Bursting with vitality and local culture, Wellington’s markets offer a colourful shopping experience.

Artisans, producers, artists, locals and visitors come together to trade their wares at Wellington’s weekly markets. Colourful and friendly, come along and indulge your taste buds or perhaps find a locally made treasure or two – the ultimate memento of your kiwi holiday.

Thorndon Farmers Market

If you love quaint farmers markets, the Thorndon Farmers Market(opens in new window) is for you. You’ll find high-quality seasonal produce, fish and meat sold by local producers, who are passionate about what they do. Located on Hill Street, the market is open from 8.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday mornings – rain, hail or shine.

Riverbank market

The bustling Riverbanks market(opens in new window) in Lower Hutt prides itself on having something for everyone. It offers an extensive range of locally sourced meat, fish and produce, alongside artisan bread, coffee, and food trucks selling cuisines from all around the world. Held every Saturday from 6am to 2pm.

Harbourside Market

Wellington’s oldest market, the Harbourside Market offers visitors a feast of locally made and produced food and produce. Take your pick of fresh cheeses, breads, preserves, nuts & more – everything you need for the ultimate picnic by the harbourside. Held every Sunday morning from 7.30am beside Te Papa.

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