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Brisbane Valley Markets
For originality and pure atmosphere, it's hard to top Brisbane's Valley Markets. Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley, in the Brunswick Street Mall and Chinatown Mall, these markets show this vibrant and fun part of town at its best.
On weekends, the parallel malls are packed with the eclectic sights and aromas of Valley life. These Markets allow talented local artists, fashion designers and jewellery makers to show their great work to the public. You'll find both new and second-hand goods on offer: clothing, fashion accessories, gifts, plants and even vinyl records. Try delectable dishes from a range of countries and listen to local musicians providing street entertainment as you browse.
When you need time out from browsing, check out the rest of what Brunswick Street Mall has to offer. Seat yourself at a table inside a quiet café, or at an outside table at a pizza restaurant, or pull up a chair at one of the local pubs for a range of live entertainment.
Parking is easy, with three parking stations located within minutes of the malls. The buses and trains are also very close. The Brisbane Valley markets are open from 8am to 4pm on Saturdays, and from 9am on Sundays, so you don't have to rush out of bed to get the bargains.
No visit to Brisbane, Australia is complete without the Valley experience. The Valley Markets are a wonderful assault on the senses in a part of town that encourages creativity and fun. Check it out on your next trip.