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The Esplanade Market

Upper Esplanade St Kilda | Tram 16 or 96 from the City to stop 136, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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Go for the views

The market is one thing, but the Upper Esplanade offers incredible views of the sea and the sunset... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
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We arrived in St Kilda first thing on Sunday morning (27 hour flight from UK) so the market was our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pauldoody
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Set against the iconic backdrop of St Kilda Beach, our vibrant makers' market features over 120 unique stalls of hand crafted artwork, wood products, jewellery, accessories and more. An inspiring weekly destination for Melbournians and tourists alike
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Upper Esplanade St Kilda | Tram 16 or 96 from the City to stop 136, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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"sunday morning"
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"interesting stalls"
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"stalls selling"
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"arts and crafts"
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"handmade goods"
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"quirky items"
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"calamari"
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"a lot of variety"
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"home made"
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"stall holders"
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"luna park"
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"great sunday"
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"great mix"
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"for sale"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The market is one thing, but the Upper Esplanade offers incredible views of the sea and the sunset. I often come here just for a walk along the beach, to see the penguins on the pier (breakwater) and to watch the weather approach over the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in St Kilda first thing on Sunday morning (27 hour flight from UK) so the market was our first real Australian experience. It's lovely and full of local produce and artistry. I recommend it.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Loved wandering up and down the market. Really has something for everyone which in my experience is unusual. I got hand painted boomerangs and the wife landed a neat silver hair bunch. Perfect way to spend Sunday morning

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Probably good for tourists to Australia with a few quirky items. Lots and lots of jewellery stalls, stalls with various prints and paintings. Not fabulous stalls but in a lovely setting overlooking the ocean so still worth a wander.

Thank Annette M
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We absolutely love this arts and crafts market, come here early on a Sunday and stroll around before it gets very busy, the work these guys put into their items is amazing quality and certainly not overly expensive, have a chat to them they enjoy...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I took some friends from UK to the Esplanade Market and we were all very impressed by the variety and quality of the craftsmanship of the various stall holders.All were very friendly,and happy to discuss their crafts. A great place to buy unique and unusual...More

1  Thank maggie19562016
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Acquaintances will know that i have a large head. 61cm plus. Before leaving UK i tried everywhere - including a couple of Amazon efforts. Spent Summer in Portuga. V small heads. First place in the market and a choice of 3 hats that fitted. All...More

Thank kenbpfell
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We were just down in St Kilda for a few hours and had planned to visit the market. Nice selection of stalls with a variety of different items for sale. Only downside was that there were not as many stalls as we had anticipated. This...More

1  Thank EdinburghCabbie
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Take your time, get there early & stroll along the St Kilda Esplanade & feast yourself on over 150 stalls of this gorgeous market! All the stalls have original handmade unique items ranging from adorable animal ornaments to quirky wooden money boxes. take a break...More

1  Thank Nadia M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I really enjoyed visiting the Esplanade Markets the other Sunday while I was in Melbourne. It has a lovely beach setting of the St Kilda beach. There was a nice variety of arts themed shops for browsing and shopping including hand-made and home-made jewellery, purses,...More

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Kathleen B
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they regularly post times on their facebook page.
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Response from masturaw2015 | Reviewed this property |
No. Only on sundays from 10am-4pm
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