Less than an hour out of Melbourne, the Gisborne Market is a popular destination for shoppers looking for unique food and craft items.
The Gisborne Market provides an outlet for local growers, chefs, artists and gardeners to sell their products. Nearly all of the items for sale at the market have been produced in Gisborne and the surrounding area. Expect to see fresh produce from local farms as well as deserts, cakes, meats and other foods. There are stalls that sell wooden furniture, candles, soaps, blankets, sculptures, picture frames jewellery and other unique craft items.
The market is a monthly one, open on the first Sunday of every month. The Gisborne Market opens for business at 9:00 in the morning and closes for the day at 2:00 in the afternoon.
There are nearly 250 stalls in the market. The Gisborne Olde Time Market is located at Howey Reserve, and on the service roads next to Aitken Street and Hamilton Street in Gisborne.
To get to Gisborne, drive along the Calder Freeway. The journey takes less than an hour. Exit the Calder Freeway at Melbourne Road, it is a short drive west into Gisborne from there.
The market is operated by the Gisborne Region Events Activities and Tourism, also known as The GREAT Association.
Other places of interest located close to the Gisborne Olde Time Market include the Gisborne Fountain, the historic Gisborne Court House, Gardiner Reserve, War Memorials, a playground and the Gisborne Community Centre. There are walking tracks as well as places to eat and accommodation nearby.