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Port Adelaide Fishermen's Wharf Market

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by Samuel Smith (subscribe)
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Published July 1st 2011
Busy families, nonchalant teens and even the most scrutinising antique collectors will find it hard to resist the unique charm of the Fishermen's Wharf Market.

Fishermen's Market
View from the river

Located in Port Adelaide, only half an hour away from Adelaide's city centre, a trip to the market is an ideal weekend getaway for anyone who is looking for a stress-free day out.

Whether your passion is antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, electronics, cars, movies, jewellery, arts and crafts or even gardening, the Fishermen's Wharf Market is guaranteed to have
something for you. With over 90 stalls, the biggest problem of your day will be deciding where your treasure hunt begins.

Once inside, it is easy to lose yourself in the vibrant, bustling atmosphere, as you begin exploring the market's two
substantial levels.

Level one is home to many unique (and often down-right bizarre) antique and bric-a-brac stalls. Stalls situated on the first floor specialize in unique jewellery, vases, copperware, glassware, decorative items, fashion and toys.

Venture into any of the specialty stalls on the first level, and your senses will be overwhelmed. A seemingly endless array of clocks, urns, candelabras, vases, jewellery, souvenirs and antique toys lay intertwined amongst each other, just waiting for the right buyer to snatch them up.

All stalls have a family friendly atmosphere and browsing is more than welcome, however if you have young children, make sure they look with their eyes, not their hands, as the temptation to rummage is often hard to keep at bay (even for adults).

If all your bargain hunting finds you working up an appetite, the market once again caters to the entire family by offering a coffee shop, a bakery, a sweet store and a dine-in café.

If toys and antiques are not your thing, fear not, as the Fishermen's wharf market will certainly have something for you. Still on the first floor, stalls specialising in posters, books, CDs, DVDs and video games can be found. If you have the time, it would be easy to spend literally hours sifting through the mountains of books and CDs that each of these unique stalls have to offer.

Upstairs, the market offers electronic gadgets, computer parts, computer upgrades, video game consoles, car parts, car accessories, plants and gardening.

If you've brought the family along, prepare to lose the kids (and perhaps, husband) for at least half an hour.

As your bargain hunting expedition draws to a close, grab an icecream and enjoy a spot of dolphin watching on the port river, literally five steps away from the market complex itself.

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Why? Unique products, fantastic bargains, fascinating antiques and great atmosphere.
When: Open every Sunday and public holiday from 9am to 5pm.
Where: Black Diamond Square, Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, SA, 5015
Cost: Free
You don't mention my favorite spot in the wharf market: the yarn store on level 2. It sells wonderful hand painted wools. Nothing like it in Adelaide.
By pmare - reader
Thursday, 28th of November @ 03:31 am
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