitangirua, Porirua

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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.


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