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Mindil Beach Markets

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
(08) 8981 3454
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$64*
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Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour
82%
Ranked #1 of 11 Shopping in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A stay in Darwin is not complete without visiting the Mindil Markets for some lovingly cooked food from the carts. You're best to get in early or find a lift with friends to avoid the stampede of locals and tourists alike who frequent this marketplace on Sunday and Thursday nights. Get in for sunset to make the most of the... More 

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Tom Price, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

if you love markets, these are a must..night time just near the beach. Go early and watch the stunning sunset, then cruise into the market for fabulous food, buskers, stalls. Very talented people selling gorgeous wares. See a picture painted in front of you.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Very dissapointed that the landmark markets are closed when other markets in Darwin still operate year round. Sure if the forecast is rain but done throw the towel in so quickly.

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

So, I'm easily won over - I found a crepe stall and I was immediately happy! There are lots of food and juice bars to choose from, and plenty of stalls to wander. The beach gets very busy at sunset, but it's a great place to end the day. I'm not sure if they regularly have entertainment, but I was... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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152 reviews 152 reviews
40 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

After reading so much about these markets and the variety of fare on offer, we found ourselves a little disappointed and left after about 45 minutes. There was an abundance of food outlets with several ethnicities represented. The pricing was equivalent to what you would pay at any food court at the mall. The other offerings appeared to be geared... More 

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Main Beach, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Mindil Beach is a great multicultural food experience with local entertainment and a wide range of market stalls. Well worth a visit - in fact we detoured 400km for a second visit! While you're there, make sure you sit on the beach (use plenty of good quality insect repellant to keep the midges away) and watch the sunset over the... More 

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Denpasar
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Sunset was beautiful Food varieties were great Ambience was nice Musical performances were great The varieties of goods were awesome What's best was because it started in the afternoon so it was a lot cooler to walk around in Darwin heat. Would love to come back :-)

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Sydney, Australia
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231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Near the entrance  to the market we were entertained by Emdee who played indigenous music with a twist. They were so good the we bought  a copy of their  latest album. The band really  provided a lively  atmosphere to the markets. There were a large number  of  food  outlets to suit all tastes. We had  buffalo burgers which were superb.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Great food and atmosphere people friendly and a wonderful sunset don't leave Darwin with out going here.

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It’s the tradition of Italy, the flavours of Greece and the sweetness of a French delicacy. It’s the cultural art spanning across thousands of years of Indigenous history, hand-beaded jewellery of Vietnam and the music of a local band desperate to be discovered. It’s the freshly squeezed juice you’re delighting your tastebuds with as you witness the sky take the... More 

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