A typical trash and treasure market; you will encounter everything from quirky trinkets to fresh produce to pot plants from the 1,400 stalls. You never know what you will find, with a huge variety of traders packed into the two sprawling pavilions and an outdoor area. Cheap prices characterise the market, making it a hotspot for those in search of pre-loved attire without price tags of the likes of those found in upmarket vintage boutiques. For market goers searching for an even harder bargain, many stallholders are amenable to being haggled with.
A typical bric-a-brac market, the Rubble & Riches Market may not be flashy, but it sure is cheap.
There are food vans selling typically unhealthy food dotted around the huge fourteen hectare space - it seems that consuming greasy doughnuts is all part of the market experience.
The Rubble & Riches Market is open every Saturday and Sunday, from 7:00am to 4:00pm. Entry to the market is $1, but any savvy shopper can quickly make that up in savings.
It is advisable to drive as the market is a little difficult to access by public transport, however the 400, 414 and 417 bus routes have stops within ten minutes walking distance. As it is quite a busy market, get there early or you could miss out on a decent parking spot.
There is not much to see or do in the surrounding area, which is mainly industrial and parkland, but going to the market should easily fill a day.
This is by far the dingiest market I have ever been to. There is little of value to rummage through unless you favour cheap and nasty trackies made in China with awful racing stripes down the leg. If you seriously love markets the best is still Camberwell on Sunday morning.
By maria - reader Thursday, 22nd of September @ 07:44 am
That's the premise of a trash and treasure market! Agreed, the Camberwell market is more sophisticated.