Weekends are best spent with a flat white in hand, wandering through weekend markets in Australia.

Say what you like but there is absolutely nothing like spending your weekends with a flat white in hand while winding your way around a weekend market in one of Australias vibrant neighbourhoods. Not only is it the  perfect  antidote  to  a  big  night  out  but  it  is  also  a  great place  to  score  a  bargain,  pick  up  a  one-of-a-kind  trinket  and  taste  fresh  pickings  from  a farmers garden.

Heres the lowdown on where to get your coolest weekend market fix in Australia.

Carriageworks Farmers Market, Sydney

Take  a  less  than  10-minute  walk  from  Sydneys Redfern  station,  just  outside  the  Sydney central   business   district   (CBD),   for   a   taste   of   organic   and   biodynamic foods   at   the Carriageworks Farmers Market.

Open  every  Saturday,  this  all-weather  marketplace  also  sells  fresh  flowers,  artisan  cheese, freshly  baked  goods,  local  oysters  and  of,  course,  great  coffee, which is sure  to  excite  the Singaporean  foodie  in  you. Bring your brightest  mood  and  learn  more  about  sustainable food  practices  from  local  farmers  and  producers  who  will  be  more  than  happy to  tell  you about them.

Salamanca Market, Hobart

Salamanca Market is one for the artsy crowd. Held every Saturday in the cobblestone square of   Salamanca   Place   in   Hobart,   the   market   sells   handmade   Tasmanian   pieces,   from woodwork, to jewellery, to glassware ceramics and souvenirs. Have a passion for fashion? Browse  quality  Tasmanian  fabrics  and  a  collection  of  quirky  accessories to  brighten  your outfits.

Round  off  your  weekend  with  delicious  market  delights  from  food  stalls lining  the  market, including  Smiths  famous  scallop  pies,  spit-roasted  marinated  lamb,  apple  chocolate  and freshly roasted grounds good enough to satisfy the fussiest coffee snob.

While there, pick up a jar, or two, of pure Leatherwood honey, sourced from the deep wilderness of Tasmania. This locally produced honey makes a fabulous, healthy spread, which can be drizzled on toast for a yummy snack. Alternatively, mix it into your tea as a delicious natural sweetener.

Old Bus Depot Markets, Canberra

Travelling to Canberra? Be sure to visit the Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston Foreshore on the southern shore of Lake Burley Griffin.  Open  every  Sunday,  the  Old  Bus  Depot Markets has  more  than  200  stalls  selling  art,  homeware, clothing  and  accessories alongside  some excellent  regional  produce  and  wine.  Lunch  here  is  a  local  tradition,  so fuel  up  for  the  day with  a  delectable  spread  featuring  wood-fired  bread,  alpine  berries, cheese  and  gourmet jams. Then, wash down these yummies with a delicious cuppa!

Setting  the  Old  Bus  Depot  Markets  apart  from  other  weekend  markets  is  its Themed Sundays tradition. Most Sundays carry a theme, with stalls rotating according to the topic of the day. To experience specialty or themed stalls, mark these days down:  Multicultural Sunday is held on every first Sunday of the month, Designer Sunday on every third Sunday of the month and Collectable Sunday on the fourth Sunday of the month. Pick the Sunday that best tickles your fancy and have a blast!