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Five Auckland Markets to Visit During Your Stay

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by Hertz NZ - 24 July 2017

There’s no better way to get amongst the food and culture of Auckland than to take a wander through its bustling markets.

Serving up fresh fruit and veg, local cheeses, preserves and baked goods, Auckland’s many produce markets are the perfect morning stop off on any weekend shopping adventure.

For the thrifty-minded, Auckland also hosts plenty of arts, craft and vintage markets filled with handmade local wares and hidden gems – perfect for that hard to find gift or a handmade memento of your trip.

Want to experience a different side of Auckland’s market scene? Stop by the night markets for steaming street food and sit back and relax to some live local music.

Here are five Auckland markets you’ll want to visit during your stay:

La Cigale French Market

Did someone say croissant? If you’re a fan of delicious French cheese, pastries and baguettes, make sure you stop by La Cigale for a Sunday morning treat.

When: Saturday and Sunday, 9am - 1.30pm
Where: 69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland

Auckland Night Markets

With multiple locations in Auckland, live music and a large variety of food, fashion and craft stalls, the Auckland Night Markets are a great night out for the whole family.

When: Wednesday - Sunday, 5.30pm - 11pm approx. (times vary)
Where: Locations vary – see website

City Farmers’ Market

If you’re after farm-fresh produce in the heart of the city, look no further than this Auckland market staple. Get in early for your pick of the fruit and veg, grab a coffee and browse the homemade artisan goods – Saturday sorted!

When: Saturdays, 8.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Gore Street, Britomart Precinct

Oratia Farmers’ Market

Heading out of the city for the day? Nestled in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges, the Oratia Farmers’ Market is well worth a visit. Grab some tasty treats for your drive at the gourmet food stalls, enjoy some live music and head over to the neighbouring Artisan Wines Vineyard for a well-deserved lunch.

When: Saturdays 9am - 12pm
Where: 99 Parrs Cross Road, Oratia

Matakana Vintage Market/Sunday Sessions

Located in the beautiful Matakana Village, the Sunday Sessions Vintage Market is the perfect stop-off for lovers of all things vintage. Browse the selection of vintage clothing, homewares and gifts and enjoy the free live music.

When: Summer: every Sunday 10am - 2pm (Dec-Mar). Winter: second Sunday of the month and long weekends, 10am - 2pm (Apr-Nov)
Where: 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana

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