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Adelaide Central Market

Things to do, Markets Adelaide Central
Adelaide Central Market
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Established in 1869, the Adelaide Central Market is the undisputed jewel in the city's produce crown. One of the largest undercover markets in the southern hemisphere, it has more than 70 traders from over 40 nationalities under the one roof, selling a whopping one million kilograms of fruit and vegetables every month – not to mention meat, cheese, seafood, coffee, spices and smallgoods.

You can't go wrong by just walking in and wandering the aisles, but if you want a true taste of ‘The Market’ (as the locals call it), book yourself on a guided tour with a difference from Food Tours Australia. Their EcoCaddy Tour ($145) sees you collected from your CBD hotel in a pedal-powered rickshaw for a 30-minute tour of the city, followed by an interactive gourmet experience of of the Market including lunch, while the Picnic Bikes and City Sights Tour ($95) involves a bike ride around the city followed by a guided tour of the Market, and a picnic under the trees with Market-bought goodies in the nearby Parklands.

By: Petra Starke


Venue name: Adelaide Central Market
Address: 44-60 Gouger Street
Opening hours: Tue 7am-5.30pm; Wed, Thu 9am-5.30pm; Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 7am-3pm
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