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Mindil Beach Markets

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
(08) 8981 3454
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Ranked #1 of 10 shopping in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Traveler Description: Mindil Beach Markets are held every Thursday and Sunday Night during the dry season. Many stalls selling food, crafts, clothes, toys, uniquely... more »
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited in June one warm Thursday night and its a great market. The best bit is the setting and the atmosphere, and the gorgeous sunset was just the icing on the cake for me. Don't miss this!!!

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Bundaberg, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We arrived just in time, from another tourist activity, to see he sun setting. We were lucky to find a park. Unfortunately for us the cloud cover spoilt the moment. However, we were amazed at the number of people on the beach... Playing volleyball, sitting, walking and watching. We walked through the markets; holding our children's hands tightly. My husband... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I'd heard how great this was, and was excited to see it and try it out. We arrived and it was packed - to the point that you can hardly move. All of Darwin migrates here - like they say in the guide books. Be prepared to be crushed and fight for space on the lawn or the beach. Parking... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Obviously the big draw is the sunset, but the various food stalls are excellent and fairly priced. The paella stall was excellent! Definitely skip lunch and stroll through the stalls.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What a fantastic night out. We brought some drinks and some lawn chairs and enjoyed the entertainment from the buskers. The food here is absolutely brilliant, no matter what type of cuisine you are after. There are also countless stores to buy things from. The atmosphere here is buzzing and it is a great time. Go here on thursday or... More

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Mudgee, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I think half of Darwin and all the tourists were here the night we went but it just added to the experience. If you ever wondered where all the hippies went, I can tell you - here at Mindl Beach. There are stalls for all occasions- clothing, hats, tours, art and a great array of food for sale. My only... More

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MBSMAOperations, Public Relations Manager at Mindil Beach Markets, responded to this review

Hello Hello! Many thanks for your great review. Yes you are right! the big star of the night is always the sun! We are very happy you enjoyed our Market, the food is always amazing! We are very proud to present a such a amazing variety and selection of food stalls from all over the world. We will pass on... More

Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Mindil is great, when the markets open again everyone is talking about it. Whether you go for the beach, the food, the sunset or to meet up with friends there's something for everyone. The places is always packed and it's become a Darwin institution. Have noticed the increase of some more tacky stalls in recent years, but this doesn't take... More

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MBSMAOperations, Public Relations Manager at Mindil Beach Markets, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you very much for visiting Mindil Markets. Our Market tends to be fully packed during the peak season which runs from May to August. We do recommend our visitors that don't really enjoy big crowds to come a bit earlier at about 4pm to 6pm. Also, after August the Market is less crowded. Our stalls are a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The markets run alongside the beautiful Mindil Beach. As a southerner it is still a novelty to see the sunset over the ocean. The market have a lot of stalls but a limited range of goods. If you are looking for eclectic jewellery, beach clothes or indigenous trinkets then this is the place to shop. The range of food vans... More

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MBSMAOperations, Guest Relations Manager at Mindil Beach Markets, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. We really appreciate your comments. The sunset over the ocean is indeed amazing. On Thursdays Mindil Markets has a total of 110 Craft stalls and a total of 59 Food stalls. Visitors can get a massage, buy handmade skin care products, book tours (with the owners and operators first hand) or get local souvenirs...... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Sunday night , a very popular market that supplied a large variety of food to suit all tastes, really enjoyed the spiral potatoes on a stick and the. Prawn kebabs. There was also a large variety of merchandise, something for everyone, the only down side was it difficult to find a park so get there early.... More

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MBSMAOperations, Public Relations Manager at Mindil Beach Markets, responded to this review

Dear Afong, Many thanks for your review. Mindil Markets operates every Thursday and Sunday. On Thursdays from 5pm to 10pm and on Sunday from 4pm to 9pm. We really hope you enjoyed all our Market and had a fantastic time. Many thanks for choosing Mindil Markets to spend your time during your visit. Hope to see you soon in the... More

Sydney, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Must visit when you are in Darwin. The market only open from 5pm to 9pm on Thurs & Sun during dry season. (April to October) It is about 3 km away from city centre, you can easily get there by bus, taxi or drive. My advice is to get there early, so you can park near the market & get... More

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