FAQs

How much is it to enter the market?

FREE entry on Wednesday and Friday. Sunday is $2.50 for people 13 years old and over. $1 for aged pensioners and children 12 years old and under. Children 2 years old and under are FREE. For more information please click here.

How much are the rides?

Train Ride $6, Jungle Cruise $6, Mini Golf $6, Chair lift one way $6 or $8 return. Other rides operate onsite are run independent of Caribbean Gardens and Market and prices can vary. Long standing rides include: Children’s 4X4 jeep rides (small & restricted petrol motors), Mechanical Bull ride, Bungie Trampoline & Large Bouncy Castles. For more information please click here.

What time is the market open to the public?

Market Trading Hours: Wednesday: 8:30am-3pm (School Holidays 3.30). Friday: 8:30am-2:30pm. Sunday: 8:30am-4:30pm. Closed if a Market falls on Christmas Day or Easter Friday. For more information, please click here.

Are ground open later than the market?

Yes, the grounds are open until 6pm on Sunday and 4pm on Wednesday and Friday (except for Christmas and Good Friday when we are closed). For more information, please click here.

Can I book a birthday party at the gardens?

You can book a gazebo for a private function such as a birthday party at Caribbean Gardens and Market on market days. This is at no charge and depends upon availability. Please fill out the form and allow a few days for it to be processed. You will receive a confirmation email that will state that you have successfully booked the Gazebo. For forms, please click here. Please see the map here for further details. To see where the Gazebos are located. Caribbean Rollerama also offer birthday packages. Please click here for more information.

Can I hire the grounds for a private function?

It is possibly to hire the grounds of Caribbean Gardens and Market for a private function or activity on non market days (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday). This is through negotiation. Functions have included: filming for television, movies, commercials; private functions such as corporate days, weddings, events; trade days for various products including plants, flowers, tools, supplies; parking; car shows and event; and much more. If you are interested hiring this space please fill out the form and we will respond to your enquiry. For all booking forms, please click here.

Do you support charities and fundraisers?

Absolutely! We are very community minded and contribute where possible. We currently support: Peter Mac Cancer Foundation, Sids and Kids and the Royal Children’s Hospital. In addition to these charities we give away a number of donations and tickets to local causes to assist with their fundraising activities. If you are interested in receiving support, please fill in your details and if eligible we will respond to your enquiry within one month. To enquire, please click here.

How do I get there by car?

You can enter Caribbean Gardens and Market at 1280 Ferntree Gully Road or Stud Road, Scoresby, VIC. We are just off Eastlink and have plenty of car parking available. To view the map, please click here. For more information, please click here.

How do I get there on Public Transport?

Public transport is really easy – Catch the City to Glen Waverley train and jump on a bus! Glen Waverly to Bayswater 753 Ferntree Gully Rd Entrance or 682 Stud Road entrance. Or 754 The Rowville to Glen Waverley. Ringwood Station has a 901 SMART BUS to our Stud Rd Entrance. 900 Monash University stops at Stud Rd. 754 Rowville to Glen Waverley stops on Stud Rd. 693 Belgrave to Oakleigh Stops on Ferntree Gully Rd. You will need to walk up the driveway to reach the market. This is about 800m from the main road. For the map please click here. For more information please click here.

Can I return or exchange an item purchased?

This is at the discretion of the stallholder. You will need to contact the stallholder or shop owner from where you purchased your item.

Are there ATMs available?

Yes. In total 5 ATMs are available outside the café and inside the Market. Please see the map here. These are run independently of Caribbean Gardens and there is a small charge for use approx. $2.50.

Is food available?

Yes. Fresh food, produce, nuts, bakery items, pre-package food such as cakes, biscuits, honey, jam etc. are available from a number of stall holders.

The café operates at Caribbean Gardens and Market – here you can purchase fast food, fresh soups, sandwiches, burgers, chips, snacks, cold drinks, ice-creams and more. In the market and in the café you will find quality ‘Grinders’ coffee available.

In addition to the café and the above items, a limited number of food vendors also operate such as donuts, dutch pancakes and a sausage sizzle.

Where are the toilets?

The are two main locations for toilets. The toilets are located outside of the main market entrance. This includes and accessible toilet. The second set of toilets is located inside the café/kiosk also including an accessible toilet. You can view the map here.

Where is accessible/disabled parking located?

Accessible car parking is located in a separate car park immediately out front of the main market entrance, between to the café/kiosk and the toilets. You can view the map here.

Is EFTPOS accepted at the market?

Not yet. However there are ATMs. You can view the map here. For more information click here.

Does the market still operate if it’s raining?

Yes. There is 2 acres of undercover space at the market and the large café which is not effected by the rain. There are also small shelters and gazebos through out the grounds that can offer some protection from the weather. (Market Pavilion roof is 10,500 square metres)

Do the rides still operate if it’s raining?

The rides are weather permitting. The rides will not operate in any weather that is unsafe to do so. The weather is monitored closely to ensure the safety, customer enjoyment and satisfaction are provided to a high standard. The rides are regularly tested and maintained in accordance to Victorian Work Safe Standards and additional safety standards. The boat cruise is in line with Maritime Victoria and includes a Safety Certificate of Operations and Construction. The train track was recently upgraded by Puffing Billy Victoria and kept in line with their standards.

Are dogs permitted?

No. All pets (excluding guide or official assistance dogs) are prohibited from the market compound. Stallholders and patrons who bring pets with them will be refused entry into the market.

Can we bring our own food and drinks?

Yes. You can bring your own food and drinks (alcohol not permitted) for your personal consumption.

Can we use the BBQs on site?

Yes. We provide a number of wood fired BBQs on the grounds. We supply the wood for free however you will need to bring matches and some paper to get the BBQ started.

Can we bring alcohol onto the premises?

No. Alcohol is not permitted on the premises.

Where can I locate lost property?

Lost property is located at the main office during business hours. Many of our patrons are very honest and we do have a number of keys, wallets and phones that are handed in and safely returned to their rightful owners. If you have lost something, please feel free to call us and we can check for you or drop by the office on a market day. For the map, please click here.

How do we spread the word?

Caribbean Gardens and Market is well known and established market. However, we still invest in advertising through various mediums including print, radio and online both locally and beyond. We welcome review and articles and anything that positively shares the great features of the market and gardens.

What’s changed?

Many of the traditional elements of Caribbean Gardens and Market still exist. We have a number of people come through and relive the memories of their childhood. We maintain the grounds, attractions and market with great pride. Many people comment on how clean and family friendly the environment and place is. But as lovely as it is we know we need to adapt to the times and offer the people what they want. We are certainly working on a few ideas ourselves and would love to hear your suggestions too. Simply let us know here.