Parap Market, Darwin

Explore a mixture of Asian cuisine and local merchandise at Parap Market, a favorite weekend meeting place for locals and visitors alike. Browse hundreds of stalls and small shops selling fresh produce, arts and crafts, clothes, jewelry, and flowers. Taste sweet, savory, hot, and cold delicacies offered by dozens of large and small food stalls, selling treats from every corner of Asia. Indulge yourself with a big plate of crepes, a weekend staple for families living in the area. This market can be a bit cramped and untidy, but it does provide visitors with a rare chance to experience an interesting combination of culture and cuisine that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. Arrange your visit to Parap Market and discover more family-friendly attractions in Darwin using our Darwin trip itinerary maker app .
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  • A lovely way to mingle with the locals (and tourists!), wandering through the stalls, smelling the delicious wafts of cooking food and cooling off with a freshly squeezed fruit juice. Tropical flowers...  more »
  • We loved the variety of food options (although, it can get a bit repetitive across Parap, Mindil and Nightcliff markets) - the fresh smoothies are a must-try! Every stall had vegetarian options so tha...  more »
  • My family had to drag me away. I could have spent so much longer at the markets! A definite tick on anyone's list when visiting Darwin!  more »
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  • Great way to get a Saturday morning started. Plenty of variety and spread out across the Parap Shopping plaza. Parking may be a bit of a challenge, but worth the walk, for all the shops and variety offered in a compact space.
  • Great place to hang out and enjoy a bit of street food on a Saturday morning!
  • Where's the flea market element of this market as advertised? It would give it a destinction from the other markets, but I only saw one stall of 2nd hand clothes.
  • Awesome market for international food and fresh produce. Cute stalls selling clothes and handmade goods.
  • Great food. Intetesting artefacts. Friendly crowd.

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