Auckland Fish Market
Cooking classes, commercial fishing boats and hundreds of tourists fight the seagulls for space in the Auckland Fish Market, a bustling, popular fish market that sells all kinds of seafood and offers two or three sit down seafood restaurants.
Busiest in the mornings, this outdoor market on the outskirts of Auckland serves up a truly Polynesian experience with local food vendors, hawkers and stalls specializing in traditional arts and crafts.
Auckland shopping tips
As always at markets anywhere in the world, friendly negotiation over prices is welcomed and expected and buyers should expect to pay around 50 to 75 percent of the starting price. Credit cards and cash are equally welcome at shops, restaurants and hotels but cash is expected at markets. ATMs proliferate in all areas of the city.