Discover the laid-back Auckland way of life when you visit one of the city’s bustling markets.
Usually held in the weekends, markets in Auckland cover everything from the Polynesian-infused Saturday markets in Otara to delicious farmers markets held further out in the country.
Find bespoke, handmade jewellery, arts crafts or fresh local produce when you visit one of the markets in the Auckland region. If you’re heading to a farmer’s market, make sure you bring an appetite – you’ll be able to indulge in various breakfast delights or pick up delicious goodies for a picnic breakfast or lunch.
Staying in Auckland City over the weekend? Perfect timing! Head to La Cigale French Market in Parnell for a French-inspired market experience. Voted Auckland’s Best Food Market for the last 8 years, choose from a huge range of artisan food products – everything from fresh breads and pastries to French cheeses, smoked salmon and manuka honey. For a little bit of country in the heart of the city, visit the City Farmers’ Market in Britomart, where the region's top growers meet to sell their fresh produce.
La Cigale French Market, Saturdays from 8am and Sundays from 9am, 69 St George's Bay Road Parnell
City Farmers' Market, Saturdays from 8am, Britomart
Picturesque Matakana is a market-lovers’ heaven. This sleepy little village, located an hour north of Auckland and close to a handful of stunning beaches, is famous in the region for its Saturday morning Matakana Farmers' Market. Here, you’ll find Italian meats, craft beer, artisan cheeses and more. If a Sunday morning suits your plans better, there’s the Matakana Indie Market – full of handmade arts, crafts and ethical goods – or head south of the city to the Cleveland Village Farmers’ Market for fresh produce, baking and pastries. Hugely popular with locals, the Coatesville Country Market is home to 100 stalls selling jewellery, art, homewares, food and baking.
Matakana Farmers' Market, Saturdays from 8am, Matakana
Matakana Indie Market, Sundays from 9.30am, Matakana Country Park
Clevedon Village Farmers' Market, Sundays from 8.30am, Clevedon Showgrounds
Coatesville Country Market, first Sunday of every month from 10am, Coatesville Reserve
Immerse yourself in the colourful melting pot of cultures that make up Auckland City with a visit to the Otara Markets, held every Saturday morning. Authentic and lively, there are cultural performances, live music, authentic food, clothing, jewellery and arts and crafts. For a taste of traditional street delicacies from around the world head to the buzzing Auckland Night Markets, held on different nights in locations like Onehunga, Henderson and Pakuranga.
Otara Markets, Saturdays from 6am, Newbury Street
Auckland Night Markets, open 7 nights at 7 different locations throughout the city