Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
Published May 14th 2014
Enjoy over 100 stalls at these great Markets at South Bank
The popular Collective Markets at Southbank are now open Friday nights, Saturday and Sunday every weekend!
Embracing artisan culture, the market is a haven of unique goods – from eclectic and effortlessly cool fashions, to handmade jewellery, art and stylish homewares. With more than 100 stalls and shops by local creatives, these markets are a must for any enthusiast.
Set in a large expansive area, the markets are always busy but never crowded. Wander the walkways of stallholders and you'll find an eclectic mix of fashion, homewares, crafts, jewellery, collectibles, photography works, vintage wares and naturopathic goods.
This market is a little different from others as there is a strong emphasis on high quality goods whilst still keeping to those great bargain prices you expect from a market. There's nothing quite like discovering something that has been handmade and has a beautiful story attached to it. By shopping at The Collective Markets, not only will you discover such treasures, but you'll also be showing your support for local creative entrepreneurs, emerging designers and vintage collectors.
Visit the Collective Market Facebook page for news on upcoming events or sale events by individual stallholders.
After a morning or evening strolling around in the marketplace, relax and enjoy a glass of wine or coffee over a delicious meal. Hired musicians and buskers abound throughout Southbank, either on the sidewalk or in one of the many cafes or pubs in the Precinct.
Let the children play at Streets Beach, enjoy Aquativity or swim in the Boat Pool.
Wander the beautiful paths and gardens of Southbank, and perhaps take the family for a picnic lunch or BBQ dinner in one of the gorgeous picnic spots dotted throughout the Southbank Precinct.
The Collective Markets are now open Friday nights!
Sit in one of the many parks and watch the world go buy - consider taking advantage of one of the Chairs to Share on the Stanley Street lawn. There is just so much to offer here. If culture is your taste, visit the Art Gallery or State Library. Perhaps leave dad and the kids to explore the Qld Museum while mum spends a happy few hours wandering the markets?
And don't forget the Wheel of Brisbane, a must for any Southbank visit.
With so much on offer here for the whole family, the Collective Markets are a great day out for everyone.
Singles, couples and friends can spend a happy Friday night wandering the markets and enjoy a lovely dinner at the restaurants lining Little Stanley Street or perhaps take in a movie after the markets?
The Collective Markets South Bank replaced the former South Bank Lifestyle Market in October 2013 and it's easy to see why they are one of the most popular markets in Queensland.
Don't forget to check the Southbank website to see what other exciting events might be being held in the South Bank Precinct on the day of your visit.
Held in Stanley Plaza, Stanley Street, South Bank.
MARKET OPENING HOURS
Friday 5pm until 9pm
Saturday 10am until 4pm
Sunday 9am until 4pm
In the heart of South Bank Parklands, the Collective Markets are easy to reach by train (disembark at South Brisbane station).
Buses stop at South Bank and offer easy access.
Paid carparking is available under the Parklands.
The Citycat stops right at Southbank and offers beautiful views travelling along the Brisbane River.
Perhaps utilise one of the many bike paths in the area to ride to the Precinct.