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Address: 44 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Great market with variety

This market is worth a look. Plenty of very fresh produce at good prices. Also a nice selection of clothing and jewellery.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Rusty's Market - loved it!! I visited this market during my stay in Cairns. What an amazing selection of tropical fruits and Asia vegetables. The stall holders were friendly and very helpful. I am envious that I don't have the same choices where I live.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The best market place to buy not only fresh fuit and vege's from lcal farmers, but also some souvenirs and interesting nic nacs. Rustys is also the type of place you can sit and enjoy a coffee or fresh juice, and literally watch to world go by. A Cairns institution that everyopne should try

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Dubbo, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place for the freshest produce I have seen for a long time, I will even alter my next trip schedule to cairns so I can arrive on Friday, shop at markets Friday afternoon and have really good food for my stay, they open Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This market is worth a look. Plenty of very fresh produce at good prices. Also a nice selection of clothing and jewellery.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nice market, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, plus other things. Cloths,sun glass, bags.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Cairns, Qld
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Folks need to remeber Cairns isn't a huge metropolis so comparing Rusty's to Adelaide markets and the like is no real comparison. Yes a lot of the fruit and veg are the same on many stalls but here are bargains to be had and the actual process of picking out what you want is half the fun. Also go and... More 

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Maroochydore, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

wide selection of fresh produce and great place to eat. Open 3 days and went every day and saw something new each time

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Birmingham, Alabama
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I happened upon this by accident but was very happy I did so. It is a great place to buy organic and locally grown vegetables and tropical fruit to try - mangosteens are amazing. Also vendors selling jewelry and other arts and crafts. Fun market to check out.

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Humpty Doo, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Located in Sheridan St - central CBD. Amazing fresh food and vegs, art and food stalls, as well as some specialty shops. A must when in Cairns - open Friday to Sunday. Off street parking available. Cheers Niels & Mary, Humpty Doo, NT, Australia, Down Under

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Brilliant fresh produce, tastes much better than supermarket fruit and vedgie. Reasonable price!! Great for backpackers and local people!

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