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Mindil Beach Markets, Darwin

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At Mindil Beach Markets, peruse the many stalls selling food, crafts, clothes, toys, Territorian items, and more. Enjoy the free entertainment, usually in the form of circus-style acts like jugglers and fire breathers. A large grassy area toward the sand dunes is the perfect place to set up your own chairs, tables, and blankets. It’s a magical spot where you can shop around the market and taste a variety of cuisines. Grab some takeout and drinks and relax on the beach while watching the sun go down. To visit Mindil Beach Markets on your trip to Darwin, use our Darwin family vacation planner.
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  • The markets are a true Darwin dry season experience. Go down, check out the stalls, grab some food and go to watch the sunset on the beach with the hundreds of other people. 
  • not as great as people make it out to be. lots of market items you see everywhere else. the atmosphere is great though.always have great musical acts and people get into the spirit more than down sout...  more »
  • The Markets are pretty good. Lots to look at and choose from to eat. Markets usually have cheaper food but not here....the food is really expensive! I used to love the pork hocks here although they we...  more »
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  • While waiting for the fireworks (July 1), i went to the sunset markets and they were beautiful. They had such a large range of products at affordable prices. I ordered pizza from one of the markets (sorry forgot the name) and that was delicious! Such a good spot to have the markets.
  • Great acts although most are just trying to get money from you or the kids, food looks good but expensive and I didn't enjoy my Tucker.
  • This is by far Darwin's biggest tourist attraction, but also popular with the locals. They have stalls with every cuisine you can think of, live entertainment and delicious fruit shakes. I was born and raised in Darwin and never get sick of going to the Mindil markets :)
  • Predominantly a food market for delicious laksa, smoothies, and crocodile burgers. There are also buskers for some added entertainment. The market runs on Thurs 5-10 PM, Sun 4-9 PM from the last Thursday in April until last Thursday in October.
  • Great choice of food & trinkets. With normal market food fare available, you can also get a taste of almost every native Australian animal here. From crocodile to kangaroo, grab a kebab & eat something new! The sunset here is very popular with visitors & locals. Get something to eat/drink & find a spot on the sand to make the most of this experience.