Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations
list an event      1 million Australian readers every month      facebook

Kongwak Retro Vintage Market

Home > Melbourne > Craft | Day Trips | Dog Friendly | Escape the City | Family | Food and Wine | Free | Frugal Friday | Fun Things To Do | Markets | Outdoor | Shopping | Vintage and Retro
by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
Author/lecturer/Intuitive/Natural Therapist/Artist/Soap-Maker/Chef. WEBS: or Also find us under RenascentBathBody or RenascentCollege on eBay, Patreon, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram
Published May 27th 2012
Drive through Kongwak and sneeze and you may miss it, that's if, it's not Sunday!
Books galore & funky clothing

Kongwak comes to life with a fabulous vintage, retro market every Sunday, rain, hail or shine.

We were taking a road trip through the Gippsland area and stumbled across this market. We decided to jump out and take a look and were fascinated by what we found.

There are collectables, retro, vintage and second hand items, plants, books and terrific tasty meals and great coffee. What a treat.

It is set in a huge shed filled with books and rooms of retro clothing, however, there are outdoor stalls and hand made items, all undercover (of sorts, some was pretty funny actually) so it is on in all weather.

Funky Retro Shoes
I meandered along buying a few jars of home made jams and some herbs, determined I didn't need any clothes or shoes, alas at just $15 per pair, not one but 2 pairs made it home with me, both near new. In this picture to the right you can see one of the pairs that are now mine - 2nd row from the top, far right hand side, red shoes - all mine now.

Plants & Herbs - organic and grown with love!
Yummy food including curry, coffee, cakes and sausage sizzle.

Something for the kids - fun games and toys!
Entry is via a gold coin donation and to add to the festive experience Musicians play all day.

For the kid within and your sweet tooth - fun, old fashioned lollies straight from the jar!
Kongwak is a 2 hour drive from Melbourne down the Monash Freeway (125 km) to Korumburra and then right onto the Korumburra Wonthaggi Road.

Kongwak is nestled between Inverloch and Korumburra. The small market has a diverse range of stall-holders, which exemplify the town's relaxed and happy atmosphere.

For those that wish to make a weekend of it, there is a reserve covering the hill to the back of Kongwak where you will find several walking tracks through the stands of tall gum trees.

The fun history of Kongwak states it lies in a valley, the valley of peace, and hints at the remnants of a more abundant past represented by the old butter factory and general store. Kongwak Post Office opened on 11 May 1898.

The land around Kongwak was largely cleared and is now mainly used for agriculture, including dairying.

Whilst Kongwak boasts no local accommodation further information about accommodation in the larger nearby towns can be found by clicking here.
Books & Hippy Treasures galore

You never know what old retro treasure you may turn up

Meet the makers & the local Artists!

Kongwak Market
How Often: Every Sunday except 20th Dec.
Where: Kongwak General Store, Korumburra Rd, Kongwak, 3951
When: 10am - 3pm
What: Craft, Fresh Produce, Plants, Treasures
Contact: Jane 0417142478
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  45
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Why? Funky retro clothes, a beautiful township and some hippy music and tasty treats included
When: Sundays 10-3pm
Phone: 0417142478
Where: Kongwak
Cost: Gold coin donation
Your Comment
Best market ever! Love every part of it !
by janey (score: 0|5) 2572 days ago
More Melbourne articles
Articles from other cities
Foodi Photoh Classie
Top Events
Popular Articles