Melbourne, VIC: Queen Victoria Market

Our time in Melbourne was limited, but it has given us the perfect excuse to return to the trendiest city in Australia!

Our first stop was the huge indoor market, which is definitely a must if you are heading to Melbourne.

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The rows inside are endless, we spent hours mooching about the stalls.

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You will find anything and everything you can imagine, from their very own version of Cath Kidston goodies…IMG_1074  … to antiques and collectables!

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Aboriginal art is heavily featured, each with their own story of who created the artwork and what happens with the money once you have handed it over. IMG_1019

Melbourne just wouldn’t be the same without a bit of the weird and wonderful, and I can safely say I have never seen a bag like these, and I probably never will! IMG_1016

After hours of wandering the stalls, I found my gem, a writer’s dream. Handmade Australian leather bound notebooks. All stunning, and each one uniquely different.

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I just couldn’t leave without buying one – mine’s the brown one on the right 🙂IMG_1025

We didn’t come across the same stall twice, you can literally find everything from handmade shoes to knock off designer handbags and dirt cheap prices.

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Melbourne is known for its graffiti art – the police have even stopped prosecuting, so take a stroll through some of the amazing alley ways and you will never see the same artwork twice – it literally changes daily. (And on the day we went wandering through alley ways we cleverly left our camera and phones in the hotel. Smart.)

But we found a photographer selling his stunning images of said alley ways, and if we hadn’t already reached our baggage limit for our next destination a few of these would have come home with us.

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The Queen Victoria market should be on your ‘To Do List’ if you are even in Melbourne, I just wish we had had more time in the city, but as I said – perfect excuse to return!

Have you been to Melbourne, or are you from Melbourne? Can you recommend any other places to visit?

Check back tomorrow to see the little penguins at Phillip Island!

– love Carla x

 

 

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