Twice a month on Sunday, the Central Flea Market takes over a park in the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand. By many, it is considered to be the best market in Auckland. It takes place two Sundays a month, the classic market day, and provides perfect entertainment for the whole family for a Sunday morning. The flea opens up early and is closed by lunchtime, so it is worth making note of the opening time if you are particularly keen to search for treasures from yesteryear and snag yourself a real bargain!
The organizers of the Central Flea Market prides themselves on finding fantastic vendors for this flea. They seek not just those with great merchandise, but even more importantly vendors that are friendly, welcoming, and take obvious joy in what they do. This family vibe, alongside awesome food trucks, and the occasional live music performers create a fabulous atmosphere, which is the main reason that people come again and again to shop here.
Of course, the goods for sale at the Central Flea Market also tempt visitors to return to this flea every time it opens its doors. Strolling through the stands provides a lovely trip down memory lane and every visitor here is guaranteed to see something that they want to bring home with them. Vintage books are for sale, also furniture, artwork, jewelry, pottery, vintage clothing, luggage, teapots, toys, comics, blankets, lace, and more.
The layout of the vendors at the Central Flea Market is exactly what you would expect from a typical, popular flea. Some have organized stands reminiscent of small shops, others combine car boots with tables to create their displays, others opt for the floor as the best form of presentation of their goods! This eclectic mix adds to the intrigue when shopping here, as you never know what you might find.