West Auckland has some amazing markets on offer from Hobsonville, to Coatesville and from Kumeu to Te Atatu there is a market within easy reach. Here I outline the ones I visited in summer 2023.
Catalina Bay Farmers Market, Hobsonville
Winner of the award for ‘most regular market’ has to go to Catalina Bay in Hobsonville Point, being open every week on Saturday and Sunday. And although some people may argue this isn’t a market in the true ‘farmers markets’ style, the permanent location and the fact that it is indoors has its merits – especially during the winter and early Spring months. And on the plus side, its waterfont location offers a wonderful location, especially to add on a walk or to end your market visit with a few drinks or lunch at one of the permanent establishments around the wharf.
There are also occassional special event days which brings in new stall holders setup outside, while the regular stalls offer a diverse range of food and goodies.
Open every Saturday & Sunday.
Location: Boundary Road, Catalina Bay, Hobsonville Point
Te Atatu Night Market
Having only just discovered this market, I must say I love it. While the number of market stalls on offer could do with expansion, they’re not really the big attraction here. Because this market is a Food Truck night with a great array of delicous cuisines on offer from some creative and wonderful cooks.
The only night market in the area, Te Atatu Night Market is held every third Friday of the month, but only over summer. Located at Te Atatu Peninsular at the Community Hall from 5pm.
Held the first Sunday of each month over summer, Coatesville Market is huge and is a must-visit for market lovers and general foodies. It’s also ideal for when you want to buy a special gift as the range of home made items and crafts on sale here is great.
The central area features live music with adds a fantastic atmosphere and there is heaps to eat! Taking the drive out here and the huge number of stalls on offer, means you want to allow yourself a good half-day to visit, but its definiely worth it. Snacking is compulsory with a great array of tents and marques stocked with delicous, eat on the go food and a range of jams, jellies, sauces, cereals and a heap of other items to take home.
Muriwai Surf Club Annual Market
Although only held annually, the Muriwai Surf Club’s fund-raiser market is a fantastic event. Aimed at the locals, there is a small but good range of locally made items, jewellery and cltohing and a more than satisfying range of dood options. The bar’s open and live music in the sun is the order of the evening. Well worth a trip out.
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