Auckland is a vibrant city with many attractions and things to do. The city has much to offer with serene beaches, great nature walks, excellent holiday islands, great food and wine along with an exciting nightlife and shopping opportunities. This modern cosmopolitan city fondly dubbed as the “City of Sails” due to its close association with the sea, blends the traits of nature with an exciting urban landscape. The city is bordered by the sea and a cloak of rainforest from the surrounding hills providing a breathtaking landscape ideal for a holiday seeker.
The city is renowned for many activities; amongst them are the exciting shopping opportunities in many of Auckland’s markets. On Saturday and Sunday mornings visitors can go through the best of craft, flea and farmers markets that are scattered throughout offering bargains in various products and items.
Albany Farmers’ Market is a great place offering a range of products from fresh vegetables to chocolates and even natural health products. The market is held on first and third Saturday of each month from 9am to 1pm at the Albany Hall in Liberty Lane. Coatsville Market is growing in popularity and is best known for its delicious culinary offerings. The market has almost 100 stalls selling various types of cakes, exotic foods, clothing, arts and crafts. The market is located at Coatsville Reserve and is open on first Sunday of every month from 10am to 3pm. Collectors Market Remuera held every Sunday at Commerce Club in Remura is a great place to look for antiques and collectibles. Seafood Market located at the corner of Madden and Daldy Streets is the only seven-day fresh food market, offering a range of fresh fish, vegetables, fruit and premium grade meat. While at the place do not forget to check out their Seafood School which offers an exciting opportunity to learn about various seafood cuisines and enjoy a hearty meal along the way.
These are just a few of the many markets in the city offering a wide range of opportunities to look for fresh food, various collectibles and many authentic arts and crafts. It’s best to plan your stay at one of the many Auckland hotels and do not forget to drop by some of these authentic farmers markets that will truly offer you a memorable experience. Those who plan to explore this exciting city can do so by staying at a luxury Auckland hotel such as The Langham Auckland which offers excellent services and facilities.