Otara Market

Otara Market

New Zealand’s largest street market, up to 5,000 people visit this Saturday morning market each week, and business is well underway by 7am.

Pacific Island, Māori, Asian and Pakeha stallholders gather each week, creating a uniquely New Zealand multicultural experience

Pacific Island elders sell traditional tapa cloth and ti vaevae (quilts) next to their younger counterparts, selling satirical t-shirts and streetwear. Nearby, Indian and Chinese food stalls vie for business.

All is good natured, however, and the market’s atmosphere is bright and fun. But the markets aren’t just cheap and cheerful; they’re also home to emerging entrepreneurial talent.

Fashion Week exhibitors Dawn Raid Streetwear (the label donned by hip hop artists Mareko and the Deceptikonz), was first sold at the Otara Flea Market more than six years ago.

As you meander around the 250 plus stalls, Pacific Island music plays loudly, while the thick scent of Cook Island donuts, hot rewana bread, and Chinese pork buns hangs in the air.

Whether you’re after fresh fruit and vegetables, unique clothing, jewellery or Pacific Island crafts, the Otara Market is a penny pincher’s dream.

Most Read Today

image
01 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

image
02 Where to buy Christmas Decorations in Auckland

Make your household the envy of the neighborhood a...

image
03 Auckland's Best Date Night Bars

Private nooks, moody lighting and well-fashioned d...

image
04 Auckland's Best Rooftop Bars

When Auckland's weather allows, enjoy a few coldie...

image
05 Recommended Dog Walks in Auckland

Dog-friendly walks, off-leash parks and dog-friend...

Content updated: 08/12/2016 01:32

Related Features

Feature Image
Your guide to the best events, attractions and distractions hitting Auckland this month.
Feature Image
Your guide to the best events, attractions and distractions hitting Auckland this month.
Feature Image
Your guide to the best events, attractions and distractions hitting Auckland this month.
Feature Image
Your guide to the best events, attractions and distractions hitting Auckland this month.

Bored Kids?

Engage

Connect

Hitwise Award Winner