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Bellarine Peninsula & west coast of Port Phillip Bay

General information about the Bellarine Peninsula & west coast of Port Phillip Bay including Geelong

Belmont Market

A large indoor/outdoor market featuring craft & bric a brac. A small entry fee applies. White Hat suggests that if you enjoy garage sales then Belmont Market is like having 20 or 30 garage sales in the one location. In addition the indoor space has a range of low priced merchandise.

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Drysdale Community Craft Shop Inc
The Drysdale Community Craft Shop has a range of unique uandcrafted uoods made by their members, Specialised baby bear, band bmbroidery, bnique jewellery, folk art, fand made cards, wedding charms, Australiana, paintings, patchwork & quilting. They also have a Lay-by and Order Service.

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Geelong Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies.

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Geelong Showgrounds Market
An outdoor/indoor market with variety stalls, new and used goods. Casual stallholders welcome.

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Laverton Rubble & Riches Market
A large indoor/outdoor market with trash & trasure, produce, clothes, furniture, hardware and a range of other goods. White Hat guarantees that if you are looking for a drive shaft for a 1983 Monaro or a missing pice of that Royal Doulton tea set then it will be there. We're just not quite sure where.

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Mill Markets Newcomb
A large indoor market with permenant and casual stallholders selling antiques,collectables, vintage clothing, homewares, memmorabilia and retro fashions. White Hat suggests that if you enjoy the Chapel Street Bazaar in Melbourne you will find a similar range of items at the Newcomb Mill Market but with more space to move.


Werribee Open Range Zoo

Almost 200 hectares of grassy plains and sweeping river terraces are home to a collection of animals from the grasslands of Africa, Australia and Asia. More info >>
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An impressive museum exploring the maritime history of Southern Port Phillip Bay. More information >>
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Barwon Grange
A heritage home in Geelong from the 1850s with gardens and riverside walks. More info >>
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National Wool Museum
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Portarllngton Mill
A four storey sandstone steam mill built in 1856. This venue hosts various exhibitions throughout the year. More info >>
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The Heights Heritage House & Garden
A German prefabricated house and outbuildings in Geelong constructed in 1855 then later refurbished in 1930s style. More info >>
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The Mansion at Werribee Park

Great Ocean Road and hinterland

General information about the Great Ocean Road and its hinterland including Camperdown and Warrnambool & Port Fairy

Camperdown Show Society Sunday Market
An indoor market with a range of goods.

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Pombo Mart
A very large building (originally a butter factory) with a large range of antiques, collectables, old wares and plenty of surprises. White Hat recommends that if you are travelling the Princes Highway between Geelong and Warrnambool that you take a break at the Pombo Mart. There is a cafe and one of  the proprietors is Peter Brocklehurst "The singing cobbler" continues to ply his trade repairing watches and shoes, cutting keys and engraving. More information at Pombo Mart

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Up Markets
New Fashion,Vintage and Cultural Art, become a stall holder in Lorne new indoor permanent market, we do all the hard work for you selling your products seven days a week, prime beachfront location in the heart of lorne's lively shopping hub, stalls and wall space available now.

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Warrnambool Mill Markets
A market operated in the same style as the mills markets in Newtown and Daylesford. Stalls are available on a monthly lease and you will find all manner of clothing, jewellery, antiques, collectables and bric-a-brac. The market is located in the factory and gardens created by Fletcher Jones.

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Warrnambool Undercover Market
This market has a range of bric-a-brac and variety goods. White Hat can particularly recommend the fresh flowers and produces sold by farmers off the bck of their trucks at this typical down-to-earth country market. Despite the name of the market, there are also a number of outdoor stalls in fine weather. No dogs are allowed.


Barwon Park
A historic bluestone mansion in Winchelsea. White Hat can particularly recommend a visit to this example of life in an 'establishment' Western District grand homestead. More information at The White Hat Guide to Barwon Park.
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Cape Otway Lighthouse
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Flagstaff Hill Maritime Muesum

Grampians & the blunt end

General information about the Grampian Ranges and 'blunt end of Victoria including Hamilton and Horsham

Johnny Mullagh Cricket Centre

Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura

General information about the Wimmera, Mallee & Mildura

Millewa Pioneer Village

Goldfields & Macedon Ranges

General information about the Goldfields and Macedon Ranges including Ballarat, Bendigo, Ararat & Stawell and the Macedon Ranges and Spa Country

Naturipe Fruits - Pick Your Own and Farm Gate Sales

Naturipe Fruits has both pick your own and farm gate sales. (please note - cash only).

Pick your own
Fruit Season Typical price
(Jan 2016)
Strawberries Mid Oct to end of May $10/kg*
Cherries Mid Nov to Jan $10/kg
Peaches Dec & Jan $3.50/kg
Nectarines Dec & Jan $3.50/kg
Apples Feb to May $3.50/kg
*Entry is free except for cherry picking where there is a small entry charge per person.
Apple seasons are Royal Gala (Feb); Golden Delicious (March); Early Fuji (late-Feb); Late Fuji (April); Pink Lady (late-April to May); Granny Smith (April)

Farm Gate Sales
Fruits for sale are fresh-picked daily and and are not waxed or stored or use any chemicals. As well as the fruits listed above, garlic is also available.

For current details consult the Naturipe Fruits website.

Our rating - 5 Hats

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Daylesford Mill Markets

A large indoor market with an emphasis on antiques, retro fashion and collectables. New stallholders are welcome. White Hat recommends that the serious browser for retro and memorabilia sets aside plenty of time because there are a large amount of goods on display. More information at Daylesford Mill Markets >>



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Ballarat Trash & Trivia Market

Over 400 stalls selling secondhand goods, crafts,etc.

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Bendigo Prince of Wales Showground Market

A large indoor/otdoor market with fresh produce, hardware, trash or treasure and bric-a-brac.Free admission and free parking with a family atmosphere.

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Avoca Riverside Market
Come and visit our market on the picturesque Riverflat at Avoca, you can taste our local wines and enjoy a stroll amongst our variety of stalls including craft, plants, lollies, cakes German sausage, candles, soaps, baby clothes, jewellery, alpaca rugs and so much more.

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Ballarat Antique Market
This large antique market with a wide range of items is located on two floors of an old school building and also contains a museum with a small entry charge.It is morein the nature of a very large antique store and does not appear to have the space to cater for casual stallholders. When White Hat last visited (in April 2008) there was also a specialist coins area.

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Daylesford Sunday Market
Brought to you by the Daylesford Spa Country Railway, the Daylesford Sunday Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in Victoria with something for everyone. Also on offer are Vintage Train rides to the sleepy town of Bullarto on vechiles from the early to mid 20th Century Set in the historic Daylesford Railway Station, entry and car parking is free.

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Trentham Sunday Market
Local produce and other goods.

A large private garden in Malmsbury. more info >>
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Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Australia's oldest regional gallery. and home of  the original Eureka Flag. More info >>
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Bringalbit
Bringalbit is a country property near Mt. Macedon retaining some of its original remnant Peppermint Gums, Yellow Box and Manna Gums fail to break the winds. These have been supplemented  confers, oaks, willow and poplar thickets, Monterey pines and Osage trees, nearly all planted in the 19th century. The large trees, together with a small creek feeding a couple of dams and the garden lake before cascading down it’s rocky falls below the spillway forms a peaceful retreat in country Victoria. There is a 60metre Quince Walk that delights in Spring and Autumn. Elsewhere in the garden swathes of roses, lavender, dianthus and gaura soak up the sun on the north facing terraces with their silver foliage context of snow-in-summer edging. There is a small entry charge per person (children free). More info >>
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Forest Glade Gardens
Forest Glade Gardens is one of Australia's finest private gardens. It is short trip from Melbourne and is open to the public from September to May. It features large exotic trees, a bonsai house, a woodland section, a fern gully a blue bell patch and an impressive daffodil lawn during spring; a topiary garden, two aviaries, a laburnum arch, a peony walk highlighted with climbing roses, as well as numerous pergolas, ponds, fountains and statues. Entry $8 per head, (children free); More info >>
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The Golden Dragon Museum

Central Victoria

General indformation about Central Victoria including Echuca

"The Willows" Museum
"The Willows" Museum
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Benalla Art Gallery
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Benalla Costume & Pioneer Museum
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Cactus Country

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Royal Australian Armoured Corps Memorial & Army Tank Museum
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Torrumbarry Weir

Mornington Peninsula

General information about the Mornington Peninsula

Bittern Country Market
An outdoor market next to the railway station with trash & treasure, craft & local produce. You can find more information on Bittern Market in our newsletter No.144 and newsletter No.145.

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Mt Eliza Farmers' Market
Come and enjoy the relaxed Sunday market atmosphere, whilst chatting to producers about their growing, rearing and cooking tales. Accompanied by a back drop of live music, children’s activities and the smells of freshly brewed coffee and a cooked breakfast – it’s a morning not to be missed.

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Red Hill Farmers' Market
Be part of the relaxed and friendly atmosphere whilst browsing and purchasing fresh organic vegetables, meat, jams, spices, eggs, a variety of home made pasta, cheese, olive oil, prepared on site hot food, great coffee and much more. Only 60 minutes from the City, marvel at the surrounding vineyards, nearby Arthur’s Seat Look Out, or 100's of things to do - maybe catch up with nat at portc.

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Vintage Market (Rosebud West)
Vintage Market - held at Broadway Bazaar. This is a permanent market, full of vintage and retro bargains held in the old Broadway Theatre in Rosebud Pde, Rosebud. (beach side of the Rosebud Cinemas.) With over 60 permanent stalls of clothing, bric a brac, collectables, jewelry, curios. Café attached. Ph (03) 5982 1212. Open 7 days. Mon - Sat : 9.30am - 5pm. Sun : 10am - 3pm . More information at Rosebud Vintage Bazaar


High Tea
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McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
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The Museum of HMAS Cerberus
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The Sorrento Museum and Heritage Gallery

South Gippsland, Latrobe Valley & Phillip Island

General information about South Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley plus Phillip Island

Berwick Akoonah Park Market
A large indoor/outdoor market featuring craft, fresh produce, clothes, bric - a - brac. More information at Akoonah Park Market.

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Latrobe Country Markets
New & second hand goods, produce, craft, plants & trees, discount groceries and lollies. This market, one of the oldest in Victoria was formerly known as the Morwell Sunday Market.

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Newhaven Market
A wide range of new and srcond hand goods.

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South Gippsland Tourist Railway

Yarra Valley & Ranges

General information about the Yarra Valley and Ranges including the Dandenong Ranges and Healesville.

Gully Market
An outdoor market at the foot of Mount Dandenong comprises of a large Fruit and Veg stall, ferns, natives, rare bulbs, statues, jewelry, arts and crafts and many more. Water and some powered sites are available both Saturday and Sunday.

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Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market
The Kinglake Produce & Artisan Market is held on the fourth Sunday of the month in the heart of the Kinglake township Buy direct from the grower, producer or maker. Producers offer the best local, fresh,seasonal produce.

National Rhododendron Garden
At The National Rhododendron Gardens you will find brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. More information at National Rhododendron Garden
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The Singing Gardens of C.J.Dennis

High Country and north-east Victoria

General information about the High Country and North-East Victoria & Upper Murray

Albury/Wodonga Community Market
A large market with trash & treasure, produce, clothing, crafts and general goods. White Hat feels confident that you are unlikely to find goods in this market which have 'fallen off the back of a truck' - the venue is the Taxation Department carpark!

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Wangaratta Trash & Treasure Market
Trash & treasure plus local produce.

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Yarrawonga Farmers' Market
North East Victoria is renowned for a large diversity of produce including wines, nuts, olives, stonefruit, apples, prime beef, lamb, vegetables, honey, cheese and citrus. The Murray Cod, indigenous to the Lake Mulwala and the River Murray is also farmed and sold at this market. Organic tea also. The rich diversity of farm produce at this farmers' market entices anyone interested in food or foodie products. It is also a great way to meet and chat with regional producers.

East Gippsland & the pointy end

General information about East Gippsland and 'pointy end' of Victoria

Gippsland Country Craft Market
All weather indoor market. Craft only done by Gippsland country ladies & gentleman the old fashioned crafters way.

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Lucknow Primary School Sunday Market
An outdoor market next to the river.

Sale Swing Bridge
The bridge opens at 3pm and 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays and 11am on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. More information at The White Hat Guide to the Sale Swing Bridge.

You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.

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