Flowers, fresh produce, gadgets, shoes, electronics, fancy dress, snacks – whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll almost certainly find it at one of the huge indoor warehouse style emporiums at Haymarket (Paddy’s Markets) and Flemington (Sydney Markets). With a tradition that dates back two hundred odd years, the markets are an established first port of call for small vendors and enthusiastic buyers. In the crisp, pre-dawn dark, while most of us are still deep in our pillows, these markets are bustling with growers bringing in flowers, vegetables, and fruit, straight from the farm still covered in dew. Paddy’s Markets located at the southern end of the CBD is the go to place for bargain and one-stop shopping, and with its proximity to the city, it’s a popular inclusion on a day-out itinerary. The bigger markets at Flemington are the place to go for party, weekly grocery, make-over, feel-good spending spree shopping.
250-318 Parramatta Rd, Homebush West. 9325 6200. sydneymarkets.com.au