Auckland Markets

Best Markets to Visit in Auckland

A visit to farmers' markets is a favourite activity for all who enjoy a bit of leisure time on the weekends. Auckland, New Zealand, boasts some of the best weekend markets for visitors and locals alike.

Do you love weaving through lines of market stalls and discovering unique local and international craft and handmade design pieces to give to friends and family - or, better yet, yourself? Then Auckland is the treasure trove for you. Specialist or one-off markets are always happening in the region, but you’ll find a market or two that have become fixtures in recent years. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list of the best markets in Auckland, New Zealand. So, collect your Auckland rental car from Omega and explore these incredible Auckland markets!


Grey Lynn Farmers' Market

The Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market is owned and operated by the community. Open every Sunday morning, browse the stalls showcasing local food so loved by people in the area: fresh produce, fish, free-range eggs, and more. This weekly market focuses on sustainability with the plan to become the first zero-waste market in Auckland. A community trading table allows backyard growers to sell or swap surplus fruit and veggies.

Where: Grey Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn


Parnell Farmers' Market

Head to the Parnell farmers market on Saturday morning to pick up your weekly fresh local produce, meat, flowers, fresh baking and deli items at this popular Auckland village market. You can even sign up for free workshops on composting, raising chickens, organic gardening, and beekeeping.

Where: Jubilee Building car park, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell


Britomart Saturday Market

One of Auckland’s best inner-city artisanal markets features fresh produce, flowers, coffee, vegan foods, bread, sweet buns, cheeses, juices, savoury snacks and more. If you’re looking for food trucks,  handmade jewellery, fresh flowers or craft stalls, you’ll find them at this Auckland City food market, open every Saturday morning. Shoppers can find parking at the Britomart car park and enjoy two free hours with a $10 receipt. So, head to this bustling Saturday market and grab some food, have a coffee, chill and wander around the market.

Where: Takutai Square, Britomart, Newmarket.


Auckland Night Markets

If shopping in the dark is more your style, this is market shopping in Central City at its finest. These markets are held in nine great locations across the city. You’ll find markets at Mt Wellington, Botany Town, Birkenhead, Henderson, Papatoetoe, Pakuranga, Glenfield Mall, Kelston and Sylvia Park. Plus, the Auckland night markets are ever-expanding into more locations.  This is not just your average Saturday or Sunday market – each location is held on different nights of the week, so every evening is sure to be filled with vibrant sights and great food from around the world. Head to these free markets for a fun night out, but bring plenty of cash, as you’ll want to fill up on an eclectic mix of street food and ethnic cuisine. The market also boasts an impressive selection of clothing and locally made crafts. The kids can enjoy live music and watch buskers, magicians and dance troupes at each buzzing Auckland market. Silo Park at Wynyard Quarter also puts on a summer night market, with Friday nights dedicated to selling books and clothes and Saturdays to arts and crafts.

Where: View locations and times here.

Stallholder standing behind a stall at a food market, ready to serve customers.


Otara Flea Market

Looking for a lively South Auckland flea market? Then, head to the Otara market –  a firm favourite with the locals. This popular weekend market is known for its Maori, Samoan, Tongan, and Nuiean arts and crafts, fresh fruit and vegetables, new and used clothing and handmade jewellery. Enjoy the whole cultural experience with live performances held on Saturday morning. The food is hard to beat, too, so if you’ve been hankering after a quality chop suey or have always wanted to try Maori Hangi, the Otara market in Auckland, New Zealand, is the place to be!

Where: Newbury Street, Otara.


Takapuna Sunday Market

Takapuna Sunday market is a great flea market delivering fresh, organic and sustainable goods and produce from Auckland's leading artisans. Browse a variety of market stalls selling quality arts, crafts, pre-loved clothes, fruit & vegetables, baked goods, plants and more.

Where: 17 Anzac Street, Takapuna.


Matakana Village & Farmers' Market

Want a genuine, rural weekend market experience? If that’s the case, travel northeast from Auckland to Matakana, a quaint town in the Rodney District. Come and meet the local marketgoers at this Auckland village market and the artisans selling their wares, such as jewellery, artworks, and clothing, in a leafy and relaxed environment. The Matakana farmers market emphasises sustainability, which sets it apart from some other markets in Auckland today.

The Matakana farmers market is on Saturdays. Shop this excellent village market for fresh produce and fill up on a wide variety of Italian meats, craft beer, organic chocolate, artisan cheeses,  coffee, pastries and dairy. Make sure you leave room for a French crepe. Or try a galette—a savoury buckwheat pancake overflowing with free-range ham, melted cheese and a deliciously runny egg—your taste buds won’t be the same!

Where: Matakana Square, 2 Matakana Valley Rd, Matakana.


Clevedon Village Farmers Market

Also, slightly out of the city is the Clevedon Village farmers market featuring an assortment of food every Sunday. Make sure you arrive hungry and ready to eat some good food! Not only will you find fresh produce, but this Auckland village market is a great place also to pick up local pastries and baking, free-range meats, handmade cheese, preserves and gourmet muesli. We’re sure you’ll want to try the mouthwatering food at each stall at the Clevedon Village farmers market. Why not begin with a bacon and egg bap, and follow it up with handmade Russian fudge. Wash these tasty treats down with a freshly made smoothie as you enjoy the good vibes and great music.

Where: 107 Monument Road, Clevedon.


Hobsonville Point Farmers Market

Hobsonville Point farmers’ markets are held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8.30 am to 2 pm. Browse the stalls scattered throughout an old aeroplane hangar and on the surrounding platform outside. As most stalls are undercover, it’s the perfect place to enjoy an outdoor weekend market shopping experience when the weather isn’t at its finest. Listen to local musicians while you cross items off your shopping list, browse the clothing and jewellery stalls and eat delicious food. In addition, a night market is held on the third Thursday of every month during summer.

For a complete list of vendors and stallholders, visit the Catalina Bay Farmers Market website.

Where: Hobsonville Ferry Terminal landing, Boundary Road, Auckland.


So, which Auckland village market will you visit first? If you plan on visiting further-flung markets in the region, hire a rental car from our CBD or Auckland Airport car hire branches and enjoy Omega’s affordable unlimited-kilometre rates. Book online for your next epic New Zealand adventure now!