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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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Tamworth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited the markets on a Thursday night. On this night the RAAF did a flyover which was spectacular. The variety of craft stalls was disappointing and the prices quite expensive. The food stalls were very good with a large variety and most reasonably priced. We arrived just before 5pm which was fortunate as after sunset it was wall to wall... More

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Wyong, Australia
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you like your food you'll love the Mindil Beach Markets - plenty of it here from many different places - Greek sweets, Thai, vegan, fruit salads, fruit smoothes, etc. Nice. The sunset is pretty good too - never seen so many people on a beach - packed. The markets also have entertainers, musicians and market stores selling all sorts... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Awesome sunset viewing on the beach and we had wonderful oysters kilpatrick from one of the stalls followed by fried ice cream from another stall.Great buys around and a really awesome didgeridoo player singing as well accompanied with drums from 8 pm had everyone dancing!

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Jabiru, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was the first time I have been to the Thursday evening Mindil Beach Market. We got there just as it opened and spent a good few hours wondering through the stalls, and food. Its a perfect place to watch the sun set. There is something for everyone here, and food for all appetites. Well worth a visit.

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203 reviews 203 reviews
113 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Set right on Mindil beach, this is a great way to spent a warm evening in Darwin. Heaps of variety of foods available to take to the waterfront to watch the sun go down as you sit on the sand dunes to eat. Entertainment, buskers and a big variety of stalls all adds to the atmosphere. The best market in... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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