Even without spending a single cent, a visit to Queen Victoria Market is worth the time and effort. Its colours, sights, sounds, and energy are just so active and fun.
And, if you do decide to shell out some dollars, it's still fine because you can find great bargains everywhere. In fact, I managed to buy my wool and cashmere black coat from this market (which I still use even after more than two years) for a good price. You might even want to try haggling!
There are also plenty of places to grab a bite - from fish and chips to pizza to Asian food. Just walk around and find what you fancy.
Some of the shops open as early as 6 am, so you can even have breakfast there if you like. It's also interesting to watch the place brighten up.
Apart from the usual array of clothes, fruits, flowers and such, you can even find quaint butcher shops, seafood stalls, chocolate shops, and more around the area. No wonder this is a *must see* place in Melbourne!