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Queen Victoria Market Tours

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Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market is Melbourne’s premier farmers market. It’s filled with fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers, regional meats and cheeses, gourmet items, handicrafts, and much more. Since 1878, the market has been a gathering place for locals and tourists to peruse the stalls and relish delicious treats from stallholders.

The Basics

Queen Vic or Vic Market, as the locals call it, is a bustling marketplace home to some of the best food in Melbourne. Grab a bite to eat, do your weekly shopping, and browse for souvenirs and handicrafts all in one place. One of the city’s highlights, many Melbourne tours stop at the market and explain its history. Food lovers can embark on a foodie tour and experience the gastronomy of Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Queen Victoria Market is a must-visit for foodies and anyone wanting to explore the culinary delights of Melbourne.
  • Stop at the visitor information desk for all your market needs and to find out about tours and events.
  • Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises.
  • The market is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.

How to Get There

The market is located just a short walk from Flagstaff and Melbourne Central stations. Set within the Free Tram Zone, the 19, 57, 58, and 59 trams make their way to the market.

When to Get There

Queen Vic is closed Mondays, Wednesdays, and public holidays; opening hours vary by day. Get to the market early for the freshest produce, or about 30 minutes before closing to land great deals on leftover products. String Bean Alley, an artisan section of the market, is open Friday through Sunday.
 
Wednesday Nights at Queen Vic

As Australia’s food capital, Melbourne knows how to throw a good food gathering. During the summer and winter months, Queen Victoria Market opens Wednesday evenings for a delicious display of global foods, live music, and artisan and handmade goodies for sale. Get there early to grab a table and sample a variety of treats from the many food stalls.
Address: Queen St, Melbourne 3000, Australia
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Get a real taste of Melbourne on this 2-hour walking tour of the famous Queen Victoria Market, which dates back to the 19th-century. With a small group of no more than 12 people per guide, you’ll enjoy a personalised experience with your local guide, as you browse the myriad stalls and mingle with the locals. Enjoy tastings of delicious seasonal delicacies (included). Tasting will depend on what is fresh on the day, but typically include Coffin Bay Oysters, grilled peppered kangaroo, pickled octopus, local goats’ milk cheese, fresh dolmades and Victorian olives. Your tour ends with a famous hot jam doughnut from the iconic American Doughnut Kitchen.
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Discover the highlights of Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Market on this exciting food tour. You’ll save hours reading reviews and researching places to eat in Melbourne, and instead, have a local insider to provide you with their shortlist. Examples of foods you may sample include coffee, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, seafood, pastries, honey, and Victorian plum wine, and more. As you explore the market, you’ll hear about the history of the area, trader stories, and top tips about Melbourne.
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