Old Bus Depot Markets at Kingston


I have just returned from Canberra as we were attending a 40th birthday party.  Great night!  Fabulous food. It was Jack Daniels themed.

While we were in Canberra we visited the Old Bus Depot Market in Kingston.

The market is literally in the old bus depot.  All Canberra’s buses used to be housed and maintained here.  The market began in 1994 when two enterprising women started the market off.  You can read all about it on the link I provided.  When we lived in Canberra we used to visit the market regularly and it was great to be able to get the chance to visit again.  The market is held every Sunday.

Right next to the market is the Canberra Glassworks. This used to be the Powerhouse that provided the power for Canberra in its initial years.

The powerhouse has been restored and now houses glassmaking facilities where workshops are also held.

The area around the market has seen huge development since we left four years ago and the development is continuing.

In the market we found many of our favourite stalls and many new ones.

There were beautiful flowers, including these lovely ‘white’ waratahs.

The nutman was there, he travels from Bateman’s Bay to sell the nuts.  We bought delicious Vienna Almonds and some savoury Tamari Almonds.

There was a stall selling leather bags made from recycled leather. The bags are constructed using leather from used coats, jackets and bags.  The leather is conditioned and then sewn into new bags which are versatile. You can find out about them at Vintagecreation.com.au

The front flap of the bag can be changed giving a totally new look to your bag.

This stall holder travels all the way from the Blue Mountains to run her stall on Sundays.

While we were there we also had some lunch as there is a great variety of food stalls. Here are just a few.

If you are ever in Canberra, this market is well worth a visit as there is a huge variety of products for sale.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Kate says:

    I was very impressed with this bag stall the last time we visited the market. I think I will buy one there soon!

    1. suth2 says:

      I actually bought a bag. I couldn’t resist.

  2. Northern Narratives says:

    I like the bags. Looks like a fun place to visit.

    1. suth2 says:

      There is always something different to find each time you visit.

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