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A guide to the markets in Darwin

Posted By Holly On November 28, 2013

You'll find lots of things to love at the markets in Darwin. A guide to the markets in Darwin

Whether you're staying in long term accommodation in Darwin or just visiting for a holiday, you'll find plenty of unique treasures and tastes at the local markets.

A smorgasbord of different flavours collide at the markets in this tropical city, and you can find everything from international delicacies to unique crafts created by talented local artisans.

There's no better way to really experience the Darwin lifestyle, so if you've got some time on your hands why not stop by a few of these popular markets?

The Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

These bustling and vibrant markets are located at Mindil Beach just off Gilruth Avenue, close to Mantra on the Esplanade - one of several options for holiday accommodation in the area.

With arts and crafts from around the world as well as from the city's own creatives, this is the place to be if you want to pick up a unique memento of your time in Darwin or a gift for a loved one.


"This village market is one of the longest-running in Darwin and it's well known by the locals as a place to come together and sample some great food.


While you're browsing the stalls, get enchanted by buskers, tarot card readers, musicians and more offering free entertainment as you peruse the handmade treasures on offer.

Of course, one of the best parts about the Mindil markets is the food. Thai, Chinese, Aboriginal, European and more cuisines are on display and you can satisfy your tastebuds with both savoury and sweet dishes.

The markets are only held on Thursdays during the dry season in Darwin from May to October, so it's a good time to start planning your vacation now.

Parap Markets

This village market is one of the longest-running in Darwin and it's well known by the locals as a place to come together and sample some great food.

The market operates every Saturday from 8am to 2pm in the Parap Village Shopping Precinct.

Rapid Creek Markets

Every Sunday from 7am to 1pm the Rapid Creek Markets come alive with shoppers and vendors. This is the oldest market in Darwin, and it's a great way to indulge in some fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables while browsing the trinkets and crafts available.


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