Mindil Beach Sunset Markets
When: Thursdays 5pm – 10pm, Sundays 4pm – 9pm April through to October
Address: Maria Liveris Drive, Darwin
Phone: 08 8981 3454
Stroll beside stunning Mindil Beach and take in the glorious setting sun as you explore over 260 market stalls. Wander amongst the buskers and street theatre performers as you look around the collections of stalls selling quality arts & crafts, Indigenous arts, leatherwork, jewellery and tailoring. Next, grab a meal from one of the 60 food stalls featuring cuisines from Turkey, Sri Lanka, India, SE Asia, Greece and South America and find a place on the beach to picnic.
When: Sundays 8am – 2pm
Address: Nightcliff Village, Progress Drive, Nightcliff
Phone: 0414 368 773
Every Sunday locals and visitors flock to the Nightcliff Markets. Get there early and enjoy a lazy Sunday breakfast with delicious fruit juices, tropical fruit salads and freshly ground coffee. Pick up a great bargain as you wander through the stalls with everything from recycled CD’s and books to original crafts and hemp clothing. There are also stalls offering services like massages, reflexology and card readings. Don’t miss the local artists performing on the central stage between 11am and 12.30pm.
When: Saturday 8am – 2pm
Address: Parap Shopping Village, Parap Place, Parap
Phone: 08 8942 0805
The Parap Markets is a local institution with an emphasis on food. Make your way around the markets and take in the heady aromas of Asian cuisine, fresh coffee and fresh fruit and vegies. There is also a variety of art & craft stalls as well as street theatre performances and buskers. Enjoy one of the delicious Saturday morning laksas or fresh tropical fruit smoothies.
The Rapid Creek Markets
When: Sundays 7am – 1pm
Address: Rapid Creek Shopping Centre, Trower Road
Phone: 08 8948 4866
People have been visiting The Rapid Creek Markets every Sunday for over 30 years. There are lots of stalls dedicated to selling the freshest of produce, great food and snacks, bric-a-brac, seafood and a variety of arts and crafts. Towards midday be sure to catch some of the live entertainment!