Coledale Markets

Date Attended: 22nd May 2010

When are they on?  4th Sunday of every month. 9am – 3pm.

Where are they? Coledale Public School, Lawrence Hargrave Drive (Princes Hwy). (Approx 50km south of Sydney).


Types of stalls: Handmade, Food and Produce, Antique, Clothes and Bric a Brac

Handmade: jewellery, accessories, artworks, home wares, skin care, cards and gifts.

Loved the hand-made modern wall clocks by Distant Travellers. (Click the image to be taken to their blog).

Antiques, Retro and Second hand clothes:  On a brief rummage through the clothes I spotted a few designer items from designers such as Sass & Bide and Alanna Hill.

Food and Produce: Freshly baked Sourdough Bread, Honey, Foot and veg, marinated olives, organic cheeses, cakes, fudge, preserves and sauces.

Fast Food options: Curry, Chinese snacks (Recommend won tons, spring rolls and definitely the BBQ pork buns), dutch pancakes (Poffertjes), Coffee, Turkish Gozleme and a good old fashioned sausage sizzle.

Entertainment: Funk/groove sounds of Nautilus Music, quality face painting for the kids with photos of the finished product before you pay. Lots of options for boys too. Only $8.

Things you can’t buy: Gorgeous view of the beach, the water and the cliffs on the escarpment, friendly people, great community event and family day out, fresh sea air.

Did I mention the views?


My impressions: I had a wonderful day out, we were blessed with such gorgeous weather. There are places to sit and eat your lunch or just have a rest. There is a great diversity of stalls and more stalls than I expected. It is definitely somewhere I want to be selling in the future. Some things available at Kiama markets, some things cheaper to reflect the location (and I am guessing cheaper stall fees). Coledale Public School is right on the coast and I really loved taking photos of the views up and down the coast. The downside I can see of doing business at Coledale is that it is right on the coast and is a little exposed to the elements, probably not a good place to be on a windy day.

What I bought:

Winter hat with ear flaps made from vintage 60s pattern in retro fabric from Carnival Clips $35.

Turkish hand-painted ceramic trivet $25.

Set of four vintage glasses $8.

Two really delicious BBQ pork buns, two spring rolls, two very yummy dim sims and two cans of brand name soft drinks. Around $13-14.

Coffee :


There was also a stall with prints of drawings made by an Illawarra artist. I already own one, a Christmas present purchased at Kiama markets. My fairy print in my choice of frame was about $75-80 from memory. All frames are made by the artist. He does a lot of fairy prints and will mix and match frames and prints at the market stall for you.

Links to stallholders I liked:


One thought on “Coledale Markets

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    My friend and I ran a market stall today at the intriguing, exciting and inspiring Cole-dale Markets, offering a remake/jazz-up/alteration service of second hand clothes on the spot. It was called Re-Couture (witty much?). As a cash making venture it was a dismal failure, but luckily making cash was not what we set out to do. In the end it was a wonderful day spent sewing, discussing and putting forth effort to stop our tent from blowing away.


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