The best way to get a taste for an area when on holidays is to visit the local markets. Whether you consider yourself a foodie, love handmade arts and crafts or are always on the lookout for a ‘one of a kind’ gift, we have some great suggestions to discover on your next holiday.

Cairns Night Market

Make the most of the warm tropical evenings in Cairns with a visit to the Cairns Night Markets. Located on the Esplanade the markets are a popular meeting place for visitors and locals, and offer a variety of food stalls from around the world and everything from souvenirs and clothing to crocodile skins and jewellery. Open 7 days from 5pm to 11pm.
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Visit the Cairns Night Markets, Queensland. Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland/Andrew Watson

Pier Park Community Markets

The Pier Park Community Markets are located right near the iconic Urangan Pier, overlooking the water in Hervey Bay. The markets operate on the first, third and fifth Saturday of the month from 7am to 1pm in summer and 8am to 1pm in winter. Shop at over 100 stalls for fresh local fruit and vegies, homemade sweets, arts and crafts.
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Watch the sunrise and shop at the markets at Urangan Pier during your stay at Ingenia Holidays Hervey Bay

Eumundi Markets

The Original Eumundi Markets prides themselves on being Australia’s premier artisan market and has been attracting visitors from far and wide since 1979. The markets are open Wednesday from 8am to 1.30pm and Saturday from 7am to 2pm. There is plenty to tempt your tastebuds with every kind of food available from paella and pancakes to freshly ground coffee and locally made cheeses. The markets are a shopper’s dream offering original artworks, jewellery, fashion and homewares, all accompanied by a great line-up of live music.
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Visit the Eumundi Markets, Quensland, while at Ingenia Holidays Noosa. Courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland

Kingscliff Markets

Spend a morning at Jack Bayliss Park enjoying the picturesque, beachfront location and hunting for a bargain at the Kingscliff Markets, held the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 7am to 1pm. The markets are a great place to pick up fresh local produce, colourful flowers, arts and crafts.
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Enjoy a day out with the family during your stay at Ingenia Holidays Kingscliff

Ingenia Holidays have 21 park locations throughout Queensland and New South Wales, so we are sure to have the perfect holiday destination for your next getaway.

For more market inspiration check out part two of our favourite must do markets here.