On holiday and definitely do not want to cook or prepare food. Great news Whangarei offers visitors plenty of choice with farmers markets, a night food market in summer and nearby community markets catering for your foodie needs.
And, the best bit crafty souls get to chat to creators marketing their wares and find treasures to take home. Whangarei love it here, visit the markets and carry home personal holiday memories.
Whangarei markets are open from Labour Day (late October to mid March) New Zealand’s summer season.
Artisans Market on Canopy Bridge Hatea Walkway
Creators showcase their wares, crafts, art and collectables, food trucks, food stalls and live entertainment.
3pm to 7pm, Saturdays from Labour Weekend through summer.
Maungakaramea Hall Market
A classic market with potted plants, crafty goods, foodie treats and Grandma’s delicious strawberry jan. There is something for everyone.
9am to 1pm, 3rd Saturday monthly, Maungakaramea Hall, Corner of Tauraroa and Tangihua Roads.
A great wet weather option with something for everyone. The goal is a fundraising opportunity for the school and local groups.
8am to midday, 3rd Saturday monthly, Maunu School Hall, Austin Road.
The Canopy Night Market – Whangārei
Action, entertainment and foodie stalls galore at Whangārei’s open air food market at the Town Basin, Whangārei.
5pm fortnightly Fridays through summer.
A classic country style market. Tikipunga Tavern Carpark, corner of Wanaka Street and Denby Crescent.
6.30am to 11am, every Sunday.
A classic country style market. Tutukākā Green, Marina Road, Tutukākā.
5pm to 8pm, fortnightly on a Saturday through summer.
Waipu Boutique Sunday Market
Lots of vintage goodies and craft goods. Waipu Coronation Hall, The Centre, Waipu.
9am to 1pm, second Sunday of every month.
Waipu Street Market
Food and entertainment focused market on the Main Street, The Centre, Waipu.
9am to 1pm, Sundays of long, holiday weekends. Check out when the two markets are running concurrently then you get the bonus of two markets in one place.
Whangārei Growers Market
Water Street carpark, Water Street, Whangārei.
6am to 10am, every Saturday morning, all year.
In Waipu visiting the markets remember to check out the amazing Waipu Museum, a great choka block store and a fascinating story about Scottish settlers. An innovative display that your kids will not find boring.
Whangārei offers a delicious variety of dining options with many located at superb coastal areas and waterside locations.
Choose from fine and casual dining, gastro pubs, ethnic cuisines and a choice of cafes that serve really great breakfasts, brunches and coffees.
Whangarei has a sub-tropical climate and showers can occur throughout the year. Be prepared and if caught out, check reviews of where to go shopping in Whangarei on Trip Advisor.
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