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Exploring Queen Victoria Market

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest open-air market is found right in the heart of downtown Melbourne. Queen Victoria Market has been in business since 1878, the very beginnings of this city. Today, it remains an iconic landmark almost in the centre of Melbourne and continues to lure shoppers every day to browse the rows of stalls selling fresh produce, baked goods, local wine, and other handmade treats.


The Queen Vic, or Vic Market as it’s affectionately known by Melbourne residents, is a must-see stop for any visitor to the city. It’s location on the edge of downtown makes it easy to reach from anywhere in the city. With over two square blocks to explore, the market is best visited in the morning when the selection of goods is at its peak. The central location of the Vic Market puts it in close proximity to all kinds of accommodation, from the upscale Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne to the trendy Jasper Hotel.

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Sights nearby

The Queen Victoria Market is within easy striking distance of all the big attractions and amenities of downtown Melbourne. From the Melbourne Aquarium to gambling at the Crown Casino, there is something for everyone in this busy part of the city.


- Crown Casino


One of the most popular destinations in the city after dark is the Crown Casino Entertainment Complex. Covering two square city blocks, the casino is the largest in Australia and a fun place to spend a night gambling or watching a show. The complex has two red-hot nightclubs, a number of upscale restaurants, and a slew of well-known luxury retail shops on site. Best of all, you can spend the night in one of the three luxury hotels right at the complex, like the Crown Metropol, one of Melbourne’s biggest hotels.


- Melbourne Aquarium


Australia’s newest and biggest aquarium is situated just minutes from the Queen Vic market. With over 10,000 marine creatures on display, there is plenty to see so plan for at least a half-day in the aquarium. The focus here is on the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, with modern exhibits spread over four floors. Its location on the banks of the Yarra River only adds to the charm of this popular Melbourne attraction.


- The Docklands


After browsing the Victorian-era stalls of the Vic Market, head to the Docklands district for a look at the modern face of Melbourne’s amenities. Built right on the waterfront, this lively part of the city is home to all kinds of unique restaurants, cafés, shops, and bars. It’s busy night and day, with the gorgeous Etihad Stadium adding to the buzz when big events are held here. Stay at a local hotel like the Docklands Executive Apartments and enjoy walking to all the amenities.

Eating and drinking and shopping nearby

You will find plenty of amazing things to eat and drink within Queen Victoria Market. But it’s really best for a morning snack or an evening drink. More serious dining and entertainment is readily available in the Docklands district to the west or in downtown hot spots like Collins Street. The Queen Vic market is also great for handicraft shopping, while places like Collins Street specialize in upscale luxury boutiques. It’s also worth checking out Melbourne’s traditional ethnic neighbourhoods, like Chinatown and Little Greece, for authentic restaurants, bars, and shops. Stay at the Grand Mercure Apartments Docklands or any of the other modern hotels in central Melbourne for quick access to all the city’s attractions.

Public transport

One of the joys of visiting Melbourne is that you don’t need a car to get around. This city has a superb public transportation system which is anchored by the world’s largest tram network. Trams are the best way to move between the Vic Market and the rest of the downtown area. Buses and trains provide easy access to the suburbs of the city, while a fleet of cabs is ready and waiting at all the major attractions downtown.