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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
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Bring your towel/beach chair/picnic set. Set up shop with a few friends and then go and grab some food. Heaps of businesses are there - favourites are the wood fired pizza and authentic green octopus cooked on site. It is a little on the expensive side so bring enough cash.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a vibrant market, full of locals as well as visitors. There is a large selection of food stalls, as well as local handicrafts and jewellery.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was a super fun market with great food selection. Having dinner on beach watching sunset has to be the highlight !

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Beautiful background of the sunset. Fantastic variety of food - Mexican, South East Asian, Chinese, Indonesian, burgers, desserts .......... Best attraction so far for me in Darwin.

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Adelaide, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Having not been to the Mindil beach markets for five years since leaving Darwin i thought i would go whilst there. Looks like nothing much has changed and it is still very much the same as i remember it. It is a must event if you are visiting or living in Darwin but i admit i was a bit dissappointed.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went along to the Mindil Market (just a 10 min walk from accom. at Cullen Bay) on Thursday night. Lots of food choices, - we chose the crocodile Turkish roll - Tastes like chicken! Plus tried the paella - not so great, a bit too mushy however when you're cooking in such huge quantities I guest that happens. All manner... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an interesting place to spend a couple of hours. Beside all the craft and other home made wares, there are many food stalls offering a big variety of cuisines. We sampled Greek, Indian and wonderful home made exotic fruit ice cream. The patron's enjoyment of the performers was obvious from the size of the crowds and their applause.... More

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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Diverse, Cultural and educational. Stalls a plenty, with many experiences, such as goods, clothing and the many different food stalls of many different cultures. Not to be missed if ever in Darwin.

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Geelong
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I always feel let down by the hype of markets but Mindl is different, no pushy traders, plenty of parking, great stalls & fabulous food, try the laksa from the stall that also sells paw paw salad. Beautiful. There was performers & the gorgeous Darwin sunset. It's easy to spend time here to relax & enjoy.

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Regional Victoria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Although there was a good selection of food, we found the market to be a bit disappointing. Having said this, it was lovely to listen to the Army band playing. The sunset on the beach was spectacular.

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