In the controlled chaos of the CBD of Melbourne, there is a permanent place for the Queen Victoria Market. The mass area is filled about every other day with everything from fresh foods to clothes and home wares. Free samples draw you in closer to the sights, sounds and incredible smells. There is an indoor market with cheese, dried and fresh meats, and prepared and fresh grown good covering every square inch of the indoor building. The Market is the largest outdoor market in the southern hemisphere, and the secret is out. The rows are filled with people shopping and bartering the fresh and hand made goods at every turn. The market has been filling bellies and bags for 140 years and has been recently been added to the National Heritage Site as an historical Australian icon. This amazing market is spread over two city blocks and has over 600 shops to choose from. The goods sold range from local Australian fruit and vegetables and other food, clothing , and souvenirs.