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Rusty's Market

44 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 11 shopping in Cairns
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Heaps of fruit to choose from, other "markety" stalls such as jewellery, clothes and some hot food stalls. quite a number of stalls and very busy good place to go to get fresh fruit

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

These are pretty much a fruit and vege market. If you expect more than that you will be disappointed. Having said that the quality, range and price for the produce is excellent and it is well worth a visit to stock up if you are self catering. Also worth visiting the stalls selling cooked food - had the best port... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Still a tick off list item when visiting Cairns but don't expect something large with lots of stalls & goods to browse. 90% is fruit & veg, a few coffee / snack shops (nice Hare Krishna stall with beautiful pastries, pies) only a small few stalls offering goods but every 2nd stall of a non food item is of the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fruit and vegetables were fresh, cheap and tropical. Bus transport to and from Trinity Beach was easy.

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Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

if youve been to any good market such as Adelaide central market in south australia you will be extremely disapointed with rustys. a few beads, a bit of seafood and cheese, lots of fruit and veg but little else. where was the meat, the coffee, the deli, local produce??????? we had high hopes but left after about 10 minutes.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Rusty's Markets are fantastic! Fresh fruit and vegetables and lots of produce from the far north like avocados and bananas are so cheap. They have little tiny bananas that are so cute smaller than lady fingers and are so delicious. Went past the tarot card reader with a friend and we decided to get a reading for fun. The woman... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Definitely worth a visit if you're in Cairns Friday Saturday or Sunday. I went on a Sunday first thing after I arrived in Cairns specifically to get a supply of tropical fruits for my 4 days in Cairns. I was not disappointed. There are stalls selling pineapples, sapote, dragonfruit, longans, rambutans, banana leaves, fresh herbs,etc etc. Quite a few of... More

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Rusty's Market is a great place to visit in Cairns. Quite a lot of stalls have 'sample' fruits for you to try and also a great place to get to know those exotic fruits you have never seen before. In the 'old days' Rusty himself was quite a character. Tiny little guy with a fantastic personality. You could always spot... More

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Cooktown, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

It is really a must to visit Rusty market every weekend. It is open from Friday and Sunday. You get there lot's of fresh fruits and vegetables of the surroundings. You can choose of so many different kinds of fruits and everything is cheaper than in a supermarket.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A local fruit and vegetable market opened on Friday-Sunday. Closes at 3PM. Great selection and good prices with some vendors offering samples. The jewelry and other trinkets are not very good quality.

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