Explore local Markets with Brisbane CBD accommodation at Bridgewater

If you’re just like me and love getting up early to explore local markets, you definitely need to schedule a weekend visiting Brisance to explore the local markets held each weekend. Simply book your Brisbane CBD accommodation, then plan which markets you want to visit.

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Tourists visiting one of the many Brisbane Markets

Worried which markets to visit? Don’t worry I’ll help you out, it may seem as though I only know about Brisbane CBD accommodation, but believe me, I know more than a thing or two about Brisbane markets! From Farmers Markets that offer fresh produce, to hand made artifacts at the Arts and Craft Markets and everything in between. You’ll certainly enjoy every moment exploring our markets, which are said to be some of the best in the state! To get you started, here are my top picks:

  1. Rocklea Markets – Let’s start with Brisbane’s premier public market, shall we? Located in Sherwood Road, this facility runs two distinctive styles of market: Saturday Fresh Market and the Sunday Discovery Market. The market is open from 6am to 12noon with about 200 stalls offering wide range of fresh flowers, fruits, and vegetables. You can also buy indoor and outdoor plants, baked goods, meats and poultry, and lifestyle products. Every weekend, this market attracts at least 14,000 locals and tourists so be ready for a huge crowd when you go. If you get tired and hungry, take a break and experience local coffee and huge selection of international cuisine while enjoying live entertainment at the food court.
  2. Boundary Street Markets – This one is strategically located between Boundary St and Mollison St in West End. Open every Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 2pm, it is the place to be if you’re looking for a huge number of local artisans, designers, growers, and producers selling their products including herbs, flowers, pastry, seafood, honey, coffee, and many more. Housed in and around the historic Peter’s Ice-Cream Factory, it is the latest addition to the city’s permanent weekend market scene. Just like Rocklea Markets, Boundary Street also offers shoppers with live entertainment and wide range of dining options.
  3. The Valley Markets – Located in Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, this market is for bargain hunters. Here, you can find pre-loved items including clothing, jewelleries, accessories, and even plants. On weekends, the market is packed with eclectic aromas and sights of Valley life. Here, you can find the works and products of various local artists, jewellery makers, fashion designers, and growers. The market also offers a section where you can find delectable international cuisine and live entertainment. It’s perfect for travelling families, friends, and couples.
  4. Eat Street Markets – My personal favourite, this market can be found at MacArthur Avenue in Hamilton. Open only on weekends, it’s the city’s bustling Asian style night market featuring lit alleys of shipping containers down by Hamilton Wharf. Developed by some of Brisbane’s most famous personalities including TV producer John Stainton, market guru Peter Hackworth, retail entrepreneur John Harrison, and Jacki MacDonald, this market is where you can find cocktails, fresh flowers, delightful street foods, clothes, arts & crafts, and live music & other forms of entertainment. It’s a great place to shop, to dine, and most of all, to meet new people including locals and fellow travellers.
  5. BrisStyle Indie Market – Found in Brisbane City Hall, this market is where you can find the masterpieces of the city’s most talented artists. Unlike the first four markets, this one offers indoor shopping experience for those people who are looking forward to bringing home locally crafted handmade arts and crafts. Ready your shopping bags and buy ladies and menswear, vintage-style fashion, beauty products, and many more from boutique-styled stalls inside the market.
  6. Carseldine Farmers & Artisan markets – Located in 532 Beams Road, this market provides a great venue for people living on the north side of Brisbane to have a weekly shopping experience and feast. Participated by local artists, regional growers, purveyors, and designers, this market is where you can find a wide range of products straight from the farms up north. These include beef, poultry, and fresh fruits & vegetables. You can also buy Maleny Cheese, oils, jams, and baked bread from some of Brisbane’s most famous bakeries.


So there you have it, when it comes to Brisbane’s markets, there are certainly a few to choose from, but take my advice and be sure to try and visit as many as you can from the list I’ve stated above. Brisbane may be best known for a long list of attractions but in my book, another reason to visit the city is because of our awesome markets!

If you want to take some time off from your work and enjoy the markets to the fullest, come for the weekend to truly enjoy all we have to offer. You can book affordable Brisbane CBD accommodation just 1km from the city here at Bridgewater Terraces. Our rates start at just $140 per night for a spacious 1 bedroom apartment. You simply cannot beat our rates when it comes to Brisbane CBD accommodation.

We hope you choose to stay with us, and ask for me, Denis, I’ve love to tell you more about our markets.

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About Denis Goodman

Denis is the manager of Bridgewater Terraces and has a long history with accommodation and property management rights. He brings his knowledge and experiences into his writer to help holiday makers have a wonderful holiday.

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