Darwin in Northern Territory of Australia run several fantastic markets throughout the year. These are very popular among both locals and visitors.
A couple of markets are held only during Dry season which is generally May-Oct.
Because of culturally diverse city, you can enjoy different food stalls, handmade craft stores etc in these markets.
I’m going to show photos of the markets I have visited so far and share tips on how to enjoy these markets.
- Mindil Beach Sunset Market
- Parap Village Saturday Market
- Nightcliff Village Sunday Market
- Rapid Creek Market
- Palmerston and Rural Market
- Malak Market
MINDIL BEACH SUNSET MARKET
Thursday 5-10 PM, Sunday 4-9 PM during dry season
Last Thursday in April until the last Thursday in October
Off Gilruth Avenue Darwin NT.
There are over 50 different food stalls, a large number of menu items, handmade craft stores etc along with music and the tropical atmosphere. I can tell you that it is must-visit market in Darwin if you plan to come to the city.
Fruit Smoothy is the most popular drink here. When you walk through the market you will find people drinking it everywhere.
Fruit Smoothies stall
A small table and chairs or sheets will be very useful. I every time enjoy Oyster, Laksa and Fruit Smoothies.
If you want to drink Beer, wine etc., please note that alcoholic drinks are not sold in Mindil beach market. You need to bring your own alcoholic drinks.
Move to the beach to view sunset when sunset time is coming.
People waiting for the sunset
Do not miss the stunning sunset.
PARAP VILLAGE SATURDAY MARKET
Saturday 8AM – 2PM, Year around
3/3 Vickers St, Parap NT 0804
Locals gather around this Saturday morning to have delicious cuisine, coffee and see arts, crafts and clothing.
Fresh food available at stalls
There is a cafe, Laneway Specialty Coffee, in the vicinity of the Parap market.
This cafe provides Campos specialty Coffee beans. I usually drop by the cafe to get a bag of coffee beans when visit this market on Saturday.
NIGHTCLIFF VILLAGE SUNDAY MARKET
Sunday 8AM – 2PM, Year around
Pavonia Way, Nightcliff NT 0810
You can enjoy relaxing morning with music, tasty food and drinks. Also wander around arts, crafts, plants and clothing.
Tables and chairs are available in the market.
Kids can play nearby in the playground.
Plants stalls area
Delicious Laksa, Asian cuisine
Feel good atomosphere
RAPID CREEK MARKET
Sunday 7AM – 1PM, Year Around
48 Trower Rd, Millner NT 0810
Rapid Creek Market takes place at Rapid Creek Business village every Sunday morning. In the Market you would find unique food such as Asian fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, exotic plants, flowers etc. Locals come here to buy food every Sunday morning.
There also are stalls providing Fruit Smoothies and food such as Laksa, noodles for relaxing brunch.
PALMERSTON AND RURAL MARKET
Friday around 6PM – , April to September
1 The Blvd, Palmerston City NT 0830
Palmerston Market is held in the evening every Friday during the dry season near the Palmerston Shopping Centre. It took approx. 30 minutes from the city centre of Darwin by car. The market provides relaxing Friday evening after work!
Like other markets, here also you can enjoy music, fantastic food, crafts and so on.
Saturday 4PM to 9PM from May to October
The market opens with live music and plenty of tables. Arts, crafts, organic products and delicious food are available at the Malak Shops rear car park.
Darwin locals live a full life with with relaxing and nice markets. I would recommend you to feel excellent atmospheres and enjoy delicious food and Smoothies when visiting Darwin City.