For a market located in the central area of Melbourne go to the Docklands Sunday Market.
The market is open every Sunday during the year. The shopping begins at 10:00 in the morning and the market is open all day, closing at 5:00 in the evening. It is on Doepel Way in the Docklands precinct.
The Docklands Sunday Market features many stall holders selling craft products and other items they have produced, as well as a large variety of clothing and fashion accessories, books and magazines, jewellery, second-hand goods and plants. There is also an abundance of food to choose from at the market.
Along with the views of the harbour area, the Docklands Sunday Market provides other activities for families with face painting for children and other entertainment.
When taking the train into the city to visit the market, stop at Southern Cross station, formerly known as Spencer Street Station. It is a short walk over the bridge at LaTrobe Street and then along the waterfront to the market.
Catch a tram and it will take you right into the Dockands area. Get off the tram at Docklands Drive.
A drive into Melbourne during weekdays can mean traffic and a struggle to find a car park space but it is a much easier journey on a Sunday. Travel into the city and then Harbour Esplanade, or Footscracy Road/Docklands Highway to Docklands Drive. On Sundays shoppers can park for free for an hour, and there is affordable parking for the day as well.
The many stores of the Harbour Town Shopping Centre are located close to the Docklands Sunday Market. A variety of famous brands have outlet stores there. Visit stores like Koko Belle Clearance, Fifth Avenue, Katies, Rebel Sport, Toy World and Soda Kids Clearance.
Another attraction close to the Docklands Sunday Market is the Icehouse which has a rink for ice skating and is also the venue for ice hockey games. During football season, there will often be a game of the Australian Football League at the stadium at Docklands and the morning can be spent at the market with an afternoon at the game.