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Mindil Beach Markets, Darwin
(3.9/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
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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  • While we were at the market a guy sang and later another guy had a performing dog, the guy did more performing than the dog but it was quite entertaining. The sunset on the beach was beautiful and the...  more »
  • The vibes at these markets were awesome! They had a great range of different cultural foods and a heap of different cultural things for sale. The sunsets here are also absolutely fantastic but the bea...  more »
  • Me and my partner had a great time at the market last night. Lots of entertainment, beautiful sunset from the beach and delicious food options. 
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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.